Last time I checked, "hardcore" didn't mean "plays games a lot"; it means that you don't spend all of your money on "pet games" and "style-games" and "generic sports games" and instead spend it on games that are, as the hardcores call them, "good". "Good" games include things like Smash Bros., Bio Shock, Metroid, Metal Gear Solid, The Legend of Zelda (especially Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess), and other games that require a lot of skill and time. Just because girls play a certain online game more than males means they're more "hardcore"? Did they take the "genre" of the game into account? No? Then how the crap does this pass as being scientific?
I measure quality programmers (I'm old school) on their ability to stick to the requirements, provide accurate estimates, produce peer reviewed code that gets the job done. There's always version +x.1 for adding efficiencies.
Or to put it another way, dictionaries are descriptive, not proscriptive.
For English, that's true; for other languages, not so much.
Firefox is a massive resource hog. With more tha 2 tabs open for a while, it will consume vast amounts of memory.
Opera is a breath of fresh air. 10.10 is rock solid and fast, 10.50 is (currently) unstable, but faster than anything around, including the previous king, Chrome, and Opera have already said there is still more gains to be had and planty of debug to remove.
because this represents the first time the human brain has been involved in the process of updating Twitter.
I wish that someone would make a game of this... where you need to send up a vehicle, bump and asteroid and watch the change. Give us all a chance to crowd source the various "solutions". Learn just how friggin tricky this would be, how long it would take, how little effect we can have. All of this talk about "capturing this asteroid" on this thread alone is sad. The amount of energy in an asteroid's kinetics is astounding. This topic needs a dose of realism.
Make it so!
We're running linux, but the same probably applies to some smaller degree.
"Of course power tools and alcohol don't mix. Everyone knows power tools aren't soluble in alcohol..." -- Crazy Nigel