I have two Lenovo T500 laptops that have served me well, allowing me to easily swap in larger hard drives and more RAM as needed
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it is not *based on* Unix - it has a modular Mach kernel that contains some userspace bolt-on's licensed from BSD
OS X is "Unix compliant" which is code for "OS X acts like and smells like Unix but it ain't Unix"
"You'd be surprised how often psychopaths show up in a corporate environment."
funny, I thought that was where all psychopaths wind up
I just inherited two Lenovo T500 Thinkpads - one is running AVLinux while the other will soon get Mint loaded onto it - they both use the Intel Mobile 4 chipset which seem to work fine
"...take money away from content creators."
you are obviously *not* a content creator or you wouldn't make such a misinformed statement
'However, there exists another key to Apple's success: its products are built around giving people freedom in the user experience. Apple lets you figure out how best to make use of their handhelds. The App Store is a beautiful demonstration of this--it's all about choosing what you want to do with your iPhone or iPad, and not being badgered into using them in a particular way.'
this guy is either drinking too much of the Apple flavored Kool-Aid, has some sort of favored tech journalist status with Apple, or completely clueless. A hermetically sealed walled garden community of Apple blessed apps running on hardware that is also hermetically sealed?
I'll take a Samsung Galaxy running Android 2.2 any day over an iPad running a watered down version of OS X
Fucking Apples! How do they work?
exactly -- I succumbed to the hype and started an account when they opened it up to us mere mortals and I found it to be the most ridiculous bit of hype I've ever used...convoluted, confusing, yawn-ware...glad to see it go
I had a similar run in with Rhizome, the uber-hipster online art journal, around 5 years ago. They published a photo I had used for artist promotion which I had appropriated from an old IBM computer mainframe ad. A women who worked there found my promo photo on the Interwebz and used it as an opening picture for some dumbass article she wrote. When I confronted her about it she gave me some clueless arrogant hipster-speak about the photo being open source because she found it online. I wouldn't have minded if she had given attribution but it was coupled with an article that had nothing to do with me or my work and she never asked if it were OK to use it. Needless to say she is no longer at Rhizome. May her hipster-ass rot in soccer mom hell.
To You from Me
64F in SF - ah! morning fog: nature's air conditioning
not 'weather' but 'whether'
ditto on 'Art of Electronics' as a bible...I know many people who learned electronics from this book
my Dell mini9 running Ubuntu 10.04 serves me very well, thank you and at a fraction of the price of an iPad