Russia; cultivate your masculinity and say bad things about America and you too can install yourself for life.
Well, while he's busy sitting on his "proprietary" meta compiler, here's a tool that uses XML to define a business application model and which can be used to produce any text-based language code you might desire. I'm focusing on building Java applications with it.
Unlike some people, I have no where near enough ego to "sit on it" until I "retire." I'd rather people gain whatever use they can as early as they can. Sure it's not perfect and it's not what *everyone* needs, but it works for what it does so far: six database products, a Java ORM, XML parsers, XML messaging for RPC-type behaviour, and I'm working on a prototype/demo Swing GUI right now.
So download http://msscodefactory.sourceforge.net, play, have fun, try it out. No charge, no strings, no bullshit.
But most of all, no ego. I know I'm not "brilliant" or "innovative", just stubborn and persistent.
Sounds like a good deal. I did opt for a lot more options, tv card, wireless, dual burners, fairly high end card in its day etc., which ate up part of the balance. I know I could have built for a little less, but sometimes it is a matter of putting the risk on someone else, and how much your time is worth at the time. But either way, it shows it pays to buy quality. I'm using that computer right now, on my TV in the bed room
Performance is comparable if we compare against Intel's lowest end CPU?
Um, there are massive differences between Atlanta and Liberia.
Do you believe the following are regular occurrences in Atlanta?
1) Family of someone who died of a known infectious disease choose to hand-wash the corpse anyway, with full knowledge of the cause of death. (Note: Many Africans apparently don't believe the disease exists.)
2) Local residents protest the hospital because they believe that the "story" about the infections disease is a coverup for ritual cannibalism. http://www.reuters.com/article...
3) Local residents break in to the isolation ward to remove an infected family member from the hospital
Note that those are cases in an area where part of the funeral rites include (I believe) washing the body of the deceased by hand.
The problem is that this isn't the US piercing the EU rules, its the US judicial system saying the EU rules do not apply to it, which is entirely correct.
This is the US judicial system putting US companies between a rock and a hard place - the company has to comply with EU laws or face penalties, while also complying with a US court order or face penalties.
This is, however, actually how it should be - EU rules do not apply to the US judicial system, they only apply to those entities operating within the EU, and the US judicial system should not care about other countries or jurisdictions laws it is not bound by.
That doesn't mean its not a difficult situation, but it does mean its an interesting case to watch.
Yes, which is probably why this is coming from a Facebook engineer. PHP is pretty central to Facebook and Facebook has been re-implementing PHP for many years now. Facebook created a PHP to C++ translator (HPHPc) which has since been deprecated in favor of a new PHP virtual machine; HHVM. So Naturally formalizing PHP is of great interest to Facebook.
The piss-poor multiplayer (not in terms of actual game design, but in how easy the engine/protocol design made cheating) was probably what killed Crysis' reputation as anything other than a tech demo.
Single player FPS games just don't sell well these days.
The single-player campaign in Crysis was great, I loved it.
The multiplayer utterly sucked. Crytek screwed up one of the fundamental tenets of multiplayer gaming - NEVER TRUST THE FUCKING CLIENT.
Crytek did stupid shit like offload physics calculations to clients (which is why some matches were "DX10-only"), and also have clients do damage calculations.
e.g. if the client said "I fired a pistol bullet and it did 99999999 damage before resists" - well, you'd have an instakill pistol. (This could be achieved by editing an XML). Similarly, armor resists were calculated ON THE CLIENT TAKING DAMAGE - so if you had a vehicle with 99% resistance to all damage types, you were effectively invincible.
My multiplayer experience in Crysis was something like:
1 week of playing legitimately - constantly getting my ass kicked by obvious cheaters
1 week of trying to see what level of cheating I could get away with without people accusing me of cheating - it was shocking how far I could go in this regard (50% damage boosts to everything, no assault rifle bullet spread, 1000 horsepower pickup trucks, AA cannons that could depress their turrets by 30 degrees) without getting noticed because of the attention blatant cheaters received. Even with this, it was only a matter of time in every single game before a blatant cheater would instapistol their way to an attack helicopter with 99% resistance to all damage types and amped-up missile damage.
After that I quit.
Until this nonsense about keyword TLDs, TLDs were just identifiers, not property as ICANN noted. But this custom TLD nonsense is going to throw a wrench into that.
I could see seizing the domain registrars, but as they say, how do you seize an identifier? That's like saying I "own" the variable "x", and that all graphics programmers now need to pay me to lease use of that variable name.
I tend to buy boxes with fairly high end parts (not expensive, just high quality), and when I built them I did the same. High end enough that I really didn't have to upgrade until everything was no longer "state of the art", so no parts to recycle in.
My ooold computer has a Q9550 and 8 gigs of ram, just as I ordered it. It is still pretty usable as a daily backup video player, and not bad for midline gaming like Portal 2, Goat Simulator, etc. Upgraded the video 3 years ago, $150-175 for what was then a steal.
5 years old, and the CPU is still on the front page of Passmark, at >4000 pmarks. Not bad. Paid around 1800 without monitor. Upgraded to 7 Pro over Vista, but even the original install is intact. Hard to beat that kind of stability, and not convinced you can build it by hand anymore.
Obviously the only thing to do is to actually write a book about Amelia Bedelia's antics. Then all would be well with the world.
/ off to write a wiki article about how humanoid sexbots will free humanity from its chains
There's nothing stopping Jewish or Christian candidates standing for other seats, which is exactly the same as Congress. The only difference is that there will be at least one Jewish or Christian member (among all the other reserved seats) in any Iranian Parliamentary session due to the reserved seat, unlike Congress which does not reserve any seat for minorities.
So its far from tokenism.