I've always found the rootkit story an interesting one. There are a large number of third party DRM systems that have been in use on Windows over the years. This was just another one of them. Sure this one had some nasty side affects, but so do a lot of DRM systems that Windows has supported. As far as I'm aware this DRM did nothing on any other system. So why is Windows given a free pass on this one? It was designed to allow auto-install of software from CDs that were placed in the drive. Designed to be a DRM friendly system. So you you boycott Windows as well?
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Yes you can, it lets you create managed accounts for kids.
Well if all the self-driving vehicles communicating with each other, they could easy make room for the tractor-trailer to turn at that busy intersection. That's the one big difference I can see with self-driving cars, the possibility of them knowing what neighbouring vehicles are doing: what speed they're going, what turn they're intending to make. You could end up with the situation where vehicles are collaborating in the same way that ants do.
It happened and it's worked fine for a long time, the problem is there is just no channel for the hardware and never has been. The high street chains where a lot of people go to get their hardware are effectively Windows only and when those Linux netbooks starting appearing Microsoft did a good job of making sure they stayed that way. With even Apple having to open their own chain of shops to get their hardware in front of people. Ubuntu just don't have the resources to open a huge chain of Ubuntu stores.
You might want to try watching her lo-fi let's play videos on YouTube where she plays through some 80's text adventure games them see if you feel the same way. That's where I first encountered her, without a clue that she was busy terrifying people elsewhere on the internet, she's far more a geek than a lot of self professed gamers. If anything I think she harks back to the era before the COD crowd came to dominate everything.
She was talking about gamers as a marketing demographic rather than as individuals who play games. The idea that there's a whiteboard in Activision somewhere with "GAMER" and a bunch of stereotypes written on it and they target/market their games at that demographic:
* likes violent games and rock music
* watches summer blockbusters
That this is not a true representation of people that play games and that this concept needs to go away and is going away. A lot of people seem to have read the article and gone, "How dare you, I represent that demographic!" rather than, "Yes, that's not us, stop treating us like morons".
I remember reading it and thinking it was inflammatory, but at the same time understood what it was saying. I guess everyone wants to have their turn at being offended and outraged.
Surely having multiple workspaces eliminates clutter? You make it sound like you're using a single workspace.
It's a new form of distribution, everyone gets a copy which is undeletable. They make money by charging for a removal tool.
Pretty much all Labour governments that have been elected would have had a majority even without the Scottish votes.
Isn't the first what we have to do already in the real world (though you missed out a Windows machine)? As for the second statement, it might be worth trying that experiment as you're likely to be surprised.
Does that mean today is World "I Forgot My Password" day?
So in other words, an accident was counted if a driver had a brief conversation, hung up the phone, put it away, drove five miles, and then was hit by someone running a red light. It's pretty easy to see that this accident would likely still have happened without the phone usage. What's not clear is what percentage of the accidents are like this.
That's a bit of a stretch to say the accident would still have happened. When an accident occurs at a particular time it's because of a huge number of variables coming into alignment. Shift one of those just slightly and the accident won't occur.
JG Ballard's Billennium is an excellent story about the psychological ramifications of population growth.
That's true. Unity is basically building on what was started with Ubuntu Netbook Remix which had to work on very constrained screen sizes. They'd be better off makiing it more dynamic, so it picked an apppropriate default based on the screen size but let itself be fixed to a particular mode by flipping a few toggles in the options.
They are definitely known for the quality of their music, bombast and a stage show aren't enough to maintain a 30 year career.
BYDttS might be their only number one single, but they've had lots of number one albums which is what they're really famous for, and that number one single only happened because EMI released it on xmas eve with multiple formats to ensure a high placing. The company exploited the decline of the single at the right time. It is far from their most know or most popular song, in fact it's probably barely known, most of the popular ones hit the top ten or top twenty but went no where near number one.