Why stop at Meta?
They're all at it...
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Have you ever...
...inadvertently changed the language on your phone? (or had a child do it for you)
indavertently? no, but we once deliberately did it to a friends phone...
it was the late 1990s, and the phone would have been a nokia 6110 or similar
Suomi was, it transpired, an inspired choice
he ended up having to call vodafone support to talk through changing it back :)
Palantir built its reputation creating bespoke solutions such as digital profiling tools for organizations like the CIA and controversial US immigration agency ICE.
Let us not forget their involvement with the NHS. I dread to think what data they have their grubby paws on :(
And don't forget to mention Dame Vera Stephanie "Steve" Shirley and Dina St Johnston, too, if you haven't already...
Margaret Hamilton too. I'm ashamed to say I was ignorant of her until quite recently. Amongst other things, she gave us the term "software engineer"...
Qt is GPL-licensed
actually Qt is a proper mish-mash of licenses: https://doc.qt.io/qt-5/licenses-used-in-qt.html
i've used Qt on and off for many years now, so this change is all a bit sad
does anyone here have any experience of CopperSpice (https://www.copperspice.com/)? been thinking about making the jump myself for a year or two now, curious to hear of anyone else's experience.
I write functionally safe software as part of my day job, and while rust has some nice features, I couldn't advocate using it fo a FS project because it's just too immatue.
Yes, yes, rust is over 10 years old, but there were 6 releases this year alone. That's not stable. The static analysis tools I've seen all seem fairly primitive compared to those for, say C. Disclaimer: not checked rust sca tools for a while, so it's possible things have improved.
But when the rust language team lead writes on that lmkl thread that "I'd be happy to have the Linux kernel feeding into Rust language development priorities", it just screams "constantly evolving, not mature - avoid!". Rust can beat the safety drum all it wants, but unless and until it is stable and mature, I can't see it gaining any acceptance in the functional safety world.
Give it another 10 years then maybe, just maybe. But they need to nail it down and get out of the habit of doing a new release every few weeks.
"Changing the name alone is pointless"
this, a thousand times this
it reminds me of the spastics society rebranding as scope, because in playgrounds up and down the country, the word "spastic" was used as an insult. intended result: stop people using the word spastic. actual result: we gained the word "scoper"
until fairly recently, all FTDI chips were basically an embedded 8051 with built-in USB peripheral
as recently as last week I was playing around with graphics LCD modules as part of my day job, and the manufacturer's reference code is in 8051 assembler
I have no problem at all believing this...