It's obviously affecting the slashdot editors too.
Actually Jesus did address homosexual marriage directly. He quoted from Genesis at Matt. 19:4-6 about God putting the man and female together and saying the two should become one flesh. He followed the Law (Matt 5:17-18) and the Law clearly stated that homosexuality was a sin (Lev 18:22). Now homosexual marriage as a political issue, Jesus would have stayed out of that and wanted the same for his followers (John 17:16, 18:36).
For the United 93 case wouldn't having the computer in control prevent it from crashing into an office building anyway? While an emergency landing maybe necessary a computer should still be able to evaluate the risks and feasibility.
not hitting anything. Unless you're going really fast, I would expect the longest part in stopping a car from hitting something is the human reaction time. Take that out of the equation and driver less cars shouldn't be hitting anything.
I think you can usually take your best guess and multiply 2.
The best way I have heard of dealing with trolls iis making them invisible to everyone but the troll. The troll continues to see his comments but no one else does.
I think voice control is the way to go.
The native NT API's don't actually change that much in breaking manner. Many ISVs, especially security software, rely on calling into the native API for stuff that isn't possible with Win32. Only recently has Microsoft gotten better at exposing much of that functionality. For instance if you had a handle to a thread and wanted to get the thread id, even though it's a very basic operation there was no way to do that before Windows Vista. Now there's GetThreadId.
There's no separate api. All requests for file objects go through the NT Object Manager which then passes it to the NTFS file system driver. There's actually a flag (OBJ_CASE_INSENSITIVE) that you pass to the kernel if you don't want it to consider case. The Win32 api always pass this flag. You can support case sensitivity in your application by not passing this flag.
For desktops you can always pivot to portrait mode if you're doing alot of document/scrolling work.
I think that's the way to do it. It's a win-win situation. Giving Google money so they can track you even better seems like a bad idea.
humans have a spiritual need (Matt. 4:4). They're going to try to fill that need some how.
Anybody else remember this game? Sounds alot like it.
Check out http://www.theregister.co.uk/2... (scroll down to oldnewthing). It's a parody of the Old New Thing blog but it's really truth in fiction and illustrates why Windows APIs are so difficult to call and probably why developer tend to take shortcuts.