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Just downloaded the latest patched source code. Here's the summary:
find . -name '*.c' | xargs grep strlen | wc -l
find . -name '*.c' | xargs grep strcat | wc -l
Just as flawed as ever.
Consumer Reports has been reviewing cars forever, and I relied on them for my first two car purchases. Then I zeroed in on a Jeep (needed to get into the back country) and CR went out of its way to expressly say "DO NOT BUY THIS VEHICLE". I bought it anyway, and it was the best I've ever owned. Repair record was not perfect but still better than all those previously highly recommended vehicles, and the ergonomics were superior to anything I've have before or since. If that same model were still made today I'd buy another.
If you are looking to buy a new vehicle, ignore CR.
We all lose stuff. The real question is what inconvenience was caused. If it is not very high, just buy another and move on. It might irk you if you think it's expensive, but after a while the cost will fade into the background. Not worth obsessing over.
"Sorry dude, under the new naming convention you are: human.nerd.slashdot.sk999"
I think I just said that!
From now on, please refer to me as "ed35073e47a38fbbcc66c1c69058b9c3"
This system has more uses beyond categorizing life on earth. My favorite movie line: "77b0ba27c2fcfa0e02793671c27afb38"
"If you know anyone who cannot legally play an MP4 video, I would like to meet them."
How is someone to know if they are or are not legally allowed to play MP4?
Threats are one thing. Action is another Is it possible for a website redesign to be so bad that people actually stop reading it?
Yes. I used to read Yahoo Sports every day. The latest redesign was so bad that it was just unreadable. I no longer bother with it.
Slashdot is heading down the same path.
Dang - these are the kind of incongrenuities that I like to point out. Well done!
I voted and yes, and yes, I did run the planetarium for part of a summer.
"I'd think the guy that ran the Planetarium . . . was limited to the presentations someone sent them."
For a while I had the opportunity to "run the planetarium". Yes, mostly I showed someone else's presentations, but I also did live shows where I could do things like advance the seasons, change the latitude, precess the earth so the North star wasn't any more. Seemed to impress people. Reseting the projector after all that was a bit of a challenge
This gets my vote. Ran it many times myself.
As an aside, this program, (which did absolutely nothing and, in binary format, was originally only 2 bytes long) had the dubious reputation of being the shortest program with a bug. It failed to clear the register that returned the error code. Oops.
'Given a LONG ENOUGH life, cancer will eventually kill you
So how long is that? It seems that Ming the Clam wasn't there yet.
"World's oldest clam KILLED BY SCIENTISTS at 507 years old"
At one time I had amateur and commercial radio licenses and was also licensed to operate 35 mm movie projectors. Wanted to get the commercial radiotelegraphy license but that meant spending 2 years at sea first.
"The original idea of netbooks was something closer to what Chromebooks are."
The original "netbook" (which wasn't called that at the time), the eee PC 700, was a breakthrough in many areas - small size, SSD, low price, innovative interface. Once energy-efficient Atom chips became available, it also could boast long battery life. Most "apps" involved simply launching a web browser with a particular URL, which is similar to what a Chromebook aspires to. As far as I could tell, the most compelling feature was "CHEAP", also a feature of most Chromebooks.
A weakness of the original eee PC was its choice of the Xandros Linux distribution, which was descended from Corel Linux and had no mindshare amongst Linux users in general. Ultimately that may be a weakness of Chromebooks as well, even though Google is a much bigger company.
As far as why the original netbook market shrank, it was probably a combination of factors, but there is one thing we should not lose sight of - at the time netbooks first appeared, small mainstream notebook computers (a.k.a. ultra-portable computers) were sold at premium prices. Think $1K-$2K and above. Netbooks shattered that pricing strategy and are at least partially responsible for all the much more affordable computing devices (tablets, Chromebooks, whatever) that we now have today.