This! Every system can be defeated, but each new system that has to be defeated is good. Plus, for anything serious more than one cop will be there, and stories about "accidental damage to devices" become even less likely to fly when it coincidentally affects all 6 officers who responded to the same incident, and no one else that day.
Good code rarely needs commenting though.
This is actually true, but it's not interesting, because the #1 lie programmers tell themselves is "I am writing good code".
And really, it's always worth documenting corner cases, and everything non-trivial has corner cases. Even the somewhat trivial stuff like what a function does on bad input needs documenting, though I'd prefer unit tests to English for that stuff.
The purpose of the function, and the way the parameters are used, is often clear from the names, but the returned value doesn't have a name and is unclear more often than you'd think. But really, is the "remarks section" of the comments that is usually lacking. The summary and parameter documentation is often content-free, but comments about the return value, and especially any other detailed notes are quite valuable.
It has value for five reasons:
1) Dollars are considered legal tender by the U.S. government for all debts public and private.
2) OPEC oil is quoted in dollars, so it creates demand for the U.S. dollar.
3) It's the world's reserve currency.
4) Everyone in the U.S. is already using it.
5) You can't just print them yourself.
1 isn't true the way people think it is. I can't pay my rent with cash, for example, and my landlord is free to price my rent in Euros or Bitcoin.
2 is entirely false. The currency markets are so much bigger than the oil market that it just doesn't matter what currency oil is priced in. Even if you want to buy "June oil" in "June Euros", the currency futures market is quite liquid.
4 is the main one. It doesn't matter what we use for currency, as long as the network effect is there. Currency is "the most easily exchanged commodity", whatever that happens to be at the moment.
The big missing one here is that US taxes must be paid in dollars. If your salary is already in dollars, you don't think about this, but if you get paid in Euros or Yen but owe US taxes, you'll be creating a significant demand for dollars relative to your economic output, just for this reason.
I've never understood this complaint. I've always found what I was looking for on the first page of DDG results (which of course is usually the same as the first page of Bing results), and almost never see link-farming pages.
Admittedly, I search for C#/MSDN stuff a lot, which one would hope Bing would be good at. What sort of searches is DDG so bad at?
Just remember their motto: "Don't, Be Evil!".
I'm a big fan of DDG. It may be mostly the same as Bing, but I prefer the clean front page and lack of tracking. (For some reason MS tracking doesn't bother me the way Google tracking does, perhaps because they're not as good at it, but no tracking is better still!)
I love you too, APK. But my heart is promised to another.
Newegg got really cheap on packaging too. I'm OK with Amazon for the stuff I'd buy from Newegg if they can avoid that mistake.
All I'm talking about here is what sounds better to me, for my personal purchase. I've heard DACs bad enough to matter, just as I've used patch cables bad enough to matter. Avoiding that without audiophile pricing is my goal.
It does make a lot of sense. Windows phone outsells iPhone in the more price-sensitive areas of Europe, but hasn't seen the same traction in Asia. Getting app parity is a different story, of course, but MS did finally get the big commercial shops onboard. Now it just needs to be easy for the hobbyist to write apps, as it is for Android.
I really wish MS would step up and officially support C# on Android, and cross-platform dev in VS (third parties actually sell this today, c'mon MS). Anything I wrote at home I'd like to be as cross-platform as possible so my friends (the only audience for my hobby coding) could all use it! Much as I like C# in VS, I need at least Android side-loading as a target platform, and ideally iPhone too.
No, just worded it badly. Everyone tries to match pricing with each other - the pricing is the same at every commercial cloud storage vendor, and S3 is the easiest to check.
The two real players for "consumer cloud drive" with consumer friendly APIs are Google Drive and OneDrive (I guess it's called now). If the price for drives-in-bulk had come down or something, you'd see it reflected in S3 and Azure, so this is something different.
Either this is a loss leader now for Google, or they're monetizing the heck out of the content.
I can tell the difference between the DACs built into my (similarly-priced) amps. Too many variables to control for, of course, but something was certainly better, and I doubt is was the amp section since that's so easy to get right these days.
That being said, chips get better, and I can believe the price just came down (the ones I have are high power because they're "class A" (constant power) in the way they build the analog out, but I suspect that was just the easiest approach at the time).
I find it quite suspicious in this exact way, because the price cut is for Google Drive specifically, and not for S3 , which is still priced at 0.068/GB-Month, more than 3x this price. Commercial cloud storage has always cost more than the consumer "cloud drives", but clearly they expect to see some other forms of profit from this.
If they had dropped S3 pricing, I would have been looking for some tech breakthrough instead.
(By comparison, S3 and Azure storage pricing are effectively the same, but Skydrive is about 0.04/GB-Month past the free 7 GB).
You can't really make that work for solar. You won't be shipping power 20,000 km from dayside to nightside, regardless of how much you generate.
I think that there's a lot to be said for solar thermal + thermal power storage (at industrial scale), but it's more expensive than current sources so I wouldn't advocate rushing into it.
Second recommendation for that -thanks. But I don't understand USB audio - am I going to be blocked by driver issues on say a old android tablet, or a Windows phone, or some other obscure platform?
Wow, you have such admiration for the Emperor's clothes - very perceptive and loyal of you! How wise to ignore the fools who can't see his wonderful new clothes.