At the best undergraduate CS departments, the students have to learn the basics of C, assembly, Java or some other high level programming language, plus some elementary algorithms and data structures.. that's before the end of sophomore year. I know in my school they learned some Lisp, C, assembly, and Java in the basic courses.
Hamas uses only the weapons that it can smuggle into Gaza or what it can build itself.
New weapons are battle tested all the time. However, it's ridiculous to suggest that this conflict exists to test the weapons. Also, Israel has a pretty impressive domestic defense industry. A lot of latest and greatest weapons they use are home made.
During Second Chechen war, most civilians were gone out of Grozny. It was a brick ruble after the first war already.
However, a cheap dedicated Radeon card for $70 will still slaughter the latest APU in gaming performance.
The best bang for buck cheap gaming system these days would be based on the unlocked dual core Pentium CPU combined with an entry level Radeon card.
It's because on the APUs there is no dedicated graphics memory. The graphics units use the main memory as was always the case with all integrated graphics chips for a long time. Using the main memory for GPU tasks is a serious performance penalty, that's why it's normally recommended to use faster memory with APUs if you care about GPU performance.
What most people don't realize is that the desktop version is basically an afterthought.
I'll believe it when I see it. AMD CPUs always run hotter and used more energy in real life tests.
Was it also mad men who shot down the Iran Air Flight 655? It's possible to argue that all people in the military are trigger happy mad men. Which is why civilian airliners have no business flying over war zones..
I really wonder what you mean by Ukraine won't. Do you really believe, or what me to believe, that Ukraine is not engaged in a hard information war, just like Russia against Ukraine. Please. The current Ukraine is America's puppet state in East Europe, together with Poland and Latvia.
Likewise, your speculation about what's considered an "accident" is laughable. Do you know how many civilian aircraft have been shot down flying over war zones over the last 30 years? More than 10, according to CNN, including an Iranian flight with 290 on board in the 80s shot down over the Persian gulf by Americans. Shit happens during the armed conflict. The question is why was a civilian airliner flying over a war zone?
Well, if the Russian information war machine wars just like described in the slashdot article, it's truly truly disgusting. Having said that, I do wonder why did an airliner have to fly through a war zone.
The Russian fighter pilot did have the sufficient information to identify the KAL-007 flight as a civilian flight. In their view, a civilian aircraft like Boeing 747 could have still be used for military purposes.
I suspect the primary use for FreeBSD is a development platform for operating systems such as Darwin and others. An average user is not expected to touch it, even though a device in your pocket or your closet may be running a piece of FreeBSD.
People do not cut consumption of energy only because of warm feeling of reducing their carbon footprint. They DO respond to economic incentives that encourage them to cut energy use and pollution.
There are a lot more hot button issues:
Minimum wage laws: The economic theory very clearly concludes that imposing a minimum wage will increase unemployment, and yet the economists couldn't have consistently pinned this effect down in the empirical studies. As a result, a whole bunch of high profile economists supported the last federal minimum wage hike.
Monetary policy: These days a lot of economists have less to say about monetary policy than a janitor who works at a Federal reserve bank. A very vocal and influential wing of macroeconomists embarked on a research agenda trying to build models of economy where "money doesn't matter" in the 70/80s. This resulted in the famous Real Business Cycle model (RBC) of the 70s and 80s, for which Prescott and Kydland have won a Nobel prize. While today a lot of economists disagree with the notion that money doesn't matter, a whole lot of leading departments still churn out macro economists who can't say anything intelligent about the monetary policy. In my opinion, a couple of decades down the road, the Federal reserve may be recruiting people with a non-economics background because of this.
Macroeconomic stabilization issues in general. What to do during the recession? AKA Keynesian economics (more spending/less taxes) vs monetarists (loose monetary policy) vs the do nothing vs lower all taxes crowd.
Corporate Taxes. Many economists argue that corporate taxes hurt the economy, and the conservatives love this idea.
Agricultural Policy: Another hot button issue. Most economists would argue that in the long run the agricultural subsidies and import tariffs and other protections hurt consumers and are costly to the government. And yet, farm bill after farm bill, the US Congress, in non-partisan manner, is happy to send generous portions of pork to the agricultural states.