Why do you ask easy questions?
I just want to import my old world scenario into Dragon's Age
HTML is widely used because it gets developers around all the distribution and security issues of distributing real compiled software to their users.
Dell is actively selling every new business machine with Windows 7 Pro as an option (in fact, by default). They have been all year. I sell quite a few of these.
That worked for me until I started uploading photos to Flickr and realized how powerful tags are for searching and organizing. I'd much rather have something equivalent for my local filesystem.
Actually they are still selling it. You can buy it on brand new business machines today.
People have also written 3D games in LISP; that doesn't make it optimal.
Linux certainly isn't obscure, or you're being sarcastic and suck at it
These overtime rule exemptions exist here in Ontario, Canada too
You can write network code in Java, certainly a lot of people do, but its lack of unsigned types makes simple network address/mask calculations much more complicated than necessary.
You can implement a 3D game in Python, but its interpreter and memory management is going to make it much less efficient than the same game in C++.
You certainly could write a gene sequencing package entirely in ARM assembly language, but it would be hell to debug and would take a lot longer than necessary.
Just because every Turing complete language is functional doesn't make them equivalently suitable for specific uses.
So true. Years ago I attempted to be an active participant in the Gnome UI group -- it turns out unless we agreed with the leaders, our opinions were invalid anyway.
The problem with Open Source is frequently also its detriment -- pretty good software written by a handful of brilliant people who have the social aptitude of a small snail. When others then try to join and change the project, they have absolutely no way or willingness to assimilate those comments and suggestions into the actual software.
I say this as a programmer myself who really hates having to deal with users some days, but without their input, most all software would suck.
We also use hard drives for backups. We make sure we do weekly read tests on drives and that the data is actually valid. We also run a SMART check on each backup disk before it is used and replace and destroy the ones that fail. The only bad part about hard drive backups is secure high speed interfaces for off-site devices.
It allows for disaster recovery like hurricanes, earthquakes, etc. where locality is an issue. If your backups are all near each other physically then a large-scale disaster will wipe out all your data.
The irony to me is that when you start citing things the Harper government has done in the last ten years, its very hard for detractors to be against them. It seems they're all against theoretical things that could happen or might happen but haven't.
More or less what I was going to point out -- November 11th is about remembering those who've served their country in war.