See? That's the big difference (that little hook at the end). Posing the article as a question, you get the benefit of having a scoop (OMFG!!! Bruce the Schneier got fired by the NSA) as far as Slashdot's second-hand stories go, while not getting burned if the story turns out to be false (duh, Bruce isn't leaving).
"The nipple is the only intuitive interface."
If the nipple is an intuitive interface, then mothers wouldn't have to shove it in our mouths the first time around. It's as much an acquired taste as your favorite desktop OS. You get used to it and eventually even come to relish it. But a bottle-fed baby wouldn't know the difference from the real thing.
It's predictive if all you read is near-future sci-fi. Most of the sci-fi we call predictive is either mere coincidence or some bored engineer reading or watching it and deciding it's a cool thing to make things like sentient AI (Asimov, Clarke, et al), a multipurpose hand-held information acquisition tool (Star Trek), or a laser-based space defense system (Star Wars). So no suprise there. If you fire in one general direction enough times, you're bound to hit the bull's eye some time.
"Their founder actually dropped by our lab at MIT a year and a half ago, saying he wants to collaborate, and spent quite some time with the Copenhagen wheel team. We'll leave it at that,' Superpedestrian founder Assaf Biderman said."
Wrong state. But doesn't that remind you of a certain IT visionary who developed this idea for a graphically-oriented computer?
As an American, you were probably allowed only into the better schools. Who knows maybe you were looking at the Chinese equivalent of a magnet (if not necessarily a science/math) school. Imagine the bad press the Chinese would get if some true-blue American kids are allowed into one of their "shittier" schools. So your anecdote, even as anecdotes rarely count for good proof, doesn't count.
It's only a matter of time and who knows what restrictive GPL-incompatible license Microsoft will come up with. Everything's being opensourced, including guns, money, and government secrets. Note that I don't equate opensource with free as in freedom. Microsoft will still be in control so that maybe you can't mix Windows source with Android/Linux source. And you'll probably still need to pay a license while all your improvements will belong to them.
Hitler is handsome? What beer are you drinking? By the way, Google why he has that mustache.
" Singapore is surrounded by neighbours that completely dwarf them (Malaysia, Indonesia) only 50 years ago encompassed them (Malaysia), have an Islamic majority (Malaysia) or a virulent Islamic minority (Indonesia) and are debating whether to become a fully Islamic state (Malaysia). "
Minor correction with Indonesia. Like Malaysia, Indonesia is a Muslim-majority state. In fact, the majority is greater in Indonesia (at least 90% IRC). Malaysia in fact has a rather large, non-Muslim ethnic Chinese minority, which have been discriminated against per official policy.
The problem with the Snowden revelations is likely to come more from Malaysia, which has adopted a more consistently anti-Western stance than Indonesia, which had been more business-like in its dealings with the West.
"Money ? Nope. USA is bankrupt."
When you're a country, being bankrupt doesn't mean you don't have a money. You can always "print" more. Or maybe the US should start paying their snoops in Bitcoins?
"It's not that we always side with "the little guy" - we frequently side against small vendors making money off of illegal copying, such as Chinese illegal DVD vendors or businesses who sell open-source software."
Businesses are allowed to sell open-source software, at least by the two most popular types of free/open-source licenses, BSD and GPL.
Even morally, which is different from what's legally allowed, it's okay to sell open-source software, provided you give something back to the open-source developers, in terms of code or money. That's how the Wine (GPL) project is funded. What most free software developers hate are "freeloaders" who rebrand a program by making only trivial changes to it or, worse, vendors who ruin a program's "reputation" by adding adware and other crap (usually but not always wrapped around installers of dubious quality).
Trying mining other cyrptocurrents. They should have a lower barrier of entry than something as "over"-mined as Bitcoin. The trick, however, is to know which can be traded for a profit or not too great a loss with Bitcoin or maybe even directly to the fiat currency of your choice (dollars, yens, etc.). Litecoin seems attractive at the moment.
Also be careful of very, very recently forked Bitcoin alternatives. They might be fly-by-night operations designed simply to suck-er in users who want to buy their way into virtual weath.
Yes, let's wait. Far too many possible causes. If it's a personal matter, then leave him be. It's not as if he was getting seriously paid for his work?
If it's just a "simple" case of mid-career "fuck this, I'm going to change my life", then it's just time for the rest of us to also move on or fork the project, if you're technically capable. I mean, the main developer of Bitcoin also disappeared, and Bitcoin is now thousands of times more viral than when he was the alpha developer.
On the other hand, whatever happened to Reiser FS?
Amen to that.
Basically, the way the legal process goes, Apple still hasn't "fully" won its match against Samsung. This isn't Apple's second victory if by victory we mean the guy who gets the gold medal, the championship belt, the cheer leader's hug, etc. Apple may have won the round/lap/inning/half but a victory it's not.
"It's pretty seamless. The only way they could make it better is if they put in a revert function or at least a backup so you get your old data back"
There's another BIG way they can make it better, create an installer that runs on other operating systems say, like GNU/Linux or OSX? Or better yet an installer that doesn't require another computer to do its thing. Smartphone are becoming as powerful as the computers of the Y2K, so why not an installer that can be run off the target device? It the lockdown crap is the problem, then I guess option 1 (installers for other OSs) would be Numero 1 on my list. If they write their installer in Java/Python or some other portable language, then it shouldn't be too hard to port that over.