OSX might be overpriced because of hardware, but to call it retarded goes to say that you haven't used Windows 8
With chavez we were doing pretty good, but after he died things took a U-turn in a matter of months. To make a long story short, the incompetent bureacracy that Chavez helped grow but ruled with an iron fist was free of the leash, so the economy in particular became the part most affected by inexperienced politicians.
Node is awesome, but please stop spreading the nosql myth. Even if you use something like mongodb, it cannot fully guarantee data integrity. Using something like postgresql or even mysql, not only gives you a huge usernase, industry standard tools and lots of help out there when you encounter the strange situation you will always run into when coding. Suggesting othherwise is either downright irresponsible or simply you are not doing mission critical stuff.
I don't know, surely de Raadt has a reputation, but those guys have done a great thing in general. Having that attitude is what helps getting stuff done most of the time instead of happy hand holding, we are all good friends kind of attitude. Not signing packages and not wanting to use gnupg is kind of absurd, but I have seen weirdest attitudes in the free software world, like sticking with Vi instead of quick edit and easier tools like nano, or this whole thing about gnu info vs man pages.
I have been using Debian for my servers, but I'm seriously considering switching to OpenBSD mostly because it provides a barebones installation that is mostly secured by default. That and stability is what I value the most for servers and these guys deliver big time.
And you really think that right now the need to know principle is the problem? Hell, helping create a more transparent and open society is the most important thing.
Are you seriously suggesting that Snowden is not trustworthy? I would definitely support the guy that had to run away from his country because of a massive information leak than some crude government/corporation propaganda. It truly makes me wonder why you are posting as an anonymous coward and spread FUD about the only way we could have found out about such things in the first place.
But if you need to manage an engineering office, wait until users start crying out for their AutoCAD, or even worse, propietary software created with god knows what outdated version of Visual Basic. Then the whole advantage of deploying Linux suddenly disappears. Now if you are in a software company, that's a whole different story.
I would deploy Windows 8 for the same reason I would deploy the latest Office. They both suck in my humble opinion, but the whole world seem stuck with Microsoft solutions and Windows 8 is noticeable faster than Windows 7, so there is that at least.
Classic Shell is good for personal use, but even the weird Windows 8 interface still does the job. After certain point in your life you realize that you are being a geek for worrying too much about petty stuff like how an OS looks or feel. The world would be a lot better off if everybody used Linux and OpenDocument to save their stuff, but that simply won't happen on a large scale, so just go with whatever the industry is using and be done with it. Seriously, in the end most of your users could not care less.
Yeah those lamerz at OpenBSD...
Proprietary systems from several manufacturers are based on OpenBSD, including devices from Armorlogic (Profense web application firewall), Calyptix Security, GeNUA mbH, RTMX Inc, and
Of course they might share some stuff, but the parent post is talking about things like OpenSSH among others.
And exactly how is being conservative and simple a problem with security?
Not having stuff running by default is not the only thing OpenBSD does. It has a crapload of features regarding security, starting with the very nice firewall, so please go educate yourself and then comeback. That system is perfect for production systems like web servers and proxy servers which is where I use it.
Most meaningful post so far. I don't understand why people feel so threatened by China, when in fact the vast majority of young generation of Chinese are in awe of American culture.
The WSJ? Really, a bunch of conservatives writing about the demise of a country they perceive as a threat. LOL.
I'm in China and all I can tell you is that you still haven't even seen half of what's coming. The only issue I see is the high cost to acquire real estate, but the Chinese being what they are, just tackle the issue by making it a top priority or a must in a family to buy the house first and then get married. So the main thing is that they are used to a lot of hardships Western people would not be able to endure for a week, especially the jobs where they treat you like crap and only pay 3000 yuans. But by basically eating 10 yuan noodles every day and actually saving as much as they can, the Chinese thrive. Sorry but humankind need to go through periods of crap to become better and the Chinese had their fair share and now they will just keep going up for at least two more generations from what I see. Even the 1-child policy had the unintended effect of making a large portion of the population a lot more educated since families poured all the resources in their single child instead.
So again dude, you still haven't seen the half of it. If you want to get a glimpse, go to Chengdu, the New Century Global building and you will see what I'm talking about.
Violent crime rate in Venezuela is horrendous, there is a whole culture of violence far worse than what you have in the US simply because institutions do a miserable job and are ridden with corruption and extreme bureaucracy. Sure, there is no lone gunman in Venezuela killing people because he is crazy, but who cares when you have people that will hit you or even kill you in extreme cases just to get your cellphone, car or cash you got in a bank.
On the other hand, Venezuela is doing rather well when it comes to social justice and inequality, something that sadly is way too familiar in Latin America. And the way you see this in the street is that the government is very tough on businesses, to the point where it can actually be bad for the economy, but it is really good for the workers.
The main issue is their exchange control that is creating economic chaos, with hyperinflation being a very real problem. This was entirely the current government fault for two reasons: eliminating a system Chavez left in place to ease imports (SITME) and not having the balls to get rid of the currency exchange control and prevent the shortages and the massive contraband of goods and fuels taking place in the border with Colombia.