Re: How many households?
Well, it better not be in my back yard!
-- Typical Taxpayer and Property Owner
1309 posts • joined 12 Jun 2020
On the flip side of the Senator's whinging about IP pilferage: Why didn't the US build a similar scale project first? What is the point of all this "government funded research" if it isn't to be put to use by humanity? And I do mean all of humanity, because this whole planet is in it together, whether we get along or not.
Very nice for them to keep the prices up there, but it just means they won't be making a dime from me until they come to their senses. Even $500-600 for a graphics card is nuts in my books, because you can buy a dedicated gaming console for that kind of money. When it comes to graphics, I have always been "mid tier", and they seem to be trying their best to abandon that market...
The heart of the problem is really the DRM that is baked into the OS-coupled browsers; I've yet to run across a Firefox build that could play videos from CTV's News in Canada, for example, despite the fact that CTV is one of the big two Canadian news networks (the other being the CBC.) If you don't have the functionality, your "openness" doesn't matter to most users.
It strikes me that the approach should be generalized for any device that can handle asynchronous IO, not just file systems... and I'm hoping they've either already done that or have plans to do so in the future.
Despite the Linux mantra, I can tell you with emphasis that the world is not comprised entirely of files and devices.
Utter nonsense here in Canada. The oil companies have the government by the short and curlies both in the oil producing provinces and in the federal government. How else do you explain over a billion dollars Canadian in tax breaks and "investment incentives" every year despite the massive profitability of the industry and the clear indication that they do not need government assistance (i.e TAXPAYER assistance) to survive.
Yet within the past 12 months, our provincial government gave them over $300 million dollars to clean up wells - wells that they were supposed to have already cleaned up on their own under the terms of the agreements signed.
O&G has this world so tightly tied up I'll be absolutely amazed if the world is still livable by the time I'd be dying naturally...
I left the US in 2001 due to health issues and because since 9/11 the place had gone absolutely nuts over the unlikely chance of another attack. Paranoia ran (and still runs) rampant, cop killings were increasing due to the tensions in society and because of the invasions of privacy, and I have absolutely NO desire to return or even travel through the US until they come to their senses and stop this gun-toting pseudo-Nazi nonsense.
I've used KDE in the past and quite liked it, but the way they handle screen drawing makes it a no-go for X2Go clients, which are necessary from time to time as "extra users" in my testing (specifically, I have an X2Go client configured for 1080p resolution for simulating client systems that displays quite nicely in a window on my much higher resolution desktop.)
My personal favorite is Mate. Simple, effective, uncluttered, and easy to customize as much as I want or need to (which isn't much. I'm not into a bingy-boingy-flashing desktop)
> Given a choice between a woman and brown chappie, neither of whom went to Eton, I hoped that they would all give up.
How sad to know that racism and sexism and still endemic in the UK. Maybe next century you'll grow up, or maybe all the old farts who think that way just have to die off before society can change for the better. :(
I'm still fond of my homeland of Canada. Australia seems moderately sane, too.
There aren't too many other parts of the world that aren't in a screaming match politically nowadays. Even here in Canada there are perpetual shouting matches and blame gaming between the two major parties, the Liberals and the Conservatives (whose policies bear no resemblance to their UK counterparts.)
There are a few European countries that seem pretty reasonable socially, but they've got the tightest of immigration requirements and restrictions because lots of people want in.
I think your government is in for a 2 year term. The UK economy is in dire enough straits that no politician is going to be able to turn things around in the 2 years before an election because the problems are global in nature. But the voting public is too brain damaged to understand the concept of things that are beyond the control of a nation or its government; they demand that the government perform a miracle and save their bacon.
So you'll have a new government in 2 years, guaranteed. This one is guaranteed to be hated because of the global issues facing everyone.
Critical component "A" REQUIRES JDK 8.
Without critical component "A", none of us have jobs and the owners get sued for failing to deliver.
Higher level JDKs are NOT an option at this time, and even the NEWER versions of that component require JDK 11 as their portability base, so they will NOT be using newer functionality.
I take the whole situation with a huge grain of salt.
China and the US are in a cold-war state sans the nuke threats. They bicker and complain about every move the other makes, loudly and with gusto. That is because it is all politics and posturing and doesn't effect the citizenry one whit except when these clowns decide to have a "trade war" that ends up costing their own citizens more than the blockaded nation loses.
Check out how much the American public paid in extra fees and profits to corporate America in exchange for Trump's futile windmill-tilting trade war against China. BILLIONS of dollars of extra profits pulled out of the citizenry and turned over to the shareholders and CEOs... again.
So once again Meta basically claims that their critics are full of it without presenting any evidence to the contrary.
Personally, I think every Meta acquisition going forward should be blocked, and the same goes for Google, Microsoft, IBM, and every other tech magnate. Purchase by any of them has become a black hole of technology loss for society between paywalled doors. Enough is enough - how much of the digital landscape are we going to allow American industries to steal from the world?
Exactly. But the prevailing mantra is "China Bad", so no one wants to admit they did well on this front. They'd rather claim they "stole" it without evidence to prove anything.
Typical nonsense out of the Americans. Flag waving rah rah and not too much good sense about the fact they aren't the only ones with tech savvy on the planet. :(
"Functions better at it?"
Not if you tried Twitter early on and found the web UI to be such a bloated and inefficient pig that your browser would freeze every 5 minutes and abandoned the "platform" as a piece of CRAP before it even was "big."
It still doesn't function efficiently. It's lousy software compared to other web platforms out there.
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