I agree with both shani's and vossman77's comments
I agree with both shani's and vossman77's comments
Decommission would also be simple. Just tow it over a deep-water trench and sink it
Not all NeXT keyboards talked ADB, but rather some proprietary NeXT protocol.
The commercial USB-to-ADB adapters, such as the Belkin iMate are not that easy to come by.
The best option might just be to use a small microcontroller board and load it up with custom firmware.
Most keyboard hackers use the Teensy instead of an Arduino, but the boards have more similarities than differences.
You can find open source ADB adapter firmware made for the Teensy over on the Geekhack.org forum. It was made by a guy with the handle "Hasu".
No, I admit everything, otherwise I would not post.
Of course I am jealous of him having a doctorate. I am also jealous of him going to Berkeley to study, and of the inflated salary that his degree has given him.
I could also admit that I have always thought of him as somewhat of a buffoon. I have read a few of the papers that my brother have produced, and have concluded that it is of no consequence.
I have thought of his field of study as being mostly junk even before he expressed an interest in it.
Events in recent years and the macroeconomic community's failure to predict the economic downturn have only reinforced my belief in the field as junk science. ("Hey, let's remove banks from our model of the economy and the model will work!")
4) Spotify -- well, many people enjoy streaming music, and it's not like Spotify slows your computer down just by being installed there
Spotify is actually using a peer-to-peer file-sharing for distributing music files.
File-sharing music files does not consume that much resources (compared to, say, file-sharing movies...), but saying that it does not consume resources at all is wrong.
... but his doctorate is in macroeconomics, so it doesn't count.
Most of macroeconomic theory is junk science anyway. If you are really interested in macroeconomics, you should study statistics, economic history, political science etc. instead. Of course he got a good share of that too, but not enough to do a doctor in my opinion.
My sister went to college for two years studying design but got no degree.
I have a Master's degree in Computer and Systems Sciences.
Therefore, I do consider myself to have better formal education than my siblings. Better than the average of the two of them, anyway.
My answer to the poll's question would be different depending on which time of the day that I would be asked:
* I always read the newspaper in the morning while I eat breakfast.
* I often read on-line in-depth articles during the day and evening, either in a trade magazine or online (frequent visitor to Ars Technica.. which a third of Slashdot topics seem to link to anyway)
* I often end the day with a good book (fiction).
And as to the question if visiting Slashdot itself would constitute the answer "Something Online", I would answer: No, not unless you have actually clicked a link in a story and read the article that the story links to.
No, you are wrong about rollover. Practically only the best mechanical gaming keyboards these days have unlimited rollover, because of there being a diode for each switch in the matrix.
Most inexpensive keyboards have instead a matrix that is optimized so that keys that are commonly used together don't block each other
There are still combinations of keys that do.
Modern cheap gaming keyboards these days have matrices that are optimized so that the keys in and around the WASD cluster can be used together.
One thing that irks me whenever I see the iPad's
No, the PS/2 came with the IBM Model M2 , which was made even cheaper.
All plastic construction. Smaller, cheaper key caps. The stabilizer bars were not even made of metal. No curve to the keyboard. More noisy than the bigger Model M even though it had the same springs and hammers.
A weird side-note, is that the most expensive vintage keyboard on the collector's market: the "ergonomic" IBM Adjustable Keyboard (Model M15) is closer in construction to the M2 than to the old Model M.
Trash from Napoli is already being incinerated in Sweden. At Värtaverket in Stockholm.
While I agree with the author about Java, there are other things why I prefer to use Eclipse (over other editors/IDEs)
* The compare editor. Especially in conjunction with the SVN plugin. Very very useful.
* I can have more than one project open, and edit and compare files in both. I may seem like something trivial, but too many other IDEs are deficient in this regard.
I agree completely with this.
Also, look at doors and drawers and different solutions for different areas. A slide-out drawer for pots and pans is much more convenient than a cupboard under the sink that you would have to crouch down to.
Make sure that the doors and drawers have handles that your wife can use without breaking a nail.
Doors that open upwards on a spring-loaded hinge are dangerous. Don't even think about having them unless the cupboard is very very high up.
All doors should have dampeners.
Make sure you have power outlets where you will need them.
Coding style is not just be about making code look pretty (according to someone's personal definition of pretty). The purpose of a coding standard is to make the code more readable and thus, more understandable. Having the code look consistent helps in that regard.
Most of the time as a programmer is not spent on producing code but on skimming through other people's code and trying to figure out how something works, or why something doesn't work. Time is money, and it is better that a code writer spends a few extra seconds on making the code more readable than a code reader spending maybe fifteen minutes on the same piece of code because he misunderstood some detail of it the first time around because it was written in a weird way.
There are some things that are more important than whitespace and braces, that are too often overlooked. A coding style/code standard should also include conventions for code patterns, comments and how to choose reasonable variable names
Google can price the Nexus at $200 because it takes a loss on each device sold.
The tree of research must from time to time be refreshed with the blood of bean counters. -- Alan Kay