Douglas Adams predicted this. He predicted that everything would become gesture controlled and then we would have to sit maddeningly still in order to listen to the radio without changing stations.
Oh! The Dog! Don't get me started on the Dog!
I don't know why, but I have rarely felt more frustration than the hundreds of times I have told search to "turn off animation" for clients and then be forced to wait through an animation of the animation being turned off. It's like Microsoft just HAS to get the last word in. You don't like our animation? Well here's a little more of what you JUST TOLD US YOU DON'T LIKE! What're you going to do about it?
similar experience here. I wrote a terrible program that used character graphics to "simulate" a volcano erupting. Great thing about volcano science projects--they always win no matter how silly they are!
I was lucky. I was able to afford the Model I Level II with 16K of RAM using my baby-sitting money!
And Radio Shack had more than just the BASIC programming manual. They also had a Technical Reference manual that explained the full theory of operation including the timing, the generation of the video signal, the reading of the character data out of ROM...Everything!
I learned enough about digital electronics from that single manual to design my own programmable EPROM board that allowed me to rewrite the character font table.
It also helped me repair the unit after a mouse crawled inside and urinated all over the main board dissolving a number of traces.
The ATARI 800 I purchased a few years later had great documentation, too. The entire kernel was explained. MAN! What happened? Nothing comes with documentation any more!
and what, if any, specialized hardware exists for the purpose?
steel conduit and electrical boxes
I suppose the problem with the dog will be fixed by the global worming mentioned by Chrisq.
Wait... we're killing off all the global worms now?
When will the madness end?
All but about a dozen?
How the hell would you measure that? The most extreme testing stuff I've ever heard of can't get you anywhere near that much information. If you could get definite information that you were at the 1-in-1,000,000 level, that'd get you into the top seven thousand and change. And the thing is, we can't get accurate measurements even that far out.
Once you're to "the test can't produce meaningful results anymore", you're done. You might be way smarter than other people with that trait, you might be on the stupid end of the pool, we don't know, we can't tell, we have no way to measure it.
We don't know. He does. He's a genius.
Perhaps, but I have found that I can very often use a chroot jail when some would use a virtual machine. It takes more knowledge to set up, but generally performs better and can interact with applications on the native platform.
That's only for small black holes. For large black holes like the one at the center of our galaxy, the tidal forces are small near the event horizon.
After drill press, 24 hours in salt water.
Amen to this. My needs are very, very small and yet I can't get anything to work right. I always end up just putting everything together using ffmpeg.
To be fair, the AC may be referring to the fact that one often needs to locate and download drivers for Windows whereas Linux typically comes "batteries included".
Huh? The image shows the strike circle of a missile capable of hitting Tokyo from the Tonghae rocket base.
If all the world's economists were laid end to end, we wouldn't reach a conclusion. -- William Baumol