Actually, 50% doesn't cut it based upon the rate of return for carriers who make, sometimes, 90% profit on monthly fees.
I have no idea what this story entails. I stopped reading after I read "People often feel passionately about fonts".
I purchased a Chromebook for my mother who does very little with a computer beyond using a browser. I no longer have to spend an hour+ each visit getting rid of malware and fixing problems. I am confident that she has the most reliable, stable, and healthy browsing environment for Internet banking that is reasonably possible.
I have since purchased a Chromebook for myself (just last weekend the new $200 c720 from Acer). I will use it for all my financial web browsing needs, and when I travel abroad it's super light to take along.
I recall the competition for developing the fastest strcpy in IA64 EPIC ASM on Itanium (talk about your ASM challenges!).
186,282 mps isn't just a good idea. It's the law.
A massive Styrofoam bottom to the base of a Lander would do the trick.
Here is the simple math: I have COMCAST. I pay $39/mo for 30Mbps service and a cap of 250GB of D/L data. So, that works out to $0.156 per GB. Sounds just fine to me. Charge me $0.156/GB because normally I use about 60GB average per month. Therefore I would pay about $9.36 per month.
Sign me up, right?
However, we know that it wouldn't work like that. We know it would be something like for only $19.99 per month access fee. There there would be the regulatory recoverable fee of $4/month, administrative service fee of $6.95 per month and then only $1/GB. And my 60GB per month would cost me $90 per month. Thank you, but no thanks.
If you simply ask me: "Would you care to go through an extensive background check in order to zip through security?" I would say, "sure".
So, US Government, why not just ask the citizens occasionally for their permission, instead of the default unconstitutional spying.
Please, people the discussion of free-will belongs in the same category as "is the tooth fairy real?", and "is the Earth flat?"
No deep philosophical thinking is required. There is no such thing as "Free Will"; however, it should be more properly addressed as "pseudo-free-will". Because the result is the same.
Anything that has happened could only have happened exactly that way. Can we please put this ridiculous discussion away now?
One ring to rule them all
Why is Craigslist so successful? A) Outstanding User experience? B) The theme selections available? C) The lack of Ads? D) The price of posting an ad: $0.00.
Without near total market penetration with millions US bikes, and a real, secure, unalterable SID, all for free, this will no chance of success at all.
Anyway, I'm taking my bike with me when I'm on that one-way-trip to Mars reality TV show. Less likely my bike will be stolen.
This whole thing seems like a way for a couple of web-hackers to avoid getting a real job.
Sorry, I do not have the time to educate you here on the word "contiguous" in context to OS memory management. Also, I preambled my comment re: memory access not instructions.
Psst, when an app on Window/Linux/Whatever requests a block of alloc'd mem, even in 64b, it is not necessarily contiguous physical memory.
I am referring to specifically 64b data addressing, and more specifically desktop apps as well as mobile.
Seriously, the argument goes.... 32 bit can only access 4GB! We need more memory access today, therefore 64 bit data addressing is needed! Well, in 1996 I wrote a small little boot up kernel for testing super-scalar nodes with PAE addressing in the Pentium-Pro processor. Now, in PAE mode, no more limit to accessing beyond 4GB addr space with the 32 bit address space.
Today, I do not see any apps in general use that need or require access to memory beyond a contiguous block of data beyond 4GB (frankly far far less). So, when AMD came out with 64bit x86 I yawned. I still do. I am running in 64bit mode, and at times I am using more than 6GB of my 8GB memory with some virtual machines opened, but still, I have no need for a contiguous block of memory beyond a few hundred meg (and that's an exaggeration). Again, in 32 bit mode with PAE, the sky's the limit, realistically for desktop/mobile applications.
If you want to talk databases for the Enterprise, then yes. If you want to talk about a few specific scientific purposes, then yes. But even high-def movie editing does not need or require a contiguous block of memory that cannot be handled with a 32 bit bus.
However, from a marketing perspective, well, we all know 64 is twice that of 32, so it at least twice as good! I get more for my money!
Winter: Telemark, cross country, and skate skiing
Spring: Hello, Sedona mountain biking, and Utah/AZ canyoneering
Summer: Mountain biking in Bend, OR, and trail running on the Seattle I-90 corridor (Tiger mtn, etc.); kayaking, hiking, and climbing
Fall: Hello, Sedona mountain biking, and and Utah/AZ canyoneering
thanks to T-mobile's 2G throttling, I last used dial-up speeds today.