Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi
Indeed - I still have my original Commodore VIC-20, and a second one, because I was careless with the first one day while poking around in it with a voltmeter as I executed code. Schematic and memory map were not only fun but really needed to do anything powerful beyond BASIC.
I'd never want to go back to hand-assembling and poking machine code or laying out arrays of ASCII characters on the screen, then changing their bitmaps to plot graphics on screen, but having done so once was priceless.
How Many People Does It Take To Colonize Another Star System?
How about a smaller sample of people and a large sperm and egg bank instead?
Facebook's Biggest Bounty Yet To Hacker Who Found "Keys To the Kingdom"
This is my problem in general with a lot of what we call software "engineering". It isn't engineering. When the price of fixing a problem is just recompiling, as opposed to having a building fall down, it seems nothing is planned well or constructed right the first time.
Ask Slashdot: Best Protection Plan For Your Phone?
Quite simply, I wouldn't spend $100 + $50 insuring a $600 product. Especially one that depreciates as fast as a cell phone.
Perhaps taking the 1 year agreement with your cell plan provider would work out better. It's usually not that much more, and you play the odds that you can make it out 1 year without doing something serious to your current phone.
Internet Sales Tax Gets a New Champion
Sales tax is a usage tax. You are taxed on place of delivery.
Guess My Speed and Give Me a Ticket, In Ohio
They used to give speeding tickets before the marketing of the radar gun. Law enforcement officers were called trained observers.
I suspect my current job will end when ...
Perhaps retirement is just a graceful way to quit.
Linux Distributions' Tracking of Upstream Projects Examined
Slackware has the slackware-current branch, where everything is upgraded very often and bug reports are accepted in order to vet the next stable release. If there is a security problem, it will be corrected in the stable releases. I'm sure all the other distros have something similar.
The Death of Nearly All Software Patents?
Can programmers stop calling themselves software "engineers"?