Please inform Louise Kinane that the article she based her request on has been changed; the authors of the article were mistaken, and her complaint doesn't actually apply.
Mindblowing statement: Your hands don't need to be close to each other for you to type.
So try this:
Take two keyboards you like (If there is a compact model, get one of those for your left hand), and place both on the desk, side-by-side. Your left hand goes on the left keyboard, and your right hand goes on the right keyboard. Angle the keyboards so that you're comfortable typing. ~~TaDa~~
Added bonus: Tell your boss that you've doubled your productivity.
I've always been able to tell a difference between 60FPS and around 75FPS is where I can't see a greater difference...
Not sure if that is because i've played video games since I was 10, or what... but i've always been able to tell the difference - except above around 75FPS. I started noticing this over 10 years ago with GLQuake.
You argued that Adobe's market share in pdf-writers is not dropping. Then you argue that if this is not the case, then they must be "throwing away their money without any profit expectation".
Adobe losing market share to free alternatives is not mutually exclusive with Adobe spending money on product development. This is what makes your dichotomy incorrect.
What proof would satisfy you?
(Or, you know, displayed sensibly on mobiles by default, but that's probably going too far)
Can I just point out that the "Full diplomatic immunity" you're so upset about (if it's true, which I'm not sure it really is), would be the same full diplomatic immunity given to Soviet officials at the height of the cold war, and to Iranian and Syrian officials today. If you can give it to your enemy, then you can give it to your friend.
Nautilus and most other file browsers also default to Icon view, which is fine if you have only about 5 files on your computer, which was probably true for Windows for Workgroups 3.1, but these days List view should be the default.
That's fine for generic fine but not for media files. If you dabble a bit in photography, you absolutely want preview view, not a list. 300 files named _IGP* aren't very helpful when you're quickly looking for something and you don't want to be bothered with a dedicated app.
Sure, you could put it like that. You're pretending like electricity is limitless, though. Which is only one of the flaws of your post.
The efficiency of the electrolysis process is high, but it's not 100%. (This PDF puts efficiency of most economically viable methods around 80%.) Taking into account the efficiency of the electricity production, that number plummets. Also keep in mind: about 50% of the United States' electricity is made in coal-fired plants. This Wikipedia article states:
Average share of electricity generated from coal in the US has dropped slightly, from 52.8% in 1997 to 49.0% in 2006. However, due to growth of the total demand for electricity, the net production of coal-generated electricity increased over the same period from 1.845 to 1.991 trillion kilowatt-hours per year in absolute terms.
The ways we're currently generating electricity are not at all limitless. Fossil fuels are still our primary source of electricity, and producing hydrogen uses a LOT of electricity. From this Wikipedia article:
In current market conditions, the 50 kWh of electricity consumed to manufacture one kilogram of compressed hydrogen is roughly as valuable as the hydrogen produced, assuming 8 cents/kWh.
A more relevant quote, though, also comes from the PDF I linked earlier:
At current market price, the cost of producing hydrogen from natural gas is about a third of the cost of electrolysis.
Which means people probably won't be using electricity, let alone solar/wind/hydro, to produce hydrogen. They'll use natural gas. Which, again, is not limitless.
And I haven't even mentioned CO2.
Good points about avoiding fork where possible. spawn() is another way to do that.
Accounting can be done with GnuCash www.gnucash.org
Business forms through OpenOffice. OpenOffice.org
OOo templates from http://templates.services.openoffice.org/
Depending on the type of business model, you may want to look at mind mapping software and planning software.
I use Linux at home and work.
Some Linux based software has been cross compiled for Windows if you are so inclined.
My laptop is not too big to lug around. 14", 5lbs. Not bad at all. It is also pretty powerful. 2-3 hours of battery life isn't all that great, but how often do I need to use a laptop for more than 2 hours where there isn't a plug around?
<shrug> I had roughly the same specs with my Powerbook before I got the EEE... Going to conventions was one of its main "mobile" uses for me, playing games and videos and such, or internet usage if I needed info... That was a pretty regular thing for me for a while, and it was more of a "charge when I get back to the hotel room" kind of situation. I also didn't especially like carrying around 5 lbs of laptop all day, it did get to be a drag. I think the EEE is noticeably lighter and even though the battery life is less than double I feel much less dependent upon the AC adapter than I was with the powerbook.
Personally I put a very high value on mobility when it comes to mobile devices. It's no good having the thing be "mobile" if I leave it home, or run out of power too soon.
Why do yuo think were in a recessoin and headed towwards a global crash??
Umm... because unfettered market was allowed to play hazard games with our economy? Because people were in charge whose primary interest was to fill their own pockets no matter what happens to the whole economy and we let it happen due to no laws regulating what they can or cannot do?
I didn't vote for greedy bankers tossing our economy in favor of their own wallets but guess what: You don't get to elect them!
1. U-Haul *did* use Diesels at one point. I had to teach my wife about glow plugs a few years back, she couldn't start it!
2. You can put a gasoline nozzle in a diesel tank, but not vice-versa