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Re: there are millions of libraries written in Java
prove your point -- start counting
What you've just said proves that Google's intentions are not that obvious as you are. Google doesn't care about developers or iOS users. Developing in java2objc fashion means that Android apps would work OK but iOS ports would be terrible without extensive manual tuning (BTS, have you ever tried to find errors in autoconf-generated ./configure scripts)? Then users would grow frustrated with inferior iOS versions of apps and developers would grow frustrated with fixing and patching the inferior iOS versions of their apps, and voila, profit!
If Google's gnomes really wanted to help anyone besides themselves, they'd develop two-way java <==> objc converter
Re: attention to detail, from choosing the components to ...
> Most boxes are assembled from standard components.
> Only by building it yourself can you be sure that every component is l33t. W34k components will cripple your machine.
> Also, it is not enough to just buy l33t components. You must select them with a skill and assemble them with care.
I've pre-ordered Paperwhite 3G without ads from USA 2 days ago (via shipito.com). I suggest you do the same if you want it shipped into UK so badly.
Please don't forget that GNU/Linux won't run on true 80386 CPU anymore (since 2003).
You aint seen nothin' yet. There are OSS, ALSA, ESD, aRtsd, JACK, NAS, PulseAudio and even one modern low latency JACK replacement which name I've forgotten
Most probably it was GNOME's choice of technologes (CORBA/shmorba/.NET/shnet) that infuriated Linus, not De Icaza's Quest For Royal Shit...
Re: much larger market, Europe
There's no such thing as european market (there are always Greeces, Icelands and Spains there)
Тебя посодють, а ты не воруй
I cannot say for Australia, but here roaming tariffs are mostly derived from roaming agreements' prices. And if French GSM operators are unwilling to go below $10 per megabyte, there's nothing our companies or government can do (except launching own satnet over France).
But when there's demand and mutual will, roaming tariffs can go as low as $0.04 per megabyte (Ukraine-Turkey, Ukraine-Russia).
Re: Smart move
You are fucked by operators. Spectrum is not your fucking problem, it's operators' problem. They must preserve 2G compatibility at all costs and if they have no space for 3G/4G/5G/whatever, they fucking must auction it from OFCOM/USgov/etc at ther fucking own expence, not yours
EDGE is in fact 2.75G (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2.5G#2.75G_.28EDGE.29) and it allows for smth. like 250kbps.
P.S. I have Motorola StarTac GSM phone and it works just fine in Ukraine (and BTW it allows for on-the-run mini-SIM card switching without powering off the phone -- something that Apple iPhone "pioneered" in 2009).
P.P.S. The StarTac doesn't do GPRS at all, (EDGE even needs not apply).
P.P.P.S. Fuck you AT&T
Re: Because it's a big corporate it gets away with a fine equivalent to their profit
You know, $75 million fine for P&W&Co is too cheap IMNSHO. I'd fine them for at least $2 billions for such a treason (by "them" I mean those who'd survive concentration camps).
Re: any laws in China which correspond to the US's strategic export restrictions?
They should voluntarily force such laws upon themselves, restricting their imports in order for USA to keep feeling safe, or else.
Re: Windows 8 my computer
Fixed dat 4 ya.
Re: Steam is basically screwed at that point
You are wrong. Steam is basically screwed at this point, here and now, but it might do well at that one, there and then.
Re: Gabe Newell, he who released Windows 1.01, 1.02 and 1.03
There's not a single mention of Gabe in the Gates: How Microsoft's Mogul Reinvented an Industry - and Made Himself the Reachest Man in America book, but there's one (and the only one) in the Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire, on page 312:
"Dedication quickly turned into fanaticism. Gabe Newell, one of the Windows testers who went on to enjoy a long and successful career at Microsoft, showed up at the office with a sleeping bag. For a solid month, he camped in his office, working around the clock and catching a few catnaps when he could no longer stay awake. He became known as "Madman" Newell from that point on."
Re: Windows - Every single thing ... you can also do from the command line.
So educate me - lsof|awk|kill, umount, fsck, lvreduce/lvextend, cryptsetup, mkfs, mount, for the start, from cmdline. And we use Windows NT 4.0 in production BTW.
Re: However, on FreeBSD
You ain't seen nothin' yet (TM). There are also SunOS(Solaris), HP-UX, Tru64(OSF/1), DIGITAL UNIX, AIX, HURD and so on, each with some shell/awk/find/etc quirk...
Re: Did you miss the Joke icon?
Did you ever try to do with just bare twm? (h3's advice to customize ~/.xsession is relevant for modern wm's too)
Re: Avoiding CLIs entirely borders on career suicide
Let's drink to that.
On the other hand, NT server is required to have a videocard. On the server. There was a market for 2U ATI Rage XL cards 15 years ago IIRC. I don't have even the Hercules MDA on my 2 Linux routers. It should be a mystery for Microsoft guys that they work at all, but they fucking do.
BTW in order to configure SAP or SAS or whatever requires GUI installer on let's say HP-UX machine you don't need the VGA/SVGA/SXGA/etc-compatible adapter to be physically installed in the box. X11 works just fine (and worked for all those years).
Did you know Windows now has a CLI back?
Windows has cmd.exe, and you can always install some kind of POSIX environment like Cygwin there and run sshd, but this won't make it fully scriptable. My job involves systems integration and glueing a lot of things with Tcl/Expect (and bash and awk and grep and sed...). Good luck doing the same with Windows.
Re: must be demonstrably better than the other groups
You to need to use the GUI to launch xterm
I hooked it on Win-Y key combo (xbindkeys).
Re: CLI !== Text Shell
job doesn't end with a shell (unless it's some kind of a Perl/Python shell with thousands of libs installed). You'll also need the whole POSIX environment (awk/grep/sed/pwd/find/etc).
@Sometimes one is better, sometimes the other.
The only time when GUI is better for sysadmin tasks than CLI is when there's no CLI option at all (e.g.: braindamaged vendor like Microsoft).
Re: The right tool for the job...
I'll be concise. Gui (mouse/wacom) only fits for deathmatching and photoshopping. If you do sysadmin tasks in GUI, you're a loser. Right tool for sysadmining is CLI, stupid
Long time ago in a galaxy far, far away there was a guy named Jef Raskin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Humane_Interface). Hint: you can always measure GUI vs. CLI performance for any given task.
Re: Average cost per employee
Includes office rent & maintenance, s/w licenses per worker etc. Avg worker's income is half the sum IMO, at £75000
Amdocs sells billing system to telcos. I'd bet they have a lot of crap over Linux systems so Microsoft claims are irrelevant to the Linux community itself.
They forked their "Android" so they can send Google to the Hell.
Luckily for the rest of the world, there are people who can spell (its vs it's JFYFI).
Re: released outside of the US?
There are mail forwarders from USA to UK, like shipito.com. What tax do you pay in UK on $200 import?
@Charlie Clark, Re: SEPA
Bank fee for IBAN transfer of 12EURos from Ukraine to SEPA is 15EUR. And they say PayPal is greedy?
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