Use Scratch - https://scratch.mit.edu/ It's what CoderDojo uses when teaching kids programming. It has a fun, immediately responsive interface. Bright colours and cartoon characters to attract kids, is easy to make basic games which makes it more fun, and still teaches programming logic.
Canonical have been making a major loss for years and yet still put more and more money into Ubuntu and open source software development. You may still want to see them as greedy, but is it greedy to not want to make losses year on year?
Thank you, that was a very well written post, and I like how you didn't target any specific group but were emphasising that just because a large group believes something, doesn't mean we we should feel we have no choice but follow their believe. After all, thinking for your self and asking questions about what your receive is key to developing as your own person.
According to Sim City 2000 we should be getting this by 2020.
Some of the exploits for these vital machines were only discovered by researchers spending months working on it, using multiple labs, and using their researcher status to gain access to information that wouldn't be available to the general public. Should we not at least address the question of whether some of this exploit research is actually creating exploits that otherwise wouldn't have cropped up for years or even decades afterwards? Jaron Lanier pointed out one such developed exploit for pacemakers where the only way to "patch" the lab-uncovered exploit would be invasive and possibly life-threatening surgery on everyone who had implanted one.
"I pray thee, good Mercutio, let's retire. The day is hot; the Capulets, abroad; And if we meet we shall not 'scape a brawl, For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring." - Romeo and Juliet, Act 3, Scene 1, right before a massive and fatal fight.
This is uttery essential reading for anyone interested in the role of platform and distribution methods for any product or service (though it focuses on video games): http://www.lostgarden.com/2011/03/gdc-2011-game-of-platform-power.html
From the article: 'performance, security and stability improvements' Where did you get the idea that Firefox 5 wouldn't focus on stability?
I never said it was good.
If anyone here want's to watch a Blade Runner TV series that already exists, check out Total Recall 2070 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Recall_2070 ). Yes, I know it sounds like it's based off a movie of a completely different Philip K Dick work, but in actuality it does it's own thing, but truth is it doesn't base itself heavily off of any of it's source and comes across as it's own thing that feels a lot like Blade Runner (pessimistic future, regular humans trying to figure it all out, weird stuff happening and strange, almost distant, tone to the whole thing etc.) I've only watched one episode though (years ago) so I can't give the best summary.