I know someone who has a brother who works in Taipei, Taiwan. He travels to Japan often on business, and one day he needed to fly to Tokyo on short notice. He instructed his assistant to book the next flight from Taipei to Tokyo.
The moment the Windows developers got a system for converting strings into numbers, they could use it anywhere they need to, well, convert a string into a number. Somtimes these integers are officially declared as atoms, but most of the time they are just integers that happen to be atoms under the covers.
In Scotland, a 24-year-old woman got married for the fourth time. The first three ended under unusual circumstances. Let’s see, for starters, marriage number one ended when her husband ran off to marry her mom, and the woman even served as a bridesmaid at her mother’s wedding.
There are two types of atoms, so-called integer atoms, which are just small integers, and, um, atoms that don’t have a special adjective; these plain vanilla atoms come from functions like AddAtom. (For the purpose of this discussion, I’ll call them string atoms.) The atom zero is invalid (INVALID_ATOM);
While wandering around the central Lisbon area, I remember walking past an ornate building that had people streaming out of it. As I neared the entrance, I realized, “Oh, it’s the train station.”
And then some days later, I wanted to catch the train to Sintra,
Commenter John Topley wondered why clearing document history also clears Run history. Simple: Because people wanted it to.
Originally, the button merely erased your recent document history, but with the increasing paranoia over what records the computer kept on your past usage,
Earlier, we saw that alumni give money to universities in order to increase the likelihood that the university will admit their children. Today, we learn that the tactic works. The children of big-donor alumni are more likely to be accepted. In fact,
One of the frustrations I have is people who don’t see the relationship between specific cases and general cases.
Statement: In general, you can’t do X.
Refutation: You’re wrong. Y can do X.
Example: The statement “In general, you can’t trust the return address”
Today is the fourth thursday of April, which is national Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. The main Microsoft campus is not participating today, but there’s a good reason for this.
The Washington State Assessment of Student Learning, better known as the WASL (pronounced “WAH-s’l”),
There are single-threaded apartments and multi-threaded apartments. Well, first there were only single-threaded apartments. No wait, let’s try that again.
First, applications had only one thread. Remember, 16-bit Windows didn’t have threads. Each process had one of what we today call a thread,