He can always get suicided...
uuuh no, the story was an actual technical story with technical details (from Mark Russinovich) ( http://it.slashdot.org/story/05/10/31/2016223/sony-drm-installs-a-rootkit ), and there is actually insightful and interesting technical and political discussion in the thread.
I don't really want to get into details here because it gets really technical,
This is Slashdot. What else is Slashdot good for, if not "really technical"?
You are 10 years late to that slashdot who liked to discuss technical stories such as deCSS, Sony Rootkit and Fyodor's nmap.
Dont be so sure. Back in the day when I played videogames there was a very strong Sony vs Nintendo rivalry. Specially in the SNES vs Genesis generation I remember some Sega people saying that the SNES was not truly 16bit (but super-charged 12 bits). The thing is, Sega fans would laugh at the thought of a Sonic game in a Nintendo console... fast forward 15 years, and it is the *only* place where you can get a Sega game.
I can imagine than in 5 to 10 years, all the Nintendo franchises (Zelda, Mario, Metroid, etc) will be part of either Microsoft or Sony's console. The latter would be very funny (or sad, depending on how you see it) as in the beginning Sony's gaming technology was supposed to work for Nintendo.
So much bullshit, at least for the UK.
I lived there for 4 years and I used the NHS quite frequently and on all levels (from GP to hospital specialists and doing several kinds of analysis).
If anything, what is horrible with the NHS is the GPs, because you only get 15 minutes (counted by the second) and that's it. GPs do not seem to care, and you are just a number.
But once you get to the specialist and hospital, everything changes. First, everything is free, so you do not have to worry. Second, the specialists in the hospitals seem to really care, and you know that they are going to make all analysis necessary to find your problem. And you don't have to care about the cost.
I miss that system, really.
I recommend you take this question to news.ycominator.com It is a forum were lots of entrepreneurs meet and discuss. Most likely, in Slanshot you will only get responses undervaluing your job/algorithm, saying how many ways it sucks and how you could achieve the same with current X or Y (including virtualdub) open source technologies.
I always liked DevCPP and later Code::Blocks. KDevelop seemed very buggy as it crashed very often, and it also felt very resource hungry (and you needed a lot of clicks to start a project or program.
Nice try NSA guy.
Ok, you've got Direct3D covered. Now can you provide alternatives for:
Hopefully the alternatives you provide would be highly cohesive and integrated.
Well, for one the taskbar is fucked up and less customizable than the Windows XP taskbar (anchor on the right, showing list of running applications with horizontal text, a small section of shortcuts to most-used programs and some drop-down buttons of folders with some programs and documents.
Yup, this is spot on, using a client like BitMinter you will see that a 'decent' CPU will mine at most 10 khps (kilo-hashes per second) at most, while a 'decent' GPU will mine at about 60 khps.
I kind of agree with you, however I tink the science progress is running in the path you describe more than you think. For example, the "meh, some kind of back propagation" thought has is now being replaced by RBM and SVMs, which are based in new theories of how the brain works. This has given some kind of new 'life' to AI. It is now known that the typical neural networks and other "classical" machine learning techniques are very prone to overfitting.
As with every field in science, we put theories, and base new research on those theories, until it yields everything it can, and then someone comes with a new theory.
Oh... thanks for this comment. It is so sad that the only really interesting comment (talking about the underlying technology) is sitting at the end of the thread. I cry for those
A random Mexican (disc. I am a Mexican too) writes about some crap in his personal blog, someone posts it to
Meh, I don't like Apple philosophy and a lot of the shit Jobs made, but right now I am writing this from a Mac I got in my current job and I have no problem, iterm2 and brew give me everything I need from the Linux world.