Push technology was one of the hottest buzzwords going c. 1997-1998.
Indeed, I thought modern humans evolved in Olduvai Gorge
The Omo River site in Ethiopia is the current frontrunner, I believe.
There's nothing imitation about Mac OS X. It's actual UNIX.
Only in a legalistic sense (they can use the trademark), not in a technical sense.
The OS X kernel name XNU literally stands for "X is not Unix". There's a lot of BSD code layered on top of it, but the core is a non-Unix Mach-based system.
Linux isn't POSIX-compliant
This varies based on the distribution. Linux-FT was POSIX.1 certified. http://www.ukuug.org/newslette...
Flash still exist, is still in use by an awful lot of websites, and Chrome is the only way to get this content under Linux.
Quite the opposite in my experience--running Flash is pretty much the only reason I launch Firefox these days.
Most Flash sites are so terrible at detecting Chrome's built-in Flash on Linux that they refuse to run at all--I get the "Hey, this site requires Flash! Download it now!" message all the time in Chrome even though it already has the latest Flash support.
Thankfully HTML5 is making this much less of an issue.
It's still potentially useful even if nobody else uses it; you can at least show later on that you or someone with access to your private key signed something.
I presume "real computer" was snark for "not Microsoft Windows".
Selections and the clipboard both have their uses.
Selections are faster and leaner--you can just highlight some text, then center-click wherever to copy it there. It's faster than having to highlight, then explicitly copy with Ctrl-C or whatever, then click somewhere, then paste with Ctrl-V or whatever. It's also guaranteed to give you plain text, rather than bringing along formatting and images and stuff.
The clipboard is more featureful, it's useful when you want to bring along formatting or images or other non-text stuff. It also allows you to highlight another area and paste over it, as you mention. It's also more persistent, so if you are working on code or something and have a string you're going to paste repeatedly, you might put that on the clipboard with Ctrl-C and have it until you explicitly cut something else; you can still do selection copy/paste for quick little stuff in the interim, but still have your main item saved on the clipboard so you don't have to go re-copy it.
Having both is useful. Selections are a lot faster, I use them the majority of the time but still use the clipboard sometimes.
Propose such a "simple" perl script.
Here are some cases it should know how to deal with:
Between numbers (note that slashdot eats some of these characters; the numbers below all have different dashes or related symbols between "555" and "1000"):
"Pages 555–1000 discuss this matter" (this should be an internumeral dash, which is typically an en dash, U+2013).
"Her phone number is 5551000" (this should be a figure dash, U+2012).
"There were actually a lot more of them than the estimated 555—1000, to be precise" (this should be an em dash, U+2014).
"The teacher asked me to solve 5551000. I told him negative 455 was the answer." (this should be a minus sign, U+2212)
Between letters/words you have a similar problem: even if you know it shouldn't be a minus sign (which symbolic algebra makes tough to know for sure, but suppose you could surmount that), you generally have no idea what kind of dash or hyphen it should be turned into.
My guess is that "continuously living" is meant to exclude spores and the like, but it's unclear.
For most all other cases, reading documents, coding, surfing the web, portrait view is better. Think about the flow when you are reading, isn't it natural that you want to see more rather than scrolling up and down?
I'm with you on e-reading.
Landscape is vastly superior to portrait for coding--I always have multiple windows open side-by-side. Stacking them vertically makes line-by-line comparison more difficult. And you can easily have a web browser open on the right half of the screen for stackexchange/docs/whatever while you edit on the left half.
At least most studies show it is more shatterproof glass than scratch resistant, which is Gorilla’s forte it seems.
That's too bad, I was about to complain about Corning worrying about drop tests when scratches are a far bigger problem for most people. It's easy enough not to drop your phone, it's difficult to avoid scratches from everyday wear without resorting to crappy screen protectors and the like.
They never had a search engine, they had a hierarchical link index.
It was almost like using a massive, nested bookmarks folder, and it relied on user-submitted pages to grow (no spidering).
Yes, but there are rumblings of them trying to launch their own engine again. http://searchenginewatch.com/a...
Yahoo's never been effective at writing their own search engine; they were powered by Google up until 2004, and before that Inktomi. In 2004 they tried their own engine for the first time, but it sucked. In 2009 they cut a deal with Bing.