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The Telegraph reports Karen Gillan as specifically denying that Smith's going anywhere, so this is just a spurious attempt by the Sun to generate "news".
Here's hoping Smith stays on for at least 3 years, and we get some more multi-season arcs going.
Unfortunately, that mantle has already been taken: Muphry's Law, which states that any proofreading or editing comment will contain a proofing or editing mistake of some kind.
No doubt this post will come out with some HTML fuckup, but I expect that.
Let's ignore that C doesn't even have "pass by reference"; there's either pass by value or pass by pointer-to-a-value, which is itself a value.
I never understood the animosity against C++. Sure, it's a larger language (you just need to look at the difference in sizes between K&R and Stroustrup to see that); and sure, g++ spits out utterly incomprehensible errors when you work with the Template Black Magic; but on the whole, I find it makes for a more structured program than the equivalent C.
Of course, the only way to fly is Brainfuck; don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
That sounds very similar to what I did back in 2006, on the Nintendo DS. I tried to put together the smallest DS ROM that could actually do something (in this case, turn the screen red):
I ended up embedding the code in the NDS header, which is 352 bytes long; I don't think it's possible to get a DS ROM smaller than that, but I'd be willing to be proved wrong.
Your figures are very interesting, but bad.
You state that a million electric vehicles, charging all at the same time, will take 3TW of power for an hour. When was the last time you saw a million cars fuelling up at once?
If we assume that the car charging times are evenly distributed, and that the cars all need fully recharging once a day, we get 0.125TW of power for each hour of the day. That's worst case, with the stipulations I've just given; a long-range EV isn't going to need charging once a day, unless it's constantly going transcontinental. With 1.08TW of capacity, I don't think we'll have a problem.
Of course, this neglects to mention the sterling work that members of the xkcd forums do to destroy and/or improve the comics, in the spirit of "Making xkcd Slightly Worse".
I'm currently building an archive of the xkcd/sw posts, and I'm looking to release a book of the "best" of the worsened comics. I will probably be buying Randall's book, if only to get ideas for layout and styling.
Obligatory xkcdsw: http://xkcdsw.com/279
For those who haven't seen it before, csh sees unmatched parentheses and gives you:
Too many ('s.
I had a similar problem when I was writing an "extended text-mode" (80x25) software driver for the C64, recently. Since each character is encoded into 8 bytes, and there are 256 possible characters, the character definitions span over a wider space than the 8-bit index register can fetch.
Simple to fix: just self-modify the instructions that handle the font buffer, changing the base pointer as you enter a new page. Since the C64 has a 6510 chip, you'll probably understand the code quite well.
I wrote an article on the code a few months back, might be an interesting read.
So, with the "breakthrough" a few months ago that three different dyes in a cell could capture 40% of light from the sun, does that make this more efficient than coal?
Could the ecomentalists finally have something to cheer about?!
No, I think that was his point. It's not "OVER NINE THOUSAND", since that was never said in the Japanese.
It's "OVER EIGHT THOUSAND".
One of the chief duties of the mathematician in acting as an advisor... is to discourage... from expecting too much from mathematics. -- N. Wiener