Worse, it was fucking boring. The Hobbit would have made a fine two hour movie, maybe two 1.5 hour movies. But there is not enough plot for seven and a half hours.
And by the time the last film is released, will be about 4.5 hours too long.
And what would you define something that didn't ingest, metabolize, excrete, reproduce and have some sort of system of heredity? Other chemical processes; like fire and crystallization, might hit some of these marks, but we don't call them living systems. So while the precise chemical processes, heck maybe even many of the chemical elements involved may be different (silicon-based life on Titan or something like that), I think at the end of the day if it going to be called life, it has to have the same basic features as terrestrial life.
If it's life, it's going to have a metabolism, it's going to reproduce and it's going to excrete. It may not, at first blush, look like life, but there will be chemical processes that in some way replicate processes found in terrestrial life.
He was just pointing out that having a token muslim minority in the Knesset doesn't mean squat in practice.
Yes this. Especially Android. Since it is Java based you can use that knowledge to program server side apps as well.
Programming for an OS without memory protection is a nightmare.
No man. The thing is Android had a resolution independent UI while iOS did not at the time. That was a technological handicap Apple had so they had little choice but to solve it that way.
Symbian was great when it came out. 32-bit OS with memory protection and multitasking. The APIs are horrible and I hear its a mess to program for but at the time it was probably the best cellphone OS. It is really dated now.
The problem was more than computers. The materials weren't up to snuff. The airframe deformed after just one flight.
I suspect they're not producing these kinds of phones simply because, despite the author's assertion, very few people actually do want such phones.
A writer and a submitter does not constitute some vast ignored market.
It was painfully obvious they only acquired Nokia because of the patents. The rest be it R&D or especially manufacturing operations is to be disposed of.
How much does a middle aged Slashdot ID go for nowadays? I might be in the market to sell mine to an astroturfer.
I'm not clear as to how, for instance, using buggy versions of SSL libraries fits into your whole theory. One possibility is that what you wrote is gibberish.
From my experience you need less Linux sysadmins to begin with. Its easier to do remote admin. So the TCO numbers Microsoft claims are usually bullshit.
You could have saved some typing by not opening the article. But then you would not have been able to write this long pointless OT rant.