It's not just direct action, but also the consequences of your acts. Start consuming local products and goods, instead of having them imported at great environmental costs. Also try to shutdown anything sucking electricity the more often possible. There is a lot to do. But whining because your own comfort is compromised will not get you anywhere.
In the *NIX world, we don't have much problems with files, as everything is a file. But it's clear that when in Windows, a directory move is not atomic (each child is moved one after each other), I can understand they say current implementation is broken.
Dennis Ritchie was best known as co-creator of the Unix operating system (modern versions of which underpin most smart phones, Linux & OS X) and the creator of the powerful & elegant C programming language.
This is a truly sad day. The computing community has lost one of the giants, on who's shoulders so many who came after stood."
pedantic bore writes: Dennis Ritchie, pioneer of C and UNIX, former leader of the Computer Sciences Research Center at Bell Labs, and winner of the ACM Turing Award, is reported dead at age 70.
Dennis Ritchie was one of the inventors who, without much fanfare and almost no publicity outside of the field, revolutionized operating systems and programming languages. His influence is ubiquitious; C and POSIX are the bedrock of nearly all modern computing platforms.
An anonymous reader writes: I've recently learned that Dennis Ritchie has passed away. Where is the Slashdot love to one of the Unix creators?. Like it or not, Unix and it's programming language, C, has been the more influential pieces of software of all times. R.I.P. Dennis, and thanks for all the semicolons.