Re: Just wait
Fedora - but it's the KDE spin of Red Hat.
59 posts • joined 29 Sep 2010
"Tesla refused to cooperate with the probe." really are they allowed to do that? US justice seems a little toothless.
Minor correction - NTSB is NOT part of the justice system.
National Transportation Safety Board .
Note - Even the title shows that they're part of an investigation group, not a prosecution group.
IIRC (it's been quite a few years since I've read Heinlein), he was describing why the "Gorilla Suits" of the Marauder class of armor was designed with simple displays and controls - instead of having to spend 6 months learning what the suit does, the suit was designed so you 'just wear it' - otherwise, when you're too busy trying to figure out the technology in the middle of battle, you lose sight of the fact you're in the middle of a battle.
When that happens while you're fighting, you're so distracted trying to figure out what each control does and what the displays mean that you don't notice the caveman coming up behind you with a rock and bash your head in.
Actually, it's not _completely_ the Kingdom of Mouse's fault.
When the updated copyright was put before congress, it was to align US copyright with European (or world) copyright.
Although, If I were a betting man, I would also wager that The House of Mouse probably left some incentives behind to encourage the homogenizing of copyright between both sides of the pond (in favor of the longer side).
Not really. In most programming languages, you can specify
1) Extract the bits as hex binary, export as hex/decimal text
2) Decode text input as hex/decimal as you prefer
With python, a text string can be checked if it's a valid number before processing, and I'm pretty sure most other programming languages have a built-in/library function that can validate text input as numeric values and convert from text to int as needed.
Or - in my case - right-click on the background and the "Leave ->" option pops up, which then changes the screen to the familiar menu that you can find from clicking on the blue 'K' (which for me, is actually a white 'f' on a blue background), followed by selecting the 'Leave ->' icon on the top menu bar, followed by the screen.
Nice thing to have more than one way to get around.
With what little printing I do at home, I would end up only using about 1/2 the ink before the ink dries and the cartridge becomes useless.
For me, the laser cartridges end up being cheaper since the toner doesn't dry up over time and little use, so I end up using the whole laser toner.
For example, the last toner cartridge I bought was at least 6 months ago, with an expected use of another 12-24 months before I need to look for another one.
Actually, last time I checked, you only needed a license if you plan on driving on _public_roads_. If you own a large plot of land, then anyone you let can drive on land without a license.
Not so much because a car is complicated (only if you're a mechanic, a driver only needs to know how to make it go in forward or reverse, which pedal makes it go, which pedal makes it stop. Helpful is also where to put gas - hopefully without lifting the hood/bonnet), but because you are now on public roads where other people expect that they are not going to be run over or find out they've driven into a crash test dummy scenario.
Or it could be that Brazil (a sovereign nation) offered BIGGER envelopes on the condition they IGNORE Amazon's. After all, one classic way to beat a bribe is with a BIGGER bribe.
Unless he's an "honest" politician. You know, "An honest politician is one that once he's bought, stays bought."
In Basic - there is no labels.
10 IF x = 5 GOTO 50
20 REM THIS IS A COMMENT AT LINE 20
30 REM THIS IS A COMMENT AT LINE 30
40 REM THIS IS A COMMENT AT LINE 40
50 PRINT "X = 5"
60 REM THIS IS A COMMENT AT LINE 60
70 REM THIS IS A COMMENT AT LINE 70
Now, if you delete comments at line 20 and 30:
10 IF x = 5 GOTO 50
20 REM THIS IS A COMMENT AT LINE 40
30 PRINT "X = 5"
40 REM THIS IS A COMMENT AT LINE 60
50 REM THIS IS A COMMENT AT LINE 70
(edited for missing rem statements)
Link mistype - The link you posted for Joel's article actually goes to a register article about Russian hackers.
The correct link should be https://www.joelonsoftware.com/2005/12/29/the-perils-of-javaschools-2/
As a current Fedora user, I can say that Fedora follows RedHat with Gnome as the default. I had to specifically look for a Fedora disk that had KDE on it - otherwise it would have been a base Fedora install followed by 'dnf update' followed by 'dnf install kde*'
<quote>I just take the relatively high price as part and parcel of a western company which actually designs and manufacturers in the west too.</quote>
Actually, Lego's were created and continue to be built in Denmark. The company is currently run by the 3rd generation of it's founding family.
When I was in the Navy and stationed at a research facility back in the days of Eudora email and Windows 3.1, I was called to a department head office and asked why her computer was so slooowww.
Upon checking her computer, she had her email set to check for new email every minute.
Needless to say, 286-class computer, Windows 3.1, and new-fangled networking with email set to check every minute, .....
Her reasoning was that if someone emailed her she needed to respond Right Now (tm).
After suggesting to her that if someone needed an answer Right Now (tm) then they would use the phone sitting next to her computer.
Upon resetting her email to check every 15 minutes her computer ran fine.
Not every body dislikes systemd because of perceived keylogging or whatever. The main reason to dislike systemd is it's an init system that has grown beyond being just an init and trying to do too much. It's not 'do one thing and do it well' - it's trying to be a swiss army knife.
Not to mention the binary logs - that's another issue entirely.
You missed the point.
Companies can use whatever they want - but if they want to interact with the government then they must use open data formats.
Just like you telling someone else if they want to talk to you they have to use english rather than their native tongue - but you're not telling them they have to use english in their home.
" ... a consistent and - yeah - stable API ... "
Hmm - last I checked, unless you're writing a kernel module, the userspace API's and ABI's are pretty stable in linux. You must have missed that last rant that Linus did when someone broke userspace API in a kernel module that was being updated.
Follow the link to the mailing list thread for the full effect.
Oracle and DB2 customers are the ones that have a complete floor of computers dedicated just for the database - not to be confused with cloud services where each computer is a separate database for someone's photo collection.
I would mention NSA and their new datacenter - but let's leave them out of this since we don't know what they're using.
Hmm. Must be nice to live in that kind of world.
The maintainer screwed up by marking something as "stable", the subsystem maintainer allowed the screwed up code to be passed up as "stable". Very public, last time I checked. And now, they want the guy that has to stitch up _all_ of the submits from how many different areas to be nice to them for something they publicly did?
Might work in a corporate environment where everything is done in private, but when every little detail (good and bad) is listed publicly for the world to see, and you want private communications. Nice.
Natural monopolies only occur when there is a _physical_ reason for the monopoly - not market reasaons. An example of a natural monopoly would be power distribution, or even better would be a mining facility. Extremely high capital costs or there's only one (or only several) place(s) to get the material.
However, being a perceived monopoly (a la Microsoft) could be a determining factor for government intervention to to monopolistic practices. In MS case, it's really a shame that politics got involved and they didn't get more intervention because of their proven monopolistic practices (as proven by the courts in MS v. Word Perfect)
As far as name recognition, you have a point. In the case of Linux, it's taken off despite the lack of name recognition for Linux itself, but Red Hat seems to have taken off in several sectors (like server space) despite not having the name recognition.
Actually, no they haven't. The litigants settled because MS had deeper pockets and could not afford the litigation. Besides, WHAT patents are MS asserting against Android? I've been looking and I have yet to see ANY patents listed from MS - only smoke and mirrors against players that can't afford 10+ years to litigate.
Not to mention - since when does the court system decide rates? and BTW - 2.25% is the opening offer - MS decided to sue rather than negotiate. Think about that next time you want to talk to MS.
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