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Yeah, it's not like open source software like glibc was recently found to be vulnerable.....
The obligatory rebuttal is obviously to question what vulnerabilities are in closed libcs that we're simply not finding? How do you know there aren't more? Sacrificed a chicken this morning?
Yes, it will protect you. The government will still be able to intercept and listen to your calls, data and text, but they will be encrypted and they will not be able to know what you were talking about.
But if you just have mobile data, you can do all that now with a typical Android phone without even installing additional software.* Just configure IPSEC to encrypt your SIP communications (you're going to need someplace for them to go, with IPSEC, that's your problem) and then configure the SIP phone to connect to your server, and finally make your calls via SIP. If you want to go WiFi-only, you can disable the cellular antenna for added security (or just buy a device without cell support in the first place, obviously.)
* My SIP settings went missing. They're not where they're supposed to be. Moto G, 5.0.2.
I think the reason minecraft was/is so successful is that the UI is shitty,
The UI is one of the better things about the game. The absolutely horrible performance is more what I'm talking about. Whether it can or can't be blamed on Java is academic (and thus perfect slashdot-fodder, but anyway) but the game runs like poop. There are numerous clones which don't, but ironically none of them have UI as good as minecraft. Which, I know, is shocking. But it's still true.
That's why Notch wrote his own engine for Minecraft and sold Mojang for $2.5 billion.
You left out the really critical part of your argument, which is that Notch wrote a shitty new engine, and still made billions. It wasn't even a competent job.
I'll quote it for you, since you seem to have some sort of a disability that prevents you from finding in on your own:
Oh no, I did read it already. You seem to have a disability that leads you to assign meaning to things which have none. See, there's also plenty of cases where they can't license the source code. For example, Google won't be finding bugs in Microsoft's code any time soon, unless it's something they've open sourced. Which they've been doing lately. Which suggests that even Microsoft is beginning to get what you still can't comprehend. Disability, indeed.
To me that headline just says "Valve announces that they're still not working on Half-Life 3".
To me it says that the next version of their engine is going to have support for this baked right in, so that anyone who uses Source can support it without any extra work. And that will include HL3.
Fascinating, I wonder whether Descent would make me sick or not. I'm one of the people who could play it for hours at stuttering framerates without ill effect.
Really a free album from a band that everyone has heard of and has had decades of hits?
Ah yes. The appeal to popularity.
How dare you.
To people who listen to music, it's like pushing Justin Bieber to my device. They're just as relevant, and for the same reasons.
Did it matter that they used it? They used it to give you a free gift. Why is this a major problem?
Yeah, just like when your dog leaves you a "gift" on your favorite rug. Why is this a major problem?
It's been a long time since people who have never heard of U2 before wanted to hear U2. A long, long time.
That's the GP's point. It wasn't you or any other average user who found the OpenSSL bugs. It was researchers working for large companies.
Right, and the point of the person to whom you were replying is that it actually happened, and was possible. Unlike with closed source, where it couldn't have happened at all.
(Offtopic, fixed the title)
TNG is very different to TOS. TNG is soporific by comparison, its characters are too sanitized, and its universe is too disinfected.
Yeah, it's fine once you learn to avoid the rape gangs.
Wake up, that's a bunch of bullshit, we just happen to be following the shiniest crew in the fleet. Hell, they intended to make the Ferengi sophont-eaters originally.
Here is a relatively economical digitizer($600) that just connects to any tv/projector: http://store.e-beam.com/ebeam-...
Requires a special pen, expensive and easy to misplace, cleaning lady hides it, etc.
Here is a $500 projector that supports a light pen: http://www.mitsubishi-presenta...
It's too bad they give absolutely zero details about the light pen on the page. They just say it exists. Won't even show it to you. I'm guessing this is also shit.
Real multitouch digitizers which attach to a display cost a lot more than the display. You want people to be happy with crappy alternatives. If they were good, they'd already be widely adopted.