Whoever at MSFT decided to replace undisplayable CJK characters with ? deserves my most sincere kick in the nuts, deliverable whenever we meet.
Let A be class of IDE disks, a be element of A such that a is my disk, D be the class of USB devices and F:A -> D be the mapping (“USB2.0 IDE disk case”). Show whether for every x in X (set of machines running WinXP) the following predicate P is true:
P(x) = F(a) plugged into x fucks the network connection n
Discuss the hypothesis H0 that F(a) and n (set of network connections) are independent values (so called No Fucking Way paradox).
Note: The following lemmas can be useful:
00:05:48 will forever live in our memory. That is all.
ghrrrrrrr.Apple pisses me off.
Why? Well, in anticipation of some substantial cash surge (knock on wood), I decided to check in the local (hell yeah, in Odense there’s one) Apple store, to take a look at 12″ iBooks, because that’s exactly what I’d like to get – it’s damn small, has very long battery life, and is sexy (I’m not the only one to share this view, I think, because people with 12″ iBooks are common sight at the Uni). So, I went in, there was one on the display, small as expected, checked the price, OK, within acceptable range, seems they all ship with Tiger these days, which is also good. So the last question was, can I have SuperDrive with this one?
No. That’s only with 14″ ones.
Fuck. Of course, you can have 12″ PowerBook with SuperDrive, so it’s not a technical limitation, it’s just that Apple wants to suck every bit of cash out of you, because prices for PowerBooks are really crazy. It’s 13.500kr vs 8.200kr. And there’s no way I can afford that. But OTOH, I don’t want to get stuck without DVD burner either.
So, does anyone know a good, linux-compatible, 12″ notebook with DVD burner and long-lasting battery, x86 or whatever? And yes, the 12″ bit here really does matter, when you commute to school every day by bike at least.
This is what (amongst other things) AbbreviationZ dictionary says about the entry “sm":
<img src="http://mathrick.org/images/sm_hmmm.png" title="Curious" />
I must say that gives new light to certain things…
Robsta, ugh, that hurts. This is one of the reasons I dislike C++. Good that templates were too fresh of a thing for that document (2001 it says) to be used universally. The same effect, just stronger, seems to occur in Java. Not that I have anything against the language, but somehow, Java and (my private theory) the way its standard library is constructed tends to get the OO designer out of people, multiplied x10. Also, I think that because Java cannot be developed with without dedicated tools (because to get one, simple hello world app you need to create 10 directories, and running a simple jar is still a challenge, 10 years later), people go all the way and make it impossible to understand without dedicated tools. God forbid there’s anything like UML nearby, or we’re all doomed.
 And Mozilla/Gecko. I don’t know if that’s still the case, but to my knowledge, up until recently not all the string classes in the platform were frozen. Which means you cannot use strings and keep compatibility with future Geckos. Which means huge, gaping suckage the size of hallway.
This is damn crazy. This saturday the ads delivery I had to do was about 160kg of paper, 27 different ads (plus one free newspaper) per mailbox. Pure insanity, no less.
Couple of observations from Denmark:
So, you pay twice as much for the Danishness of it. Where I come from, we’re more used to classifying honey by what it was made from, not the nationality of bees which produced it :)
In other news, I (finally) started frequenting gym in here; taking shower is a funny experience when you cannot raise your hands above your shoulders :)
Turns out that this MSKLC thing (which I downloaded to try and fake Compose key from Unix) is more fun than I suspected. First, the whole download process, with its braindamaged “genuine windows” stuff, which apparently wasn’t read by any English speaker before publication:
To share comments with and ask questions of other users of genuine Microsoft software, participate in the Windows Genuine Advantage newsgroup.
And then, I get to see this pinnacle of UI and HCI design:
<img src="http://mathrick.org/images/msklc_fun.PNG" alt="UI design at its peak" />
Now I finally understand the true benefits of Genuine Windows programme.
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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