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 Slightly out of date, I'd say.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.
Yeah, I would expect kids who speak Dutch and Danish (particularly Danish) to speak English relatively well as a second language. Strange that it would "put her off".
In my experience, self-proclaimed "UX folk"'s favourive pastime is to require overly fancy interfaces and/or redesigns to suit their personal pet whim of the week, something they decided was "cool" and "in vogue" - for example, taking away browser chrome, or removing save functionality in favour of just having undo, or the Microsoft ribbon - instead of paying attention to well-established design principles that people are used to and HAPPY WITH. THey most certainly should NOT be driving the design, and I think it's debatable as to whether you need any UX people whatsoever.
Well, actually... it's a little of both.
Five years ago, if a businessman needed the latest mobile PC, they bought a laptop running a MS OS. Now, they buy a tablet, quite possibly running Android or iOS.
How do they type properly on it without a real keyboard?
Cop: McBain, in this department, we go by the book!
(McBain shoots book)
McBain: BYE, BOOK.