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I've never been into kernel development - that whole area passed me by. It's a dark art as far as I'm concerned. Now if you want to talk about 3D routing algorithms and variant segmentation management instead, then I'm your boyo.
*pre-emptive celebratory nipple tassle jiggle* - Sean Ewington
I have never touched a single line of *inux code and I've always sighed at some high paid C++ requirements _ON_ Linux. I have seen the IDEs for Linux and they never got my interest. like Vi editor was something I saw during my school days . I'm sure there must be some modern day editors for C++ on Linux. But I'm not sure if I;d would ever give it a try.
Starting to think people post kid pics in their profiles because that was the last time they were cute - Jeremy.
Anyone smart enough to write an IDE for Linux already knows vi, emacs or both and recognizes the inherent power of them. It would be a come-down to use an IDE (and I am familiar with Visual Studio and Eclipse). I still fall back to vi and make when I am getting work done quickly in Linux.
First of all, I'm a Windows user and fan; I'm not a Linux troll. Having said that, the more that I've gotten to know Linux specifically and Unix in general, the more impressed I have become with it's overall architecture and style. When I first started working with Linux it was because I was forced to and it wasn't a pretty experience. However, it's slowly started to grow on me and I can honestly say that I appreciate a lot of stuff about it.
I don't do kernel programming in Windows or Linux, but I'd be interested to hear some more about the differences or pros/cons of each and what your take on all of it is.
SHELL PETROLEUM INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION NOTIFICATION have just sent me a 581KB PDF telling me that I have just won $1,500,000 in a lottery where they entered my email address as an 'alternative number CD80A'. Apparently it is a 'Shell GB Promotion', so I find it a bit sad that they forgot to translate the prize into GB£.
Mind you, the photo and graphics were pretty good, albeit a bit blurry.
The saddest thing, though, is that they are obviously giving away so much money, that they can't afford to buy a dictionary or spell checker, and can't afford a website, so they have to send email through live.com!
Seriously though,folks, a 600K spam PDF? How the hell are they managing to send those? Obviously, it obfuscates the message for spam filters, but I thought these guys sent out tens of millions of spam messages day.
I found my first Maps flaw a couple days ago. The maps wanted me to do this crazy loop around a road that would have brought me straight to my destination. As I drove down that road, the Maps app showed the road as ending about half way through my journey on it.
Apple products in general are not perfect. Apple sets high standards for themselves and people who buy Apple products come to expect high quality. Normal people accept / admit that Apple products are not perfect. Fanbois do not.
That being said...
0. M$ zealots and Penguinistas are equally moronic when it comes to Microsoft products and Linux. Normal users understand that neither is perfect.
1. No mapping solution I've ever used is 100% perfect... Google included. I've used Garmin and Tom-Tom GPS devices that couldn't find my house when I was parked in the driveway.
2. Apple being the big consumer device manufacturer puts them under the microscope & makes them the big target for the press. Not unlike Microsoft with it's big products (Windows & Office).
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. ~ George Washington
100% agreed. I was going to say that his conversation with the Apple fanboi is eerily similar to an MS fanboi that I was talking to last week about Metro. When I tried to mention some problems that I had with Metro, he just reverted back to the tired old standby of "You just don't like change." Fanboyism is the mind killer.
I assume there are no signs on roads in Australia, in other case those people ending 70 miles away are stupid. Why bother with signs, we have computer yaay, and if battery will die, they also gonna die. World is getting more funny every day
We all know that the moment you use "Hitler", "Nazis" or "Fascism" in an argument, you lose.
This is Godwin's Law.
Is there a term that can be applied to Law Making that says that any time a politician uses "Child Abuse", "Paedophiles" or "Protecting Our Children" as an excuse to draft a law relating to invasion of privacy, then that law is automatically suspect?
"Home Secretary Theresa May said the proposed surveillance law would "save lives" and help cops catch more paedophiles and terrorists."
No, that is the excuses they are using to implement a law that allows the government to read our private emails, record what websites we visit and intrude upon our private lives.
Now, I am not saying this government would use it for evil purposes, nor the next, but there is no guarantee that some future leadership would not misuse it.
