I suspect they're not producing these kinds of phones simply because, despite the author's assertion, very few people actually do want such phones.
A writer and a submitter does not constitute some vast ignored market.
How does PostGreSQL compare?
Nobody is really arguing for infinity here. I think the point is that their trigger number is 4.7GB, which is a pretty paltry amount of data.
If an "all you can eat" buffet kicks someone out after their 25th plate of food I'm not going to be very sympathetic. If they claim all you can eat though and then force someone to leave after their 4th chicken wing due to "fair use policies" then I"m going to cry foul.
How much does a middle aged Slashdot ID go for nowadays? I might be in the market to sell mine to an astroturfer.
I have worked directly with CEO's in the past, when they are doing leisure they are still working. Their phone will go off all times of day.
So he may be on a Yacht, he was probably still working there.
The issue with drugs is it gives people an unfair advantage. At the cost of their long term health. If you are in an environment where everyone else is working 80+ hours per week, you need to in order to not look like a lazy employee dragging everyone down.
I'm not clear as to how, for instance, using buggy versions of SSL libraries fits into your whole theory. One possibility is that what you wrote is gibberish.
I wouldn't call it bullying, There's no threat here at all, just snark.
Linus is quite the glass-house dweller, though. Hugh Daniel's comments over the years about the mistakes and misfeatures in Linux were enlightening and entertaining.
You could have saved some typing by not opening the article. But then you would not have been able to write this long pointless OT rant.
It seems that a lot of internet companies make their money from adds. If this buisness model was so bad it would have stopped decades ago.
So how do you propose web sites to be funded. People don't like a pay wall, ISP will not pay you for their customers visit. If your site doesn't meet the need for the greater common good then you probably won't have the government or some other large grant funding you. However you have costs to pay for. The add model is the best we can get unless you know of some superior buisness model.
then what have they got to hide ?
At least: that is what we are being told. So if that is good enough for us, why is it not good enough for them ?
The appropriate response to Debbie Downer, or any other flavor of guilt-peddler, is to firmly and emphatically reject the guilt they're trying to peddle. E.G: "fuck you Debbie, who died appointed you the environmental guilt police?"
From the top, there is a great hatred of technical people there
You need to consult your doctor and get your meds adjusted. I've worked at Apple several times, and I sure didn't feel any "hatred of technical people" from anyone at any level of Apple's management chain.
They're like the goddamned Westboro Baptist Church, trying to leech publicity from anything that makes the news. They are not, and have never been an environmentalist organization. They're a marketing organization, that sucks up money by guilt peddling.
If you want to help the environment, then donate to a local group in your area, the Sierra Club, Ducks Unlimited, or any of dozens of others.