I'm reading that book, too, after I finished "Coders At Work" by Peter Seibel. Ken Thompson is one of the coders interviewed in that book, so it's worth the read if you're interested in what he's working on at Google.
Look on the bright side; electric kettles used to be illegal in the U.S. They were thought to be a fire hazard.
The "subtlety" here is that Windows is needlessly complex.
There, fixed that for you.
Umm, fansubs aren't 'acted'. They're 'typed'.
Perhaps his next job will be at Microsoft. That company is in need of self destructive management.
"Perhaps his next job will be at Microsoft. That company is in need of more self destructive management."
Fixed that for ya. Don't go selling Ballmer short.
Well, left wing lunatics just cry, wring their hands, and spend money.
Right wing lunatics shoot people and blow stuff up.
So yeah, I'd say replacing them with left wing lunatics is better.
Five years? That's insanely optimistic.
Five months, if they're lucky.
It seems the reality is that most of these Cable broadband companies are simply lacking in competent IT, networking and Executive staff.
Is that all?
Dude, they're so inept they are lacking competent janitors!
Oh, crud, you're right. Memory's going in my old age.
It was Watcom 6.0, so numbered because it was greater than Microsoft C 5.0 at the time.
Watcom was even better. The first release of their C/C++ compiler was Watcom C 10.0. They picked 10 because it was bigger than any competitor's version number at the time.
He became one of the world's richest men by sheer blind luck, according to that Wikipedia article. Broadcast.com was just another over-valued dotcom company until Yahoo came along and paid $5.9 billion for it. Cuban was just smart enough to take the money and run. Look at his other business ventures after broadcast.com. They're all massive dogs.
All "security" programs do that. It's SOP for these things to turn off, or ask the user to turn off, any competing programs during installation. Supposedly they all conflict with each other, but that sounds like an excuse for lousy programming to me.
I think the crackdown should be on Visa and Mastercard. Think about it; it's illegal to receive stolen goods, or sell stolen property, but the credit card companies are acting as intermediaries for these crooks. And, oh yeah, taking a cut (something like 3 - 5%). If the credit card companies had to take more responsibility for who they granted merchant accounts, under penalty of law, I'll bet these fraudsters would find it a lot harder to operate.
Would you be talking about the Musti Consortium? I was just reading this article about VistA and it mentions that hospitals in Finland forked VistA to create a suite of programs called MUSTI and Multilab.
This too, shall pass.
If Harper and his cronies get their way there will recording and monitoring devices installed in every ISP in the country. There goes your privacy.