I come at this from a completely different viewpoint, having only recently dipped my toes into Linux - for me, a package manager is a relatively new concept. The nearest I've come to it previously has been with Apple's App Store, both for iOS and now OSX - plenty of choice, sometimes too much choice.
As far as manually installing apps goes, it usually boils down to double-clicking on the DMG file to mount it, then either running the installation package or dragging the app file to your Applications folder.
In theory, uninstalling apps is as simple as dragging the app file to the Trash. I say 'in theory' because apps do leave behind some detritus formed by using them - thankfully not to the same degree as Windows, but it is there. For suites of apps like Microsoft Office or Adobe Creative Cloud, there tends to be a lot more extra stuff deposited onto your system besides the apps themselves.
Sadly, updates do tend to be on a per-app basis, with the exception of those acquired through the App Store, which handles the update process.
Thousands of other people will make backup copies for you.
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 will protect against buffer overflows attacks.
> while running a closed source application that downloads other applications from the internet. And it all runs as root so i can't cheat.
Genius. You're a fucking genius.
Despite the prior news story about a guy getting off for upskirt photos, this law seems like a solution looking for a problem. Has upskirt photography been such a large problem in Massachusetts that a law was required?
I would have thought basic social pressures and shaming (lets admit - people doing this *are* particularly creepy) would do a better job at limiting the number of offenders, and the rest would do it anyways.
With a law on the books, particularly one with the possibility for felony charges, I wonder how many times we are going to read about misapplication of the law. Do you technically run afoul of the law anytime you take a photo where a woman in a skirt is elevated from your current location, such as a place with an elevated walkway? Do you risk arrest for taking a picture in a location with an escalator or glass-walled elevator like many shopping malls? even if you are close to neither one?
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.
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?
Posted a few comments on this Ask Slashdot article yesterday. Come back, and they've disappeared. They've not been deleted - I can still access them, from the recent comments area of my profile - and they've not been downmodded either. Not a Beta issue, as I'm not currently on it.