I like it.
Rendering a teenager unable to access Facebook will produce an *outstandingly* well-socialized adult.
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Rendering a teenager unable to access Facebook will produce an *outstandingly* well-socialized adult.
Actually, in the 21st Century world of rapid releases and agile development, the whole idea of having major/minor release numbering is broken.
Just axe the decimal point completely. Make it version 4009 and version 4010 and just start sequencing up by integers. Software releases are not like movie debuts anymore.
These are the dying gasps of a dinosaur. By consolidating into a few main offices they will be able to fire everyone next year and replace productive workers with cheap H1B's ... but it won't help.
It's all about the forced bundling. The networks force the cable companies to take bundles of channels (which is why they all include ESPN at $8/month) and the cable companies force consumers to pay for a set top box on every television. None of the entrenched players want it to change, and ALL of the consumers want it to change.
Didn't they used to be a web site or something? Why does the phone company want that?
Sounds suspiciously like Barack Osama's famous "you didn't build that" speech. Pfooey.
We remain optimistic that Solaris and AIX will merge next.
There is no difference between Alibaba and Amazon. Both are run by ultra left wing lunatics who hate Western civilization.
That pepper really doesn't look like Donald Trump at all, unless one has a very twisted idea of what Donald Trump looks like. I'm thinking that maybe y'all should just chill.
Nearly every device built today has H.264 hardware decoding
So ... the smart money would be on delivering the remote desktop as an H.264 stream.
Happy to see that there is an upcoming release of the Linux kernel, which is an important part of the Linux operating system.
Don't whitelist sites ... whitelist the ad providers who deal in static, non-blinky, non-obnoxious ads. This encourages site publishers to use those ad providers.
All this hullabaloo about e-cigs should make the obvious clear: governments are looking for an excuse to regulate e-cigs because they want to tax them like tobacco. That's the beginning and end of it.
The truth is, most of the people reading and commenting aren't all that interested in neural networks, but we'd love to spend some time waxing nostalgic about the days of 8-bit computers.
Pope Francis and Mark Zuckerberg -- two non-Christians conspiring to make the globalist cabal even more powerful.
Instead of trying to reduce the cost of freight, how about everyone starts producing more goods domestically so we don't need as many cargo ships. I don't like the direction we're going.
I installed this one because it's got the "Windows Subsystem for Linux" that lets you run most of Ubuntu Linux inside a window (and by the way, if you run it inside MobaXterm instead of Microsoft's crappy terminal window, you get a usable terminal and the ability to run X11 programs). As much as I'd rather be on a native Linux OS, this beats having to run virtual machines to get both environments up and running on the same screen.
Of course, with the Linux userland running on Windows pretending to be a Linux kernel, I'm sure Richard Stallman will have an autistic tantrum until we start calling it "GNU/Windows."
As for the installer breaking my computer ... I had to disconnect my external monitor and most USB peripherals before the installer would stop locking up.
Nautilus needed to be stripped and rebuilt anyway. It had too much "framework." Does anyone even remember how Nautilus came into existence? It was written by a startup called Eazel which came into existence during the dot com boom, and they had this "wonderful" plan that they were going to sell add-on services on top of Nautilus. When the dot coms all went bust, Eazel faded into the night and we were left with the hulking colossus of Nautilus. And all we really wanted was a file manager. It's ok to strip it down and focus on the core functionality that a file manager needs to have.
TPP is universally bad; it totally eviscerates the US economy except for a few billionaires like the folks who own Google. There's only one fix: vote for Donald Trump, outspoken opponent of the TPP and globalism in general.
Wouldn't a good set of trademarks serve this function better than trying to let international borders figure into it?
Anyway ... thousands of miles away here in the US, my oven quite often churns out a Cornish Pasty or two, and I've never even thought to check with some foreign registry.
Didn't they used to be a web site or something?
Very simple; I learned this 25 years ago.
An "internet" is multiple networks linked together by routers.
The "Internet" is the global public network.
If someone uses the same password to unlock TeamViewer as they're using on public web sites like Reddit ... frankly, they deserve to have their computer broken into. This isn't TeamViewer's fault.
Here in the US, the big companies that use H1B workers aren't looking to fill positions that they can't fill with domestic talent. They're using it to get indentured servants who will work for a fraction of the cost.
Trump is looking to put a stop to that, and good for him. American jobs need to be filled by American citizens. Unless the unemployment rate is ZERO, the H1B cap should be ZERO.
