An accidental over-select would be my guess too. Depending upon how they are used, a file system explorer can be much more dangerous than a terminal. Always ls pattern before rm pattern is something I too learned the hard way.
From the same Wiki article:
Although the 34 was very reliable and dominant on the battlefield, its dissemination throughout the German forces was hampered due to its precision engineering, which resulted in high production costs and a relatively slower rate of production.
Like a lot of the German stuff, really good quality is reported, but too few were made to really matter. Tiger versus Sherman is another example.
While there were opportunities, they common soldier ended up with the Karabiner 98 Kurz, a bolt action rifle with a five round internal magazine, through the end of the war.
The Germans had better tech and manufacturing, sorta like they do now, only their elected leadership really sucked. Those advantages were wasted starting WW II.
A lesson may be in here somewhere, about voting with one's mind, and not one's heart. Sorta like me and GB II in 2000.
Back on topic, it will be interesting when the message is decoded.
Name the individual carried automatic weapons, by the Wehrmacht, in 1939.
Your point is true, though I think that we benefit from having both. Let the SSNs do the offense, let the SSBNs be the nuclear defense.
SBNS are insurance, two are enough to take out a third of the planet. You might kill me, but I will kill you in return, and then some of your friends too. Best case scenario for you is that we both lose.
No blame from me, none at all.
Business users will stay will stay with MS, the higher ups will go with Apple, the geeks go with Linux/Unix and similar. A few enlightened ones may exist, but if I want my stuff to play nicely with others, I have to expect MS or Apple. Linux in our corp. is on a few servers, little niche things that have no commercial equivalent.
The core problem is how business works, how the economy works, and if have no idea how to get around it, short of a Star Trek future becoming reality.
I've always thought that the "problem" with the Linux desktop was the compatibility of applications.
We spent a few years being Linux only. Teachers expecting the kids homework in
OS X is the current primary OS (measured in hours used per month), with Win 7 and Linux behind. It still fails as some website use Win 7/IE only features, and commercial applications are far fewer than found for Windows, really an expensive middle ground.
So, it really is all about the applications. Once writing applications for Linux = $$$$$$$, Linux will be win the desktop war.
Not so sure about it being the "your own fault" notion, thought there is something to aging. I see several coworkers my age (35-45) just stop learning. What they know is "good enough", they make enough money to be satisfied and stop growing.
On the other hand, if you eat 4000 calories a day on a 1500 calorie activity level, getting fat is your fault. Don't exercise your muscles, getting weak is your fault. Don't exercise your mind, getting stupid is your fault.
So true. You learn from mistakes. The dolts that do not learn do nothing new; they are as they were when graduating from junior high 30 years ago.
One person, for three years; did you consider the management to be wise?
... Apple controls the entire end-to-end solution.
And that is precisely why I will not be buying an iAppliance, that and the lack of standardized IO ports. The iPad (or any other slate), iPhone (or any other smartphone) is a device to display media. Apple's is just a bit more restricted, and hipper, and prettier.
The period of the multimedia PC purchased as a media display device may be over, but not the PC as a workstation.
Unions help to restore the balance by consolidating the employees in order to bring it back to one-to-one.