If you have to go to Slashdot to use Google for you, you'll never be capable of mastering the toolchain, much less learn the arcane bullshit necessary to run native ARM code on a Palm device.
Not one person here that I know is offended by the name the redskins
The general counsel for the Onondaga Nation is rather offended by it:
Your "spiritual leader" is no fan of it either:
So I'm going to go out on a limb and say you're full of shit. What's up with your spelling of "onodaga" anyway?
Nobody has a right to be un-offended.
And no one has a right to trademark a racial slur. No one is stopping them from continuing to use the name, and now they can't stop anyone else from using it also.
So why are you so mad about it? Freedom has increased, yet you're the one offended.
If I get into the interview I almost always get the job.
Almost always? Nothing funnier than an Internet braggart who must equivocate.
What's it like knowing that the only thing people will remember you for is that you're a dick?
Do you want to remembered differently than your words and deeds in that documentary portrayed you, or, as in the words of Jack Sparrow, is it simply enough that "you have heard of me?"
You sound like one of those boring people who think they aren't.
I mean, duh. And someone who already knows computers who is learning how to program is invariably going to be more competent than those morons taking "Learn X in Y weeks" courses with dollar signs in their eyes.
There must always be a master, an apprentice, and the apprentice's secret apprentice.
To piss off the whiny Michael Crichtons still left in the world.
They do the same thing to creationist research! These so-called "scientists" just don't like having their dogma challenged! It's a conspiracy!
Well, given that CS degrees lately consist of having students reimplement all the sorting methods learned since the 1970s, I can certainly understand why CS degrees are less desirable.
Sorting algorithms are year one stuff until you get into analyzing their efficiency. Any school that thinks that is the pinnacle of CS is a diploma mill, and so will of course produce mediocre programmers. Only people outside the field are fooled by those degrees.
I know many college kids who took up CS classes, who thought they were going to learn to code, learn awesome things, and it turned out to have much less to do with computers, and much more to do with general math/logic.
Oh. You're whining because basic theory is just too hard.
Imagine what Slashdot in 1999 would have made of the headline "US Military Drones Migrating To Linux".
"it's not worth losing your life over
They should be telling that to the thieves.
This sounds suspiciously like the recommendation that the only thing holding the Macintosh back was its inability to run Apple II programs.
No, it's like the only thing holding back the Apple II is the inability to run Macintosh programs. The thing that does more still does more.
Tablets are great for leisure, but horrible for work. Touch screens are better for some activities, but are ridiculous for typing, and don't give the fine control of a mouse.
These moronic pundits need to stop pretending that every new thing is going to replace every old thing. Sometimes the new thing is really the old thing, and sometimes they just keep existing, side by side.