The real "nerd angle" on this story has nothing to do with who's president, but rather that it's another one of Oracle's embarrassing failures. You'd have to be pretty desperate to blame anyone in D.C. for this.
Canonical is moving towards Qt, not KDE.
Ubuntu is steadily moving away from Gnome and aligning more with Qt. (See: Ubuntu Phone's QML-based UI.) Getting rid of Gnome's system settings is just another small step in that direction.
This isn't exactly news, Wired wrote about Kiva's robots in 2009. They specifically mention Kiva's use at Zappos (an Amazon subsidiary.)
Steve Ballmer could model it.
Northrop Grumman style!
If you want people to get interested in programming, you have to show them something interesting they can do with it? *gasp*
Personally I didn't get interested in programming because someone showed me how to do a for loop. I got interested because I could build games in ZZT or add my own cheat codes to gorillas.bas. (Those damn gorillas didn't stand a chance against my nuclear bananas.)
It's also a strawman. People don't design missile systems to kill people just because they are brown; that's not why the Iraq war happened. Either one of them.
Speaking of strawmen, you'll note that I never claimed that we were committing some sort of racial genocide on purpose.
Designing a missile system to kill lots of brown people on the other side of the world is not very ethically ambiguous. Thing is, there are plenty of technologies that are.
For example, DARPA has been doing lots of research on robots. They point out how self-driving cars can save lives, robots can find and defuse bombs and rescue victims, etc. But these technologies can be used for war just as easily.
Because Ubuntu Edge cost four times as much? $625 was a lot to spend on a product that hadn't even been built, especially from a company that has no previous record when it comes to hardware.
So this means both Sailfish and Ubuntu Phone can be installed on Android devices. This is an interesting development -- perhaps we're moving toward a PC-like standard for phone and tablet hardware?
"Antti Saarnio, chairman and co-founder of Jolla, told the BBC in May that MeeGo -- now called Sailfish -- had not been given enough chance to succeed."
Antti's brother, Prro Saarnio, disagreed.
Remember your home ec class? One of the lessons was to use a shopping list -- and stick to it -- in order to avoid impulse buys.
Well an online shopping cart is, for all intents and purposes, a shopping list. Looks like your home ec teacher was right all along.
While you could probably figure this out yourself by Googling my username instead of making a needlessly snarky comment, a company I previously worked for started yet another open source video editor, but eventually gave up due to the stability of the open source libraries it relied on.
On a bigger topic, this is the kind of software that would really benefit from having far more contributors.
There's dozens of open source video editors out there. For some reason the open source community values the quantity of choices over the quality of any one of them.