The Telegraph reports Karen Gillan as specifically denying that Smith's going anywhere, so this is just a spurious attempt by the Sun to generate "news".
Here's hoping Smith stays on for at least 3 years, and we get some more multi-season arcs going.
Unfortunately, that mantle has already been taken: Muphry's Law, which states that any proofreading or editing comment will contain a proofing or editing mistake of some kind.
No doubt this post will come out with some HTML fuckup, but I expect that.
Let's ignore that C doesn't even have "pass by reference"; there's either pass by value or pass by pointer-to-a-value, which is itself a value.
I never understood the animosity against C++. Sure, it's a larger language (you just need to look at the difference in sizes between K&R and Stroustrup to see that); and sure, g++ spits out utterly incomprehensible errors when you work with the Template Black Magic; but on the whole, I find it makes for a more structured program than the equivalent C.
Of course, the only way to fly is Brainfuck; don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
That sounds very similar to what I did back in 2006, on the Nintendo DS. I tried to put together the smallest DS ROM that could actually do something (in this case, turn the screen red):
I ended up embedding the code in the NDS header, which is 352 bytes long; I don't think it's possible to get a DS ROM smaller than that, but I'd be willing to be proved wrong.
Your figures are very interesting, but bad.
You state that a million electric vehicles, charging all at the same time, will take 3TW of power for an hour. When was the last time you saw a million cars fuelling up at once?
If we assume that the car charging times are evenly distributed, and that the cars all need fully recharging once a day, we get 0.125TW of power for each hour of the day. That's worst case, with the stipulations I've just given; a long-range EV isn't going to need charging once a day, unless it's constantly going transcontinental. With 1.08TW of capacity, I don't think we'll have a problem.
Of course, this neglects to mention the sterling work that members of the xkcd forums do to destroy and/or improve the comics, in the spirit of "Making xkcd Slightly Worse".
I'm currently building an archive of the xkcd/sw posts, and I'm looking to release a book of the "best" of the worsened comics. I will probably be buying Randall's book, if only to get ideas for layout and styling.
Obligatory xkcdsw: http://xkcdsw.com/279
For those who haven't seen it before, csh sees unmatched parentheses and gives you:
Too many ('s.
I had a similar problem when I was writing an "extended text-mode" (80x25) software driver for the C64, recently. Since each character is encoded into 8 bytes, and there are 256 possible characters, the character definitions span over a wider space than the 8-bit index register can fetch.
Simple to fix: just self-modify the instructions that handle the font buffer, changing the base pointer as you enter a new page. Since the C64 has a 6510 chip, you'll probably understand the code quite well.
I wrote an article on the code a few months back, might be an interesting read.
So, with the "breakthrough" a few months ago that three different dyes in a cell could capture 40% of light from the sun, does that make this more efficient than coal?
Could the ecomentalists finally have something to cheer about?!
No, I think that was his point. It's not "OVER NINE THOUSAND", since that was never said in the Japanese.
It's "OVER EIGHT THOUSAND".
Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future. - Niels Bohr