Part of what makes prison a punishment is that you're disallowed to be productive...
ReiserFS predates ext4, and it's hard to be an active software developer in prison.
So...disable all the features you aren't using to minimize your threat surface?
The only reason you would have that code still running on those chips is because it's not forward compatible with something more modern.
Or the bean counters don't want to pay the up-front cost of moving to something more modern. Many financial departments take a 'if it ain't broke' stance on computing hardware (and software!). many of them don't factor in electricity and maintenance costs, all they see is "$N Dollars for new server hardware? Why? That's rediculous!"
It's why many COBOL programmers still have a job.
If you're hitting disk cache that often, you need more memory.
Dunno about that...i think the AVR instruction set is probably faster at 8Mhz then an 8086 at the same speed; it's at the very least equivalent. The x86 instruction set really is a mess...
Harrison Ford can't act. He's a one trick pony, but it's a great trick.
Seriously, compare Han Solo to Indiana Jones to Deckard to the Fugitive guy. It's all just harrison ford being harrison ford.
Casting Harrison Ford is like casting Sean Connery, you cast him because you want the character to be like that guy rather than the other way around.
My favourite Sean Connery role was The Hunt for Red October, where he became the world's only Russian with a Scottish accent.
My favorite was The Highlander, where he was a Spaniard with a Scottish accent. in scotland. With a Scott who had some other crazy "non-specifically foreign" accent.
Wish i could upvote this, but I already commented. It describes exactly my feelings about lisp.
C is older then many other languages.
Ugly and Complex is better than Ugly and Complex and Inconsistent.
This. Lisp is a beautiful language. The fact that it's not taught and used is a serious problem in the programming profession. Every programmer has the potential to be better, just by learning Lisp (not even using it!)
Sometimes wounds itch. When you scratch them, they break open and fester. C++ scratches exactly these itches.
To be fair, she shouldn't have gone to Saudi Arabia in the first place. no one should.
Don't business's hire competent IT guys?
In my experience? Yes they do. they also hire a bunch of incompetent ones. its a crap shoot.
This is so very true. Learned this the hard way a few years back... It's very rare that stock options are worth anything.