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)
Seems like it might be useful for finding downed aircrafts and other missing objects....maybe even people?
Eyjafjalla is the volcano
Since we're being pedantic, Eyja*fjöll* is the mountain (welcome to Icelandic). That said, the friendly natives as well speak of the cloud coming from the glacier/jökull.
In my experience, you need dozens of hours of practice before you get it. Buy an algebra textbook, and do every odd problem in every section until you are reliably getting everything right. My experience = flunked high school math and went back to college 10 years later....
Precisely my experience too. Being ten years wiser and more motivated made all the difference in the world.
Do -not- just read about the stuff, practice! Make errors, figure out what you did wrong, do it over again. And again. Though this may sound terrible now, finally getting the hang of these things will actually feel nice.
I also found it useful to make my own quick references (cheatsheets). The formulas stick better when written down by yourself. It's a bonus if you are allowed to use them on the exam, but if you really practice a lot you won't need them anyway.
tortious: "having the nature of or involving a tort; wrongful"
I should have looked up "tort" as well, but I'm not in a recursive mood today.
... Change the way file sizes are read so that User X and User Y see different file sizes using the same filesystem, even potentially the same remotely mounted disk?
Honestly I don't see your problem. When working with files and drives, approximate sizes usually suffice. Give or take 10%, it rarely matters.
Now, if I really need to compare sizes, I use the single bytes. And if the numbers are big, SI prefixes *just work* unambiguously.