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If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
If at first you don't succeed, try writing your phone number on the exam paper.
I support http://www.ukip.org/ as the first necessary step to a free Europe.
As soon as I started reading that article, I asked the same question that the author asks at the end: What happens when you lose the loc8tor?
If I did your homework for you, then you might pass your class without learning how to write a program like this. Then you might graduate and get your degree without learning how to write a program like this. You might become a professional programmer without knowing how to write a program like this. Someday you might work on a project with me without knowing how to write a program like this. Then I would have to do you serious bodily harm. - Jack Klein
The real solution will be in the future an implant... unless you, like me, lose your head often.
From now on a large part of your life will be spent finding and correcting your own mistakes.
And if you are lucky and land yourself a good job, a whole lot more time will be spent finding and correcting other people's mistakes.
That has to be good, no?
Originally Posted by brewbuck:
Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.
The simple solution - have it embeded in a wall of the home (the second one) and use this stationary to locate the first one (mobile)
The first 90% of a project takes 90% of the time,
the last 10% takes the other 90% of the time.
The article mentions "a fine tradition" of metal detectors and treasure maps for finding things with technology, but it omits a far more important use (which incidentally uses devices extremely similar to this "Loc8tor"): finding avalanche victims.
It is highly recommended to all mountaineers and off-track skiers that they carry a "Lawinenpiepserl" (the Austrian slang word for it) at all times. These act as senders in their default setting (obviously with a higher range than the tags of this new thing) and all of them can be set to receive, too. This way, anyone in a group of people can start searching immediately.
All the buzzt!
"There is not now, nor has there ever been, nor will there ever be, any programming language in which it is the least bit difficult to write bad code."
- Flon's Law
"And let us not forget... that the human race with technology, is like an alchoholist with a barrel of wine"