"Others say AMD's most valuable asset may be its deep bench of engineers or its patents."
I thought part of AMD's decline came about from them laying off engineers and moving to software-driven design instead of hand-crafting.
Or HP... So they can make another poor decision.
I thought that getting Gentoo to boot as an HVM under an ancient Xen Dom0 was going to be the thing that made me the angriest today, but then I read this story...
Our very own gestapo, and all it took was one well-placed terrorist attack, a decade of festering, and a populace with no will to stop it.
Household that do not own a TV set? Or households that own a TV set but don't have cable, OTA tv? In our case we dropped cable several years ago, still have OTA TV thanks to an antenna on the roof of our condo, but consume the vast majority of content through a computer hooked to the TV. So we own a TV, but according to Neilsen's rules maybe we don't own a TV? Maybe we just own a huge monitor? Maybe we don't qualify to be a Nielsen Family so we don't count?
And they'd still be right.
Oldest one I still -own- is a SPARC Classic (the old lunchbox 50Mhz sun4m one). It sits on a shelf; I haven't used it or really thought about it for a while. I mainly still have it for nostalgia - its what I learned Solaris on back in the day (2.5 or 2.6 I think) when I was a lowly tech support drone at a small mom-and-pop ISP in the mid-90s, and I also learned a lot about UNIX/Linux networking by figuring out how to netboot slackware onto it. An ISP I sysadmined for from 2001-2006 or so used a stack of them for DNS and NTP servers. I also have a SUN Blade 100 that I retired as a desktop UNIX machine a few years ago as it no longer has the balls to keep up (Firefox/Thunderbird/etc bloat). It also got relegated to a closet as I can't bring myself to throw it away. I also had a few pizza-box Sparcstations and Ultrasparc/US2 systems as part of my personal lab over the years but eventually recycled them. None of the places I consult/contract for use Solaris anymore, so its hard to justify running multiple systems for testing when I can run a cheap dual-quad core Linux box with Xen VMs and simulate a large network on a single system.
The oldest machine I still have in use is an old Dell PIII (slot style!) that I run Windows 98 on to play some old games, like Jane's USAF, Dungeon Keeper/DK2 and Mechwarrior 3. It spends most of its time shut off, but every now and then I get a hankerin' for a spankerin'.
I'm also hoping to see SCO v Microsoft, where SCO sues Microsoft for not providing sufficient funds to slow the growth of Linux as agreed, and Microsoft countersues because SCO didn't achieve the success they promised with the initial round of funding.
Woohoo! Microsoft gets to double their investment!
The sad part is, the only ones who made out on the original investment are a bunch of greedy,slimeball shyster lawyers and a greedy, scumsucking worthless CEO. Whoops, I just made a tautology train. Everyone on board! WOO WOOOO
Yes, of course, because in this day and age its not how well you manage the business, its about how much you scam out of it on the way. Straight out of "CEO Monthly".
Let me clarify:
1.) The Apple phones don't work: False - they work just just as well as any other phone on AT&T's POS network
2.) The factory workers kill themselves!: True - That'll teach you to give suicide benefits
3.) No Apps Get Approved: False - Some apps get approved. Fart ones, mainly. But, in the general sieve some decent ones get through too. Welcome to the world of bajillions of developers, some who suck
4.) Moisture Sensors Get Tripped: False - My iPhone is just left of my left nut, and that's a pretty humid place. It seems to like it there, based on the vibrations I get.
Oh. and Apple can go to hell for fucking with SysV init.