I'm a laddie and I find your post offensive!
Related question... why does the USA hate Samsung so much?
I find it interesting when its the USA instead of Europe (or any other nation/entity) doing this kind of global policing that's perfectly fine with US government (and therefore by extension most Americans and American companies) but the second the shoe is on the other foot its a different matter entirely... for example not all countries have the same laws on copyright/patents but USA expects everyone to comply with their view of how the world should be.
The answer to both questions is almost always where the money is. US Agencies favour Apple as they are a US company. EU dislike Google (and some other 'globals') as they use creative accounting to avoid paying a fair amount (sometimes paying nothing) of local taxes in most countries.
PS: I don't agree with the decision... I just find the attitudes interesting.
Are we talking free as in beer or free as in speech? Or are we talking a new "free"? "Free as in consumer choice"
Yeah because its so easy to change next time [popular web service] has a security breach and your fingerprint is in the hands of criminals.
Lets just call it 'growing trend'
No I wouldn't call it jealousy. I'd call it science.
People can claim all they want but without evidence, repeatable test results and peer review its worthless.
And just because they have some 'patent pending' tech doesn't mean they have either a working printer that does what they claim or a patent that's worth anything or even a design that is actually patentable. For all we know the patent is in fact worthless and they are trying to sell it to someone before they realise...
Woz is a populist geek hero to anybody who wants to average performance while increasing cost to pay for the 'cool factor'.
Fixed that for you
So you aren't a 7th day advent hopist then?
"Faith, Hop and Charity, and the greatest of these is Hop."
Dam... the opposite of breathing and being alive is not breathing and being dead
Since the OR was mainly a "close to eye" usable screen with other stuff bolted around it I suspect that Facebook either found some patent in the bundle that will mean they get a cut of Google Glass or is something they think they need or can use to develop their own Glass equivalent... possibly along with a Facebook phone.
I am sad.
And there we have the pointlessness of this article... every parent and every child is different. What works for one parent/child pair won't necessarily work for another parent/child pair.
Mine didn't really understand the problems but always got me to explain what I was trying to do, why and how. The act of me explaining taught me to think through things and ultimately solve them myself, one big lesson that works for a lot more than maths.
Where do Zuckerberg and Ellison fit into this Lucasian demonology?
One is from Naboo and the other from the forest moon of Endor. I'll let you decide which is which...
Hundred or so? Why not be nice and install a decent quality vending machine with subsidised (even free) coffee? Not only does it mitigate the fire risks no one ever gets the chance to complain that someone before them took the last cup and didn't make more...
And as for quality there are some really good machines out there that are better than some local coffee houses (assuming you fill it with a decent coffee)
These are the steps I use to sort stuff...
1. Extract hard drive from computer that needs sorting.
2. Insert it into working Linux system and copy all user files that need to be kept to a directory
3. Reinstall the hard drive back into the non booting computer
4. Reinstall windows on the broken computer (or use the factory reset if it has one)
5. Transfer the needed files via a samba share to the now sorted computer.
6. Snoop through my co-workers files and post the funny ones on the internet. (optional)
7. Collect reward, and bask in the glory of being called a miracle worker and saving all those (interchangeable) photos of co-worker children etc while giving (pointless) lecture on making backups.
There are variants of this that involve using live CDs and USB drives or only doing step 4 but these can cause unwanted complications that I prefer to avoid and often result in skipping some or all of step 7.