Some might say we are already in a jail of sorts.
That is a very real possibility. However, every single random miggy floppy disk I've ever tried, even after 20 years has worked perfectly.
I do see the point though - somebody probably thought they could make some mega-bucks from the ultra-rare Worhol images.
Exactly what I thought. I would have just tried the disk in an Amiga with a HD attached, made an image and copied that over to try out in an emulator. Magnetic Imaging devices indeed! Well, makes for a more interesting story I suppose.
Absolutely. I intend to be fuzzed-up to the eyeballs on (currently) illegal drugs when my life draws to a close. I will never try any of the 'dangerous' drugs before that time though.
>> marijuana can cause visual effects but only after you've taken so much it becomes unpleasant.
Try vapourizing it. Using this method, you can keep going without any unpleasant effects. So I hear anyway...
>>...but what would I know, I'm just a lunatic conspiracy theorist.
Yes, indeed you are.
(don't google...your brain will never forgive you)
Well, I was just talking from personal experience. Like I say, I only used it in a work environment for project where it was only me and another team member working on the same project. It worked great but we were both on windows (though, I did work at home with the same project on linux...again, fine)
No, I can't say I've used a huge amount of IDEs. I used an IBM one for java about 15 years ago, Powerbuilder I think. It sucked. I've used Visual Studio from about version 5. The changes MS make nowadays are just pointless and are done merely to sell new version, whereas following eclipse for the last few years, it seems to get better.
I might have to have a look at QT Creator and IntelliJ though...but I like the fact that eclipse compiles for both languages and learning a new interface just seems like time wasted when I could be hacking-away!
It works fine for me. I like the fact I can just copy over the whole eclipes 'install' directory from one computer to another and it just seems to work.
Same with workspaces, just copy that whole thing over. Works fine.
I also use a mercurial plugin with it to save my code to bitbucket. Again, works like a dream.
It's never crashed or slowed down for me (though I rarely update it, because it just works)
However, I mainly code in C++ with it and have only produced one commercial java/android project with it...that worked fine too.
In fact, I love it so much that I donated to them recently.
The only other IDE I think is better in M$ Visual Studio...but that doesn't run on linux and uses shed-loads of disk space, so they can keep it.
Wow. You learn something everyday. I have always thought the whole reason was to save memory but yes, obviously that could be done when saving (and displaying on screen and editing).
Yes, it was a joy to get the 128 (I skipped the 128 and went straight to the +2) and actually type the commands.
mmmm, RANDOMIZE USR 1234
The manual for the Spectrum was simply lovely as well. Not as hardcore as you machine code lovers but a fantastic introduction to sinclair BASIC (and any basic I suppose). It gave examples of every single key-word. A really nice manual - I still have mine!
This is a sadly missing accompaniment to any computer purchased today. Where will the next generation of programmers come from?
AAh, that makes more sense. I was getting confused because my science teacher used the tidy house analogy at school. If no energy is put into the system (the house), then it's gets messy or high entropy...and I always use to think that I could get it in the same state by purposely making it messy but of course that would require me putting energy into the system.
Sorry, I'm no physicist!
I've often wondered about this: If a pile of stones are randomly thrown on the ground, they have a high entropy yes? What I place them carefully in a pre-determined (but identical to the 'random' version earlier) configuration directly on the ground? Surely one has high entropy and the other has low entropy - yet they're identical!
Replace stones with some tiny molocules if you want.
I'm obviously missing something obvious.