Seriously, Sharepoint? Does anyone actually like SharePoint?
The only real limits are: RF front end/IF section (if any, could be a direct conversion) FPGA speed The latter really only comes into play for high datarate/frequency work, so its all in the (hopefully replaceable) front end.
Already done by some companies, i.e. BMW.
I wouldn't call that last update list up to date
C++ is at C++11 (2011)
Objective-C arguably is at a new version due to weak references and ARC (which are a feature of the compiler) (2011).
PHP has had updates (for better or for worse)
And what is wrong with Scala? Its miles better than Java. I also don't see Clojure or F# up there.
Technology progress leaves us all in the dust
Note that most FPGAs (and all of Xilinx's) are SRAM based - the bitstream has to generally be loaded from an external memory IC at boot-time.
Its all an arms race in speed. However, if people were smart and realized that hashing was never a good solution and instead followed something like PBKDF2 with a large C (thousands of rounds), we still would be safe.
Since you decided to quote message passing, you don't actually understand the power that message passing brings to the table.
I have no idea why you're at 0: Troll. ADT is nothing close to IB, or even Microsoft's WPF tools. If you haven't tried them all, don't rush to make judgement.
I hope its more than $16k - or its a very poor quality diamond (bigger is better right?) - there is no way $16k will net you any diamond at 3 carats.
Out of curiosity, which would you consider the bad episodes in Firefly? I agree there are 1-2 less stellar ones, but would like to see if it lines up with what I felt.
OpenGL is crap as you mentioned - its basically nonexistent on Windows, and the Linux version is only marginal.
Most portable? OpenGL. Has the benefit of not requiring huge libraries ala Qt. Consider sticking to OpenGL ES 2.0. Most useful? Quartz/CoreGraphics. Not a portable choice of course, but a good drawing toolkit none the less.
Or, in reality, every skimmer records numbers. The thief comes by with the "dumper", buys some gas while take a complete download of the current recorder memory. Its far less risky on the retrieval of the numbers, especially if the skimmers have already been identified and the cops are waiting around the corner for the guys to come back (unlikely, but you never know).