I miss when a 266 MHz CPU and 64 MB of RAM was enough to do serious work under Linux.
Two things. One, don't even install X or any WMs, just run everything from the command line. Two, your complaint is not exclusively geared towards the operating system itself; the software you run on that OS has also changed in the 15 years since you booted up that old shitbox.
I am trying to weed out the fucking donation link amongst ~*8 links (and maybe ones i dont see) sprinkled and 'beautifully' embedded in the sentences as part of sentences in the summary and articles...why are people doing this ?
I usually do this so that people can understand what the link is about before clicking on it. This is also useful for people that use programs which read aloud the web page. Having a program saying "here" is a link that goes to some URL is a lot less descriptive than "donate to GeoHot" which points to the same URL.
Stable? Just as stable as Tunisia and Egypt right? The only difference is that because Iranians never had that much freedom.
They probably did have enough freedom before the Iranian Revolution. However, what they didn't have was a medium to quickly disperse information that Tunisia and Egypt did.
If we're serious about Middle East dependencies and carbon footprint, then we need to act serious.
First, I would debate that are not dependent on Middle East oil. Canada and Mexico alone provide the US with about 39% of our crude oil. When you compare that to roughly 20% coming from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Kuwait, I think we're more dependent on the countries we border than any other state.
This isn't the first time Apple has used screws to gain an advantage. Apple had been using 5-point Torx screws for its MacBook Pros, not standard 6-point Torx screws."We did a little bit of research and found out that this particular screw has been patented," Wiens says. "It is illegal to import screwdrivers that can open this screw into the U.S. unless you buy it through Apple's sales channels. Apple sells the screwdriver for $40." (Wiens doesn't know if the Pentalobular screws have been patented.)
I'm not sure how it's illegal to import screwdrivers that can open a patented screw. Would it be illegal to make them state-side too?
Anyways, it looks like they just have to patent the screw and then control the distribution channel for the tools that work on that type of screw.
You know, the difference between this company and the Titanic is that the Titanic had paying customers.