100% Agree with this you want me to pay for it then no ads!! This is the only reason I refuse to subscribe to Hulu-plus no way in hell I'm paying them just so I can watch ads. And this is the reason NetFlix and Amazon Prime have my money No ADS!! As long as HBO goes Ad free then I may subscribe to them as well then I'm done that should be all I need or want.
While I generally agree with you I have to admit that I live in North Pflugerville (between Austin and Round Rock) about 2 miles from Dell in a new neiborhood. I have had Fiber to my house since I moved in 7 years ago. While there is no telling when if ever Google will come to my area as soon as they anounced they were coming to Austin AT&T finally got off there butt and turned on all the fiber they already had installed all over the area. True if you are in an older neiborhood it will be awhile before you get fiber but if you happen to live in a newer neiborhood (less than 7-8 years old) there is a good chance you already have fiber to the home and that means 1Gig from AT&T. So far the service has been fantastic! Yea it's AT&T and I would prefer Google but hey they are matching Googles price and speed so no complaints at this point.
I'm one of the lucky few in that I don't suffer from Allergies spring and fall here in Austin from some kind of Allergies. I mean it is so bad we even have a name for one of them "Ceder Feaver" and if you suffer from it man let me say you don't want to be here!
No even better do like Google and become the ISP Screw AT&T and all the rest of the ISPs and just do it yourself. Lets remember some of these content providers do have Very Deep pockets and the Technical know how to build it themselfs. And as Google is finding out you can make money at it. True maybe not as much as the other buisness but still enough that it pays for itself which is all they care about.
This is the real threat that AT&T and the others have to worry about at night. And as they continue to go down this path of squezzing the content providers the content providers start to look at the costs and really start to wonder why can't we just replace them and do it ourself.
Google Fiber is the opening shoot in this war don't be surprised if they don't have another and maybe bigger gun to aim at the AT&T and Verizons of the world. Just think what would happen if Google got in the bidding war for TMobile they can certinally afford to buy them and it would really shake up the wireless landscape.
... he just doesn't want sign off the ability to boot Linux on UEFI+Secure Boot to some big company.
But I'll be you he would love to have control of it himself. He's done a lot of good for computing in general, but his ego and attitudes often eclipses his accomplishments.
No he does not want control of this or any thing on the users machine. That is his whole point. He wants the user to be in control not some 3rd party.
Just have Calibre import the website then put the resulting E-Pub on your device of choice. It's a great way to read news, blogs and other stuff on the go.
Well you know the typical problem. How can you compete with Hibernate(free) especially when you are charging 3k per dev/tester to essentially do the same thing Hibernate does for you.
Graphics means using a well supported library, so Perl/Tk is the better choice than Java/Swing.
Um...I do not think "well supported library" means what you think it means. Tk is old and crufty. Swing isn't much better, but if you're doing graphics you're almost certainly doing it with SDL or some other accelerated system, and you wouldn't use Swing for that either.
Tk is not as old and crufty as you think. It has been updated allot recently
Java/Swing actually has a very fast fully accelerated OpenGL drawing pipeline that is even supported on Linux. And yes many graphics heavy applications are buildt using Java/Swing The problem with swing is that it takes some heavy study time to learn how to do it correctly and not make your interface suck. But done correctly Java can keep up with most things out there. It's the done correctly part that is hard.
The solution of this problem is trivial and is left as an exercise for the reader.