Thousands of other people will make backup copies for you.
My thoughts exactly.
I think this is a primary role of the government: supporting society by supporting those who for historical reasons got left out. Be it age, natural disasters or other factors.
If you read the article (I know, I know) you'll learn that he uses industrial grit
I think the questions on every Slashdotter's mind now are:
- Are the grits hot?
- Can I pour them down my pants?
- Where is Natalie Portman when you need her?
I think I can relate to that. I'm quite introverted so I need a lot of time on my own to "hear my own thoughts". I also don't like listening to music very much. OTOH, I'm kind of a musician, and I generally prefer instrumental pieces. I can feel similarities between social yapping and music with lots of lyrics. Making music is great, listening is kind of meh -- I guess it's like the difference between doing some sports yourself and watching it. (I've never understood the fascination of self-proclaimed straight men in watching other men work out.)
There are theories about introversion being a symptom of generally heightened sensitivity - we get more easily overwhelmed by sensory input, so we try to cope by locking ourselves within. As much as I like music, I easily get my daily dose of auditory input from all kinds of background noise.
I like Microsoft products
my honest, professional opinion is, fuck you.
If you got $500 from writing a tech article, would you rather pay $200 of it in taxes or $2?
Also, doesn't Apple have a duty to shareholders to cough up as little in taxes as legally possible?
Just let them believe that they are going to invade Europa (the continent) and they will probably stand in line to support this idea.
Europa? What kind of a country is that? Is it somewhere near Texas?
Make of that what you will.
Python has the whole whitespace deal, Perl code tends to be unkempt
Now this is a great comparison. One language is bad because it enforces tidiness, and the other is bad because it doesn't.
...in Another Bloody Century. He kind of pooh-poohs it as some of the other commenters here have done, saying that it plays a small part but is mostly an annoyance.
sudo apt-get -y install build-essential
And also: sudo apt-get -y install python
This is one of the reasons I use Gentoo, it already comes with real programming tools.
More generally, though, any Linux distro is fine as there is no particular barrier between using a computer and programming it. I don't really see the difference, because when you use a computer you are telling it what to do, and then it's only about different levels of abstraction and power. There is only a problem if the OS places artificial limitations.