Actually I suspect it's a case of the devices being "helpful":
1. FTP switched on by default on NAS
2. Anon access switched on by default
3. UPnP does the rest
OK the end user may have to enable 1 and 2 manually but they are probably unaware of what UPnP can be made to do.
It's fine for water pipes. Copper *is* toxic when when you ingest it in sufficient quantities and in he right form but you will not ingest Cu (in suff
Why not ask your plumber to replace all that nasty copper pipe work with lead (Pb) in your house? After all the moniker "plumber" is derived from plumbum which as you know means lead in Latin. Why not make use of the "wisdom of the ancients"?
As a Brit, I'll feel right at home in the US now.
>>Now I feel old.
You probably are granddad 8)
In Britain he is generally known as "Captain Scott" or "Scott of the errr is it the Artic or the other one?"
We deify people who try really hard but come second and Scott is no exception being beaten to the South Pole by the Norwegian Amundsen, but he cheated by knowing more about the environment and being properly equipped.
MS famously invented the notion of "a best practice". Unfortunately they seem incapable of following good practice in many areas. The other vendors you mention also have similar foibles regarding what's best for you.
Now the FOSS community is just that - a community filled with opinions, advice and a fair old software output.
Each product stands on its own. You pays your money
In Gentoo you get three versions of Chrome - stable, beta, unstable. My wife's Arch running laptop has Chrome although to be fair I did have to add it from the community package source which seems to be pretty obligatory anyway.
Pretty sure Ubuntu and Mint have it available. I doubt very much that Debian, with its legendarily large repo of stuff can't manage a major browser.
If you can install Linux there's a fair chance you can get Chrome to run on it.
Nearly any network tech should be faster than Ethernet in certain circumstances. Ethernet is generally good though and appears to be quite good a scaling.
I remember the good old days and the joys of beaconing 8)
Good grief: they appear to have invented a scheduler of some sort. I read the rather thin Network World article and that reveals little.
Nothing to see here - move on!
Have I stumbled into a new green themed version of LWN? The comments here are far too insightful and interesting for the usual
God God, they've invented JIT.
All that farting around with Finite Capacity Planning, Sales Forecasting and stuff I did for a pie factory around 15 years ago was to be actually invented around now.
We would generate a forecast of sales, fax it to the customer (multiples in the UK) and then manufacture and ship product based on that forecast. Most of the time the forecast would come back with a signature on it (an order).
Pies (Pasties, sausage rolls, pork pies etc etc) have a short life span and have to be generally made before the order to ensure they arrive into depot (ie into the customer's depot) with enough "code" (shelf life) to be saleable. We weren't perfect but it generally worked.
So, I submit that huge swathes of manufacturing have been doing this sort of thing for decades. I used text books that my dad had lying around from his days at University for my forecasting models and details on how logistics works.
PS OK, my case is not exactly in 1-1 with the patent but any sufficiently large logistical operation has done this and much more routinely for a very long time but probably used less buzz words.
When you have finished snorting the coffee through the (slightly modified) dildo and smoked the Pony whilst wearing the Ears, please ensure you fill in your reviews. I need to know