I fear the man who wants 1.
actually, nearly a straight ripoff of Animal farm
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Coverity is the commercial offshoot of the old Stanford Checker that found something like 2500 critical bugs in the linux kernel back when it (the checker) was just a grad school project. the bugs got fixed very quickly and linux was better for it.
that said, Coverity's definition of serious or critical is not necessarily what most developers could call critical (haven't read the bug list, but from personal experience.....)
in any case, this is a win. these bugs are now known, and google/community will fix them within days if they haven't already been fixed (I hope Coverity had the decency to inform google prior to their press release)
why is it suddenly so hard to find a laptop with a good screen?
it is nearly impossible to find a laptop with anything other than 1366x768.
my 4 year old 14" dell has a 1440x900 screen and at the time a fairly high end cpu/memory combo (core duo/1gb). I paid $650 for it.
today I can't get a laptop with an equivalent screen for under 850. nearly all laptops don't even offer high res screen options anymore.
just because you can market a 1366x768 screen as HD does not make it good enough. especially if we are talking 17" laptops.
they will name him george.
is this a semester course or a full year?
Focus mainly on short stories that the kids can read in a couple hours. chose a few (3 max for a full year, 1 max for semester) medium length novels to dive deep in.
stay away from Tolkien, except maybe some excerpts.
great short stories are plentiful in Asimov's "complete short stories" vols 1 and 2. in particular, "the Ugly Little Boy"
Clark's "nine billion names of god" is a tasty little bite that will make them think.
"The Sleeper Awakes" by H. G. Wells is remarkable in terms both of what it got right and what it got wrong.
cover a wide variety of genres (cyberpunk, space opera, hard, soft, fantasy/sci-fi blend)
but remember to focus on what makes great sci fi great. great sci fi is great literature wrapped in a (usually) futuristic/alternate universe. all the things that make