Gnome 3, yes, Gnome Shell and Unity, no. It's too bad too, as I actually didn't mind Gnome Shell that much.
... after that, perhaps they could even start treating their citizens better.
There seem to be a large number of even remotely anti-Microsoft posts moderated down heavily these days. It's looking very much like they're (still) paying people to hang out on Slashdot and other forums to try to boost their image. It could just be rabid MS fanboys, but that really seems unlikely.
This is also how analog computers work. They're extremely fast and efficient, but imprecise. It had a bit of traction in the old days, but interest seems to have died off.
... don't forget degrading your performance. Can't have you happy with an older version of the OS that runs fast on your old device. Why would you buy a new one?
Humble Bundle is a great source of games where you can pay what you want. If you really can't afford very much, it's perfect for you. If you like supporting cross-platform games, charities like the EFF, and the developers that write the games, it's also perfect for you. They actually have a decent number of games for Linux as well for those who are interested.
Have you seen the prices on the previous generation TrackMan on Amazon and EBay? They're going for in the area of $300, with just the ball going for $50. I'm really not sure what the hell is going on as the most recent models are not that different.
No, you're thinking of a Logitech TrackMan.
I was thinking "man, I'd hate to work for him".
You need to set it up so that the positive feedback of using the control and display stil;l happens, but the temeperature does not change. It keeps everybody happy that way.
They've been pretty decent with open protocols (although a little less recently), and they seem to have an interest in power saving as it helps keep their costs down for obvious reasons. Using their expertise to help lower peple power consumption while making money selling a product seems like a pretty decent idea. I think it'll likely ne network connected so you can control your therostat when away from the house for example, but I'm hoping it can be controlled without going through them as well. Not sure it will happen though, as they'll likely host a central control panel and some service that can be used on a variety of platforms without a lot of knowledge about setting up router firewalls, etc.
I'm actually quite surprised someone hasn't challenged that one yet.
It would be nice to see software development treated like other skilled professions (engineering, medicine, etc) as long as the pay icreases with the responsibiity.
This is silly. Allit would do it force black markey prices up and push smaller companies out of business. It would probably also raise insurance rates for software companies and the cost of software in general. Of course, it would laso probably push up the rates for competent software developers.
The same shareholder based decision making applies. If the company loses value because of decisions of the CEO, the decision will be changed. Hopefully the CEO will be replaced for not predicting the effect on the brand as well.