Ask Slashdot: Good Linux Desktop Environment For Hi-Def/Retina Displays?
Close, it was certified Unix 03 in Leopard 10.5, which was the previous release....
Ask Slashdot: The Search For the Ultimate Engineer's Pen
This here sir, is the pen you are looking for. Anything else is just common garbage.
google search for Pilot G-Tec-C4
It comes in both 0.2mm and 0.4mm, although I would recommend 0.4mm on thinner paper.
It is a steel tip gel rollerball pen, and the ink dries fairly quick and writes evenly unless the tip is dirty,
which is a little difficult to clean. It can a fair amount of pressure while writing as well.
It somewhat recently became available in America and is available in multiple colors as well,
although I have been using them for years by importing them from other countries.
Does Coding Style Matter?
All I am hearing from everyone is philosophy and opinion,
but in all of it there are kernels of truth. It is exactly like religion,
there is no difference.
With regards to what I use, the bulk of it centers around
reducing the amount of time it takes to read a code block.
If you can't read a code block in a couple seconds that
you haven't seen for years then you're probably doing
Mystery of Duqu Programming Language Solved
That means nothing, All programs are derivations of Hello world.
Why the New Guy Can't Code
Firefox 4 Beta 8 Up
Ive experienced this problem 3-4 times. It seems that this is because windows does not immediately
write data to disk. I believe that it may be either buffering the data, so when a crash occurs some important file nodes are missing and/or the resulting rollback of the journal undoes the entire transaction.
Unfortunately its been two years since I've done any low level file code, so my memory is a little bit fuzzy with regards to it.
Firefox 4 Beta 8 Up
So, when are they going to fix the usability issue with the changing tab width?
For some time people have been complaining about the inability to put the
close button on the left side of the tab. They of course refuse to do this,
but they still haven't gotten that the issue is really that people just want
the close button of the next tab to line up under the mouse every time
you close a tab.
For those who don't what i'm talking about. Download Chrome, open up
enough tabs so that the tabs have to shrink to fit the window. Now close
a few. You will notice that in Chrome the tabs don't resize until you move
the mouse away from the button. FF4 unfortunately resizes immediately
on closing, making it a pain to close more than one or two tabs at a time.
Many Popular Windows Apps Ignore Security Options
This is probably a reference to this clause, found both in Vista and Windows 7 eulas. Available here in various eulas, such as Vista Home Premium English and Windows 7 Home Premium English, found here:
Searching the XP sp2 eula does not seem to contain a similar clause.
"6. POTENTIALLY UNWANTED SOFTWARE. If turned on, Windows Defender will search your
computer for “spyware,” “adware” and other potentially unwanted software. If it finds potentially
unwanted software, the software will ask you if you want to ignore, disable (quarantine) or remove it.
Any potentially unwanted software rated “high” or “severe,” will automatically be removed after
scanning unless you change the default setting. Removing or disabling potentially unwanted
software may result in
other software on your computer ceasing to work, or
your breaching a license to use other software on your computer.
By using this software, it is possible that you will also remove or disable software that is not
potentially unwanted software."
NASA Finds Cause of Voyager 2 Glitch
I would imagine that it was relatively easy. Voyager has not only a small amount of memory (about 541kb) about 10% of the command system's memory is dedicated to fault protection.
Read here: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Is OS/2 Coming Back?
Look at the government. They dont have a stable OS to use for any military operations.
This is not always true.
Linux in Government: Navy Sonar Opens New Opportunities for Linux Clusters and IBM G5 servers
Novell Wins vs. SCO
Reasonable people understand that PJ works for IBM. Reasonable people understand that there is no "PJ", that IBM spun up a screen name and went to town.
Yes, but intelligent people at least look stuff up before spouting unsubstantiated claims.
How To Avoid a Botnet Infection?
buwahahaha! It does now!
GM Working On Interactive Windshields
You have yet to experience driving through fog so thick you cannot see past the front hood of your car or rain pouring so quickly the wipers do nothing.
Yes, we need this.
Algebra In Wonderland
Seals do not have tear ducts.
US To Build Nuclear Power Plants
getting nuclear waste into space scares the nimby crowd too much with thoughts of re-entry accidents.
my personal favorite however, is dumping it into a volcano in relatively minuscule amounts and letting nature recycle it for us.
Microsoft Says Windows 7 Not Killing Batteries
It's not a bug.... Its a feature!
How Do You Accurately Estimate Programming Time?
I've found its only realistic to base a time estimate on how long it took to make a component (or something similar) the first time around.
Visual Studio 2010 Forces Tab Indenting
Yep, it happens so much our workplace standardized on 3 space indentation; absolutely no tabs in the code.
Anti-Technology Themes in James Cameron's Avatar
It wasn't anti-technology in any way. For the Na'vi, the animals and trees around them functioned well as their technology,
despite being completely biological.
The movie portrayed paramilitary/mercenary and stockholder-driven corporate interests as the primary antagonists, to
both the scientists, the Na'vi, and Pandora itself.
Defining Useful Coding Practices?
Our workplace is such that everything has to be easy to follow and understandable with a glance.
This is not necessarily because someone else will be working on our code so much as that we
almost certainly end up coming back to it 6-12 months later, or that the person writing it won't
be the person maintaining it or porting it.
If it isn't easy to follow, you can usually fix this by spreading out the code and inserting more
comments, and avoiding shorthand statements like inline ternary that save typing, but don't
enhance readability. Inline comments are uncommon, instead varying kinds of flower-boxes
before a section of code. In general, it ends up that being clever requires much more commenting
in the flower box to explain functionality, so in the end it becomes a wasted effort.
A few days ago I saw someone going around with this sig from Brian Kernighan;
Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.
God of Lemmings has no journal entries.