SO therefore it is not a real holiday...
Damn it Hallmark, we demand Pi day greeting cards!
I've presented on vaccination (well, it was the Pharma industry in general, but vaccines are certainly part of that) when I had anti-vaccination folks in the group. Logic is out. Reason is out. I've had this one tossed at me: "You don't really think they took all of the mercury out of the vaccines, do you? They're just lying about it still being there". Or this gem: "Vaccination never worked. The diseases died out due to better hygiene and medicine". Scientific fact is in trouble when faced with "truth" like that.
So, sadly, it's going to take the undoing of the most significant public health victory in history to re-do what we knew 50 years ago. Legislation, insurance losses, fines...all good ideas. They don't do a damn thing in the face of "Well, I have a friend......"
... meanwhile on anti-vax FB pages that I have gotten into, they are having measles-parties, mumps-parties, and the like. Intentionally exposing their kids to disease.
And anything else will also be the same way. I have been trying to use the Ubuntu phone releases for 2 years now and they have the exact same problems that geeks hate on android and iphone. It also is a walled garden (Yes kids android IS a walled garden, go ahead and install a new hardware driver in your phone)
Ubuntu phone suffers from a lot of the same problem because it is designed by a company looking for profits. not by a bunch of engineers and programmers that want to make something powerful and extendable.
we will NEVER get a cellphone that is perfect for "geeks" not in the sense of a tiny pocket device. now if you instead think outside that box and think in the lines of a "deck" like in the game shadowrun or the TV show "almost human" that is your computer in a larger formfactor that you always have with you, then use a small display+audio device to use the cellular modem/board in the "deck". this means having to carry around essentially a 13" laptop everywhere (OH THE HORROR!) but it will allow someone the best of all worlds. their choice of OS, their choice of Software with full open protocols. you pick the cellular board (arduino type cellular board, someone out there has an LTE type that has a full open control, data, and audio channels) and interface it to your hardware.
and honestly with some of the arduino high power quad core clones out there, it's possible to make it smallish. will it be a tiny paper thin thing? nope, but it will be better than anything your non techie friends will ever own.
Alternative? Putting Win7 (or linux) on decent hardware [...] Lenovo sell laptops with Win7 as the default choice pre-installed.
That's nice to know. But what major brand sells affordable X11/Linux laptops?
To detect the AD and color it's background blood RED. 90% of the ad's when you search for a program's name are scumware that pollute the users computer. Google knows this and they refuse to fix it because they make money off of it.
I really hope that someone finds a way to identify the ad's so adblock can strip them, or we can at least warn people away from them.
Desktop_effects... those are highly important to getting work done.
This is the problem nothing is being done for real performance... it's all for glitter and oooh shiny.
In it's time? Solaris is still available and WIDELY USED in industrial and scientific worlds.
Where are you getting your Unix information because it seems to be pretty messed up.