Wow. Has anyone heard about buffered writes ? And does kernel-level page cache ring a bell ? No fsync was ever used in the benchmarks, therefore, it is never actually hitting the disk. The only good thing about this paper is that the Java and Python listings are available at the end, for everyone to identify the basic flaws in this research.
So yeah, it's faster to write directly to MEMORY than to do a copy before writing to MEMORY.
I thought hydroelectricity was not considered clean by the USA, creating a weird situation with Quebec's overproduction exports (among others maybe)...
First I would never do this to my child. It is my opinion that you raise your children correctly and then you can trust them.
With that said, all a parent has to do is hide a GPS somewhere that the kid knows nothing about. Compare GPS to what the car has to say, and if they differ, then they know the car has been tampered with -- BUSTED!
I feel sorry for any parents that feel the need to use such methods....
Funny how discovery.com didn't accept my comment with the aurorasaurus link. Oh well, thank you
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I think I owe everything to this book:
26 short (1-2K) games/puzzles - you have the source, can you solve the puzzles?
Let this be a reminder of why Software as a Service should be avoided when local software can be used instead. How much user data is now lost forever(1) because Google suddenly decided it didn't want to bother?
1) Well, it's kept away from the user; what Google decided to keep is entirely up to Google.
Those who did specialize in computer science early on, after high school let's say, tend to not understand physics / chemistry / biology / etc. as well, and it shows.
That doesn't mean they are anti-science / anti-global-warming or anything like that, just that the rest depends more on ambiant politic than critical use of scientific knowledge when shown scientific studies...
We've moved from displaying remote applications from the xlib level over ssh, to the toolkit level over ssh (as parent described). It's Unix moving forward, finally.
Microsoft's proprietary RDP protocol or alternatives such as VNC work differently (and usually pretty slow, since they work similarly to xlib, passing compressed bitmap images over the wire). If you want a remote desktop and your network link is fast enough, that's fine, but for most cases, toolkit-over-ssh is more secure and efficient.
What they really want is white box cryptography, but it seems computationally impractical right now.
Also, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T... did this and was broken!