I agree: Lua is absolutely one of the best things to be teaching high school students. You can either sit entirely in the Lua language itself, or you can learn to extend the capabilities of the VM and interface with outside libraries and frameworks.
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I just got an Acer Aspire V15 Nitro and one of the things I like about it, is that it runs quite cool even after compiling software for half an hour. Then again, that doesn't require the NVIDIA card to do anything, and I don't know how that would affect the temperature. As I just got it, my experience with it is limited, but I like it so far. It's a very fast machine.
This article is basically saying that research and innovation are bad. That's fucked up if you ask me.
or as a byproduct of fission, that's the source of most Helium on Earth (alpha particles are Helium nuclei).
If you've worked in IT for a while you should be able to put together a $150k check...
I think the big elephant in the room is more to be found further upstream, in the area of manufacturing. Worrying about software hacks is one thing - not having the faintest absolute clue exactly *what* is inside the chip package is something else entirely. Think its an accumulator bank? Oh sorry, maybe we forgot to mention the harmonic bundles associated with wave guidance within the interstitial distances of the rapidly blinking transistors
The game is over folks, or rather
It's smart, but emotionally unstable.
We need to evolve to adapt to this new threat to the species, and instead of seriously *resisting* its effects on our being, we - the true power - direct the feature to our favour. If, out of the NSA catastrophe, we gain a "New Internet" wherein *everything, everywhere* for 15 years, was available to everyone, then we'd have indeed a new era in the human species. A truly evolutionary step, made by mistake - perhaps.
Ditch Minecraft and make Minecraft 2. Better graphics! Faster! (Runs on windows only).
Okay, so, instead the blackhats break into the factory that is manufacturing the chips and modify the firmware that is being written to them. Now, every USB keyboard that the company manufactures looks to the computer as both a USB keyboard, and a USB network device.
I'm sure you remember those instances where malware was being pre-installed onto pre-formatted external drives, right?
Sure, there's a lot more to be done to turn that "Fake network device" into something that can trick the OS into treating it as a default gateway, as well as acting as a forwarding device so that modified packets can make it out the _real_ gateway, but... it only needs one weird combination of behaviours... somewhere... to be effective.
Instead of a spectrum analyzer, you can use an RTL-SDR dongle as described here. Sure it has a lot of limitations, but it only costs you 10$, and with the scanner software you can get a very wide bandwidth.
7.5 million dollars just went down the drain.