I think the point is that people assume that they aren't intelligent in the Star Wars universe. I often thought that R2's behavior was specifically intended to convey the idea that they are...
Better late than never. Microsoft exploits have been traded and sold to security companies owned by intelligence agencies for years now.
they couldn't afford a bounty like this until Windows 7 was SP'd...
At "best" the "Green Revolution" postponed the inevitable and meanwhile increased the number of people who would eventually inevitably die from starvation as the land becomes unable to support farming due to depletion and destruction of soil diversity inherent to these methods.
Why do you care?
Because I want to call out shills when present.
Judge an argument based on it's own merit rather than appealing to authority.
That's what I'm doing. Someone who isn't willing to even associate their identity (or even a false identity) with their claim wants us to believe that they have used a Surface RT and that it's good. Well, in order to use the word "I" there has to be one, and we don't have one here.
More debate is never a bad thing, so quit trying to stifle it and ruin this community.
I'm not trying to stifle debate, I'm trying to stifle shilling. So far all I see is an anonymous assertion that RT is pretty decent, with nothing whatsoever to back it up. If it's decent, how is it decent? The point of asking who the hell is saying this is that if it were someone with a name and a reputation, we might be able to judge the probable value of their statements on that basis. But if an anonymous coward should make any assertion at all without any kind of reference or citation, we have no reasonable way to judge the value of their statement. They might be a phud or they might be a surly dirt-merchant or they could be my half-brother's grandkid.
Also, you don't exist, so you don't get to tell me what to do, or even make suggestions. When someone with enough courage to have a name makes a suggestion, I'll consider it. Or at least look at their posting history.
Calling this complaining is like walking into your boss's office, telling him to go f*** himself, and walking out to another job that is just as good if not better that is waiting with open arms.
My. Ass. Nobody actually did anything, people only threatened to do things, that goes for Microsoft and it goes for the users.
Ah, to paraphrase, "there is a principle which is a bar against all knowledge and will never fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance -- and that is contempt prior to investigation." You can't simply say "because this person/group/organization has done so many evil things in the past, this has to be as well
No, you can't. On the other hand, if you don't say "because this p/g/o has done so many evil things in the past, this probably is as well" then you're a fool at best, likely an idiot, and possibly insane.
Instead, having a mandate to solve our energy crisis on Earth first, by finding real alternatives to using fossil fuel for energy
We have them already. Butanol for gasoline and algae into biodiesel for diesel fuel. These technologies are already-proven and would be profitable without government interference.
The right way to do things: build a truly reusable space vehicle, often called a "space pickup truck". Proposed heavy lift vehicles are more like a "space moving van",
...and they have to pay a toll on the intergalactic superhighway, hurr durr?
The "right" way to do things is highly debatable. My money is on the space elevator. Then you only need a "space train" or perhaps a "space RV" or even "space velocipede" which makes trips between orbit and your destination. Getting out of the well is the big problem here.
If we could get space travel costs down to chiefly the cost of fuel that would be a massive reduction in costs.
And if we could get it down to where we didn't need fuel to get into orbit, that would be an even more massive reduction.
Since the planet does not have a strong magnetic field, the surface is lethal.
Sure, if you're naked. But that's true anyway since it doesn't have an atmosphere worth mentioning, unless you're mentioning dust storms.
As has been discussed elsewhere, at the time of arrival on Mars a person would already have received a lifetime's radiation dose.
As has been discussed elsewhere, that assumes using an existing space vehicle design, with jack for shielding. But since you'll need to take water with you in order to bootstrap the mission, you can use it for shielding.
Mac OS 6 was good, as you say. But 'System 7' as they called it, was a huge improvement.
* MultiFinder only (no more single-finder)
So because they took out the stable, single-tasking finder system and only made the unstable multifinder available, that's good? Understanding Apple, you fail it. Apple has told you all along that if they didn't have it, you didn't need it. Then it comes along in a later machine or release.
* Aliases (eg, file system links to folders or files like symlink)
Yeah, the problem with Aliases was that they only worked about half the time. Half the time an application tries to open the Alias as a file, the other half it tries to open the file the Alias points to. Half the early applications would see a folder alias as a folder, half of them would totally fail to comprehend it.
Organized subfolders within System Folder to fix the clutter
Totally irrelevant because System 6 let you sort by type, and because anyone who had enough fonts to go in there regularly had a font manager.
* Fonts as separate files instead of resources within the System file. No more Font/DA Mover.
Totally irrelevant because anyone who diddled fonts regularly used a font manager. Same answer for your "next" point, which is really the same point.
An invisible temp folder where applications could create active temp files. If the app crashed, these moved into the trash can as recoverable files. The most notable example was Microsoft Word (on Mac).
Please listen to yourself. In actuality, applications could always do this -- without hiding the files in some inscrutable temp folder. And they did. In fact, Word was one of these applications. I have an accelerated SE with Word 5.1. Sometimes I use it as a doorstop.
System 7 was a gigantic step forward for the classic Mac OS.
That was what I thought, until I used it regularly.
Except the "problem" which you're complaining about is a non-issue for the vast majority of git-using humans, let alone average humans.
This might be true if git weren't used in a public-facing context. But it is. I suspect most "users" of git are just people trying to fetch something so they can build it, who don't give a shit about the history.
It's stupid opportunistic policy, it's a problem for later.
Yeah, stupid like a fox. Guess what? If you solve all the problems now you'll have no wars to profit from later.
oh good a rape joke, very classy
A joke like our "corrections" system, classy like a prison system which very much does include rape.
Use 'git clone --depth 1' if you only want the most recent revision. It will allow you to update it from upstream but obviously you won't be able to go back into the history.
this is very useful information; thanks. too bad git doesn't do this first, and then fill in the history later. that would make it dramatically more usable for the average human.
Apple's problem certainly was elitism, but that actually worked for them (Academics are elitists, after all) until it started holding them back in performance. It was OK for the machines to cost more, but to cost more and then have a rinky-dink CPU? That was not OK.
MacOS 9 should never have existed. Apple should have had something better by then. They didn't. MacOS 7 was pretty bad, too. MacOS 6 was quite good compared to the PC operating systems of its day, but that was a long time ago.
If only Apple could have had Steve Jobs and BeOS...