Well, the existentialism of this variant of it is rather tough!
I'm not seeing this. It's a dull period for San Francisco. The first dot-com boom was more fun. Connecting up everybody and everything was important. This boom is all from ad-based companies, and most of what they're doing is rather banal. So are many of the people doing it.
Almost all the artists who need more than a desk and a laptop moved out years ago. SF used to have lots of big empty warehouse and factory spaces that were used for art projects and wild parties. That's what SOMA was. Those are gone, replaced with "live/work lofts" or giant bullpen workspaces.
I do not get why tech people want to live in the Mission. I've had friends there for years, and it's tolerable, but not a place to live in by choice. Wednesday I went to a stand up comedy improv thing in the Mission where people tried to put together presentions from random PowerPoint slides. Heavy bouncer presence outside because it was right next to a service center for homeless people. The comedy sucked, too. That's what the tech crowd is bringing into the area.
Here's a typical Mission location, one which also happens to be a Google bus stop. "Cafe la Boheme" has crappy food, and it's had crappy food for years. The place with the graffiti is an upstairs dance studio which is hanging on. "Chinese Food and Donuts" isn't very good at either. That corner has looked the same for many years. There are some decent restaurants a few blocks over on Valencia, but not at this corner. There are cool places to live in SF, but this isn't one of them.
I own a PC I built myself that is running Windows 7, and I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 running an Android 4.2 custom ROM, and I think the market is already competitive enough.
Yea and my oven dispenses delicious chocolate chip cookies if you put the right ingredients inside of it and open the door at just the right time.
I think it is unfair to say "Now we want you to design your hardware to be able to run your competitor's OS." That is going too far.
As a consumer I am sick of the silos, walled gardens and license to fuck over the customer that comes with each vendors try at "ecosystem lockin"
Reality is there is too much value bottled up for the current state of affairs to be sustainable over the long haul. Both hardware and software will become more modular like PCs in the future. Prior technical excuses of severely limited room and processor space has not been true for a number of years and any added costs in generalizing software and hardware interfaces will quickly pay dividends as the barrier to entry is reduced.
Because there are different companies that have created separate, yet popular ways of doing things. Because of this separateness, your knowledge of both OSes is valuable because you can do business with either.
Operating systems are commodities like gas and cookies. The sooner we all get to treating them that way the better off we all are.
But I don't blame the companies for not wanting hardware that makes it as easy as falling off a log. This is actually a catch 22; did you consider that the very device you want to make your job easier is the same device that can make your job obsolete?
Relax, you can always find work in Oregon and New Jersey working the pumps.
When a company is competitive, we get functional devices and they get money and market share. Having a device that can dual boot would be even more functional for the end user, but potentially suicidal for the company.
It really isn't that hard a concept. If you want to stay in business you provide value customers are willing to pay for. The second you have nothing to offer is the second you die.
Modularization is happening whether OS vendors like it or not. I invite those opposed to ignore it.
How is it "an otherwise legal use of the product"? The Windows operating system and the Google Play Store application are copyrighted.
ASUS wasn't installing illegal copies of the product, they had licenses for both. As such, unless the license states you can't install on a system with any other OS, which it does not, then how was it illegal? I can buy an ASUS with Windows 8 and I can buy one with Android. Evidently, I can't buy one that lets me choose Windows 8 or Android at boot time.
ASUS conceded, not because of legality, but because of business relationships with the two software giants. If they were dual booting debian and fedora and were told to stop, they would have flipped them a bird because debian and fedora don't heavily influence their bottom line. Microsoft and Google, however, do, and used their vast market power to force ASUS into submission or face the consequences. It's bad enough for one company too big to fail to do it, but for two of them to gang up and do it, seems like the US Justice department should be investigating what happened. Oh, wait, Microsoft and Google already control the USJ department.
If you re-read the OP, the premise of that comment was since they both did the same thing why have them both? There are lots of projects that both do the same thing, for instance upstart and systemd. Using that rationale, which ever one shipped first should be the one everybody uses.
I never said anything against Mir, as a matter of fact, my sarcastic remark was exactly the opposite of what you assume I was saying. In plain english, I was arguing that the OP was wrong and that Wayland and Mir can happily coexist until such time the market decides which is the preferred display manager, again, just like what happened with upstart and systemd.
Also, unless I misread the OP, the AC wasn't comparing/contrasting Wayland or Mir with X windows, but with each other. Based on that interpretation, I made my comment. In reality, even if the comparison was with X windows, I would feel the same way. Just because something is established doesn't mean people shouldn't look at improving upon it. After all, not many are driving Model T's anymore (although I do drive a 1972 VW).
Begins with fucking over your customers for selfish reasons.
The world has moved on and left you behind. The most effective silicon validation team I know is in Bangalore. We employ people in Bangalore because they're good.
A long period length does not make a good extractor.
Hope this works better than audio recordings abused to provide inaccurate pretexts for all kinds of unnecessary unpleasantries.
I was the chubby guy at the front ranting about theoretical models.
...just say STOP BLOWING YOURSELVES.
I love the Bay Area, lived there as a kid, lived there as an adult. It's beautiful, fun, and hideously expensive.
All that other crap you ascribe to it could be said about most large cities throughout the world.
Get over yourselves FFS.
Well, they already have dangerous 230V when 120V works just fine... Stupid Euros...
Except 120v requires twice as much copper, and higher currents, causing more fires. You also have the worst mains power connector in the developed world and measure your cable in feet. Stupid yanks.