Well, Steam-exclusive maybe. It doesn't sound very Valve-like for it to be SteamBox-exclusive.
How true. Every time someone debates these things, someone shows up with strong anti-prescriptivist arguments. As usual, there doesn't seem to be any rational basis for this in the real world. There are rules.
> language never stands still, it constantly evolves, there is no standard
Yes there is. The standard is "don't look like an idiot". This may mean different things but most people would agree that writing emails like "R U going today?" on a regular basis in a business environment would qualify.
> the world changes. deal with it
No. Anyone writing emails that can't spell out three-letter words is going to look like an idiot even in the future. Sorry, but I don't see that changing.
Don't communicate like an idiot. What a good idea!
That is fundamentally the same thing as FPS, unless there are some unstated assumptions that come along with this.
Facebook has made one of the largest pushes into this area. Has it worked? I'm not sure, just because I tend to prefer to not tie my various accounts to Facebook. I assume some people feel the same way, but I suspect the population at large likes this.
See Fedora's page for the same feature.
In short, there is a system now which gives programs certain capabilities based on tags set in the file system. With this, running as root is not needed for most things.
Um... I'm not really following anything you're saying.
Kernel 2.4 supports LVM, he just isn't using it.
I think you might have misread what he said.
ext3 file systems on regular partitions wouldn't be able to use LVM snapshots, because, well, they're not running on LVM volumes.
Seriously, how can anyone on slashdot _not_ do this?
It's such a simple way to prevent these problems. My credit card companies let me set dollar limits and time limits on these virtual cards. You get to worry much less about fraud, as well as companies billing you when you no longer want them to.
"Blog" was the short, cool way of saying "weblog".
Where's the web?
It may have been an axiom, but really, what did BeOS do (or want to do) that Linux doesn't do now?
The Linux OS has been scaled to thousands of CPUs. Sure, most applications don't benefit from multi-processors, but that'd be true in BeOS, too.
I'd honestly like to know if there is some design paradigm that was lost with BeOS that isn't around today.
Then how do you suppose that email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org gets to the Google account? Someone just kindly forwards it?