On my personal machines, nothing has ever broken - they've all been Macs. My work Windows machines tend to eat hard drives, I've also had one motherboard failure, and one dead laptop power supply. And these weren't no-name cheapo machines, they were HPs, Lenovos, and so on.
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I don't know whether to moderate you as Flamebait or Insightful, so I'll just leave this here.
What rgbscan said, especially the integration across IOS and MacOS. Plus performance is as good as or better than FF on MacOS, and its UI is more comfortable for me (FF keeps changing everything around and it's just a pain to find things sometimes).
Firefox is still my favorite Windows browser. IE still sucks, and Chrome chews up so much memory that it is useless after a few hours. On Mac, I prefer Safari, although I keep Firefox around for those rare sites that don't support Safari.
So I think they're still doing a good job on the desktop/laptop browser market. I just hope that their struggles in the mobile market don't impact the desktop.
I have a 4th generation iPad, and I recently bought my first smart phone, an iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone is a great device, I'm really glad to have it. But it's not as usable as the iPad. Mobile versions of web sites are usually less useful than desktop versions, and if I request the desktop version of a site on the iPhone, it's usually too small to read without a lot of panning and zooming. Reading things like books and magazines on the iPhone is also problematic.
The iPhone's only advantages over the iPad are (1) more portable, and (2) it's a phone. If I'm at home, I reach for the iPad for looking things up or sending emails. If I'm out, the iPhone is perfectly adequate, but not as pleasant for some tasks - but it's always with me. It's good to have both.
Sexually Transmitted Libraries.
Actually, Standard Template Libraries. Your homework is to google it if you need more detail.
My current plan is 25/25. Looking at the press release, I don't see any upgrade for that plan.
Nice troll. Ukraine isn't a US ally, and Iraq refused to sign an agreement with the US to keep US forces in country unless we allowed our troops to be subject to Iraqi law (fat chance of that!)..
Like the subject says.
I lied, I'm not speechless, but if you think you're too old at 30 you need an attitude adjustment. Or to hang out with some olds who aren't as limited in their vision as you are.
If you know C++, you have the fundamentals and then some. Picking up Java, C#, etc. will be something you can do in your spare time over a couple of weeks. I know, because I was hired as a Java programmer on the strength of my C++ experience, in spite of having written only one tiny Java class. I read an ebook and was productive immediately. Granted, it took a lot longer to learn all the rest of the ecosystem, like HTTP and all the godzillions of available libraries, but it wasn't hard.
Silver Spring, here. Shovel now, like you suggest, and you'll have ice directly on the sidewalk and the car. Have fun with that! I'm waiting until it's over so the ice is on top of the snow where it's easy to remove.
Our current congress (at least the House) would probably vote to allow teaching creationism, so Congress should NOT get hands-on with standards.
Learn object oriented programming, using Java or C++. That will give you a strong basis for almost anything else you want to do (I used to be a C++ programmer, and was hired as a Java programmer in spite of having no Java experience, on the strength of the C++).
if you want to do web stuff, learn a little HTML and CSS - you don't need to become an expert because most companies have people who specialize in HTML and CSS. You just need the basics so you can understand and modify pages. Also get familiar with HTTP.
Most professional-grade sites are built on CMS's. Drupal is quite popular. Learn that with PHP and you should have a leg up.
Be prepared to keep learning new technologies constantly. Things are changing quickly, and even if you establish yourself as a PHP or Java programmer, new libraries are always popping up that you'll need to learn.
I just replaced a 5+ year old Apple Mighty Mouse - the first Apple mouse I've ever worn out (bluetooth was getting flakey). On the other hand, the mice that I get with my work PC laptops have generally lasted months, not years. Dell mice are utter crap.