Someone read too many Dick Tracy comics and thought a "2-way wrist computer" was a good idea. Evidently they didn't see the billions of people *not* having any trouble pulling their smartphones out of their pockets to check the time, read notifications or whatever.
The only people I see wearing smart-watches are the ones who buy every new gadget -- and even they don't keep wearing them for very long.
No one wants a Windows Phone. No one has ever wanted a Windows Phone. Microsoft, please discontinue this product and give yourselves a renewed focus on making the deskop function like a desktop, not like an overgrown phone.
Floggers of some new technology predict that the mainstream will pivot towards their new technology.
Imagine if the zillions of ad-supported sites actually had to deliver content worth paying for. Oh my!
Nobody wants another mobile operating system. If *Microsoft* couldn't pull it off, how are a bunch of KGB agents going to do it?
Speaking for the entire open source community, Miguel, we hate your guts.
It is generally accepted that Miguel de Icaza has *always* been on Microsoft's payroll; it simply isn't a secret anymore. He single handedly destroyed the open source community's first and best hope of a unified desktop environment by creating the KDE/GNOME schism. Then he balkanized the managed code scene with open source implementations of Microsoft .NET
Microsoft has never been Miguel's enemy. Microsoft has *always* been his employer and his master.
Yes, its not short of employees but it does seem sort of the SW bodies who make a difference and get things done + shipped.
That's because they're hiring H1B's instead of actual software engineers.
Yahoo? Didn't they used to be a web site or something?
Richard Stallman? Isn't he that guy who used to be a great hacker who wrote GCC and a bunch of other important tools, before his brain broke and he degraded into a babbling buffoon who wanders the planet bantering about some weird definition of freedom?
As if anyone is really using the bastard-stepchild-of-IE known as Edge. This change affects almost no one ... unless Mozilla and Google had been using Flash on their browser download pages, no one will ever know.
Should be obvious. Wired networks are always superior, and for any equipment that does not move around, wired will always be the way to go. A cable to every desk -- and those laptops have docking stations, so even for laptops you go wired.
Any self-respecting IT pro will put wired ethernet in his home, for that matter.
What happens if you run Oracle in a hyperscale cloud? Does Oracle charge you for every core Amazon or Microsoft or Google has in the entire world?
It's not called "malware" anymore ... the politically correct term is "migrant software"
Errr... isn't there a build of W10 for the Raspberry PI?
Yes, but no one is taking it seriously. A few punters run it once just to see if it really boots, then discover it's completely useless. All serious Pi users are running Linux, the way Raspberry Pi was intended.
Miguel de Icaza and Nat Friedman have *always* been on Microsoft's payroll. Evidently the new management has decided that those two enemies of open source don't have to be secret moles anymore.
It's only one of so many ways that YouTube is Broken, and Google is the one responsible for breaking it. The worry is that they'll eventually replace G+ with something even more intrusive and broken.
What they should have done ... just add social networking to YouTube, where everyone was already signed up and they would have just gone there without knowing they were being weaned off of faecesbook.
Great, people at Cisco with designer hair colours. I just wish they'd resume their practice of building network kit painted in standard Cisco blue. The beige and other colours of some of the new products are ugly and non-Cisco-looking.
ARM chips won't run Microsoft Exchange -- and that's a feature, not a problem.
If you want to know what Microsoft is doing next year, just take a look at what Google and Apple are doing this year. Microsoft does not innovate. It copies.
You can bet that if some stupid judge declares that API's are copyrightable, SCO will jump back out of its grave and start suing everyone who uses POSIX.
Windows 10 is not an operating system. Windows 10 is a delivery vehicle for Bing, Azure, and other Microsoft "services" which they will force you to use, and once in a while "helpfully" change your preferences when you try to use something else.
This is Nokia's chance to have phones that do not run the universally-rejected, universally-failed, universally-hated Windows Phone. The world has decided what mobile operating system it likes best, and it's called Android.
Hopefully this will be the first of MANY applications to lose the UI design idea that assumes "all the world's a tablet." Computers with an upright screen, keyboards, and mice, just don't fare well with "touch optimized" user interfaces. We don't like ribbons and obtuse full-screen UI that only looks good on a tablet or phone.
It seems that Microsoft, of all people, forgot that their operating system is called "Windows" for a reason -- it's supposed to display windows. I would like to see all of their software return to UI that is optimized to display in a window. Imagine that.
Seriously people, it's 2015; if you need a plugin for your web application to work, you have failed.
fscked by SHA-1 collision? Not so fast, says Linus Torvalds