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What can be especially frustrating about these trolled auctions is the inevitable wave of incorrect news reports that follow, suggesting that the item in question has “sold” for the wildly inflated, unrealistic, fraudulent bid amount, without even a caveat.
"These computers, using many of the same techniques as the human brain, can help increase efficiency" the newsreader said as it showed a secretary running a spell check.
I still like Dijkstra comments about the question "Can a computer think?" is like asking "Can a submarine swim?". To which I assume the answer is "sorta, the end result is the same, but different means to achieve it".
Well, except for the warming climate https://www2.ucar.edu/climate/...
Adelaide had it's hottest February day on record, 44.7 degrees celsius.
To respond to the parent of your post, yes when a jet-stream pushed air from the north pole over North America, and it got cold.
As you point out, that doesn't mean the entire world is colder.
And of course, obligatory XKCD http://www.explainxkcd.com/wik...
Maybe a clumsy choice of words, but I was thinking about the heavy use of annotations, or XML or property files used by many of the popular Java technologies.
Things are rarely glued together with scripting in the Java ecosystem, somehow it lends itself to complex XML config.
Eclipse can statically analysis all the XML config (and annotations etc) to show the developer how everything fits together in a more visual and cross referencing way.
Others in this conversation chain have mentioned how this approach often falls apart under complexity though regardless of how good your tools are.
Eclipse and Java make a bit of a unique pair. Java is massively verbose by today's standards, but it's strict typing and highly declarative approach allows your IDE to do amazing things when it comes to refactoring or code analysis. Then there's the fact that Eclipse is by no means just a Java IDE, but that's just part of its giant eco-system.
Eclipse is one of the reasons I was super sad that Oracle bought Java instead of IBM. IBM at least proved they can make a good product using Java, using its strengths and subverting its weaknesses.
I can't speak to if DartEditor uses Java (and if it does, maybe it just bundles a stand alone bundled JRE?) but it works on most flavours of Windows, Mac and Linux
I'm sure Google have done the occasional Windows only thing, but in general it's really not their style.
It's cool to see you've even got a volumetric Princess Leia, the Turing test of 3D imagery.
(also looks like it has useful applications, if you're into that sort of thing)
There seems to be a lot of looking at Bill Gates with rose coloured glasses.
As far as I've been able to tell, Microsoft is still trying to do the same thing as it's always done since it's inception. Wait for others to define a market, then try to buy or muscle your way into it with a "good enough" product.
Just now with Microsoft's OS monopoly not being an effective control mechanism, and the barrier of entry for other companies not being too high, "good enough" doesn't convince anybody anymore.
From reading the article the main difference between Bill and Steve on recent issues was that Bill resigned to the fact that they were already too late on things like music players and phones and he wouldn't have even tried getting in.
Microsoft couldn't be turned around easily, it's too much of a change to its ethos. Could a better CEO really have got them into other markets propely, or would a better CEO just doubled down on OS/Office/Business Services and saved a bit of money but had no other impact? Maybe Balmer-Microsoft needed to try and flail around in every market as a first step in a (long) transition period where Microsoft comes out the other side as a company with a bit more humility, creativity and modern vision.
Interested to hear opinions.
Well, the added functionality appears to be remove the redundancy of sandboxing and multi-processing features between chrome and web-kit i.e. non rendering related - so I wouldn't be too worried yet.
Really the main issue wont be how Chrome will play, it's if the remaining WebKit developing companies keep WebKit standard compliance up to date.
Yay, somebody else who played Psi 5! They're somewhat similar but far from "awfully like".
FTL has a bit of story and changing scenarios and a far different mood. Psi 5 still had awesome crew personalities and a hectic pace when things got rough.
Not that I agree with much of your post (each to his own) but this product translates Java to the native platforms, there is no embedded VM. So this is Java the language and not Java the platform.