The BIOS is located on the motherboard. Execution starts there and then initializes the RAM and hard disk (assuming it even has one), disc drive, etc. etc. Execution doesn't start on the SSD.
Considering how long we've been hearing RMS saying "this is as close to Totally Free as you can get", if the FSF is really calling this "Truly Free", then yes, I expect it to be totally and utterly free. Granted, that is hard if not impossible to pull off, yes.
While it is a nice idea, it doesn't run my programs.
I use MS Word and Excel on a regular basis, Adobe Acrobat (the real version)...
That sound you hear? That's RMS screaming. You're missing literally the ENTIRE POINT if you're thinking about running closed-source software on this computer. Microsoftware, no less!
The noun count is even a disaster if we assume an "and" in there: (Adult Filters) Block (Sex Education Websites) and (Adult Filters) Allows (Access To Porn).
"Illiterate" is not a synonym for "stupid." I'm sure this guy can read.
"UK ISP Adult Filters Block Sex Education Websites Allows Access To Porn"
I think this wins the award for Most Confusing Slashdot Headline Ever. Without some sort of punctuation, it's a paradoxical statement. They're both blocking and allowing it?
The best I can parse it is as
"(UK ISP Adult Filters) Block (Sex Education Websites); [Subject Missing] Allows Access To Porn"
"(UK ISP Adult Filters) Block (Sex Education Websites' Access) To Porn" (dropping "Allows" entirely).
Also love how they're bitching about the filters being hard to make. "7% miss rate? Unacceptable! Make it work, programmer boy!!"
The list can be reduced to:
1. Does it serve the users well.
I think that list badly needs a 2. Is the code maintainable. It doesn't matter how orgasmically beautiful and lightning quick the code is if it can only be changed by Chuck...who just died of a heart attack last week. Uh oh.
The Internet is a cold, unfeeling place, and does not exist to conform to our ideas of decency. Some of us have come to terms with this
He's probably a tabletsexual. His lifestyle is just as legitimate as ours!!
I think it's fair to assume that if an average Slashdotter found him/herself in a dark alley with an RIAA/MPAA executive, said executive would be found the next day stabbed 37 times in the chest. It's been done to death, hence the focus on the details.
Well okay, it's probably not a security issue, but it's still a potential problem for the end user.
And yes, I have used git before.
I saw the light and now can no longer blink.
Anybody got a blindfold? No?
*After*, yes. If you ignore the time frame part of the argument, it still applies. Dictators using chemical weapons = Bad Thing.
It was public knowledge that Iraq had used chemical weapons in their war against Iran. Maybe they didn't have any *left*, but they definitely had some at that point.
"According to reports from the previous UN inspection agency, UNSCOM, Iraq produced 600 metric tons of chemical agents, including mustard gas, VX and sarin, and nearly 25,000 rockets and 15,000 artillery shells, with chemical agents, that are still unaccounted for. In fact, in 1995, Iraq told the United Nations that it had produced at least 30,000 liters of biological agents, including anthrax and other toxins it could put on missiles, but that all of it had been destroyed."
"Reacting to Western criticism in April 1990 Saddam threatened to annihilate half of Israel with chemical weapons if it moved against Iraq."
So I guess my point is, they had demonstrated ample willingness to use them in the past.
Yep, dishonesty. After the Cold War, I suppose it's not surprising people have nukes on the brain, though.
It annoys me that they labelled those pressure cooker bombs WMDs. I mean, the "mass destruction" was limited to, what, a 100-foot radius? Doesn't fit my definition, and sounds like all I'd have to do to make a "WMD" is tape some nails around a grenade.