The warranty covers 10 years or 150TBW whichever comes first. This should be fine for private use (150TB written over 10 yrs = 40GBW/day) but YMMV.
I use xfce on Gentoo and have observed similar (not all) of the grandparent's problems: fullscreen is broken for some apps, the theme icons are not correct whenever a second monitor is connected when the X server starts, and so on. And yes, it used to work before.
Granted, xfce on Xubuntu is much worse.
If lawmakers of both houses were considered non-essential we wouldn't have a shut down right now.
It's all fun and games as long as you can play with someone else's income.
Note to France & Portugal: next time, try that with the American President and AirForce One on grounds of illegal CIA prisoners being on board."
At our (national) university (not in the US, but similar living cost), a tenured professor shortly before
retirement has a salary of about $80'000. Assistant professors get ~$40K. (To be fair: profs at private
universities get about twice as much). I don't know about other departments, but at least in engineering,
both tenured and assistant profs put in a lot of hours.
If you're working in the systems area (low-level stuff such as OSes, compilers, etc), it's hard to write
even two papers per year and grad student, because we actually implement our ideas, debug them,
and may not be able to publish if the results are worse than expected. And most projects are too big
for one student, so a whole team is working on it.
In computer science, we compete with everyone who has has interet access and a computer. The guys
at, for example, Tsinghua University in Beijing work extremely hard and are at least as talented as your average
grad student in the US or Europe. If we publish something new, a framework, a new scheduling algorithm,
etc., for that first paper we do have some slack. Once it's out, anyone is free to improve the ideas there
and publish a follow-up paper. From that moment on, even though we have a good head start, it's either
publish fast or work on something entirely new. Unfortunately, not everybody has a new cool idea every day.
Note that providing copyrighted material is illegal, only possession (and downloading) is legal.
Of course, the USo*AA didn't like this and have put Switzerland on the 2012 International Piracy Watch List (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/09/congressional-report-adds-italy-switzerland-to-piracy-watchlist/). Switzerland took the spot of Canada after they changed their laws to the liking of our *AA overlords.
I totally agree - and it's not just the US.
I might also add that the technology helped quite a bit in dumbing us down in the sense that it enables us to know what's going on anywhere on the planet almost immediatly. Most (online) newspapers scramble to get those stories out as fast as possible which then leads to the situation where all news outlets present the exact same story by Reuters. I remember when newspapers still did their own stories. Now I even get live feeds from, say, the Apple-Samsung trial: "13:30 the judge entered the courtroom." aso.
And as you mentioned above, it's the dumbass stories that generate a lot of clicks. Some vampire celebrity cheats on her boyfriend with her director, gets kicked out, is depressed, will they get together,
Same goes for TV. Everything TV has to offer these days is braindamaged 'who's got talent', 'whatever factor' and 'survivor camp' "reality shows" and a million variants of CSI.
I research/teach at a university. We have trouble getting motivated students these days, very few kids are interested in science - they might have to sit down and actually use their brains. And it will get worse - a survey among middle school kids on what they would like to do later found that they want to become a celebrity, a lawyer, or a plastical surgon.
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one of my favorites, too. small correction for those who actually try it out: it should be controlmaster auto, not auth.
This creates a master socket on my client. When I first connect, I need to use my passphrase. But when I exit, the SSH tunnel stays up. Futher connections via SSH and sftp and scp use this connection, multiplexed. So no more asking from my passphrase. When I'm finished for the day, I close down the connection with
ssh -O exit host
Men: Face. And crotch.
According to the article Eyetracking Points the Way to Effective News Article Design in Online Journalism Review:
[G]ender makes a distinct difference on what parts of the photo are stared at the longest. Take a look at the hotspot [here].
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