So, Daniel and I have another bet: “Virtual reality hardware (not counting cardboard) will not sell more than 10M units/year worldwide before March 2019.” I’m saying it won’t. Daniel says it will. Loser donates $100 to the winner’s choice of charity.
I’m with Greg on this one. There are plenty of interesting individual applications for VR, but their numbers will be small and specialized. At least for the next few years.
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It has been a long time since I thought about my Slashdot account. After resetting my password, there was my account, still active and functional. I haven’t left a comment on the site in over a decade.
I wonder how many other accounts I have on old sites that have since been sold to someone else.
For the software geeks in the house I recommend subscribing to Julia Evans. Many of her posts come up because of a question, then go on to detail what she found out while looking for the answer. I’ll give you two recent examples to demonstrate what I mean.
The basic question I want to answer here is — why do people sometimes discuss “the stack” like it’s some kind of revered fundamental object? (the answer is going to turn out to be “because it is”, and I’m going to try to make that as concrete as I can.)
She then touches on C, assembly, Rust, and gdb to explain what she discovered. Good stuff.
So it turns out I don’t really know how perf works. And I like knowing how stuff works. Last week I read some of the man page for perf_event_open, the system call that perf uses. It’s 10,000 words but pretty helpful! I’m still quite confused about perf, so I’m going to tell you, fair reader, what I know, and then maybe you can help me out with my questions.
The result? A little bit about CPUs and the Linux kernel. Classic “source code is the ultimate truth” approach, excellent.
If you write code or read code, I recommend reading Julia Evans.
It is the policy of the United States to promote the adoption and observance of uniform time within the standard time zones prescribed by the Act entitled “An Act to save daylight and to provide standard time for the United States”
Last month I mentioned the new Utah gas tax. Turns out that motor fuel taxes are the highest of all the Utax fuel taxes, at $0.294 per gallon. Aviation fuel taxes range from $0.025 to $0.090 per gallon.
I was surprised to see that Propane has no tax at all.
The token is a signal indicating explicit user opt-in into a reduced data usage mode on the client, and when communicated to origins allows them to deliver alternate content honoring such preference – e.g. smaller image and video resources, alternate markup, and so on.
If sites start respecting Save-Data = "on" requests, and they do it in a way that maintains basically functionality, then why not turn it on all the time? Even if I’m on an LTE connection, I’d rather have a faster loading site. The next step is to turn it on for desktop browsers. There is nothing that limits this to mobile clients.
Anything that targets faster page loads on mobile clients will eventually get used everywhere.