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Embedding Peer-To-Peer

You'd have to be blind and deaf not to have noticed the excitement over net-centric peer-to-peer computing, thanks to the various MP3 audio download and…

Jump Zero and Explode

It wasn't till college that I learned about assembly language. In high school, being a major geek, I designed a variety of computers, none successfully…

The Failure of Ada

Could it be that ADA failed precisely because the government mandated it and then failed to adhere to the mandate? One analogy is smartcard technology….

Tough Question

Does this ever happen to you? You're at a cocktail party, let's say, and someone asks you what you do for a living and you…

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A Question of Quality

Can quality be generalized across multiple industries? ISO 9000 and its promoters claim it can. Here's a look at the ubiquitous standard. I have written…

Bad Trip

A move gone awry adds names to the list of Good Guys and Bad Guys. You might be surprised to see who ends up where….

Can Hardware Be Trusted?

Our long-held assumptions about reliable and deterministic hardware may not be valid much longer. Here's the reason why Safety-critical systems that rely on firmware are…

Symbolic Constant Expressions

While symbolic constants will help your code, you can overuse them. Symbolic constant expressions can be just as useful, but without the clutter. For the…