I know your trolling, but here's the actual history behind the name.
Perhaps they've evolved a better congressman.
Presuming these plumes are not one off events, couldn't we send an orbiter there to sample the plumes to at least get some idea of the chemistry of Europa's ocean, if not possibly outright detect signs of life?
If Ubuntu died, we'd still have the other Debians. For myself, I stopped installing Ubuntu a long time ago and just install Debian. But Redhat is responsible for a helluva lot of core technologies in Linux, and while I find some of their conduct a little irritating, Redhat getting out of the Linux game would have serious implications.
Ubuntu is eminently expendable. I tossed it out of my organization three or four years ago and have not missed it for a second.
Chimps plan, use tools and modify their environment.
The idea behind this is that chimps are extremely close relatives of ours, with many of the differences being of degree and not a lack of capacity. P. troglodytes, in particular, are tool users with at least some linguistic ability (far less than humans admittedly), form societies of fairly surprising complexity and size, and show at least some degree of sentience in general. I know this is a shades of gray kind of argument, but being that these are sentient creatures, at some point you have to ask yourself ethical questions about how you treat them.
Yes, Bonobos are sort of the idealized noble hominoid. Chimps and humans, sadly, are the nastiest of the lot.
And in the case of George W. Bush, aspire to the highest office in the world.
Kids these days!
Now where's that naked, petrified Natalie Portman with the goatse link?
Redhat and Canonical aren't even in the same league. Redhat is managing major projects like KVM. Canonical spends its energies on pointless projects that no one wants. I don't want to lionize Redhat in any way, but if Canonical fell into a hole in the Earth tomorrow, Linux was go merrily along, but if Redhat died, it would have a pretty serious and negative effect on a number of key projects.
So, just to get this straight, a company who gained its position through a helluva lot of taxpayer dollars, much of it in the form of last mile access on public lands, now decides it has some ethical and moral right to block a competitor.
I say that every single time one of the old telco descendants does this, they are sent a bill with interest for every nickel directly or indirectly they received from the public purse, payable immediately.
My employer produces a compiler tool chain for its products. Its release notes contain two major things:
1. A list of major customer visible changes.
2. A list of defects fixed
The first represents our internal development efforts. It's written in terms of the actual features, how they affect our users, and how the users ought to use them. They are not written in terms of the series of commits that made the features happen. That would just be pointless.
The second represents the defects fixed in this (and recent) releases, as pulled from the bug tracking system. If a customer filed a bug and we fixed that bug, that bug number and a brief description of the bug are in the release notes. Again, this is not tied to a commit stream that addressed the bug, but rather to defect reports that were closed by the release. Most of these defects come from external customers, but not all.
What's not in there? All the internal churn that got us from point A to point B. We distill it down to what the externally meaningful changes are.
Disclaimer: I am not on the team that produces the tool chain I described. I'm just a happy, internal customer of said tool-chain.
Yeah, because no one cough...Rambus...cough would ever think of trolling standards group discussions to patent ideas that come out of them.
Wow, Google has invented the VPN! What great innovators.