I use instapaper, pocket or some other offline reader for that.
99% of consumers have no backups
I can understand when this is hard or complicated. But on OS X, when you stick in an empty external harddrive, the OS will ask if it can start making backups. It couldn't be any simpler -- just connect an external drive. It couldn't be any cheaper, either -- all it takes is a $50 drive.
This all makes me wonder if the OS shouldn't include some sort of emergency backup facility in the cloud. Apparently people expect this as "infrastructure".
Wow, amazing... Didn't know that feature existed. The fact that there's a support document on that, is hilarious.
I'd make him sing a little song.
"The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire
Step out of the car and let this m*****f***** burn
Burn m*****f***** burn"
utterly incapable of understanding OOP concepts
Funny thing is, I've been OO programming for fifteen years now, and splitting up requirements into sane objects is hard. When I do get it right, I spent abnormal amounts of time thinking about them. It's rare to see well-thought out design.
I love to wear my kilts, though I do tend to get a lot of dandruff on my shoes.
You're taking it to a new level, eh?
So? Pay for extra leg room.
Dealing with incompetent project managers.
Goddamnit Foist, why haven't you finished your Sprint today? And why didn't you fill in your timesheet? I expect I can find you in the office this Saturday.
I love Ghostery, but it makes Safari 6.0.5 crash.
Heh, this is nothing
I worked at Oracle, and five-pages-long SELECT queries did happen in projects. Real life is sometimes complicated
reach out to all the known historical developers
I dunno about this. Suppose I'm playing D&D. And my wizard finds heaps of treasure in a dungeon. Do you think I should call upon the ancient lords of the Undermountain to contact all the liches who once owned part of this treasure?
With Windows comes the need to manage the device as you would a full Windows PC. That means antivirus, a firewall, decent malware protection, etc. I am definitely not looking forward to that, for what should be a simple tablet. So your bye-bye Android/Apple is premature.
What's pretty funny is that if he ran OS X together with Time Machine he'd just pop in a new drive and restore from the backup that same day. He'd be running again in the time it took to put a new SSD in his machine.
Now I know there's plenty of Time Machine horror stories, but I'm just saying it would have been possible.
Note that I run Linux on all my servers, and 50% of my employer's desktops run on Linux. The rest runs on Mac.
Using utilities like IonCube to 'protect' PHP-code will never stop the dedicated people from reverse engineering the application or re-engineering it.
No, but it will stop support calls from clients that are the result of messing with the code.
Now it's probably true that the above issues are caused by third party drivers, and not Windows itself, but it still sucks.
I'm running a MacBook and for precisely this reason, I try to avoid hardware requiring 3rd party drivers. There are lots of better external wifi devices, but I'd rather not stick drivers in an otherwise perfectly operating machine. Same goes for stuff like VirtualBox or Parallels, which require weird drivers as well.