Preserving Great Tech For Posterity — the 6502
> There was actually an area of silicon that could not be used because there was an electrical outlet on the wall that they needed for something in the office, so they just didn't draw on that part.
Being curious, I just had to look at the actual chip layout in the online simulator to see if this was true. You can see a pair of rectangular voids left of the center, near the edge, the lower of which seems to have the right dimensional ratio to have been a space for a wall socket.
It's fascinating to hear the lost bit of engineering history that explains something would otherwise have forever remained a mystery. Somebody should forward this anecdote to the visual6502.org guys.
A Million Kids Misdiagnosed with ADHD?
Why can't we sue them for practicing medicine without a license? They aren't doctors, but they are attempting to force medical prescriptions on children based on their limited knowledge.
Unless you are a doctor and can claim to have more than "limited knowledge", I hereby nominate you for a "Hypocrite of the Year" award.
It was a tough choice, given all the other slashbots blabbing about a subject they obviously know nothing about (as many have pointed out, ADHD meds make normal kids hyperactive, not zombies) but you post stands out among the rest.
Highly-Paid Developers As ScrumMasters?
It only works if people work together, are largely self-organising, and don't deliberately chuck roadblocks into other teams paths to get them off their own joblist. Oh, and if management can largely get out of the way and not constantly interfere with the process.
True. However, when those conditions are met, the effectiveness of scrum is nothing short of absolutely astounding.
Mininova Starts Filtering Torrents
The attitude of the person has to be kept separate from the crime commited.
Mens rea , dude, look it up.
Don't they teach basic civics in school anymore?
The Very Worst Uses of Windows
>I presume you mean Windows CE?
No, he means Embedded Windows, like Windows XP Embedded: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/embedded/products/whichproduct/default.mspx.
(What scares me is that you work on embedded systems and have never heard of it. I've never even touched embedded systems work and I know about it.)