Red hat is open source, if an out of date copy needs patches it can be patched by a competent programmer. Not so XP. If MS open sourced XP I would have no problem with them EOLing it, someone would patch it because they need the OS.
If someone discovers an exploit it should be patched, period. If they don't want to spend the money they should open-source the "dead" software that 1/3 of the world's computers run on so someone else can patch it.
There are a lot of responsible actions. MS is taking none. It's reprehensible.
Agreed (what moron modded you flamebait??). I've had DSL for years and have no problems with it. TV shows stream nicely (or did, damned Windows computer has gotten slow but the wifi streams to the phone just fine), and that's with BitTorrent and often other stuff running.
Of course, I live alone. I can see where someone with a big family where all ten kids are watching a different YouTube show while playing Angry Birds might need more throughput, but DSL works for me. It might be different if I were still a gamer.
That family's bottleneck will likely be their own router. Internet bottlenecks are often your own wiring.
I find it amusing that people keep trying to sell me shit I don't need, like OMFG SUPER FAST CABLE!!! I simply don't need the speed, what I have works well and doesn't cost a lot.
With Linux, are you ever really DONE installing?
Never have I seen so many Microsoft shills on slashdot in a single day... you should know better than that. Here's how to install Linux on a box with no OS:
1. insert installation media
2. Boot the machine
3. Enter preferences (time zone, passwords, defaults, etc)
4. Let it run for a little while
5. Press "enter".
Done. When patches come down the pike, one click and you're done, no reboots necessary. Now, here's how to install Windows on a box with no OS (sorry, this is for 95, 98, and XP, never installed any newer MS OS)
1. insert installation media
2. Boot the machine
3. Enter a preference
4. Wait five minutes
5. Enter another preference
6. Wait five minutes
7. Enter another preference
8. Wait five minutes
9. Enter another preference
10. Wait five minutes
11. Enter another preference
12. Wait five minutes
13. Enter another preference
14. Wait forty five minutes
15. remove media and press "enter"
16. Enter password
17. install a driver
19. install another driver
30 Install antivirus
32 Install an office suite
34 Install another piece of software
Sorry, Mister Shill, you have it backwards. MS needs more work every single month than it takes to install Linux, which will happily run without fiddling or reboots for years. Some people only boot their Linux boxes when a component fails and they have to shut it down to replace a physical part.
Windows? Your computer is unusable for at least a half an hour from Patch Tuesday, after which a reboot is required. In Linux, one click and the update is done, you just go on working on whatever you were doing while it updates.
If you're stranded in a cave inhabited by me they better be some damned good books. I hate uninvited visitors.
Yes, roundabouts are safer than stop signs and red lights, but they won't work on roads with more than two lanes, nor can most city intersections be re-engineered for them because there simply isn't enough space.
We have exactly one in Springfield, 12 blocks from the Capitol. There isn't enough room anywhere else.
Oh, for fuck's sake, GM is opening five new factories in the US this year and hiring a shitload of workers, they can't keep the cars on the lots they're selling them so fast; last night the TV said one was sold every 40 seconds. What the taxpayer "lost" by this is nothing, since all those now-employed people are taxpayers, as well as the ones who would have been out of work if GM had collapsed. This is increased revenue, not decreased revenue.
Can't libertarians do math?
Until the 19th century or so, these were just semi-wild animals that got access to our barns and homes to kill rodents, but they would claw you the moment you tried to touch them.
Citation BADLY needed, wikipedia disagrees with you completely (it also says that this "news" is 14 years old).
Traditionally, historians tended to think that ancient Egypt was the site of cat domestication, owing to the clear depictions of house cats in Egyptian paintings about 3,600 years old. However, in 2004, a Neolithic grave was excavated in Shillourokambos, Cyprus, that contained the skeletons, laid close to one another, of both a human and a cat. The grave is estimated to be 9,500 years old, pushing back the earliest known felineâ"human association significantly.
The Romans are often credited with introducing the domestic cat from Egypt to Europe;:223 in Roman Aquitaine, a 1st or 2nd century epitaph of a young girl holding a cat is one of two earliest depictions of the Roman domesticated cat. However, it is possible that cats were already kept in Europe prior to the Roman Empire, as they may have already been present in Britain in the late Iron Age. Domestic cats were spread throughout much of the rest of the world during the Age of Discovery, as they were carried on sailing ships to control shipboard rodents and as good-luck charms.:223
I'd say my wikipedia citation trumps your personal assumptions, which wikipedia shows is utterly and completely false.
Nobody gets a union they don't deserve, whether a company or its workers. Treat your workers right and they won't unionize.
Unions are ridiculously powerful in the US
They were sixty years ago, today they're pretty toothless. Look at Hostess, the union gave up concession after concession while management was running the business into the ground and "earning" multimillion dollar bonuses after all the workers were fired and lost their pensions. They were the victims, not the villains.
Employers who deal with unions have to have union approval for practically anything they do
Which is hammered out in contract negotiations. Don't blame the unions if they have better negotiators than you've hired, boss.
Personally, I prefer smaller negotiating groups like worker councils and interest groups
Of course you would, so would every other business executive, Mitt.
You guys must not be submitting very good stories then. Roughly a third of my submissions were accepted. I've had the same problem as Socatume, but I've also had mistakes corrected before posting. Usually, though, they don't even bother reading it, if it's upvoted in the firehose they usually just post it without looking at it.
Only one in ten Americans have that disease, where two in three Brazilians do. Wikipedia didn't give numbers for other countries, but I would imagine Europe and Australia have similar numbers to the US.
The article wasn't so much weak, as it was in awe of an accident of hindsight. (It only looks "special" because we settled on binary for computers.)
Leibnitz discovered binary math in 1679. His ideas came from the I-Ching, and he believed that the ancient (9000 BC) Chinese knew binary calculus (according to wikipedia).
Apparently, binary math isn't new.
Wikipedia says Leibnitz got binary from a friend who had been to China and introduced him to the I-Ching, which was developed about 9000BC. Leibnitz also believed that the ancient Chinese had developed calculus (also because of the I-Ching).
Amazing what I learn reading slashdot. It leads me to good wikipedia articles.
Check for forums, including propane conversion forums as many posters there have NG experience. You may be able to convert or have a kit installed. There are many outfits offering retrofit kits so with some searching you should be able to find something suitable. You might have to buy a vehicle that's supported, but that doesn't mean "new".
I'll eventually LP convert one of my trucks as it "sits" a lot and petrol turns to shit after absorbing water from the air, even with STA-BIL. If I can get CNG conveniently I may run that too. Of course older vehicles which had carbs are the simplest to convert and Impco has been making parts for that for decades.
You could also put a compressor in your garage and have an accumulator tank. Fill it, then you can immediately fill your car from it. COTS fittings so no problem.
I would NOT put a compressor in a garage. No fucking way. Please don't do that. I have many years handling welding gases etc and all my flammable gas storage, even little LP cylinders, lives outside my dwelling.
Leaks happen with any gas handling system. It's cheap enough to put that stuff on a skid (local fab shop can make one unless you are into some basic cutting and welding) in your back yard and cover that with a benign-looking and well vented shed (with proper placards for first responders!) and be safe. Running a mains-pressure (low for good reason) line from your home service to the compressor area would be far safer.
"It seems we're getting closer to replacing paper once and for all."
Mod up "Funny".