If you, falling into the "actually need it category," are the exception to the rule, then I don't see how your personal story fits in with the larger discussion about the value of electric vehicles.
To put the reliability into perspective. I was speaking with a VMS sysadmin when I was 19 years old, who exclaimed that he had support contracts on cluster with higher uptimes than I'd been alive.
It is a really, really rugged OS. The clustering has an elegance that I miss on Unices.
That's a lie. There are no running 7094s in the world.
Sadly, my impression in the average slashdotter has degenerated so much over the last decade that it didn't even occur to me that the OP wasn't being sarcastic.
Actually, emacs and gcc are pretty triumphant pieces of computer programming.
Most people - yes, even Wall Street - use public transit in NYC. The subway is way faster than a car. There is a reason that they are building a new 2nd Ave line, and it isn't for the poor people.
My issue with the trains is that we are in 2013 and they are still putting new cars out with conductors! Yes, a person paid (and paid more than a cop IIRC) to stand in a little booth and close the doors on the train. I won't even get into why they still have drivers, they can't even get rid of the conductor.
Have you considered the expense to the economy of a 15-minute NYC subway delay during rush hour? If a person can help any one of the bazillion little situations that arise, then the numbers out of the red pretty quickly.
Yeah, it's totally ignorant to rip on Americans when their political incompetence - of the people, not the politicians - when this idiocy is holding the world ransom.Show yourself as a thinking nation and stop re-electing the Republicans who do this shit, then we'll talk about ripping on America being "ignorant".
As long as the comments are clearly delineated from editorial content, I don't think it makes a whole lot of sense to hold the paper responsible for the content of the comments.
How do you figure comments differ from the opinion column of newspapers, which have always very much been the editor's responsibility?
Newspapers are fundamentally different from forums like Slashdot or Reddit - they have a well-defined role in society not as bulletin boards, but as authorities, and part of why that is, is exactly that they have skilled journalists choosing what is fit to print. And this is why editors are public figures.
But there's better ways to prevent that than holding newspapers legally liable for comment content.
Yes, but they are not liable because incentivizing responsibility us a good way to deal with bile, they are liable for the content because their editor is publishing it on their site, a point which bears making.
Not to mention that Facebook had some pretty severe growing pains for aperiod of more than a year, with frequent downtime - and remember how godawful Facebook Chat used to be? Ugh.
Comments are a source of income to newspapers, because it causes repeat traffic to the same articles.
Whether or not it is profitable is a concern for the newspaper, not everyone else.
A blog with the heading "Monitoring and combating antisemitism, and the assault on Israel's legitimacy, at the Guardian (...)" is definitely going to be a useful source in this discussion.
The editor legally responsible for what their paper prints. This is a perfectly logical extension of that.
No; what this does is hold newspaper editors legally responsible as editors for what they choose to include in their publication.
This is more likely to mean that anonymity (unless explicitly agreed in advance) in the comments fields will disappear.
This is a Good Thing, because those fields are cesspools, and online papers show little to no interest in preventing that. As long as they can have the angry idiots coming back to vent their spleen, they get ad revenue.
Essentially, the courts have forced newspapers to act more like journalistic institutions and less like businesses. I'm totally down with that.
I think you are lying. Sources?
Approximately the same way would be deliberately checking for a benchmark and artificially boosting performance to do well on that particular benchmark which is un-producable outside of that benchmark.
That is not the same thing as choosing benchmarks your product is good and and highlighting those benchmarks in your marketing material. That's just highlighting your strengths.
Bashing Apple has become a favorite past time for some people. Yes, AMC is at fault here. Apple did the right thing - I'm curious if AMC is going to reimburse Apple for the loss.