I'm using an Intel Core 2 CPU at 2.40GHz, 2GB RAM and an NVidia GeForce 7300GT. I use the latest betas of Chrome, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer, and Firefox available precompiled for download (not directly from their repositories). My OS is the latest Windows 7 with all recent updates.
Although in practice most of the time advanced data structures and algorithms are not used, it is useful to study them and implement them yourself at least once. Dijkstra's algorithm, Prim's, Kruskal's, maximum flow, and other basic graph-operating algorithms are a good example.
An anonymous reader writes "Jimmy Wales recently asked the Wikipedia community to suggest useful, 'works that could in theory be purchased and freed' assuming a 'budget of $100 million to purchase
copyrights.' He went on to say that he has spoken with a person 'who is potentially in a position to make this happen.' Ideas are being collected at the meta-wiki. Some early suggestions include, satellite imagery, textbooks, scientific journals and photo archives." So how about it? What works would you like to see wikified?