I hope the next epoch of technologists is as interested in sharing information and the philosophical aspects of tech as the outgoing group. These are the folks who bootstrapped us from low-tech to high-tech lives.
First, I'm amazed that Google would stumble out of the blocks like this. Isn't this the same company that keeps things in "beta" and "labs" for years and years? Had this "feature" been available for the general public to play with for a month or three before bringing out the "big guns"--opt-out implementation for all gmail users--these shortcomings would have been caught and remedied before they were inflicted on unsuspecting non-power-users.
Second, I can certainly appreciate the difficulty of creating the spark of life in a new social network platform. Ordinary players in the market have to hope that lightning strikes. As Google already has learned with Orkut, if lightning doesn't strike, maybe your product can find a niche somewhere in the long tail. Or it will never come to life at all. With Buzz, Google decided they didn't want to risk a sunny day, and chose instead to play with the high voltage line. Insta-social network by compelling everyone to connect with their personal email addresses. Deservedly, they're now getting burned--Gmail was many people's default "real" personal email site. Compelling a connection between people's real personal email address to a social network (on an opt-out basis) might shake people free of that preference...
Unfortunately, here in the nanny state where they tell you what to do all the fucking time and how you should be taken care of by the government, they don't do fucking jack to the roads.
You're welcome to move, you know. If the weather isn't keeping gripers like you out, it obviously isn't doing its job.
A new study from the University of Oregon has found that local news broadcasts are being infiltrated by advertising at around the same rate that DVR users skip ads.The fact that DVRs allow viewers to skip adverts is seen as one of their biggest benefits by users, but advertisers — and the TV networks that depend on them — are not so happy. Ad buyers don't want to pay full price for slots that viewers will never see, and TV networks are going as far as asking fans not to watch timeshifted programs but instead watch them live, lest the show in question get canceled."
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I have the following PC:
1. Custom (233MHz, 128MB RAM?, 80GB HD, OS:win98)
2. Compaq presario (400MHz?,256MB RAM, 20GB HD, OS:XPPro)
3. Dell GX1 (500MHz, 768MB RAM, 160GB HD, OS:XPPro)
4. DELL INSPIRON 9300 (1.6GHz, 512MB RAM, 40GB HD, OS:XPPro)
I would like to use:
1. for storage (shared files)
2. belongs to my wife (use for web browsing, email, and simple "office" applications.
3. for storage (Tivo, backup files)
4. main system (does everything)
My question to the community is what distro should I install for each system, and why I should intall that distro?
I am open to all (non MS) operating systems."