I miss the good old days of the SGI Iris Desktop and 4DWM. There is a clone of sorts around for Linux and it looks quite nice, but it just lacks the magic touch of SGI.
"Beware he who would deny you access to information, for in his dreams he reckons himself your master"
From a fabulous game I used to play
In what way is it impossible for people to use GPL licensed software to develop commercial applications? Loads of companies do it and not every single one of them shares the source code of their product or products with their customers.
I tend to take a stance in the middle ground here. The GPL license and the BSD license serve different purposes, just like the rest of the plethora of licenses in existence do. It is up to the developers to decide which of those licenses suits them and their philosophy best.
I used to be a nearly religious advocate of the GPL v2.x licenses and their derivatives. In fact, in many ways I still am. The problem with the current incarnation, GPL v3, however, is that it contains more restrictions than freedoms. And while I am no fan of DRM of binary blobs in software, preventing them from being included in Free and Open Source software harms the cause of Free and Open Source Software more than it does it any good, to name an example. Add to that the fact that the legalese in general of the GPL v3 does not invite a sense of freedom (at least to me it doesn't) it could be argued that it actually foregoes its original goals, in favour of the licensing equivalent of hard marxism.
In other words, the GPL v3 doesn't suit me, so I tend to avoid it in my hobby projects. Fortunately for me (and the rest of the world) they're exactly that: hobby projects.
There is a reason the Linux kernel is licensed under GPL v2.1, not whatever GPL version is the latest.
It must not be my day today, because I made a mistake:
In C it would have to be:
a &= 15;
a += (a >= 10 ? 48 : 55);
I skipped the 'non-assembler' part, my apologies.
I still think it's a cool piece of code though and it's probably been run the most, especially in certain operating systems associated with the color blue
a += (a >= 10 ? 7 : 55);
In the late '70s and early '80s:
add a, $90
adc a, $40
add al, $90
adc al, $40
Capital punishment is barbaric and should be abolished by every country in the world. No nation can truly call itself civilized unless it has abolished the death penalty.
Although probably correct on a marketing and perceptual level, technically speaking the game is in fact going to be published for Linux, since Android is a derivation of Linux.
Actually, both are equally correct in Dutch.
4DWM for the win
Texas also gave us Double Duh Bush. One of the least enlightened beings on this planet, as well as the one who put us in the international mess we're currently in.
"If you're not with us, you're against us."
Great way to sway everyone to your side - or theirs for that matter.
On topic: the problem between science and religion is not that they are mutually exclusive, but rather that science requires actual proof, whereas religion requires merely faith. One cannot prove the existence of god either way.
Even so, it seems silly to me to require the teaching of pseudoscience in school, merely to placate a couple of religious fanatics. I thought it was us who invented the polde model, but the Americans seem to have taken it to an entire new level.
Assange can't be charged with treason in the USA, because he is not an American citizen.
Whatever the encryption is, you can bet your bottom dollar bill that the NSA is at least two decades ahead of it.
That's what it is. And it's time somebody stood up to these assholes and told them so.