I missed one character in a regex in a monitoring system that would cause it to think all the hard drives in a machine had failed when the machine was booted. Since it only happens on boot, it wasn't noticed until there was maintenance work that powered off an entire datacenter. When they turned the power back on, ~5000 machines all decided their hard drives had failed simultaneously. Took 2 days to clean up the mess.
The US has no official national language. By your logic, everyone in the US should learn and the government should only conduct business in the various Native American languages.
Having been part of the team that evaluated practically every processor being considered for Apple products from 2003-2009, Cell wasn't used because it sucks as a general purpose processor. The SPUs are interesting but you need to completely rewrite algorithms to use them effectively. While porting to Intel wasn't exactly easy (mostly due to the endian switch), it didn't involve rewriting every compute-heavy algorithm from scratch. Intel also had a roadmap while Cell was a point design.
It's interesting that the question implies that Linux is leading the charge in defining new APIs. Everything listed has a FreeBSD equivalent that predates the linux version:
cgroups -> jails
udev -> devfs
fanotify, timerfd, signalfd -> kqueue
Of course, the Linux developers decided to reinvent them all making compatibility impossible. I guess you could argue that the Linux versions offer some extra features over the FreeBSD versions, but from a user and developer perspective, the FreeBSD versions seem more complete and stable (see jails vs cgroups).
The grandparent never said it did. They simply stated that it certainly is illegal in the USA and suggested it may be in Canada as well.
CDNs are designed to minimize latency which also happens to minimize distance (and generally cost as well) to the end user. BT _could_ do something similar by measuring latency of requests and preferring peers that have low latency. CDNs just do it all upfront and manually.
That really only scales up so far. It's actually quite difficult to saturate a 1gbps, let alone a 10gbps or 100gbps, link with a single stream. Multiple streams work around some of the problems and allow the full link to be used.
They are never present in the main search results. They are above or to the right of the results.
Direct message. It's short enough that it should just always be written out.
Except that a century ago, stealing blueprints actually deprived the owner of something tangible. It was actually theft.
Not if we are in the USA, the photos are taken from a public place (the street), and they are only for personal use.
Only if that patch includes new functionality or content and the company is publicly traded.
Actually, the USA has no official language.
Intellectual property from other companies generally has to be stripped from the code base and those algorithms reimplemented in a different way. Yes, technically those other companies could open-source their code, but generally they don't. Sadly, that intellectual property is almost always used to get high performance.
IMHO, Cicero's Pizza in San Jose has probably the best NY-style pizza outside of NY.