Nonsense, this is just market efficiency. The real threat to gaming is the possibility of some woman blowing a guy to get a few $K in sales of a lousy game. Here, Ubisoft, take my money!
Google are a highly effective propaganda company.
But, as providers of a platform for developers, they are absolutely horrible. Writing software for their "platform" is like building a house on quicksand.
They make me look back on the time spent developing for Microsofts products with fondness.
it's not ignoring it, per se. driving hard-working decent people to poverty and desperation is analogous to firebombing Dresden.
i.e., not really necessary for the primary objective (moving line X to ledger Y), but it's an impressive show of power and has some ancillary gains ("corrects" the cost of labor downward, far downward).
weird; i thought that your kind of gamer had moved on from video gaming to trolling feminists on the internet. it's a lot cheaper and more entertaining.
though, hey, if you're interested in applying that small amount of polish for me and accomplishing what Ubuntu cannot, i'd be very interested in ditching Apple's monopolistic business model.
saying "fuck you" to Apple would easily be worth, say, $500/year for me (for software alone); maybe even more if the UX is even close to as good as Mac OS. that's what i'd pay for an easy-to-use Linux. interested?
thanks for an actual answer, though nothing that would substantially improve my life (nor most people's lives, even on slashdot) the way that Mac OS X's "arguably" superior interface has.
i don't have time to apply a "comparatively small amount of polish" to every feature i might want to use (and compared to what exactly? building the OS from scratch?) i don't think the slivers of time i might gain from improved SSD caching would even come close to the time it would take to apply that small amount of polish.
if and when i do need one of these esoteric features i'll either rent time on a server or buy a box.
Yeah, no shit.
My post wasn't directed at the lusers, though, it was directed at the editor.
But yeah, I think it's true... our community was bought and paid for by outsiders, and it's going to be used as a vehicle to attack us until it's finally been rendered irrelevant.
Shame. I've been coming here for a long time, and I'm still on the cutting edge of my field with lots of knowledge and wisdom to share.
Done now though... the well is poisoned, time to move on.
retchdog:~$ time brew install gcc
==> Installing dependencies for gcc: gmp, mpfr, libmpc, isl, cloog
[blah blah blah]
==> Installing gcc
==> Downloading https://downloads.sf.net/proje...
==> Pouring gcc-4.9.2_1.yosemite.bottle.tar.gz
4 minutes, and that was just because my wifi sucks.
why is a glorified build manager using kernel-specific features?
once again, science and technology triumph where religion has shown mixed results at best!
the previously legendary properties of the River Ganges are now firmly established! at least until the resistance evolves.
Doesn't this study show that women and men don't work as well together as they do separately, and that trying to increase diversity results in less effective teams, and was a bad idea all along?
So, the smart thing to do is separate the women off away from the men, encourage them to form teams entirely composed of women, and give them some meaningful tasks to do that won't overly burden them physically and will exploit their particular strengths.
This is very innovative stuff.
this is one of those "Windows is better because it runs $foo"-type arguments. fair enough, but it doesn't fair so well when people use it against linux, for some reason.
anyway, i'll happily concede that everyone doing embedded development is better off not using a Mac or Mac OS X for many good reasons.
well, iterm 2 is just awesome, even though i usually don't bother using it because the vanilla Terminal.app does everything i need. what am i missing?
yeah but macports is an unstable cluster fuck.
homebrew has huge amounts of paranoid safety-checking and (so far) has not come crashing down in horribleness. it can even self-diagnose what's changed if something overwrites some of its installed files.