New submitter graffitiwriter adds a note that the newest Pi has "already been turned into a retro gaming console. It turns out the Pi Zero is more than capable of running Retro Pie and other emulators, and even has a video output that lets you play games on an old CRT TV."
A lot of not very good engineers like these absolute answers and like things to be black or white... That is an epic fail in the real world
Maybe it's just a "shade of grey" fail rather than an epic fail? Not all failures are black or white.
I guess the point is: KDE isn't a "window manager" - instead it's a desktop environment, which includes functionality for power management. And it's reasonable architecture for power management controls to depend upon power managing daemons.
Even if Nest/Google the corporation has fully honorable intentions the situation still seems liable to potential abuse.
And you can't get much more honorable intentions than "data-mine your every activity to sell it to advertisers to serve you more advertising".
C and C++ look radically different when reverse engineering their assembly. Like, it's easy to reverse engineer C and much harder to do C++ without symbols. The allocators they call are different. Folk seem to use more heap allocation in C++. More calls in C++.
At least, that's what I assume is going on. Some things I reverse engineer easily in hours. Other things it takes me days before I give up. I believe this difference comes from C vs X++
Socialism or communism also provide no room for upward movability.
What? There's more social mobility in the UK -- with its national health service, heavy-handed nanny state and ingrained class system -- then there is in America.
The MS-DOS and Windows PC entered the market as an affordable office workhorse, with strong software support from every major vendor.
The OEM Windows system install became the gold standard for retail sales and support. The modular design of the PC meant that hardware advanced quickly --- and with Plug and Play configuration becoming the norm --- quite painlessly.
Windows evolved into a capable operating system designed for users who share almost none of the geek's paranoia or obsessions with the internals of the system.
Each time a new RAW format comes out, how many machines does your IT staff have to update? And how frequently does this happen?
My guess is that work/life balance isn't for us in the trenches, it's for the guys in the corner offices who make more than a $Million per year, own 6 fancy cars, and talk about their "Vacation Home" in Hawaii.
I'm in the trenches too. I realized that my company will happily drain everything out of me, every possible waking hour. But on the other hand, it will also be happy with merely taking 35-40 hours per week out of me.
The company has no insight into my personal work/life balance. Only I do. It's up to me to set limits. The company won't set limits itself, has no way of setting limits itself, but it will happily respect the limits I set.
Example: last year I told my manager "Every Thursday I will work from home. I won't answer emails. I'll pursue whatever programming things interest me. Still get paid of course." He was entirely happy with this. It helps that my company produces tools for developers, so by being a developer myself I'm basically doing market research.
Example: I realized that over the past years, every really valuable contribution that I've made has come from the projects I get into from curiosity or personal passion or hobby development. They haven't come from the daily grind of answering emails and attending emails. I set up Outlook rules to filter out about 80% of my incoming email, so I only see 15-20 work emails a day now. I unilaterally decided not to accept or attend any meetings on Mondays or Thursdays. It's done wonders for my productivity and creativity.
Example: I always used to do 1-2 hours of work in the evening, mostly catching up on emails so I could start the next day with a clean slate. Then due to severe storms and a fallen tree in early September, my house had no power for 2 weeks and no internet for 2 weeks more and I couldn't do any work in the evenings. And surprisingly -- I was still just as productive, still as respected by my team members! Since then, I've only done one piece of work in the evenings, preparing a conference talk that I gave last week. My family has loved it, and I've loved it. And I've got to play some Dragon Age: Inquisition too. First video gaming I've done since my toddler was born.
Example: I'll be taking three months (paid) paternity leave next year when my twins are born.
It helps that I'm in a larger team, so there are people who can take over my workload when I'm away. Maybe that's the key. I am in the trenches. I don't have 6 cars. Only one, a 1988 model, and since its engine cracked I've switched to public transport.
Let's organize this thing and take all the fun out of it.