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## Comment Re:Minecraft as a service? (Score 1)380

It seems so unnecessarily negative!

Perhaps, but are you as likely to learn from it as running other services?

## Comment Re:If I was going to spend \$150... (Score 1)361

And where can you get the real Office for \$150? There is the no-commercial-use version for \$140. The cheapest commercial-use version is \$220. At least, previous versions of Home and Student did not permit commercial use.

## Comment Minecraft as a service? (Score 1)380

Maybe I should be telling you to get off my lawn, but I think of servers more in terms of ftpd or httpd.

## Comment Re:Whiteboards are critical, you see the mistakes. (Score 1)372

Working out everything out by hand in the lecture lets the students see how you work through the problem,

And you can't work out everything in a presentation?

## Comment Re:research universities = only about research (Score 1)372

How are students supposed to stay awake in class? Is most of your stock portfolio in energy-drink companies?

## Comment 64 bit? (Score 1)266

From the Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2038_problem

Most operating systems designed to run on 64-bit hardware already use signed 64-bit time_t integers, effectively eliminating the Year 2038 problem in any software that has been developed to use the extended format. Using a signed 64-bit value introduces a new wraparound date that is over twenty times greater than the estimated age of the universe: approximately 292 billion years from now, at 15:30:08 on Sunday, 4 December 292,277,026,596. The ability to make computations on dates is limited by the fact that tm_year uses a signed 32 bit int value starting at 1900 for the year. This limits the year to a maximum of 2,147,485,547 (2,147,483,647 + 1900).[8] While this solves the problem for executing programs, it does not, however, solve the problem of storing date values within binary data files, many of which employ rigid storage formats.

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