It's getting so bad I've switched to Solaris for my main machine, and 11.1 at that which is over 10 years old. Still the same UNIX software, an antique browser that hobbles along (but Gail works in HTML mode) but...it's solid and fast and works and has all the Solaris niceness of dtrace, ZFS and whatever else is hidden in there under the hood that hasn't changed in years and from a developer that strives to keep the platform stable for developers.
Linux has completely jumped the shark for my day to day usage. Screen blanking and never coming back, processes randomly hanging and crashing the system to not booting at all. It's been an exercise in complete frustration lately, unlike the 20 years of regular frustration knowing that what i was using *was* better than the alternatives.
So, yeah, screw it. I'm going corporate.
The next logical step in computer architecture with the speed of processors reaching a limit and the number of cores not exploding like they should be in desktop processors (although they are in GPUS) is memory. What if memory (RAM) was doubling every year and a half in computers and what that would do to architecture and software design; being a computer engineer I can see plenty of challenges that would come from that type of stretching of computer capabilities. Currently the 16GB standard is too tight and RAM is cheap. Let's start building these machines out and see what we can do with all the extra room.
Have you ever wondered how the Game Boy works? How the games that defined the history of the handheld world were made? This video series hopes to answer these questions and more concerning one of the most successful gaming platforms ever.
Prolefeed is a Newspeak term in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. It was used to describe the deliberately superficial literature, movies and music that were produced by Prolesec, a section of the Ministry of Truth, to keep the "proles" (i.e., proletariat) content and to prevent them from becoming too knowledgeable.
1) Syntax 1 - Symbols, Numbers, Comments and Lists
2) Syntax 2 - Quoting, Comman and Commaat and Booleans
3) Builtins 1 - Atom, Eq
4) Builtins 2 - Cons, Car and Cdr
5) Builtins 3 - Cond
6) Builtins 4 - Quoting with qquote and Set
7) Builtins 5 - Lambda and self
8) Builtins 6 - Values and Bind
9) BUiltins 7 - Defmacro, +, -, *,
10) Builtins 8 - env, fenv, rm, rmf, load, save, me
11) Exercises 1 - if, when, unless
12) Exercises 2 - reverse
Today I came up with a slogan for Eturia: A (Programmable) Computer for All. I think this is important in this day and age to provide students of all ages a simple, yet powerful, programming environment along with the proper educational materials they need to learn to use it. I'll be using this Journal as a log of my thoughts and explorations into this idea. Stay tuned.
> It tells me that "some" people are ignorant and racists
Half of people are below average intelligence.
Once the infrastructure is in place for the 'right to be forgotten', it will become much easier to create 'Unpersons'. Orwellianisms bathed in faux Human Rights?
That would be how Manna ended: http://marshallbrain.com/manna1.htm