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.
* Replace TVs
* Nice Desktop
* New speakers
* New, cool stuff I don't know about (suggestions welcome)
I already added a DVR security system, so hopefully the new things won't get burgled! Looking for suggestions to utilize my money in order to get the best stuff. Also, no windows computers allowed in my house [because this IS slashdot, after all]
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.