A list would be useful. There are a bunch of "other" ISPs and presumably some of them are better on censorship than others.
because it has a world-wide reputation for accurate, relatively unbiased, and high quality reporting.
A reputation that is has long-since lost the justification for. Maybe it's unbiased compared to Fox News, but that only shows how utterly pathetic mainstream US media is.
I like my tower PC. I can put my feet up on it while I'm browsing and the PSU keeps my feet warm. Can't do that with a tablet.
it has security issues
Not really with integral fast reactors; it's too hard to get at the nuclear material without being killed by the radiation.
(although it could also safely and usefully dispose of all the Uranium 235 in the world, an angle I rarely hear anyone mention)
and it's not renewable.
Nor is virtually anything. Solar power is using up the sun's energy. But, like solar, we do have an extremely large supply of fuel for it that would last us many thousands of years at the bare minimum.
So I'm still not really seeing any justification for your "it sucks" angle.
the BBC doesn't want to get into the business of running a time server
Then they're pretty damn lazy. It's very easy, especially with the kind of money the BBC has, to do just that.
Possibly, but there are a hell of a lot of technical people around the world that aren't ever going to learn Chinese, so it can't muscle its way in as an international lingua franca. Not in the next 100 years anyway.
Ah I always love getting a bit of nourriture rapide when I'm in Quebec...
I just spent 3 days at a HP-sponsored event. Can you say Windows? I happened to mention I use Emacs as my editor. Everything was fine up until then, using Linux is "geeky/cool," but for a couple of listeners, using Emacs equated with being ancient. Bizarre.
To be fair, at least Windows has a decent text editor.
I don't have facebook and I network just fine, you know by talking to people and shit.
And even talking to shit is probably optional.
Because who wouldn't want to stroke the five-foot-wide butterfly?
Yep or the giant spider cage is good too.
I wouldn't recommend the fire ants, though.
What about learning C++ after knowing C# though? C# generally makes things a lot easier than C++, but the reverse is true when switching the other way.
My device (HTC Desire S) still only has "official" support for Cyanogenmod 7. Slightly out of date, I'd say. Actually, most devices aren't going to get CM10 for a long time, if ever. Just a few ones the devs happen to like.
You're much better off reusing/recycling whatever you can
Debatable. See this Penn & Teller Bullshit! episode, and consider how much empirical evidence you've actually seen that recycling is always best for the environment or whether, in many cases, it would actually be better to landfill stuff and create new stuff from scratch, especially things like glass where we have an effectively infinite supply of sand to create new glass with.
XP has had a longer lifespan than either a Red Hat or an Ubuntu LTS release. I hate defending Microsoft but on this one they are right to EOL the fucker
Who gives a shit how old it is? I don't care if it's 100 years old, it works well for me and I still use it with no problems. Granted it will start having problems on new hardware, but that's about it. Properly patched it's basically a stable decent operating system.