Yes, another former (al)pine user here. Header caching alone makes it worth it.
How do you write down names of people or places? Many open source contributors have names which cannot be rendered in ASCII, and many open source confrences are held in locations which can't be, either. And please, don't say "just make it into ASCII, everyone knows what you mean". It's disrespectful to people if you won't even bother to try spell and say their name right. (It's fine if you get it wrong, but you should at least try.)
Grad school can be a good option, but it's stupidly expensive.
Not in the hard sciences... they pay you (admittedly only $20k/year or so, and you don't have to pay tuition) to work for them. It's not as much as you'd make in industry, but it's black instead of red.
But don't waste your time getting another bachelor's degree - go straight to graduate school. My alma mater (UW-Madison, consistently ranked in the top 15 CS grad schools) had lots of people without CS/CE/EE undergrad degrees, and I suspect other good departments are the same. As long as you can code and show you have academic potential (e.g. a peer reviewed paper, even if it's in an unrelated field), you'll be fine.
Another bachelors degree will mostly be a waste of time, given that you already know the stuff. All you'll be doing is checking a box which you arguably don't need checked anyway. The people in your classes will be unmotivated to work harder than to get whatever grade they want, and in some cases clueless. Contrast this with graduate school, where I learned more from my peers than the courses themselves (as a bonus, these people are actually weird and interesting and have extremely diverse backgrounds).
Sure, except that (especially in C++ code with templates) VS uses FAR less memory than the GNU toolchain when compiling the same code. This isn't a VS problem, it's a Firefox problem.
Wow, this is great, thanks!
In bash, C-x C-e is shorthand for "invoke $EDITOR on the current command line and run the result when $EDITOR exits". If you export EDITOR=vim you can get vim instead of emacs, and all is happy.
:noremap q <nop>
> No-way-no-how can I just far up dd on the raw device underneath a bunch of partitions, can I?
Yep, you sure can.
Clementine has had both of those features you mention for at least 6 months, if not a year. Give it another try, it's feature complete now and I really love it.
No, Israel started the 6 day war by bombing Egypt's airbases until they had no planes that could fly (the "threat of attack" by Egypt is just an excuse, anyone know knows the power of the two countries knows that Israel would have destroyed Egypt in an all-out war). The USS Liberty incident is yet another example of Israel abusing its power (hence the use of the connective phrase "also"). Thanks for calling me a racist, though; you troll well.
I'm an atheist, and a devout one at that.
> Honestly, one cannot be a satanist unless one is a christian, because Christianity makes it's hallmark the separates the continuity of good and evil into a polarity that is then split into autonomous creations.
Patently false; you should read up on Satanism, it's actually fairly interesting. There are a bunch of different ``sects'', one of which is comprised of people who are entirely atheists: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaVeyan_Satanism
I think most satanists call themselves satanists because they enjoy trolling (I enjoy trolling too, so it's not a criticism). If you meet a satanist, it is unlikely she actually believes in the Judeo-Christian idea of satan.
FYI, Israel started the 6 day war. Also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Liberty_incident
> In all those cases you are potentially blocking incoming calls
False. It's pretty clear you've never used a Verizon 3G phone... I get calls while using the 'net all the time on my Droid.
Back to the original use case: I too, have never had a need to be on a voice call and surf the web at the same time. I could see where it would be useful, but I'll bet for the majority of folks it wouldn't add a whole lot of value.