Suddenly, that “Details” link no longer is present. Seemingly, Google just doesn’t feel that “ordinary” users need to look at that data these days.
I agree that Tesla was a great man and the greatest genius the world has ever seen, and only history will tell whether Elon Musk's legacy will be anywhere close. But you underestimate Musk massively if you assume that he isn't trying to do anything for the betterment of mankind. His 3 main recent projects, Solar City, SpaceX and Tesla (including power storage modules) are all his attempts to deal with climate change. The way he presents it (and I don't think he either a good liar or a good actor), he worries for mankind, and is using his tech and business skills to help mankind deal with this issue, with SpaceX being the insurance policy in case all is lost, and humankind needs to colonise another planet. He talks about becoming a "two planet species", and if we risk being erased by an errant asteroid, that might be a good insurance policy.
Tesla, for all his genius, wasn't so great at actually getting his work into the hands of people - perhaps he lacked people and business skills. That's why Edison gets the credit he does, even though he by many accounts was, well, a bit of an ass.
Whether there is a trail or not depends on atmospheric conditions - if relative humidity is high, there is likely to be a trail no matter what, but if humidity is low, there might be no trails if it is not a smoky engine.
Either Slashdot is full of trolls, or there is an extraordinary dearth of knowledge about Java on Slashdot. So much FUD....every... time.
If you are super worried about the performance of one particular algorithm you need to implement, by all means implement in C. If you have an application that actually does lots of stuff, use Java - it's likely to perform better than what you could create in C or C++ in the same time. And it will be much easier to support.
Generally, to write performant code in Java, don't try to write C++ and bitch about the fact that Java isn't C++; write good Java, let the JIT compiler do it's thing and go to the pub on a friday night instead.
I think gp was referring to the dystopic aspect of the book - I'm not sure that totalitarianism combined with the ubiquitous use of technology been seen in any countries yet, although East Germany certainly came close, for a while.
Although many aspects of the book can be found in different places and different times around the globe, it is the sum of the parts that makes it so dystopic, and hopefully still futuristic.
Somehow I get the feeling that somebody failed their English Literature exam, and is just a little bit bitter about it?
I use NemId to login to my bank accounts - Nordea et al., as well as the tax authorities and any government website you choose to log in to.
They all use Java, and I am fine with that.
Can you try to summarize in a paragraph what QED tells us about the world?
For those that are having trouble remembering....
This point of view smacks of "if we just worked a bit harder/longer we'll be able to build a perfectly secure system".
It aint gonna happen. Not for a system as sprawling as the internet, not for a system with as complex requirements as an operating system.
The more you know about security, the easier it seems to do what is required to improve security - but you have to have very tight control of platforms to be able to follow through on implementing that security. And tight control prevents innovation. Often, security reduces the usefulness of a product.
Convincing everyone in the IT world that they need to spend $ on educating developers and implementing security features is an insurmountable task - and even if you manage it, you still won't be done, because the security issues we understand now and have fixes for are only a subset of all security issues. New types of holes will be found continuously.
Of course, end user training might still be a waste of money - I can't deny that.
Don't compare floating point numbers solely for equality.