Reasonable people differ on the substance of legislation, but opposing something based on its complexity alone smacks of corrosive know-nothingism.
O.k., Sparky, have you read the health bill? If you say you have, you are a liar.
Blindly accepting that self-interested career politicians can bring together a patchwork of often contradictory sections of proposed law and amendments that will somehow fix an arguably broken system without creating more problems than it solves is just plain idiocy. The mantra in D.C. is "Fire...Ready...Duck...Aim...Why is everyone angry at us?"
The simple fact that they rammed it through, at full speed without a fair reading and explanation is enough to make anyone wary.
This is very much like you giving up on trying to get your wife to let you fuck her anally, so you just jam it in there before she has a chance to say, "no". You got what you wanted, she's going to have deal with the pain, then, she'll deal with you. We are the wife and congress is the jackass husband.
"even arp drags a server down when you have 20K+ connects"
Are you perhaps a server admin in my company? I swear this is the best excuse for poor performance I've ever heard.
From my personal experience: Data-heavy applications run at a complete crawl in PHP. 10 times slower, is, in my opinion, a vast understatement.
Then again, that’s not the point of PHP. The point is, that in PHP, provided you already know how to program, also get things done more than 10 times faster, than in C++. Because there is a simple function with defaults and automatisms for literally everything.
Only if those defaults and automatisms are other than what you expect, you will get into big trouble. And because the PHP interpreter is truly a horrible piece of shit (I was able to run totally illegal constructs, with plain text right in the middle of the code, and it ran, doing nothing of what I expected it to do.), that happens quite a lot.
It’s one reason that drove me to the extreme strictness of Haskell, where you have to get it right upfront, so it doesn’t bite you in the ass later.
What - you're trashing Microsoft now?
Or the environmental impact of C++ developers?
Are you assuming that C++ developers don't live when they're not coding?
it sure seems to be, the way a lot of people write it. write it once and hope you never have to read it since its impossible to figure out what they intended. ever read someone's c++ code? has it been a good experience?
Think of the virtual particles as a loan that *must* be repaid. The more that is loaned, the quicker that it must be repaid.
First, you make my brain hurt. When brain hurt drink beer.
Next, whats the vig on virtual particles. If you miss a payment, does God send Jesus to break your knee caps?
They fail in the mainstream market because there's such a small market for them. The Nokia n900 is a geek's dream, but most people want a phone, not a handheld computer. Most as in 99.99% of the marketplace. And even fewer want a multi-hundred dollar handheld computer/phone. So I'm sure it sells well in the market it was designed for...that
You could say the iPhone is a failure as well: it only has 1% of the cell phone market. But I think most of the U.S. will disagree with that statement.
C++ libraries for producing programs that will run on both windows, linux, whatever OS (not sure of the full range). Likely most famously found on the KDE desktop.
The important thing for the n900 is we now have a set of libraries that in theory should provide an ability to write software that will run on your home computer, and on your cell phone (without java or some other silliness). Basically all the Linux applications that exist already should (perhaps with some tweaking) be usable on your cell phone without needing to reinvent the wheel to use the massive base of mature software that is already available for Linux and similar.
In theory, it means I should be able to deploy most of the desktop software we use in my office on n900's without needing to retrain people in my office to use it when they are out of the office.
We will see. So far the hype seems to be warranted, but I am sure we all have been burned before by some arbitrary corporate decision or more commonly some arbitrary marketing decision.
Depends on the country.
In the UK, the above is completely bogus.
I know this because I was involved in two projects (for separate companies) where my job was to facilitate the migration of
traffic from the analogue bands to the digital spectrum. I wrote software that would allow the radio experts to predict what
would happen to traffic coverage if they increased/reduced power on specific sites, if they went from monopole to three-sector,
or if they took a band from analogue and gave it to the digital network, or if they increased site resolution.
We also did simulations to determine finer grained traffic analysis than the data provided and (in both cases) we identified
coverage holes (that turned out to be real) in central London, United Kingdom.
And that was in 1994 (for the UK) and 1996 (for the rest of the world, with the primary focus the US)
As far as the main carriers were concerned analogue was on the way out in 1994, expecting to be completely replaced a few years later.
Its possible they kept the networks running longer than anticipated (I don't know, I did other things after this), but the
idea that the analouge bands were not being migrated to digital in this time frame is totally incorrect, false and misleading.
And in the UK, we've been digital for at least 10 years. We had our 3G auction in 2001.
A computer scientist is someone who fixes things that aren't broken.