They're going to build an ebook reader app for their rumored tablet to kill the kindle & dominate the market. as Ramanujan once said for a famous one line proof, "Behold."
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New best way to get your funding cut: publish a paper that outlines a way to use DDOS to hinder a federal investigation. Old best: come out of the closet & join the communist party.
So, for (1) Windows 7 is very similar to Vista, with a lot of code reuse, and (2) the people who develop viruses target *almost exclusively* windows, so how would the need to run an antivirus on a new version of windows ever be something you would doubt?
From the desk of the Chief of Police:
Effective immediately all precinct officers should destroy all electronic devices with central processing units. All document production will be performed using manual typewriters.
I really, Really, *really* wish that the first message sent across the internet had been for the purpose of rick-rolling someone. I know that it would've taken a completely weird time-inversion to make that possible, but admit to yourself for just one second: it would've been effing hilarious.
More specifically, if you sign up for Google Voice with your existing number, you'll get:
* Online, searchable voicemail
* Free automated voicemail transcription
* Custom voicemail greetings for different callers
* Email and SMS notifications
* Low-priced international calling
If you decide to also get a new Google number, you'll get all of the above PLUS:
* One number that reaches you on all your phones
* SMS via email
* Call screening
* Listen In
* Call recording
* Conference calling
* Call blocking
So, you don't get all the features if you port in an existing number. How
I definitely understand what you're saying, and I suppose it's all a perspective thing. I actually had dinner with him & a bunch of computer science students at the University of Chicago, and found that once you got him past the software stuff he became a pretty interesting conversationalist. It was a pretty good time, all things considered.
While I agree with most of his points regarding Free Software, I find that when it comes to this topic he's much less flexible in his conversation, though his actual contributions are undeniable.
So, I actually count myself among the few that like Richard Stallman. I've met him, and he's a nice guy. But does anyone recall the furor over GPLv3 when it first came out, & some of the new provisions? This caused a lot of projects to stick with v2.
I'm wondering if this isn't just FUD to try to get people to switch to v3. Which is icky, but it did occur to me.
Is that a gigantic air gun with a 1km barrel in your classified launch facility, or are you just happy to see me?
Hey, I'm fat you insensitive clod!
Cool design, but I think it would be creepy to see people zipping down sidewalks on one of these things
Creepy, I say!