Now it appears that Google has backed down and is now allowing WinPhone users access."
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Who doesn't revere engineering?
Washing with water would be open "source" (french word for a water spring). Many cultures do it this way already. Once you get passed the cringe phase because you're not used to it, you realize that it makes much more sense to wash off the stuff than smear it across your ass with a pieace of paper...
I can imagine the new porn that will come out... literally!
Old news... Cobwebs at my place have been repelling all kinds of females for a long time, not just my aunts.
The popularity of these GPUs baffles me. They are hard to program and very limited in what they can do, not to mention the horrible transfers to main memory, yet because there is no other foreseeable technology coming in the next 5 years or so they are becoming the standard for massively parallel programming on a budget. Any university and its dog has GPU projects, with wild performance claims, usually measuring a code they spend years optimizing for the GPU against the original code running un-optimized on one CPU thread. Yet in the real world there are very few applications of the GPU. The memory transfer bottleneck amplifies Amdahl's law. I work in an mission-critical supercomputing center and it will be years before we adopt the GPUs because of the manpower required to convert existing code, the uncertainty of the future of the technology, the quasi vendor lock-in situation that we have now with NVidia, and the fact that vendor support is not yet where it should be. Yet I am watching this technology being slowly adopted by everyone for lack of a better alternative. Thinking about it, it is pretty sad times that we live in term of supercomuting. Don't believe me? Ask the vendors what exciting new technology they have coming. They don't have any.
Your operating system is Linux, not Ubuntu. You operating system is not worrying at all about how you should be buying mp3s, you can rest assure. Ubuntu is much more than an operating system, it's also a whole set of applications, a way to integrate them together and extra services as well. I doubt that you only want basic OS functionality, but if you do just install the server version of Ubuntu and your problem is solved.
Oracle did not kill OpenSolaris, Sun did. OpenSolaris will die because Sun did not make it truly open source. Had all the code of OpenSolaris been open, Oracle could not shut it down, it could happily fork and continue living.
It's not surprising at all that Oracle would shut down a free competing product to its unbreakable Linux. In fact it would be crazy for them to allow internal competition between two OSes to happen. What I am really disappointed about is the fact that *open*solaris was not really open and that now it will die. That's what sucks about the various half-assed open-source licenses and practices of former Sun. Had openSolaris been a complete open-source prject, not dependent on binary blobs, the closing of solaris itself would not be such a problem.
It is not well to be thought of as one who meekly submits to insolence and intimidation.