This seems like a poll from yesterdecade. I use all of OS X, Linux and Windows on a regular basis - often on the same computer at the same time. What is the task you are trying to accomplish? What is/are the best available tools to accomplish that task? Use them.
I disagree. She seemed much more clued-up - or at least willing to admit the ludicrousness of their visit - than her father, and she quite clearly stated that almost everything they had seen had been staged for their benefit. I found her post to be fascinating.
Yes, Schmidt visiting North Korea to talk to them about the benefits of being able to watch videos of cats on the Interwebs when the majority of the population live in grinding poverty and tens of thousands are held in forced labour camps is amazingly asinine, but that's not her fault. She was just along for the ride.
It's a good question, but one I'm not qualified to answer as I've not tried making anything with it yet. This is very much a geeky toy, though, as the resistance of the paint is too high to use it for repairs to real circuits (I've done some brief testing).
I'm not sure better or cheaper is the point with this stuff - it's the charm of it that is the lovely thing. The fact that you can paint it straight onto card means you can make something that has the traditional feel of a wedding invitation, but with a geeky twist.
Something as simple as a RED led showing through a little cut out heart would take just a few minutes per card to make and would produce something cute, with a hand-made feel.
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Take a look at these guys:
They make conductive gloopy black paint that you can use both to paint circuit boards and to cold solder components into them. I met a couple of the people behind the company at a trade show a couple of weeks back and bought a pot (no other connection to company). It's very clever stuff and they have a load of tutorials and examples on the site.
I think this is probably the most interesting thing about Apple, and probably almost entirely down to the powerful control exerted by Steve Jobs and his laser-like focus: they drop technologies and features just as fast as they invent them.
If you look at Microsoft, you see a company that is dragging around everything they have ever created, but Apple just throw it overboard as soon as it seems to be weighing them down. It's hard to imagine any other company that would have had the balls to suddenly drop the floppy disc and all of their proprietary interconnect standards. They abandoned their original OS in favour of something completely new, they drop legacy APIs at a moment's notice, features, product lines, everything.
Every time they do this they get a huge number of people bitching about their cluelessness here on
Presumably they discovered that the kind of people with a nano probably have some other device, like a camera-phone, and weren't using the camera or the contacts app.
...UK Music are not the UK music industry. Sharkey is a lobbyist with a bunch of artists on his side, but he doesn't speak for any of the publishers/labels.
I mean it's a refreshing opinion, but it doesn't represent any grand outbreak of common sense.
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'The famous sea lions of San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf have disappeared after 20 years — leaving experts baffled as to why.
Last month, Pier 39 groaned under the weight of some 1,500 of the animals. But now all but a few have swum off bringing to an end a two-decade long sojourn — and one of the world's smelliest tourist attractions.
My theory is that they just hate parties."
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Everyone runs the current build (he implies they run the daily build, but I expect that is too much hassle to upgrade every day, so in fact everyone runs the last sprint build (which is less than 2 weeks old, and has had a brief stabalizaiton period).
It's maybe worth noting that the BSDs have been source distributions for a very long time and that rebuilding the world is ingrained in the being of BSD developers. There's no real reason why they wouldn't be upgrading daily.
I've used both for serious commercial development and I personally prefer C# to Java. If it means anything, I consider myself pretty impartial, as Java and C# are just two of the dozen or so languages I've worked in and I consider neither to be the most interesting.
C# and Java are only really similar in the way that you would expect two garbage-collected, object-oriented, C-derived languages to be similar. People who say C# is 95% the same as Java are missing the point: it's the small differences that make one language nicer to use as a developer.
Your mileage may vary. You should give both a go and make up your own mind.
The only NATO members with a large enough army are the US, the UK and France.
You missed Turkey. They are the second biggest nation in NATO militarily (after the US).
+1 on PCalc
PCalc, in dashboard widget and iPhone app form, is the only calculator I use now. I never bothered to replace the batteries in my venerable HP28c when they ran out a few years ago (although I keep it on my desk as a fetish).
PCalc supports reverse polish notation and has an HP-a-like skin. The ability to switch into binary and hex is pretty useful as a programmer.
(Disclaimer: I know the guy that writes it and have been a beta user since the first version. Doesn't stop it being an excellent calculator though.)
The museum will be replete with animatronic dinosaurs and suchlike, with tyrannosaurs shown peacefully cohabiting with human children in a sort of Garden-of-Eden paradise. Geology, paleontology, and other branches of accepted science are not considered relevant to the "bible-based" twisted storyline. Of course, it's all presented as fact supported by the usual wierd hypotheses of creationists.
The BBC report has overtones of incredulity that such an inane insane fantasy world could really be promoted as fact. Even one of the museum park guides tactfully said he preferred to stick to accepted science. The BBC reporter was accompanied by Eugenie Scott, director of the National Center for Science Education, who castigated the creationist's misuse of facts intertwined with mythology.
Now that Kansas has started cleaning up its school board, is Kentucky stepping forward as the next base for the loony fringe?"