[Caution Godwin's Law Abuse]
Imagine if, in 1900, Germany had the ability to register everybody's DNA, initially for 'Crime Detection', how much easier would it have been for the Nazis to single out the Jews?
The law may have been drafted for one reason, but the information would then have been used for such a terrible thing.
We should resist any government from monitoring us, and we should not give up our freedoms, and should always reject snooping laws that are created using the bromide of "Child Protection".
--------------------------------- I will never again mention that I was the poster of the One Millionth Lounge Post, nor that it was complete drivel. Dalek Dave
First, the politicians don't give a rat's ass about your kid. We'd be better off if people would get their heads around that fact. If your kid was on a street corner with a tin cup and no shoes the politician and his/her limo wouldn't even notice as they slid by - so do us all a favor and don't buy that horse sh*t. The impassioned pleas from the podium are acting, and not even good acting at that.
Second, the absolute best protection for a kid is an involved parent. Treat everyone who gets near your kid as a criminal - your number one job is to protect your kid and do so without apology. When my girls were young I didn't allow them to stay at other people's houses - I don't care if I knew the couple of work/church or whatever. If a sleep over were to occur, it happened in my home. End of story. People didn't like it - tough - it's my job to protect my kid.
This is simple stuff.
Politicians make it complicated because the only way they can sell stuff is by making things too confusing to find the errors.
1: Decide that you want to get something done. For example, let's say I want to get Dalek Dave banned from the CP forums because he has more reputation points than myself and I find it annoying. Of course, I cannot sell the idea that he should be banned for such a flimsy reason so I have to come up with some other reason.
2: As it turns out, I knew a guy in High School who was a racist. This guy's name was 'Dave'. No this guy has absolutely no relationship to Dalek Dave but that isn't required. I contact a few friends and start a rumor campaign that 'Dave' is actually a racist forum handle. Soon people are wondering how Dalek Dave could be so insensitive.
3: Eventually someone asks Dalek Dave on the forum about his racist forum handle - at this point, the ball is in Dave's court but the end is already assured by virtue of the fact that someone asked the question. Dave is going to make a big mistake - he'll try to use logic to answer the objections which will end up making him look like a heartless prick.
4: At this point I'll chime in with "Doesn't anyone on this forum care about people of race [fill in the blank]?" About 1,000 people who've run their whole lives off emotion will fall over themselves to voice support for the permanent removal of Dave from the forums. There will be candlelight vigils, crying women of Oprah, a congressional investigation, etc.
5: If voting is turned on I'll post a self-righteous bit of nonsense about how pleased I am that the people at CP take racism seriously. It would get between 10K-15K of points as the crowd of brainwashed bots re-affirm the execution of Dave by shouting AMEN to every proclaimation of their resident watch dog.
6: Dave enlists the help of John Simmons and they hunt down MehGerbil in real life and use his corpse for target practice out in a field somewhere.
7: A granite statue to erected to MehGerbil. The inscription reads: "In Memory of the brave sacrifice of this dear fellow in his fight against the evil of DAVE".
8: Later, politicians quote me in additional witch hunts, ascribing to me things I never said.
When my girls were young I didn't allow them to stay at other people's houses - I don't care if I knew the couple of work/church or whatever. If a sleep over were to occur, it happened in my home. End of story. People didn't like it - tough - it's my job to protect my kid.
How did people know you weren't a criminal...?
Also, did your girls go to school? That's a lot of time amongst potential criminals...
The United States invariably does the right thing, after having exhausted every other alternative. -Winston Churchill
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between. -Oscar Wilde
Wow, even the French showed a little more spine than that before they got their sh*t pushed in.[^] -Colin Mullikin
First, the politicians don't give a rat's ass about your kid. We'd be better
off if people would get their heads around that fact. If your kid was on a
street corner with a tin cup and no shoes the politician and his/her limo
wouldn't even notice as they slid by - so do us all a favor and don't buy that
horse sh*t. The impassioned pleas from the podium are acting, and not even good
acting at that.
However to be fair what they do care about is in what way the general public mood seems to be fluttering willy-nilly at the moment. Hardly their fault that the general public gives into fear mongering.