Ah yes, I misread that as "source code". Very few distribute pre-built binaries for BSD, though; that's what the ports system is for.
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can you go to sourceforge, find some random application's binaries for bsd and install/run them without issue on mac osx?
Actually, yes. This has been the case for just about every version of OS X ever released, since before 2001. That's because it uses a BSD tool chain and APIs. Apple goes to great lengths to maintain such compatibility, and should be pretty common knowledge if you've been paying attention on Slashdot.
having a hobbled web platform
That phrase is redundant. Native apps (especially those that the user can compile and run him/herself on his/her own machine), will always provide more freedom and control than anything running on someone else's web server, or inside some sandboxed browser environment. Your view of pushing for the web application is entirely in conflict with giving users more control —and I suppose it should come as no surprise that you're willing to advocate for DRM, too. Get your priorities straight.
These "diamond-hard stone" discs can withstand "temperatures extending up to 176 degrees Fahrenheit as well as UV rays that would destroy conventional DVD discs."
Are there any Off-the-record supporting Apps for Android ? (And perhaps for iPhone, although I doubt that Apple will green-light one)
A music visualizer needs to be installed? When did Windows prevent normal users from just running executables?
Congratulations, you just ran whois on a porn site instead of scroogle.org. Thanks for offering your authoritative opinion.
Scroogle.org, which is the actual search-engine proxy in question, has been operated by Daniel Brandt for the last 6 years or so.
It sounds like these worms would be so much more elegantly architected using erlang. When will the worm industry finally escape its Windows/x86 ASM legacy and enter the wonderful world of distributed, functional dynamic programming?
During this morning's commute, NPR reported that younger workers require much 'coddling', at least according to the opinion of workers and managers that are 40+. (pod cast at npr.org).
I wondered why I was not able to make a comparative to my workplace, because there no known "high-maintenance" employees. And I am aware of ALL employees, as the U.S. incorporation of my employer is very small (less than 100 employees). Further recollection 'revealed' that there has been no new hire, discernibly less than 35, within the previous four years.
I should mention the major contributing factor to my employer's upper age 'bias', probably typical to small technical organizations, is that my boss requires all people to have significant experience. If you understand analog signal conditioning, digital 'glue' logic, embedded microcontrollers and DSP, electromagnetic compatibility and product safety issues, and switchmode power conversion, we may have a job for you. And yes, even the network support tech (he works for the Director of Engineering) knows electronics and can troubleshoot complex power supplies.
I will continue to use the network support tech as an anecdotal example; he is approx 40 years of age, is not arrogant, and does whatever is required to get the job done. The IT techs at my previous employer considered the engineering department arch enemies, never completed the most simple project on time, insisted that they were the only employees of any value, and were all under the age of 36.
So I emailed my wife (manager at an ag business). She concurred with the NPR report, and said that she seldom sees competent and reliable workers that are under 40.
Let the generational wars begin...