If he gets us all thoroughly stoned, we may forget what we were up in arms about. That conniving bastard!
It's good to see stuff like this hit the front page. It helps space out the onslaught of disappointing stories slashdot breaks regarding the incompetence/malice of leadership in this country. Seeing a cruising ice comet hit the sun with a CME following is pretty damn cool too.
They kind of did. http://www.itworld.com/software/358908/install-netflix-ubuntu-1304 At least it works pretty well for me over here on mint.
But...but...we just want them to play with us.
This actually works pretty well for me: http://www.iheartubuntu.com/2012/11/ppa-for-netflix-desktop-app.html
dcblogs writes "The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Thursday switched on two new supercomputers that are expected to improve weather forecasting. The supercomputers are each 213 teraflop systems, running a Linux operating system on Intel processors. The U.S. is paying about $20 million a year to operate the leased systems. The NWS has a new hurricane model, Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting (HWRF), which is 15% more accurate in day five of a forecast both for forecast track and intensity. That model is now operational and running on the new systems. In nine month, NWS expects to improve the resolution of the system from 27 kilometers to 13 kilometers. The European system, credited with doing a better job at predicting Sandy's path, is at 16 kilometers resolution. In June, the European forecasting agency said it had a deal to buy Cray systems capable of petascale performance."
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I don't know why you've made a blanketed assumption about the OSS community. While I realize that maintaining the linux kernel may be the pinnacle representation of the OSS community, it's far from your only option. I have some colleagues that are active maintainer's of some python libraries and the boorish nature of the linux management style doesn't seem to be a factor among their contributors. If you had a project as pervasive as the linux kernel which you have fostered for a long time and has the expectations that it does, you'd probably hold it pretty close to the chest as well. He has taken on the responsibility of seeing it through, primarily putting him in the driver's seat. If his candor doesn't suit you, the nature of the OSS community is that you have other options. It's his decision if his degree of 'unprofessionalism' happens to be running off young talent.
I've heard that they essentially operate as a bank, but technically aren't classified as one. This means they can get away with shady banking practices without being held to the standards that legitimate banks operate under.
I'd like to see what a fine-toothed comb turns up after running through the legalities of PayPal's business practices.
Why are there wheels? So they could call it a bike? Maybe you just ride it around like a regular bike for a while before REMEMBERING YOU COULD FLY.
Where is all the tech stuff? I want to know what systems were swapped out, what was used in place or what was swapped, what the steps were (did they set up unit tests first followed by architecture changes and scalability testing), what new coding practices they employed etcetera. I'll sum up this horn-tootin session: "LinkedIn had to change to grow, and they did".
kind*, I'm not sure whether or not slashdot holds the title of 'king of onslaught'.
Maybe we should make it a habit of giving the owner some warning before slashdotting them. I know that if I ever get any concept development project up and running, I'm pretty excited to show my friends and tend to make it accessible before it's optimized enough to handle that king of onslaught.