*dramatic groan* (since I have no mod points) =)
I was luck enough to get in on the first round of availabilty, and only had to wait 10 weeks to get it (only mostly sarcastic), and it's been a great unit. It's given me a platform to work on and learn far more about cross-compiling, working in a small(er) footprint, and generally programming in general.
Currently, I'm working to make it the core of a computer concept for my car. Will it be as good as stuff "off the shelf?" ~Really~ unlikely. Will it be a whole lotta fun getting it going? You betcha! And so far, I've only shelled out about US$45 for the Raspberry Pi and some wiring to get started on this project.
It will probably be the easiest long-term if you go in the same neighborhood as what your using in your dev/prod environment... If you're using RHEL or CentOS, go with RHEL, Fedora, or CentOS. If you're going with something from the Debian branch, stick to those choices (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint), or with Suse, go with Suse.
I've been a linux guy for a bunch of years (Started with RedHat, moved to Debian, but have tried all of the big players) and it's always the little differences (such as netconfig, default locations, service configurations) that annoy me when I wander from my comfy space.
The symantics behind this are a little off... we fought with soldiers against soldiers... we did not destroy England to do so.
Now, Japan/Germany on the other hand...
Still, I don't agree with those methods either.
(poor sense of humor, but still...)
Sadly, you may be right... but fighting for the freedom to speak by forcefully shutting down someone else's ability to speak (a la Anon.)..? Is that the right answer? I think that it happened to work out well last time without having to run around in a nerd-skills pissing contest.
I agree with the message, just not the methods.
"Anyone, wherever they are, can see at the click of a mouse how Newton worked and how he went about developing his theories and experiments," Cambridge University Library's digitization manager Grant Young told the BBC."
Link to Original Source
however (having just thought of this point once clicking "submit") it would be far easier, and less expensive to just have the parents, um... parent.
I usually hate the idea of censorship, and arguably still do... but if this is designed to be an easy (or at least easier) tool for parents to use, then yes I think it's a good thing.
Once the rugrats are of age and on their own, then they can choose their own connection's ability.
Actually, I'm sorry... but there is a pre-existing patent, I believe filed in either Italy or Japan on this method...
Someone will be by to discuss it with your shortly.
Honestly, I agree with this... I was aiming for the inanity of the situation, and was reaching *shrugs*
So, I guess amateur radio operators have been infringing since, what... the early 1900's? Voice is just data, right..?
There's actually much more to it than the tax benefits. Married couples have the legal right to speak for their spouses in things medically related. There are issues surrounding inheritance when a spouse passes, joint ownership of property...
Imagine owning a house for years with your spouse, making it a home, growing old in that home... Your spouse passes, then your brother in-law files suit because as the closest-living relative, he should inherit.
It's not just taxes, and it's not to stick the proverbial thumb in the church's eye. It's about fair treatment in how you live your life.
Taxes, when spent appropriately and for a good goal are not a bad thing. And no, I don't mean in the "let's cure the world from stupidity" way.
And, as just one small part of what that background science didn't help with, think on that the next time you use your microwave to reheat leftovers, or your GPS gear without having to pay subscription rates for the satelite signal...