Except that it may be the case that other innocent people may be affected by these people's acts.
After all, no one is asking them to refactor a GUI or build drivers for an OS.
I think HP and/or Intel build some of their drivers in "third world countries". Is that the reason why they are utter crap?
(disc. I live in a "third world" country).
The best solution I found to read PDF (in my PRS-950) is to crop their margin with BRISS and read them full-screen on the ebook-reader. When the font is still too small, I can do landscape reading... unfortunately, due to the PRS-900 form, a page is broken in 3 (the PRS-650 breaks it in two, which IMO is better). Or with BRISS it is also possible to split pages in two segments, but I don't like that as much.
I prefer reading books in eBook format. I've got a Sony reader in which I can read all kind of books (including BRISS'd PDFs).
However, I prefer buying dead-tree books. Because as things stand now "buying" an eBook is not actually "buying" but just renting for a really high price.
He can always get suicided...
uuuh no, the story was an actual technical story with technical details (from Mark Russinovich) ( http://it.slashdot.org/story/05/10/31/2016223/sony-drm-installs-a-rootkit ), and there is actually insightful and interesting technical and political discussion in the thread.
I don't really want to get into details here because it gets really technical,
This is Slashdot. What else is Slashdot good for, if not "really technical"?
You are 10 years late to that slashdot who liked to discuss technical stories such as deCSS, Sony Rootkit and Fyodor's nmap.
Dont be so sure. Back in the day when I played videogames there was a very strong Sony vs Nintendo rivalry. Specially in the SNES vs Genesis generation I remember some Sega people saying that the SNES was not truly 16bit (but super-charged 12 bits). The thing is, Sega fans would laugh at the thought of a Sonic game in a Nintendo console... fast forward 15 years, and it is the *only* place where you can get a Sega game.
I can imagine than in 5 to 10 years, all the Nintendo franchises (Zelda, Mario, Metroid, etc) will be part of either Microsoft or Sony's console. The latter would be very funny (or sad, depending on how you see it) as in the beginning Sony's gaming technology was supposed to work for Nintendo.
So much bullshit, at least for the UK.
I lived there for 4 years and I used the NHS quite frequently and on all levels (from GP to hospital specialists and doing several kinds of analysis).
If anything, what is horrible with the NHS is the GPs, because you only get 15 minutes (counted by the second) and that's it. GPs do not seem to care, and you are just a number.
But once you get to the specialist and hospital, everything changes. First, everything is free, so you do not have to worry. Second, the specialists in the hospitals seem to really care, and you know that they are going to make all analysis necessary to find your problem. And you don't have to care about the cost.
I miss that system, really.
I recommend you take this question to news.ycominator.com It is a forum were lots of entrepreneurs meet and discuss. Most likely, in Slanshot you will only get responses undervaluing your job/algorithm, saying how many ways it sucks and how you could achieve the same with current X or Y (including virtualdub) open source technologies.
I always liked DevCPP and later Code::Blocks. KDevelop seemed very buggy as it crashed very often, and it also felt very resource hungry (and you needed a lot of clicks to start a project or program.
Nice try NSA guy.
Ok, you've got Direct3D covered. Now can you provide alternatives for:
Hopefully the alternatives you provide would be highly cohesive and integrated.
Well, for one the taskbar is fucked up and less customizable than the Windows XP taskbar (anchor on the right, showing list of running applications with horizontal text, a small section of shortcuts to most-used programs and some drop-down buttons of folders with some programs and documents.