That trick is pretty slick.
As one of what I feel to be a growing breed of Linux users that started off in Ubuntu, and has very very slowly been learning how Linux works internally, all of this is still a bit of black magic. Is there a "From Ubuntu to Linux Hacker" guide out there that briefly and simply explains how the Linux kernel works? All the resources I've found get too deep too quickly.
The chances of any complications happening spontaneously are somewhere between "Hollywood movie plot" and "political promise."
I like how you place "Hollywood movie plot" on the left, indicating it's more plausible than a "political promise".
This is something I learned in my first year of Economics. There are 5 failures of a free market. One of those being monopolies. Unfortunately the US government seems to enjoy upholding the monopoly because of kickbacks they're given. And it was those same politicians that voted to allow themselves to receive such kickbacks.
One recent excellent case of where the prevention of a monopoly lead to better market diversity and services was AT&T/T-Mobile. I've been really enjoying the results of that decision by paying very little month-to-month.
Capitalism is a free market with minimal but key government intervention. No government intervention is anarchy. Government controlling the corporations is socialism. Corporations controlling the government is... um. Really messed up? Is there even a word that specifies that? But it seems the worst case is where the US is heading. Corporation and government collusion.
Heh, thanks for the laugh. I've had plenty of days dealing with managers who put on deadlines without understanding the tech, haven't provided a specification, don't have a planned architecture and ask impatiently "Well, why can't you just do X?" Who also don't understand that more programmers doesn't mean it'll be done faster, and uses us as scapegoats when things don't work but takes all the credit when they do.
At a software company, the programmers are special. Because they're the ones turning the product that gives everyone else a job. I'd say the same thing about any other position at any other business where they're the reason the business exists. You see, we aren't just cogs in a wheel, but MBA driven management has proven to me time and again that we're seen that way. Come back after you've solved a (software level) complex problem or coded a unique solution and known that if you hadn't been there it wouldn't have happened.
Yeah, because everyone that posted a private key "compromis[ed] third party data". And it's totally not possible that some were posted for other reasons
Please, next time think before you speak.
Are you kidding me? Just because you can do something with a language doesn't mean you should.
iz hard 2 change how u speek?
As for another language coming along. Will never happen. The language of the web must be community driven. And the community always disagrees. You know how long it's taken to get some seemingly basic features implemented? Forever. You get Adobe, Microsoft, Mozilla and more than a dozen other companies involved and each one wants something that disagrees with the rest.
And as for how it started? Netscape went to Brendan Eich and told him he had to write the language in 11 days. 11 days to implement the grammar, lexer, parser. Everything in 11 days. Then a bastardization version happened to be created by Microsoft, and bam. You have the language of the web.