They didn't make Battletoads available for preorder. What a stupid mistake!
I used to work security at a major hosting provider. If we got complaints about your mailing list, the first thing we'd do is ask you about how you got your list, to see if it complied with our requirement for verified opt-in lists only. We'd also sign up ourselves or check logs and code, because customers always lie (except when they don't).
Right now, I'd apply the same standard of skepticism. I understand that revealing such things would make your proported aim of censorship circumvention hard, but I'd still like to hear independent verification from someone who can reasonably demonstrate the depth of their commitment to opting in.
Translation: "Dear Slashdot, I'm looking for a good Windows host. Any suggestions?"
old ass GTX280
bersl2@procyon (umask 0022):~$ lspci -s 05:00.0
05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7800 GT] (rev a1)
You kids have no sense of perspective. Back in my day, CRTs changed resolution regularly in response to games. AND WE LIKED IT! Not to mention on Linux, configuring XFree86 display modes manually, uphill, in the snow, both ways!
Heart skipped a beat there.
More like iTunes, plus the usual social additions expected of gaming communities (IM, chat, voice, achievements, etc.).
No, unbounded latency. It'll happen, just not yet.
it's more about how IE and Chrome don't support DATA uri's
I'm not actually sure that this is the case. (Change the Wikipedia entry if it's wrong, then.)
"...as long as it doesn't threaten our bottom line."
A person can handle one phone call at a time but quite a few chats.
As for not giving them equivalent abilities, that's probably a sign that the chat people are not actual employees.
Intelligence is directly proportional to the square of the distance from a telephone.
Well, at least for me, it is. A chat gives me time and room to think, unlike a telephone call.
I currently take chats from the low-level techs who actually take chats and calls from customers (which is a demotion from actually working support tickets, but I digress). I can and have done chats from customers, but I loathe the telephone, at work and in life.
Phone calls are good for dealing with stupid people, because stupid people (well, actually, most people, including some intelligent people) don't actually read words, but they do hear and react to the tones of voice, which is useful for getting through to them.
They'll argue he's bound by subsection (v).
Of course, as powerful people keep learning: you can ruin a man's life over something he discloses, but there are no take-backsies.
I for one am not going to forget about that proposal.
That's not the Linux driver model, though. The model is that drivers are expected to be at least working towards integration into the kernel tree, so that the kernel devs can easily know if they're breaking something and maybe even fix or help fix it. Failure to do this results in long-term pain for everyone, while being in the tree or working towards being in the tree keeps everyone communicating on a regular basis and working together.
In other words, developing hardware for Linux actually requires communicating with people who are much closer to the end user than the typical direct customer of a chip design company. I know, it's a major paradigm shift for companies who (understandably) can't contemplate money except if someone plans to give it directly to them, never mind the needs of those who participate in the actual creation of demand for what they sell.