No it doesn't. You utterly fail to understand what the octane rating means. The engine in your saturn would in no way benefit from the higher octane rating. It could in fact run without noticing a problem with a significantly lower octane rating. Octane ratings matter in high compression engines or turbo/supercharged engines, not in econobox.
I think that would be an example of security like a sieve actually. Its an exploit, but it was there by design.
It also means that at least 1/3rd of the population is some kind of royalty, possibly 2/3rds or all of them!
A better example would be the 9/11 attacks on NYC that took out large swaths of Internet and cellular service
The Internet was designed to work in unreliable conditions, which coincidently is how it turns out working.
The POTS was regulated into having a certain level of reliability. It is considered by the US government as critical infrastructure, and has legally required SLAs attached to it. This is why a REAL T1 (not some other circuit with 1.5Mbs of data), carrying 24 DS0 channels still costs $1500/month, but you can get 10Mbs for a couple hundred. The T1 can carry voice, so its regulated as such, and thats why you'll have the AT&T guy at 1am in your data center trying to resolve issue with the circuit without sen asking them to. The phone company sees that it works or they get the shit fined out of them.
This happened because it turned out that once everyone got phones, we realized how awesome they were in emergency situations and how many resources could be saved thanks to being able to communicate with anyone in the country quickly and reliably.
I'm fine with dumping POTS, but I want the Internet to have that same sort of regulation behind it to ensure that it works far far better than it does now.
We also need to switch to PoE if we're going to dump POTS and supply power from the CO so at least ONE device in the home can stay powered on from offsite power if the mains fail.
This. Did we learn nothing from IE6 and the ActiveX legacy?
Apparently you did not. You still seem to think ActiveX is magically evil when you couldn't be any further from the truth. ActiveX is nothing more than a plugin system. A plugin system that has provisions built in from the start to prevent all the security issues that came with IE
But the real flaw in the system was IE, which was initially configured to install ActiveX components from anyone without prompting.
ActiveX is the exact same thing as Mozilla/Firefox extensions made with DLLs, you know, the good ones
and then you can reuse the folder locating code across multiple applications.
And thats what the registry does. You just talk to it, and the system stores the data where it wants, even going so far as to sync it between multiple machines automatically.
I don't see what's so hard about deciding whether a particular preference goes in your application's SQLite file for local preferences or its SQLite file for roaming preferences.
So you want to use a 3rd party database not intended for storing configuration information instead of the OS provided database designed to store configuration information with a far simpler API to use than a bunch of SQL queries? Thats pretty dumb.
You seem to want to reinvent the wheel because you're too ignorant to use the existing solution, or just too much of a fanboy to see the forest for the trees.
1. No it doesn't. It says that users of binaries with gpl code in them have a right to the source upon request. The vendor has the right to ask a small distribution fee for this.
Effectively making it impossible to actually sell GPL'd software.
Sure, technically you can, but no one is going to buy it cause some other dude will buy one copy and then distribute it to everyone else.
You do yourself no favors and win over no hearts by trying to play that card. Everyone knows its bullshit, no matter how loud RMS screams.
2. Well, yes, it is viral. So are many closed source licenses.
I've never in my life ran into a license that required me to license my software under the same license. I've never heard of anything like that, unless you mean that it doesn't let me give out their code with mine since it isn't open source? No, I doubt that, you're just making up stupid shit.
3. No, it doesn't. You can GPL software and charge money for access.. What you can't do is limit what the user does with it afterwards other than demand he respect the GPL (thus you get access to your user's changes).
And again, from a practical perspective, theres no way you can charge shit. Someone else will pay once and redistribute your crap for less or free. Just because you repeat it doesn't make it true
The rest of your statement is based on your broken presuppositions.
As opposed to yours, which is entirely based on broken presuppositions.
An innovation is something new. Something revolutionary that changes everything.
The transistor was an innovation. Rounded corners and ultra-thin device form factors are not.
The problem is that you're stuck on the rounded corners and just being to ignorant to see the innovation. Your personal bias abounds.
It wasn't that any one thing was 'new' it was that they made something that wasn't a piece of shit. They made it work. They made it work WELL. And then they made AT&T give unlimited data for $40/month rather than $30 per kilobyte they were doing previously. And then they took control of all the crapware on phones out of the phone companies hands
Basically Apple came alone and fixed all the shitty parts of using a smart phone, and then all of the sudden the rest of the world looked like douche bags. The previous industry dominator is going out of business in 6 years because of their simple changes. Everyone else had to copy them, its 6 years later, and Android still suffers from stupid shit that plagued phones before the iPhone.
They did like the BASF tagline. We don't make the things you use, we make the things you use BETTER.
Says the guy who knows absolutely not a god damn thing about software development.
You can't find a project on the planet where replacing the commercial software with OSS from scratch is cheaper. You might think you've replaced the product, but thats just pure ignorance due to your lack of understanding of what experience and age does to a development team.
And the government doing it? Hahahaha you're a fucking moron.
$50 million could have paid for a whole lot of private sector open source software development.
Unlikely that it would have bought an equally useful product.
$50 million isn't that many employees really, well less than 500. Those 500 people are not going to create software of the same level of quality (assuming the commercial software isn't complete shit) with the same level of experience thrown in as the company who's been doing it for years.
There is FAR more to writing software than just lines of code, but unfortunately only a few projects in the OSS world actually understand that, and pretty much all of you OSS fanboys totally fail to understand it.
If there was an existing OSS project that filled the roles, didn't suck, and had been around for the past 10 years with MAJOR deployments
The governments job is not to promote open source, its to use my money efficiently. Wasting it starting a brand new OSS project that would almost certainly suck since its a brand new product with no experience would be exactly the opposite of what I want them to do.
Use OSS when it makes sense, don't try to shoe horn it into everything because you have this retarded hippie idea that its the solution to all the worlds problems.
That wouldn't be funny if you understood how the America government works. Sadely, you have this retarded idea that the president effects the things in that article when in fact the president has no control over those things.
This sort of ignorance is why American presidents suck ass, the voting public are fucking morons too damn lazy to know that CONGRESS MAKES THE FUCKING DECISIONS.
No where is perfect but Canada's medical system is far from the worst if I understand anything about it.
Why are you talking about a medical system that isn't your own?
Its awesome how people who don't use some countries medical system brag about how awesome it is
You don't know shit about Canadas medical system, stop commenting on it.
Ignorant hippies who are looking for a 'cause' to fight and stick it to 'the man'. Thats the difference.
If all guns ceased to exist right this instant, they would just pick something new to rant and rave about like lunatics. Probably pencils or safety scissors or something.
Shear ignorance of facts is the keystone to slashdot posts as well, but you never let that stop you, do you?
Its amusing how you ignorant fucks act like no other country is patriotic. You're so caught up in trying to tell how evil the man is you miss the fact that everyone is the exact same, America just happens to be on the top of the food chain at the moment.
If Somalia was the top dog in the world right now, you'd be saying it about them, even though nothing else had changed.
Your lack of insight and introspection is outstanding. Fortunately, you're on slashdot, introspection isn't in the dictionary or language used by slashdotters.
The latest "Arduino" is $90 http://blog.wickeddevice.com/?p=494 and still running a 8-bit CPU.
The latest Arduino board, the Due can be found here: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardDue
And its ARM based, a 32 bit CPU.
There is also the older Yun: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardYun
Which has a Atheros AR9331 daughter board as well as an 8bit CPU. It runs Linux out of the box.
The board you linked to is a clone, not an actual arduino, and there are hundreds of different clones that run all sorts of CPUs right down the the Intel Galileo which is an Atom board (x86)