If you've heard/seen about Tizen at all lately, I know this is one of the big things going for it. Makes sense for car makers to not have to reinvent the wheel: https://wiki.tizen.org/wiki/IVI
I have a huge peeve with people calling 404 error "File not found" because url's are not files! "Page" is closer, but then it's not always a page requested via http.
C'mon people, get this straight! It's not hard, now write this 100 times on the chalkboard:
"404 Not Found"
Seamless integration with networks is VASTLY superior in Linux than Windows,
I'm pretty serious into Linux for multiple purposes and I rail against how craptastic NetworkManager (I call it NetworkMangler) is. Seriously, it's weak attempt at mimicking something even WinXP actually handles quite well. Pray that you never have to work with a device that generates a new mac address for itself every time it reboots, because it thinks you have a completely new device and creates new entries for it while clobbering routing for other interfaces that are in use at the time. Plus it clutters the device list. Disabling it and using traditional network interface tools is not easy either.
And proxy settings in Ubuntu? There are TWO separate places to maintain those (system and gnome settings) and the stupid gui doesn't even provide for the no-proxy list. I don't even want to think of how much time I've wasted at work helping people wrestle with getting the simple proxy settings to work correctly.
Windows explorer shell is pretty crap, but at least managing network interfaces on Windows makes Linux look bad in comparison. NetworkMangler may be fine for the basic use cases that 95% of people run into, but it gets ugly real fast for moderately complex setups.
He should check out windows users sometime. They can't:
- find the very files that they just saved
- or even just browse the contents of their machine
- switch between programs without a mouse (I alt-tab and they go "woah, how'd you do that!?")
- change the toner catridge in the network printer themselves
- climb under their own dirty desks to plug things in
- be trusted to install their own software
- understand why IE is a poor choice
Yes, I did work as a support monkey for a little while.
agreed. It's especially annoying to see a car that looks like it's just coming to a stop in the flow of traffic, THEN they signal.
Defendant: "Please Mr. Segal, we don't want any trouble..."
Segal: "Well you better save your receipt. Because you just bought some."
(neck snapping ensues)
Mad tv reference: http://youtu.be/mXx3_ykUpfY
I renovated a house not long ago where the late owner did a lot of work himself... poorly. Many of the outlets had their ground and neutral reversed. Sure, the world continues to spin and appliances will work when plugged into it. It could also kill a person quickly in certain situations.
I make a distinction about that being a good safety regulation imposed by law, versus speed limits where one driver can be safer over the speed limit than a less capable driver under the speed limit.
And it's trivially easy to implement. You know how newer cars will beep if the seatbelt isn't engaged, and other examples of trying to correct driver behavior?
Society needs one of those to nag people who don't use turn signals. Make it so.
As Intel and Samsung are major backers, it will likely be supported on things like the Nexus 4, Galaxy S2/3, and the Intel Orange phone.
Please mod this question up - I wanted to ask it also.
I literally just purchased $110 (minus $.02) of video games from steam yesterday after browsing titles on TPB to see what was popular. The first one was plastered with "BUY NOW" everywhere as though you could buy it and play it, and then I didn't realize until afterward it was just a preorder. (BF3). Then I bought the GTA collection and had to go through a mountain of arcane technical hassle with windows marketplace (after buying on steam) just to be able to save games in gta4.
Also the collection included two games I've already paid for in the past, but whatever.
Those artifical losses due to piracy numbers can suck it.
A good language makes it easy to do things right and hard to do them wrong.
As far as I know, you *could* do it in PHP, because there's a PHP-to-native compiler out there...somewhere...
It's called HipHop for PHP. Facebook made it and it's been out for two years now:
Look, I haven't read any Harry Potter books or seen any of the movies, but even *I* know what a muggle is! God forbid you try to look it up yourself:
You know you can receive money at multiple addresses and manage them all with the same wallet, right?