I am a fan of red meat, a dark and twisted comic.
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Vim on the other hand is an excellent replacement for any website development IDE.
Just checking your numbers... NASA budget for 2010: 18.69 Billion. F-22 program cost: >65 Billion (Lockheed awarded F-22 on 23 April 1991). Damn, you really could run NASA for 4 years on what the F-22 program cost alone.
Just imagine how long you could run NASA for based on the F-35 program cost.
Escape: A bit tricky to use Vim/Gvim without it.
Seriously? People actually use ESC with vim? It's much easier to use ^[ instead of ESC.
Am I the only one who thought this article was about Jack Kilby, the Nobel laureate who invented the integrated circuit?
I find ls to be the most useful. According to my command history, it's what I am using 25.6% of the time.
Listing files every 4th command illustrates some sort of memory deficiency on my part, you would think I would know my way around ~ by now.
Did you mean OpenCores.org?
I had the same problem playing back 720p MKV on my Mac Mini as you. I have a Core Solo 1.5 GHz and nothing that I tried, VLC or MPlayer, would play them back smoothly. Recently, I stuck Ubuntu 8.10 on my mac mini and was very surprised to see that it played back 720p MKV flawlessly with VLC. I really don't understand why VLC played the files so terribly under OS X and was able to play them fine under Ubuntu 8.10, but I am happy with the results. Now if only I could figure out how to get my apple remote to work with VLC in Linux.
"Is there any other company with it's perception of viability so closely linked to a single living individual?"
Yes, in fact there are many such companies. Berkshire Hathaway is one example.