PHP Floating Point Bug Crashes Servers
FYI, the grandparent's meaning for 'optimal' was ambiguous, it didn't necessarily refer to efficiency. Could also be referring to bugs in the system strtod(). OTOH I agree that efficiency is the more likely interpretation, just about.
4chan Declares War On Snow
Just FYI this story is actually a total lie.
I would tag it as 'lies' if I could figure out how.
To everyone recommending CMake: have you actually viewed a reasonably-sized CMakeLists file? It's disgusting, at least as bad as configure.ac. CMake's only selling point is that it supports Windows better. (I can't comment on if it supports it particularly well.) And from the GNU folks POV, why should they support a non-free OS that more than doubles the maintenance load?
Review of Adobe Creative Suite 5
CS4 is one of the buggiest pieces of software I've ever seen, it was actually pretty shocking.
Ireland Criminalizes Blasphemy
Be aware of this, at least...
Most powerful wizard?
Excellent post. I feel the same whenever I read LOTR. It always brings back to me that feeling of wanting to be ignorant again - to go back to a time before the Ring (your drug of choice) existed - and the hopelessness of trying to erase your own knowledge of it. The more you think about it, the more it consumes you, and it's impossible to consciously not think about it.