Even the first line of the summary says "offer classes". Nobody is being forced.
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I'm not sure I agree that it was sensible. As you point out it didn't solve anything. It seems like yet another example of RMS letting fanaticism run wild. He had the foresight to see the problem but he alienated everyone on the issue.
Finding a good open source alternative to Tivo is easy now thanks to cheap ass hardware. I suspect the same will happen with cell phones.
What nonsense. Someone somewhere is designing a leafblower right now and learned something that leads to cheaper access to space. Some scientist studying bug locomotion learned something that leads to cheaper access to space.
That is how progress works. Technological "breakthroughs" are always a culmination of extremely small leaps.
I live in KC and it's a real pita to find a place with google fiber. Google will only wire up an entire complex at once and they charge the owners a lot of money for it.
This must be a euro thing. It doesn't make any sense in the US. In the US all we care about is "how often do I have to fill this damn tank".
Personally I would avoid robbing people who have kinetic weapons of mass destruction hanging in orbit. That's just me though.
I'm not going to disagree that he's a quack. Bringing up "highly-active" runners is just as bad though.
Whatever we recommend on a national level should be purely based on people who get very little exercise.
I've never understood why this war continues. Emacs and Vim unequivocally have a GUI. Status bars, split window, auto complete drop downs. Yet if you even talk about improving them the pitchforks come out.
It seems like they're so firmly wedded to the idea GUI=mouse that they can't even think straight.
I was with him until he said use Subversion if it does what you need. I can't agree with that. Cheap forking is so superior that you have to learn it at some point.
Your idea falls apart when ALL the games have in-game purchasing.
At that res I really want at least a 32~37 inch screen.
We're a long long long ways away from a totally autonomous car. The first self driving cars will definitely require a driver.
We're not in a situation of light regulation though. Who can lay down lines is heavily regulated at the local level.
So simply telling the FCC "hands off" is foolish. That just hands the problem to city politicians that can't possibly oppose the huge cable companies.
Half the posters don't even read their own reply.