Sounds like it's preparing students to enter the workforce just fine then.
Ctrl-C in any alert type box copies the content to the clipboard. Well, it copies much more than that, which is weird, but it does copy the important bits. Can't find an example right now, but the format is hideous. You've got to paste it in a text editor first, but it's better than nothing.
My personal most hated feature of windows is that god awful "Choose a Folder" dialog that gives you a shitty, small tree list that you can't resize to stumble through your file system with. It's one of the absolute worst dialogs in computing history, and we've been stuck using it since at least Windows 95. The worst part is that it's possible to use the regular Open dialog for directories, but lazy ass devs use the simplest (for them) method of calling that fucking mess of shit.
Ah yes, the good old, "We should do what the guys with captive markets do, because it's Smarter." argument. Cracks me up every time.
Which is so much better than the good old, "We should do the opposite of what the guys with captive markets do, because they're doing it" argument.
Pointless replying to an AC, I know, but I think you mean Latin there, smart guy.
Not by a long shot! Simpering imbeciles everywhere love nano! You can frequently hear their mewling cries when confronted with a real editor: "Oh dear, how do I quit this thing?" or "Where is all the on-screen help?" or "I made a dookie!!"
(mostly joking, I'm sure you don't simper!
The distinction is determined solely by the prejudices of whomever is bothering to make it. Scripting is a domain in which a programming language is used, not some basic attribute of it. You could use C to write your system automation tools, but it would be a waste of time when a simple Bash script would get the job done quicker and in a far more concise manner. Likewise, you could write your virtualization software in Ruby but its going to be dog slow, and probably full of weird hacks to make shit work.
Programming languages are for solving problems, and depending on the problem you may need the higher level of abstraction provided by a so-called scripting language. Others are better served by getting as close to the metal as possible. Not every problem requires getting bogged down in the minute details of memory allocation, hardware IRQs, or chipset specific instructions. It might make it fast as hell, but you could easily get lost in the weeds and never end up solving the real problem at hand.
That's a distinction without a difference. All "scripting languages" are programming languages, quibbling over whether the particular domain a language is used in makes it a "real" language or not is fodder for arrogant asses who need to make others seem smaller to boost their own pathetic egos.
Way to shit all over their hand wringing circle jerk, you insensitive clod!
No, they run on Linux, and the GCC bug screwed up the timing so now they're late. Should have used FreeBSD.
No kidding. We just witnessed the complete and utter flop that was Microsoft's "innovative Modern UI", complete with "Tablet on the Desktop" but"no Desktop on the Tablet". That went over real well, didn't it? Vista was bad, but mostly a PR disaster. Windows 8 is, in the minds of even the lamest of lusers, even worse than that. Hell, it's not even all that bad, as Microsoft OS's go. Windows 95 was a festering pile of blue-screening shit, but people liked that!
It only ever happens to me on mobile, so no no-script there. What happens is you can see the link to use classic, and then it disappears behind some other div. To top it off, the stupid fucking website is "responsive," so it squishes itself down into a useless wad of mobile-site and fuck you if you'd rather it stayed a normal full page. So far as I know there's no way to disable CSS Media Queries without browser plugins so the design weenies have finally managed to get us good and stuck in their sweaty ass-crack of "modern web design."
I get the feeling that EA forced Will Wright to make all sorts of stupid changes to make it something "anyone can play." There are videos (link) from early versions that show a much more "realistic" look and feel. No cartoonish dancing, googly eyes, or happy singing penis creatures in evidence.
At some point during development some upper management types meddled the game into the pitiful thing that was released. If you look at the information about the development of the game, there are all kinds of cool prototypes that went on to become the game, you can really tell they were trying to do something revolutionary.
EA does NOT do revolutionary.
If you mean you prefer a menubar in the window (like Windows, and actually, the Apple IIGS can do this too -- but it's not the same menubar as the app's menubar), that breaks usability, because you can't just zoom the cursor up to the top of the screen and it stops.. You have to very carefully position it.
Except you'll have to "very carefully position it" to actually, you know, click on one of those menu items once you've flailed the cursor up to the top of the screen. So I'd say it's a non-issue, and thus the single menu bar is, as ever, crap.
Worse than Android apps, it only runs Chrome apps. Possibly NaCl is supported, I've no idea, but the bulk of the apps are HTML/CSS/JS zipped up with some metadata. I've been tossing around the idea of getting a Chromebook, but only if Linux could be installed on it easily, which it seems like some Chromebooks cannot do. Mostly they seem to support a weird dual-install that boggles my mind and seems really sub-optimal. Perhaps someone with more experience can elaborate.
Personally, I doubt I could do very much work in ChromeOS itself, and what I could do would be limited to whatever the "SSH client" in the Chrome store can support. SSH is nice and all, but I'd rather not be stuck doing absolutely everything in it especially if network conditions aren't so good. Nothing like your ssh client lagging while you're trying to edit text. Where or where will the cursor be when it catches up, and what got fucked up in the process?
The Internet is the very definition of decentralized. Sure, Google might provide an easy way to search for what you want, but then you're directed to some half-assed eCommerce site which may, or may not, be trustworthy. Assuming they're legit, or you just don't care, you've got to navigate whatever checkout process they've got, fill out a bunch of forms with personal info, and if you're lucky they don't steal your identity.
Don't get me wrong, what Amazon is doing here is despicable. But let's not kid ourselves, Amazon got to be the size it is because people like being able to just find what they're looking for and buy it with minimal fuss and without navigating the god-awful clusterfuck that is eCommerce. The comparison to Wal-Mart is particularly apt. Not only because of the two companies desire to take over the world, but because Wal-Mart, like Amazon, has excelled in giving people what they want, when they want it, and at a lower price than any competitor. The fact that these kind of retailers are destroying local economies is the last thing on most peoples minds.