Hacking. A HELL of a lot more fun than shopping. Especially on Black Friday.
I consider the time from Thanksgiving to Christmas to be pure hell, and stay home as much as possible. The traffic and people out there are complete and total assholes.
Linux kernel overlord Linus Torvalds wants to avoid an eighth release candidate for the new version of Linux, to avoid delays to the next version. The kernel community is currently hard at work on version 4.14, which got its seventh release candidate on Sunday. That release was only around for six days, after Torvalds …
Also inconvenient is that Thanksgiving will see much of the USA down tools for several days, as it falls on Thursday this year.
It is always on a Thursday and is followed by Mad Black Friday where those without hangovers go bonkers with what little money they don't have.
Can we just shove them all over a cliff like the lemmings?
Actually, in the US Thanksgiving falls on Thursday every year, specifically the fourth Thursday of November. It is a reliable four-day weekend for many people but not everybody. Since Simon works in Vulture South and probably is unfamiliar with American holidays, I will give him a pass on this.
I don't know, many of us Brits are have been asked by our US brethren if we celebrate Thanksgiving. Of course the the answer is always;
"Yes, but we hear you changed it in your history books to make out it was due to you overthrowing British rule, conveniently forgetting about the previous declaration two years prior in the Houses of Parliament, that that we no longer wanted the burden of looking after the Northern American territories and that we should remove our obligations at the earliest opportunity. It was simply awaiting approval from the King."
Perhaps I misunderstand, but isn't it a question of how many bugs are left in release candidate 7? If none to speak of, then an rc8 won't be needed - but if bugs are there then they ought to be found and fixed, and not included in a final release. So it's your duty to spoil Linus's Thanksgiving if you can by finding those bugs.
Good to know that some of my countrymen have already been in to make note that .... well ... it'll be almost a year before thanksgiving comes about in this neck of the woods.
For the lot below the border, I turn off the US on the Wednesday, for about a week, just to avoid the shopocalysms. Horribly, they've been trying to set that disease on us up here over the last bunch of years. I think our only revenge for that export was to send you Bieber.
If only every other company on the planet did this, rather than release on trade show, or other deadlines....
Sick to death of buying broken products that get patched later (if ever) and I have no legal recourse to take it back...
The name and shame list is endless... Top of mine would be Panasonic AllPlay devices, which are even today an unreliable mess
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