Well, that just makes OP all the more rediculous. I can't believe he's modded to 5 now.
That sounds like a Mint thing. Seriously, Debian (the great grandparent of Mint) had the patch as fast as anybody. Heck, by the time I logged into my Mac at work, MacPorts had pushed the patch.
I wouldn't make such a sweeping statement about the "situation" when you've hitched your wagon to a project that's pulling from a project that's pulling from a project that's (etc).
It was clear from the beginning that Debian accelerating its release schedule from "plate tectonic" to "glacial" would bite us all in the ass! We've flown too close to the sun yet again!
Canonical also dump buckets of money into a lot of things that are either of no interest to me (Ubuntuphones) or actively putting me off Ubuntu (divergence away from mainstream Debian and linux in general because of NIH syndrome). Covering such losses with cheap tricks like feeding Amazon search (yes, I know I can turn it off) just makes them even more unappealing.
If Canonical stopped tilting at windmills for five minutes and invested their money in finding ways to sell more real services, they'd probably be better off.
Wouldn't Wheezy (7) be oldstable when Jessie (8) becomes stable?
Now Squeeze (6) will be oldoldstable =)
It might be far less nefarious; maybe engineers designing these things are so used to grey-on-yellow that it has become the generic de facto color scheme for multimeters.
My trusty old BK is the same color:
That's why IceCat (formerly Ice Weasel) exists.
Formerly? I use IceWeasel all the time, and I didn't know about this. Oh, wait:
The gNewSense BurningDog browser and the Debian IceWeasel browser are similarly derived from Firefox, also with the intent of being free software. Technically, however, these projects are maintained entirely independently of IceCat. (Previously, this GNU browser project was also named IceWeasel, but that proved confusing.)
Yeah, you know, that is pretty darned confusing, since I think that if you ask 100 slashdot users about IceWeasel, at least 99 would be thinking of the widely-distributed Debian software that originated the name...
The same said history lead our predecessors to make investments in security and regulation that make muggings and cons less likely and more risky today than they were historically.
He was unhappy that new routers in the future might be incompatible with his old printer, necessitating him replacing his printer... but that assumes he has to replace his router. Getting mad about it now is something like shouting at clouds.
Because let's face it, it's pretty unrealistic to get bent out of shape because you can't buy daisy wheels or get 14k modem service anymore. Technology will evolve and things we use today will become obsolete, and we'll replace them when we have to or when we want to. Nobody is coming into your house and taking your 802.11b router away from you; on the other hand, there's no sane reason to believe that you'll always be able to buy compatible accessories.
Why am I going to replace functional hardware JUST to "fix" a problem that isn't really a problem for me ?
Then why are you replacing your functional 802.11g router, smart guy?
I wonder if "First time accepted submitter inqrorken" comes from a warm climate; I remember that the facilities managers at a national park near where I lived would price out fuel oil, diesel, and Jet-A for oil-burning home heat in the employee housing every hear. The prices fluctuate based on a lot of factors, including refinery over-runs, gluts and shortages based on transport industries, etc., so while it was unlikely, it wasn't unheard of for Jet-A to be the cheapest option.
Comparing today's HP to the HP of the 80s, I'm inclined to side with Schiller.
If your password for Adobe is Adobe123, and Adobe leaks your password (AGAIN), nobody is going to be getting into your email, or your facebook account, or your bank account, etc., etc.
This whole friggin' story could have been avoided if Poindexter had taken off his stupid Google Glass in a MOVIE THEATER.
That said, if I owned the theater, I would have just kicked him out and told him his business wasn't welcome.
And replace them with what, MREs? Because...?
You do realize that they have to eat either way, right, and that the only difference here is that they will prioritize the fresh food for consumption first. Obviously they need preserved food but there's no reason for them to eat it exclusively, since its only advantage is that it lasts longer. This is what the world's navies have known for only about three thousand years...