Settle down, NumbNuts. They happened to use an iPad because it contains an ARM chip. It's idiots like you that make Slashdot basically unreadable.
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You are an incredibly stupid person. So many Americans live in a weird bubble of ignorance. It's just embarrassing.
Yes, of course you can manually set up Hadoop in whatever environment, but it's a pain and generally speaking management is annoying. This new project appears to alleviate at least some of that, making it easy to remotely deploy and manage a Hadoop cluster. At least, that's what I got from the demo video - there's probably more to it.
Regarding Hadoop, I'm always surprised by its popularity given the relative fragility of HDFS (the NameNode is a single point of failure; other distributed filesystems have beaten this problem) and the dubious, beta-like quality of the tools built on top of it (Pig, etc.)
Not to mention "millennial". Look how many times it's misspelled in the summary.
GnuSense vs. Ubuntu.
I can say firsthand that Macs have made serious inroads at Cisco, not just for mgmt but for programmers as well.
Let me be honest: you have no idea what you're talking about.
Where I live, certain ethnic minorities (actually, taken together they are actually a majority) are notorious for screening embryos for gender. Then they abort the females until a male is born first. It's become such an issue that it's now illegal to specify an embryo's gender until the window for legal abortion has passed (I don't remember how many weeks/months that is).
If you're white, the doctor will still tell you if you ask though.
Apple haters are a funny breed. I'll bet you think of yourself as a real free-thinking maverick, right?
I'm 42, work for a very large Valley-based company whose name starts with "C" (as a contractor, so I'm self-employed) and I can tell you that the Valley in general is DYING for programmers of whatever age. To use just one example, I get calls from LinkedIn contacts and recruiters multiple times weekly, even though my profile says I'm not looking for work.
And what's more, I work remotely, which you would think would make me less desirable as an employee. It probably does, but companies are desperate, I guess.
Actually, certain debuggers have had "edit and continue", compile on the fly capability while debugging for C++ and Java since 2005 or so.
Same guy. He also wrote "Unknown Quantity". He's a pretty well-known conservative commentator in the US, one of those "let me tell you like it is" types.
A lot of musicians don't perform live, and for those that do, the great, vast majority make no money at it. You are ridiculously naive, or you only listen to big-budget, Top 40-type music.
The way species are normally defined is whether or not they can interbreed, and if so, if their offspring are capable of having offspring (think mules).
Oh wait.. this is an open source community that understood what his intentions where and didn't have a knee jerk reaction.
What I guess intelligence trumps mass panic and ignorance.
That's exactly wrong. GH freaked out and banned his account after the Rails team repeatedly closed his bug reports. This story has been on Hacker News for a while now, so you can head there for the full story. His account was eventually reinstated after it was made clear to GH that they behaved poorly.