That's great to hear; wish my own company thought that way. We have talented developers but limit them to writing mostly reporting, integration & user interface code and spend megabucks buying commercial software when solid, stable free / open alternatives already exist.
That would be funny if it weren't so damn sad.
Good to know; nice to see more companies giving back to the opensource community.
Give me the same power, leeway & support structure that the cops have and I'll do it.
I also want to know if I can trust the people my tax dollars pay to protect me.
The cops have betrayed that trust FAR too many times for MUCH too long.
Does Netflix have a tradition of free / open source software contribs?
It's whoever we say and whoever doesn't have the means to buy us.
If it's not fun for the Chinese, it's not fun for all the developers & maintenance programmers who have to fix, support & enhance all that shit.
Ah, I'm not sure.
Some of it is fascinating but a lot of it smacks of "deus ex machina". And I don't like that he incorporated time travel although one of the ways that it was done was interesting. If the 2 Chronicles trilogies are all that you've read of his work, I'd sooner recommend his Gap series, which is sci-fi, not fantasy, the 2 Mordant books or even his short stories collection Daughter of Regals, which includes a story he deleted from the Illearth War called Gilden-fire that features the Bloodguard.
Did you read all of them? I enjoyed them far more than I ever did any of the Dune books but I have mixed feelings about the way he ended it.
The "hiatus" isn't what people think - " this century has so far seen surprisingly little increase in the average temperature at the Earth's surface"
Note that the average temp is still rising even if more slowly than expected. But the entire planet doesn't warm or cool all at once.
During that "hiatus" the loss of ice cover, especially in the Arctic has been tremendous and that's noteworthy for 2 reasons.
The first is that the number of temperature monitoring stations in the Arctic is very poor. The other is that it takes a LOT of heat to melt ice - turning it to water at zero deg requires as much as raising room temp water to the boiling point.
Hmm, that was typed as sq rt 2 x i electrons but Slashdot made it a 3.
Oh, c'mon, everyone knows that the ultimate power source will be an element with pi protons, e neutrons & 3i electrons
And convert barely 1/3rd to electricity while putting out tonnes of soot, slurry, radiation, mercury.
I'm willing to pay the higher cost for solar thermal and leave the fucking coal deep underground and the mountains above them standing intact.
How efficient is the average US coal plant? Those supply 40% of US electricity.