Read Slashdot at -1.
It really took Americans 16 years to work this out? To me, the satire was brazenly obvious the moment I watched it for the first time all those years ago.
I'm not going to lose much sleep over being intolerant to bellends. They don't *have* to be dickheads.
Or just download Dio's Jag emulator, and the freely legally available T2K ROM.
Apparently someone can't operate Google Images.
Replace Mario with a self portrait, and the enemies with lizard-lawyers, and they'll be golden!
It's called 5-HTP - it's pretty safe as long as you're not an idiot.
THEY'RE FLUORIDATING OUR AVGAS!
Not to mention Skoda and Seat, both selling cars aimed at the cheaper end.
Not really, you can get quite far by learning to multiply by 2 and 10, divide by 2, and add and subtract. Learning the squares is quite useful, too. Not quite as quick as rote memorisation, but not everyone's suited to being a conformist drone. I got the highest grade going in my mathematics exams right up until college with such basic techniques.
I don't know about you, but I don't get many people stopping me on the street to demand I perform simple multiplication. Even if I did, I'd tell them to JFGI.
Being a computer scientist was probably half the problem - when you've been programming from age 5, it becomes abundantly clear that the how and why of mathematics are important, and not the mere implementation detail of arithmetic.
Probably some outrageously sexy SGI machine, like a Crimson, or an Onyx. You can probably pick one up today second hand for a fraction of the cost of an Amiga 3000 toy.
One Zone of Absolute Fortune, coming right up!
I wish I had mod points, this is a lovely explanation of the concept.
And how to you get to main?
"main" is not the entry point, some variant of "start" typically is. The C runtime is the exceptionally thin veneer of code that constructs the first activation record for main and calls it through it.
The problem is you keep using the phrase "virtual machine", and an exceptionally pedantic and niche definition of it that is not commonly understood. Most people will think system virtual machines or managed system emulators - setting a few registers, calling a few init/constructor routines, and jumping to main will hardly conform to that concept.
If you just said the C runtime consists of startup/shutdown code and a few utility functions, I'm sure you'd find fewer people arguing with you.