Its by Oracle... you didn't need to go further than the URL to know its gonna be expensive!
but I registered a crap domain name, and you can pay in bitcoins, so who says I don't have the internationally-recognised authority to name chunks of planets?!!!!!
Besides, how will I get my shitty website bought up by Amazon or Facebook and become a multi-billionaire if the grown-ups won't let me do this. Its just not fair.
exactly, tape is the solution for backup problems. Unless you're dealing with mickey mouse storage problems, tape is what you want.
I mean, get a SL8500 - only 2.1 Petabytes of tape backup space!
Of course its one of those boring-but-works solutions so nobody cares about it, and none of the slashdot kiddies can think of using it, not when there's unlimited cloud and additional raid array buzzwords to be spouted!
And remember, a backup is not a backup unless its stored somewhere away from the fiery, drippy, bangy or collapsey disaster that destroyed your main storage.
choice is good, but too much choice is bad - imagine if every project rolled its own GUI toolkit
IIRC Gtk was written because there was a high-quality alternative but that wasn't free and open.
Years later Trolltech released Qt under the LGPL and suddenly there is no longer any need for Gtk (or other toolkits written it seems just to be a bit "special")
except if Samsung or Asus fork Android, they are welcome to do so... but they do not get to use Google's Play apps (ie the entire ecosystem that pretty much makes up what people consider Android to be)
It would be better to simply create a new OS.. like Tizen and go from there with a clean slate and nothing holding you back. In fact, I wonder why Samsung is putting so much effort into Tizen given all the freedom they have from Google.
yes, the "level design" aspect has been done in many dynamic languages for some time now - I understand the popular one is Lua because it links to C++ very well.
you have told her its a Windows tablet and not an iPad, right?
See the millenials don't want the old desktop UIs - fair enough - but then they don't care that its Microsoft either. I think its more us oldies who care that it runs Word, the kids will just fire up whatever app there is that does the equivalent and use that, assuming they even bother to use an app and not some web page instead.
its true - I was hired for a C++ on Linux job replacing PHP web stuff with C++ web services.
then I got there are found it was all C#/WPF bollocks. Fair enough, I gave it a go and it was pretty damn easy, even if WCF is a bloated heap of steaming..
But when I queried my manager about it, he said he knew a C++ dev could do the job. He was right - knowing C++ meant I knew what the intellisense-driven C# stuff was all about, how it performed and how to get the best out of it, and sort out the nasty bugs that we had in WCF (ok, it was really easy to get something working, but really tricky when you go slightly off-path).
Anyway, all those frameworks are ten a penny, any recruiter worth the job he's selling will take someone competent over someone who just knows the framework - everyone is expected to learn new stuff nowadays, so if you don't know the flavour-of-the-month framework, as long as you can demonstrate intelligence (without any belligerence regarding new stuff) then you should get the job.
But I'd get a few alternative techologies under your belt just so you can put them on the CV to pass the buzzword filters.
The Game Industry is starting to use other languages
such as? XNA? lololol. Unity may be around but it is is just one of many engines that are used, all the others are still C/C++.
nobody needs to write their own webserver, try Civetweb - the MIT licenced version of mongoose - that is small (at 180k) and gives you a web server embedded in your program in 3 lines of code. It works on Android too.
how many phones were bought and chucked away when upgraded?
He also talks of mobile phones, not smartphones. I think I have 2 in a drawer, and I gave one to my mate who needed a quick replacement. I'd be surprised there's only 4.5 times as many as phone in use.
that depends what you mean by Android, and by low-end hardware.
I had a Galaxy S1 which worked perfectly. Then Samsung brought out the update (kudos to them) and I upgraded, and the performance went to shit. I forget the Android versions I was upgraded to (from Froyo IIRC) but it seems to me there's a lot of feature-creeping going on with later versions of Android, where memory requirements especially become significant.
or.. and here it gets controversial.....
they could pay all the fucking tax they should be paying.
Then they could afford to pay cops, roads, and more.
This is just a step towards the scenarios in Gibson's books, where the corporations are practically the government.
cop cars tend to work very hard, so they need to be replaced regularly. Also they need to be replaced just in case - last thing you need it a cop car that is out of service because its in the shop, you need them on the street all the time.
That means simply maintaining them isn't as simple as it seems. And it means they sell them off quite cheaply, well maintained if you can manage the holes they cut in them for the radios and lights.