To be fair, had they made that investment all those people would still be no less dead.
I'm willing to feel bad for anyone who's boss made them read about her personal life. Many times more so if there were pictures!
Oh I wish somebody would run a "spear" campaign against her. If you meant "smear" campaign though you are right. Just give her a microphone and let her do it herself.
While I personally agree with the stated mission of both of those organizations aren't they just going to cancel each other out, spending most of your membership dues on campaign donations on opposite sides from one another?
It's easy to tell if they someone has been going through the private pictures on her computer. Check the log of their sick days. I don't care what kind of torture resistance training they have been through. Nobody has a stomache that strong!
They could enclose the yard. I'm imagining chain link fencing ran horizontally between the top of the existing fence and the roof of the building.
What you really need to believe is that GPUs with decent X support are becoming ubiquitious. Devices where the GPU becomes a paper weight the moment you try to run X because the maker doesn't want to supply any info might as well not have GPUs.
Actually there are times I want full multitasking on my Android phone. I didn't know it was an option to run regular Windows apps on it. Thanks for enlightening me! Now please, teach me how!
I'll use X until it is pried from my cold dead hands. Or until Wayland has network transparency at least on par with X. Whichever happens first.
Recently I was re-installing my desktop (Gentoo) from scratch and decided to have a go at not installing any big heavy desktop environment. I already used Ratpoison when I am connected over VNC and have memorized most of the key combos so I thought I would try Ratpoison on the local desktop. Completely banishing KDE I switched from KDM to XDM.
I still have a stock XDM config. I think it's hilarious seing that 80s vintage login on an almost modern machine and having it lead to perfectly up to date applications. Maybe some day I will take the time to pretty it up. I have seen screen shots that show XDM can be made to look nice. But... it's only there until I log in. Why bother?
Prove to me that the entire universe wasn't created 10 seconds ago with all the (fake) memories of the rest of our lives already in our heads, all the fossils already in the ground, even the genes in our bodies written to look like they had evolved, etc....
Now show me a shred of evidence that it actually was created 10 seconds ago!
Yeah.. it's like that...
I've installed Linux on computers for various non-computer oriented relatives. None were my grandma but for the sake of this discussion they may as well have been. My annecdotal experience is this:
If they were previously using Windows it will not work. It's not a matter of Windows being more user friendly than Linux. It's just amazing the level of detail with which a non-computer person will memorize the interface they are used to. You can try some desktop manager that attempts to clone the Windows look. Even if you don't see the difference yourself your relative will. Non-computer people learn to use a computer differently. Where we learn a generalized concept of what the various parts of a user interface are and quickly recognize variations on the same theme they only memorize exact instructions. Click on this. It looks like that. Now click there. It's a horribly painful process and once they have learned it once they DO NOT want to do it again!
Otherwise they will be happy with Linux at least for a while. So long as their friends aren't using computers. If their friends are using computers then eventually one will show them some shiny thing (usually a silly game) which is Windows only. Then your relative HAS to have it. It doesn't even matter if there are a dozen equivalents that are only an "apt-get install" away. They want what their friend has and they want it now! Despite what one might think desire to conform to the herd is no less strong in the elderly than it is in a high school teenager. This is actually the one exception to that first rule, that they don't want learn how to do things over again. They will do so to learn Windows so they can run that stupid little app that their friend has. Then they will distrust you and always take the exact opposite of your advice for leading them down a different path in the first place.
For my relative where I experienced this it was silly time wasting Flash games. That was back when there was no up to date version of Flash for Linux. We even tried Crossover but it didn't work for everything. Thankfully now there is an up to date Flash for Linux. Even better Flash is dying. DIE DIE DIE Flash! As applications move from the desktop to the browser the opportunities to hit this problem are getting smaller. Maybe there is hope!
But for now... if they don't have friends (on computers). And they haven't already been exposed to Windows... then just about any easy to use desktop environment that "gets the job done" will do just fine!
If you haven't guessed, each of these scenarios represents one relative that I have attempted to put on Linux. So far I am 1 for 3. Better luck to you!
How does that prove anything?
Yeah, I can definitely see how waiting for compiles could discourage people from trying things. I've adopted a mode of ssh to home first thing in the morning from work, start a screen session, start something big emerging". Then I can sign out, focus on work and when I get home I have something new to play with. If I think the compile will take longer than that, and I think I will want to use my computer that night I just set it to some low priority nice level. That way I can go on using my computer for every day stuff while it continues to build. It can finish whatever day it finishes.
This routine works for me but I can imagine it isn't for everyone. For me it has been better than the issues I had back when I used binary packages. But.. It's also not something I want to do on multiple machines.
I'm curious, how much time in court is spent debating wether something was "clearly done" for a specific purpose?
Of course more accidents happen there. Safety is hard! Why bother when you have an endless supply of easily replaceable grad assistants?