"The plan" is a misnomer though, I currently have a Nexus One on a $10 a month plan.
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"So, are you trying to ban etrade.com and "flipping houses"? Or is risk taking in general ok, and you just want to impose your peculiar morality about playing cards on others?"
They are not the same, Equities are investments, I don't know of any gambling site that pays dividends, do you?
Talk to the people who bought Bank of America stock at $40+. See if they think there is any "gambling" (or more commonly called risk in this context) in equities. Might want to ask them how their wonderful dividends are doing too.
"Redhat Enterprise Linux 5" is essentially a massive kernel fork at 2.6.18.
Backporting a lot of patches is not the definition of fork, for any sane person. Esp. when that same group of people are actively working upstream on the latest releases.
Depending on who you ask, RHEL can be more risky than mainline.
Sure, if you ask stupid people questions they can often give you stupid answers. But I've yet to see anyone intelligent run a vanilla upstream kernel in a production environment. Google are probably the closest, and they basically have a mini-RHEL kernel team that they employ
I've definitely had RHEL panics take down production, only to later discover linux kernel bugs that had been fixed in mainline for a while, but that redhat hadn't backported to their ancient linux fork
Shocker, software having bugs. But here's a hint, if we play chess 30 times and you win 1 match
> Red Hat is really a distributor. What original products have they developed?
And how is this different from SUN? Oh, wait, SUNs OS is open-source, and, because the platform is open, it is easy enough to put Linux on.
Except Solaris isn't the same as OpenSolaris, in fact one of the biggest complaints I see from the few people still running Solaris is that they still can't get access to the source
NFS, NIS, Solaris, JAVA, OpenOffice, VirtualBox, MySQL
NFS and NIS can only be classed as open source projects if you are delusional. Yes, they dumped some code to try and make a de-facto std.
*BSD runs the BSD userland instead of the GNU userland. So it is just like linux with a worse UI.
Be fair. They have a worse kernel too.
Welcome to reality. The amount of electricity to your house is not limited
Not true, even ignoring the physical problems there's a main breaker (which you can't play with without the electric companies approval) which has a limit. But I've also never seen the electric company advertise "unlimited" electricity.
And I think network usage has to go the same way. The reason that's scary to a lot of people is because most "per-megabyte" rates are way, way too high.
That is a worry
The thing is the only thing overseas sub-contracting has to offer are lower costs. So it makes sense that the overseas companies will "optimize" everything for cost, this implies the cheapest labour you can get. This probably works "acceptably" for a level 1 call centre, not so much for knowledge workers.
By the same token, I've never seen a small
As someone who makes his living selling content through the Internet, I want people to think several times before building a tool like AdBlock.
You are speaking to the wrong people, IMO. NoScript/AdBlock/etc. are there because users want them. So you are saying "please don't do what users want, because it'll make me more money". Well, sucks to be you then.
If you really want to make a difference and see Ads be viable on the web. N years from now
It's the same with TV, 5 minutes of commercials every 10 minutes (33%) is just way too much and their real customers fought back
They recently stopped buying third party maps, and are now reportedly paying mobile providers to put their google maps app. on the phones (which they can only do because they aren't locked into the map provider duopoly). Which speaks to, a least, a significant amount of forward planning on their side.
But, yeh, brilliance is hard to measure. Some of the DNS tricks they just released, and more, I've wanted some Linux DNS software to do for at least 10 years
However, even the most jaded, cynical atheist cannot deny that organized religions have also done some amazing things for the societies in which they existed.
Yeh, I'm sure Scientology has done some good. So what? Are you suggesting we try and keep some kind of score card, we can put "imprison children and malke them slaves" on one side and "feed homeless" on the other? Not sure what we do when they "convert" a follower with those "selfless acts" though.
Of course Atheists never do any charitable works on their own, so as long as the nutjobs "help" roughly as many as they screw over, it's all good.
is every bit as ignorant and superficial as claiming that someone cannot drive because their plumbing is different than mine
That's right, I forgot that most "organised" religions fought so hard for equal rights and civil rights, oh wait...
And for anyone else who is not an economist "negative income elasticity" means "prefer cheaper, lower quality, goods".
Depends, I don't see many people using wordpad/gedit instead of MS-word/OO-writer. Features always matter, and they often matter more than speed/security/usability (all of which have their fans who ask "why can't all apps. consider X, and stop being bloated")