Playing the devil's advocate, but when the "open source community" says that "you are burning bridges" most of the time they actually mean "you are not doing things the way we want". If Canonical wants to contribute to Mir instead of Wayland, it's their choice. You can't blame them for writing foss software.
Maybe because electric cars are freaking expensive? If you want an electric car which isn't a glorified grocery getter, aka one which does more than 100km range, the prices are ridiculous. Most people can't spend more than 20000 on a car. The only electric car worth buying is the Volt, which might pay off in gas costs eventually. And only if you live in the US where it carries lots of incentives.
Cloud services are the spiritual succesor to the BOFH. All the power, none of the responsibility.
The quality difference between Beta and VHS was negligible anyway. Both put out somewhere around 200 "tv lines" of horizontal luma resolution (vertiical resolution in analog systems is fixed by the system you are using, ntsc or pal) and terrible chroma resolution. Nobody was able to really tell the difference between VHS and Beta no matter what they told you. Quality was much more affected by tape quality or VCR quality (number of heads and head cleaniness) actually. People were duped into believing Beta was if higher quality because of Sony's superior marketing.
Competition at last. Wayland developers started doing real work when their status as the "defacto succesor to X.org" became challenged.
RAs or 'Resource Actions' in IBM parlance -> RAs or 'Resource Actions' in IBM newspeak (fixed that for you)
Define "rapid" in "rapid charging stations" please. It could still mean something like 45 minutes, which is "rapid" compared to the 5-6 hours needed to normally charge a Tesla. Assume you have to cover 700km. If you must do 400km, then wait 45 minutes sitting in a charging station before you continue your trip, I am not interested. And that is assuming they can work out the cost problems. The total cost of ownership of a Tesla for 10 years is still higher than the one of a gasoline powered hatchback or sedan.
Guys, guys guys! This can only end up in OUR FAVOR. Let's see... Kim's company (mega.co.nz) is not a "non-practicing entity", so the only way Google and Twitter could avoid paying him whatever he asks, is to set some rules on what can be patented when it comes to software patents. Not as good as abolishing soft patents at all, but a win nevertheless.
Linux, succeeding everywhere it doesn't need X.org to function. Server (if you run a linux server with a GUI, you are doing it wrong), Android, TiVo, embedded. X.org is like the kiss of death, everything that uses it is DOA on the desktop (Linux, *BSD, Solaris etc). Remember when Sun unsuccessfully tried to compete in the desktop market? Or when X.org was making IRIX slow?
"Windows just assumes that you have free run of the system. The installer runs amok and does whatever it likes with your system. This is hardly anything to emulate or brag about." It's mostly a disease of Windows developers, stuck to them since the DOS and pre-MSI ages. "I 'll just make a script or executable that copies this and this there and changes those settings". Blame DOS and early Windows for not having install APIs. Just wait 'till those developers transfer their mentality to Linux. I remember Flash requiring you to run some script to install it on Ubuntu.
As an Average Joe who has been tortured by X.org issues and dependecy hell problems more than a few times, I can only welcome Canonical's decision to pursue Mir and this new package system. Sooner or later, there will be a schism between "linux for the Average Joes" (Android, and maybe Ubuntu) and "linux for hackers" (Debian, Arch etc). "and, BTW, since linux can run even ancient a.out format binaries from the 1990s on modern kernels" Unless they have a GUI, because you know, X.org...
Just out of curiosity, how many of those "Android single-board computers" have functional 3D and H.264 acceleration in the drivers? This is what drive me away from Raspberry Pi: You just bought a computer that doesn't have functional accelerated drivers for any OS (Android, Debian), which is critical for ARM. There is a difference between "some geekery may be required to set it up" and "drivers are missing". IMO, until the driver situation clears, you 'll be better of with an Ouya or Gamestick. Just sayin'
Well, there is a kind of "social" craze going on, along with a "apps" craze (local and cloud-based), based on the belief that every "social" service or every app that is somewhat popular and runs ads (or has micro transactions) is destined to make profit. Much like in the Web 1.0 craze, there was the belief that every site that sells stuff will make money. Once again, meaningless numbers are thrown around (like "X million members!" never mind how many of them are active and how many of them are real) and ridiculous profit and value estimates are made. And the bubble feeds itself... I just hope that after the bubble bursts, we are not going to see people holding "will code apps/social websites for food" akin to "will code HTML for food" we saw when Web1.0 craze burst.
of said genetically modified ones = of said "natural" ones
Nahh, unless Monsanto can create genetically modified humans (with patented genes) and then sue you for having a child with such a person, our world is not Orwellian enough. Monsanto, you 've got to try harder. The fact you can own all the seeds is not good enough. Go and bribe some senators a bit more so that they abolish that pesky law about not creating genetically modified humans. Anyone thinks this terminator seed will become a reality again? Ever since Monsanto discovered they could own all the seeds by letting their genetically modified products mix with natural ones *in the wild* and then claim ownership of said genetically modified ones, they have no reason to go back.