if (trim(input_pw) <> stored_plaintext_pw) then return bad
I can use automatic translation to read foreign web sites. I notice when the translation is weird and most probably wrong, but still I more or or less understand what is being discussed. How on earth can that be worse than absolutely nothing?
I personally use the tiny folder-player 1by1 for this.
All in all, Java isn't very enterprise friendly for us. We have some systems that rely on applets and browser plugins working correctly, there is no way around that. As far as I see it, for security reasons we would like to block applets by default, but we would also like to be able to white-list a specific set of servers from which applets are accepted. Any solution for this? We mostly use IE.
I love ADP, but personally I never use the built-in filters. I just create custom-filters for really annoying ads on the sites I frequent. My experience is that I don't need that many rules to make browsing tolerable.
I mean why choose BASIC?
They do say "basic-derived language". But otherwise I agree, a small and more modern language would have been a better match. Lua comes to mind.
Fast: Shooting range, rifle.
Those easter eggs are the main reason why Trekkies would even buy the HD versions...
The easter eggs will be in the Special Edition that will be released a year later.
The saving grace will probably be the sheer size of the address pool in a local network. Unless you sniff the traffic (or look at DNS or ARP), knowledge of active IP addresses is hard to come by via scanning. Scanning a 2^64 range for active hosts will take a few years, which will slow down any worms that attempt to spread in that manner.
That said, I have experimented a couple of times with national non-ascii variable names, and I think that such programs are actually easier to read and more fun to write.
In particular when the problem domain is highly national it often is counter-productive to try to invent english names for variables, since these names would not be the ones used by the customer or related documentation.
So my programs use ascii for variable names (obvioulsy) but often in a mix of english and my own language, the ratio somewhat depending on the problem. Even standard english actions such as get/set/create... might be followed be national words.
Iceland votes "yes" on proposed news haven.
In other news, yesterday US sent official greetings because of the national day June 17th, reminding Icelanders about good old times and promising friendship and support during the current financial crisis. (text Icelandic only, but there's a Hillary video)