Allow one or two deaths of "Our Heroic Sons and Defenders" apparently as the result of it.
Crack down savagely on all 'net freedoms whilst Middle America cheers.
Just not for you or I.
Those who can't, hire Lawyers.
BADGER BADGER BADGER! mushrooom!
Sniff. I miss those days.
And the Good old Turbo Pascal license. "Treat this software like a book..."
And to make a beep was just "play(N,S)" where N was the freq and s was the time in secs.
At most the set up was "require sound" or something simple like that.
Then we have a revolution.
Till the common Maker can fill in his credit card number and gets some of this stuff...
Maybe if I was a Nobel Laureate material... I'd agree with you.
However, Feynman is not a suitable teacher neither for I, nor for that 99.9% segment of Humanity we call "mere ordinary mortals".
My wife, bless her, is quite capable of digesting and following Feynman's books, but then her skills are "world class" (to me "goddess-like").
By far most maths / physics university graduates, let's be honest now, get a "Whee! Wow! That was exciting!" feeling when reading Feynman...
Very very few can then move on to doing anything useful with what they should have just learnt.
Learning to do stuff with that material takes either genius, or days and days of hard page after page after page of slogging through the math. (Often both)
Yup, a brilliant guy I'm sure, but not the guy I want teaching me. At the end of a course, (call me greedy), _I_ want to know how to do everything in the course, not merely have a warm fuzzy WEE-WOW feeling that something exciting just went by that I can't quite reproduce.
Give me Richard Hamming's books instead of Feynman's any day. Ok, they won't make you go "WEEE WOW!!!", but on the other hand you will have an excellent understanding of the material AND be able to reproduce and USE any result in them yourself.
That is it - the whole program.
echo 'char*_="Hello world.\n"; ' > a.c
$ gcc a.c
/usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.4.1/../../../../lib/crt1.o: In function `_start':
/build/buildd/eglibc-2.10.1/csu/../sysdeps/i386/elf/start.S:115: undefined reference to `main'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
Doesn't say "Hello" to me!
I'd keep chanting about how marvelously solid the America dollar is (must be).... while buying hard assets / resources from whoever would sell them to me in exchange for Junk America bonds.
But wait, that's exactly what China is doing.
Guess who ends up owning the hard assets... and guess who ends up owning "Intellectual Property".
I know which I'd rather own.
Oh! But you should see it go *SPLAT*!
Feed me a pop up or pop under and I instantly block.
If the page takes ages to load because it's waiting for the ad server. I block.
Feed me more content than crap, and I disable ad block on that site.
I had the rare misfortune of being one of the first people to try and implement a PL/1 compiler. -- T. Cheatham