Concerning impact factors, they seem a little indirect.
Actually, it's worse, journal rank is unscientific and counter productive. Unfortunately, the bean counters seem to love it.
The whole anti-GMO "movement" is funded in large part by the organic food industry. Finding themselves unable to win the race for consumer's hard-earned money by being better than their competition, the organic food industry is trying to win by tripping the other runners.
No: it has been found that the yield of GMO crops is not better then that of classical crops. Unfortunately, the original article is behind a pay wall.
There does exist a site for uploading preprints called arXiv. The difference is that preprints aren't peer reviewed and thus aren't quite as citable in publications that strongly prefer "published sources with a reputation for fact-checking and accuracy".
Actually, in my experience this is not the problem, you can cite whatever you want. Considering this article, such reputation for fact-checking and accuracy does not really exist anyway (i.e. the higher the ranking of a journal, the higher the probability that articles have to be retracted). The real problem is, articles that do not appear in a journal count less or nothing on the authors curriculum, unless you are a genius like Grisha Perelman, who, AFAIK, published the proof of the Poincare conjecture only on arXiv.
Any games developed for it, will only work for about 3 months without needing constant patches against newer OS's bubblegum and bailing wire package management.
Wrong, I can still play Civilization, Call to Power(1999), Neverwinternights (2003), Doom 3 (2005) and other IDtech4 games, And yet It Moves(2009) on my current Gentoo/Linux installation. All these games haven't seem patches in ages.
If "Linux" wants to become a competitor to the PS4/Xbone, then throw all that GUI shit away and just have a thing bare-metal layer OS. NO GUI-wowzits. If someone wants to install a GUI later so they can also use their Steambox as a Multimedia PC, Office typing thingamigiggery, let them. But just please keep quit trying to be a desktop AND a game OS.
Guess what, "Linux" is exactly like this. Just install the latest GNU/Debian and you will have to explicitly select the GUI option. Besides, I don't really see why a GUI should be a problem. Most games open a window, often fullscreen, and then do all the drawing themselves, the only thing the GUI is doing is, drawing the windows frame if the game window is not fullscreen.
As it is, If I need Windows development, I use Windows, if I need Mac OS X, I have a Mac Mini to do iOS development. If I could just make a Universal Binary that also worked on Linux I'd sure as hell enable that. Just Linux itself never works.
Funny, I do all my primary development on Linux, and if I want to do cross-platform, the odd one out is usually MS Windows. Just getting all required libraries installed on Windows is a nightmare, because the only non-cygwin way to get a stable combination of libraries is to compile them all be yourself ensuring that you always use the same compiler flags.
Nobody in their right goddamn mind would use Linux as a Desktop, let alone a game PC except for people who enjoy "hacking" things to make them work.
No. I had two flatmates, one studying geology, the other working at a lawyers office, both preferred Ubuntu Linux, and they were certainly not "Hackers", they simply enjoyed an OS that worked on their Laptops without having to worry about the latest antivirus and with very simple means to get a lot of software for free with only a few clicks.
Joe-average-user just wants to put the Disc in the drive or click a menu and run the game, not fiddle with drivers, dependencies and GUI bullshit.
And Joe-average user can just do that: I bought two of the Humble Bundles and for all the games I actually cared to install I downloaded a bit TGZ, or SH file, unpacked it and the game just run. Doing the same thing with a CD/DVD should be no different. Even when I bought Civilization (call to power) in 1999 it worked by just popping a CD into the drive and installing on Linux.
Right, but this is for a specific implementation and group of ports, not for eSATA + USB and not for combinations as a general concept.
The term patent usually refers to the right granted to anyone who invents any new, useful, and non-obvious process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter.. Now given that the eSATA + USB combination already existed, how is any other combination of ports non-obvious?
It also becomes harder to build a working compiler for anything other than Linux
Now, it is even less possible. I like to bring up DOS as an example that can't even fit the paradigm of the C++11 specification. How on earth are you going to have threads in DOS?
This can be done with user space threads
You also have the long long int type, where if you need to use that on a 32bit system, it will need emulated
long long int existed as for quite some time, gcc and msvc support in on 32 bit platforms.
Wind, Solar, are not needed at all. They're "solutions" looking for a problem.
And yet in Germany wind power provided 9.9% of the total energy consumption in 2011, in some states in the north more then 40% of the consumed power was wind power. And as you can see here, the combination of wind and solar power is a good idea: when there is more sun there tends to be less wind, and when there is more wind, usually you have less sun.
I think if you were given evidence of god, you should believe in god
If there is evidence, there wouldn't be any reason to believe, or like Douglas Adams put it so nicely, God only exists through believe.
To do otherwise would just be willful blindness.
Wilful blindness is actually what religion is all about, because it can be used to execute power over people.
I'm going to pick option B however, where RMAs for the model are denied because everyone knows those users destroyed their hardware using that nasty Linux program, and they're not going to get a replacement or refund at all.
In case you didn't RTFS: The laptop was bricked by using a program running on Windows.