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I think Oracle pushing Netbeans would be a good thing. More competition is good and I have no problem with having more choice.
Does it run on Linux? I mean I know this question is often used in jest, but I'm serious.
If it does then next year will truly be the year of Linux on the desktop
If you want to get around a major city a folding bike is far better. You can take it on any means of transport and then ride when you get close to your destination. I guarentee that a folding bike and the tube will allow you to get round London far faster than a segway.
Maybe we should add a warning signal for the birds. Like a really loud noise.
They tried that with the concord but it didn't work, so they gave up on the idea.
"Based on the numbers, Twitter is certainly not a service where everyone who has seen it has instantly loved it," said Bill Heil, a graduate from Harvard Business School who carried out the work."
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Extending this to something like a game engine is much harder. Say we split our physics and rendering into two threads. How does the physics thread update the render thread? We could just lock the whole scene graph, but then we don't get much of a performance increase, if at all. We then could use two buffers. The renderer renders the data from one, and the physics thread updates the other. When we are ready to update the frame, we just swap the buffers. Then we end up with some input lag. There are still complications. What happens if we add an AI thread. How does that add data to the buffer in a way that doesn't conflict with the physics thread?
We could use lock free lists, which are very hard to get right. Even some implementations that I have seen end up locking the heap, which we want to avoid. But even then we end up with some issues.
Don't get me started on debugging threaded applications. Finding that while it works fine on one and two cores. 0.1% of the time on a quad core there is a deadlock.
So to sum it up. Anyone can write a threaded application where it is easy to split the tasks. If you are designing it from the ground up, it is even easier. If you need to write performance critical maintainable code that involves a lot of communication, it suddenly gets much harder.
he had no problems using Napster, and how he was finding songs on there from back when he was a kid, how he could find anything he wanted, and how simple it was to get whatever song he wanted...
I believe the industry is just trying to make sure my dentist doesn't start downloading songs again.
Then the solution is not to sue the dentist, but to give him options to get the music he wants cheaply and easily. By cheaply, I don't mean the current prices that they are ripping me off with. 12p a track sounds reasonable. 10p to the artist, 1p to the publisher, and 1p to the distributer.
When they try and sell me a digital album for Â£8 - Â£10, I just give up. Do they think I am made of money? Why should I pay a large amount of money for something that costs them nothing to reproduce?
One big issue the industry will hit is that when people my age (late teens) get to the point when we are the dentist, we won't have any problem pirating things. We won't have any problems with computer illiteracy. We will know where to find the programs that encrypt the traffic. If we don't, we just ask a friend who does.
In cities roller skates are one of the fastest methods around. Followed by push bikes (even if you follow the laws exactly). Folding bikes are even better as you can also use public transport when needed.
If Western countries simply prohibited Saudi nationals from staying for any length longer than a vacation or business trip, it'd be easier to keep out suspected Islamic terrorists. If Western governments would also start shutting down Saudi-financed mosques and Islamic schools, that'd be even better.
We can't do that. Do you know how much oil comes from Saudi Arabia?
Everyone is doing the setup lines for jokes like:
"Well, with a title like that, there are going to be security holes everywhere"
Surely Google wouldn't bother with fighting a court case, if it was a smallish country like Sweden, they would just buy the country...
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