The notion that giving Saudi Arabia an equal footing here as the US, is bone chilling. Its sort of well known that a lot of countries out there have no concept whatsoever of free speech. They burn christian churches down in Saudi Arabia and so on. This is a really bad idea.
The BSD kernels are descendants of the original Unix kernel by bloodline, though they do not contain any original AT&T code has it has been replaced. This was an issue with the USL lawsuit. It was once common for computer vendors to allow free copying of software, since the computer vendor made their money off the hardware and the software was bundled with the hardware in all cases. Computer vendors were getting money to develop the software no matter how much the software was being shared. There was a lawsuit from software only companies that required operating systems to be sold seperately from the hardware which changed that, though now we seem to be back to users being required to buy the OS with the computer but without the open sourceness being so common.
The original Unix sources have been open sourced, in the early 2000s, long after they were reimplemented by Linux and expunged from BSD.
Shared source commercial source code licenses have often been mentioned as an option that would allow programmers to charge for the ability to access their software but at the same time would provide sources to the consumer of the software. This could also allow the consumer to upload changes they make to the software to a revision control system provided by the programmers who own the software. Free software is not the only way that users of software could be granted access to source code, a commercial source code license is another means.
Id rather have the job where i am in at 9 and out by 5, 5 days a week, with a massive amount of vacation time. I dont care how nice another job would be, no job is a good job that keeps you there more than 40 hours a week. Life is short, and you need time to enjoy it, not sitting in some awful office. A huge plus would be the ability to work from home or these days with wireless, wherever i want.
My idea is to allow full interoperability between ipv6 and ipv4 parts of the internet. The solution here is to use DNS. When a peer on an ipv4 network accesses a DNS address for an ipv6 peer, the DNS server works with the router, the DNS server realises the IPV4 client is asking for the address of an IPV6 site. The DNS server returns a private ipv4 NATed address to client and any further packets to the NATed address from the client are translated into Ipv6 addresses at the router to be sent up to an ipv6 network. Returning packets are NATed from the ipv6 address back into the Ipv4 NATed address. Or, the router could have a tunnel over ipv4 to another ipv6 network. Furthermore, create a new TLD, ipv6, and ipv4 peers could use an something like
Text files are not better for everything, especially where you want the best performance with being able to quickly access a record in a large file, an indexed format can be much faster. The Unix passwd database for instance has long been text. If you had thousands of users, your looking at slower performance to parse the file than if there were a b-tree index to find the records. I think admins should have a choice between text and binary formats in situations like these. If you have a standardised binary format, or one that uses a library that is widely used by a lot of programs, such as SQLite, you should be able to have a potentially large number of choices in clients to access the file since the file format is widely used, any reader of the format would work with files used for configuration of many different programs. SQLite has begun to fulfill this need. In many ways such a widely used binary format would make things potentially better than a text file, not only being ablwe to be accessed by a wide array of client programs, the files can also be easily programmatically accessed through an API. In fact, text files are far from standardized so if you needed to programmatically access values in say, apache.conf, its going to be rather complicated to do as you need a parser for that format in the file. So in many ways the idea text files are better is questionable, as you can have many advantages with a widely used binary format.
Local governments should own them, cities and special purpose districts within counties so that the local population can maintain accountability and direct influence over the operations. The municipal networks done so far have been a great success. While TWC et al will say that there is no way they can offer a gigabit internet service, Municipal governments have been doing it for years, because they dont have stock dividends and millions of dollars CEO salaries, to pay.
Whats a good slashdot alternative? Maybe someone here ought to set up a site realslashdot.org running the classic interface and then we will move over there.
I think Wine ought to focus on making sure 99.9% of WIndows apps run on x86 before it starts thinking about other platforms. As it stands now, Wine's support for applications is so spotty that it falls far short of allowing it to be a Windows replacement, and this really must be the goal of wine.
Its pretty clear that slashdot works fine the way it is and no one wants a redesign, period. They need to stop messing with it and leave it as it is. There is no reason or need at al to change it and no one here wants this. The message is clear, stop. Throw away the redesign. Forget about it. Leave it the way it is. Everyone likes the site the way it is right now. IF IT AINT BROKEN DONT FIX IT. Announce now that the redesign is cancelled for good. Only THAT is listening to your users. If you do not do this, you cannot honestly say you are listening to your users because NOBODY HERE FUCKING WANTS THE SITE REDESIGNED, period.
A disaster. A total disaster. Just fucking stop. Now. No one, wants this. Everyone hates it. There is no need to redesign the site. Leave it the way it was. The comparisons to Microsoft are apt, you do not care what your users think and are trying to ram something down their throats because, apparently, you hate your userbase so much you want to punish them. You need to throw this site redesign into the garbage and FORGET about redesigning the site. Leave the site the way it was because the way it was worked well. Listen to your users. I want you to announce that the site redesign has been cancelled and that you are staying with the old design. Period.
Markets are generally better at providing many things as there can be competition and people have a choice. If a seller provides a bad product people have other choices. Cable services are a natural monopoly where normal market mechanisms do not work all that well due to the lack of options. This makes a public owned solution better as the public has a means to control it for their purposes via an elective process.
Does this contradict previous electromagnetic theory? I always thought that a magnetic field had two poles and doesnt that this is not true sort of throw EMF theories into the rubbish? Also, would this allow for the development of an over unity, energy from nothing generation machine. Perhaps someone could provide an in the nutshell description of EMF theory and relation of electric field to magnetic for the benefit of others here.
I believe in supporting standards and not rejecting them for political or ideological reasons, so i am in favor of CSS Regions being included. The fact is i dont see how the proposal seriously jeopardize semantics/presentation seperation. How the region chain is established is usually done entirely at the CSS level. it could it appears be altered by CSS code. Most pages nowadays use DIV with attached CSS for presentation these days, anyway. This actually does provide for a seperation of sorts, one can easily access the properties of DIV tags in the page from other code. its true, that p tags are not being used much. The fact is this: the web for 99% of users and developers is used for WYSIWG formatting where the user sees what the developer defines. If Web standards do not provide this, i GAURANTEE you that HTML will end up being used for about 1% of internet web content.
I have a strong dislike of PDF and ending up with a web filled with PDF and Flash would lead to a far more opaque environment in being able to look at the code and externally access page elements.
The people who oppose CSS Regions have a mindset that would turn HTML into a fringe standard that few use and would lead to a web that is almost entirely implemented with Flash. Um, I think I would much rather have a relatively open and accessible HTML environment being used for content, even if it is not being used exactly how the purists think it should be, than flash.
This may be a surprise but the racial groups, such as Europeans and East asians, that carry the Neanderthal fragments, have much higher average IQs than African populations where they are not present. For instance an average European has an average IQ of 105 compared to 70 in Africa. Though, the higher IQ is likely due to divergent racial evolution that occured well after the insertion of neanderthal genes, particularly the cold winters theory, that the groups that left africa had to evolve rapidly larger, more advanced brain capacity to cope with the more difficult, complex survival challenges of cold weather environments, such as the long term planning for winter and the skills needed for making of the clothes needed to survive the cold. The cold weather environment of the north provided the challenges that pushed evolution of specific racial groups to a higher level and explains much of the IQ differences between racial groups.