Honestly, let's just stop at telling people why it's *good*. If someone asks how it's better than Windows, okay. Otherwise, why bother? If you mention Cool Feature XYZ and they realize Windows/Word/Photoshop doesn't do that, hasn't the point gotten across?
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Either you don't know anything about SL or you're a troll.
The changes aren't just "bug fixes" or "holes", they're major refinements of every part of the OS. Also, exchange support. Plenty of business users would pay $50 just for exchange support.
It's not good for a company to support a nation with wasteful policies.
IBM is not being sold off piecemeal. They're moving jobs outside the U.S. because they have no incentive to stay here.
To claim that ANYTHING is unbiased is ridiculous. The only thing to do is read from sources that state their bias up-front.
Bias is not always bad. Pretending it's not there (Fox, CNN) is.
I think that's the point. They impose caps so that bandwidth isn't saturated (AT&T, anyone?) and if they can accommodate more capacity at higher speeds, they can safely raise the caps too. That's (part of) why AT&T is scrambling to upgrade its networks.
I think you're onto something. It's not perfect, but all other solutions require (1) near-human AI, (2) the original file as a control, or (3) comparing filesize which may not be accurate, as described in other comments.
What concerns me is that if citizens aren't active in the local government, it'll quickly fall apart and the national government won't even matter. It's important because citizens *can* have a profound impact on their local government, but fewer will do so if there isn't good information out there.
"so researchers introduced bacteria genes into mouse livers"
That's something that cannot be done genetically, I would assume. Either way I think this was done after-market.
None of my teachers felt that way in 4 years of high school.
phpBB and MySQL are on my list too. As a younger coder, I can honestly say phpBB and MySQL shaped my view of programming and, honestly, changed my life.
I'm glad I didn't learn formatting and documentation from PHP-Nuke.
You may have a point in some cases, but that argument falls apart outside of city limits.
In addition, cars *are* much faster, traffic jams or not. Just because they appear to have similar problems (pollution, traffic jams) doesn't mean it's not a huge leap forward.
Competition. That's where "abolish all government-granted monopolies" comes in.
That may be a valid criticism, but "For a moment, I thought I was reading Perl" indicates ignorance of JS in general?