But this is:
"The idea of having an Administrator set group policy, and being able to monitor both that policy and the use of mobile devices on the network is nothing new."
Can't you see the difference!?
Indeed. What happens when mum's phone get stolen?
And people "skype" one another? I think "IM" and "call" are there everyday verbs, sorry.
Yes, but what if a cop stops me and asks a few questions? I'm forced to respond, can't I expect that to be public? Or should I demand to be taken to the station and interrogated in private?
What if I progammed my car to drive and avoid stopping when it's about to hit pedestrians? Why if I did this unintentionally? Where do we draw the line?
It's sad that "randomized dungeons" are the new thing, when Diablo II had those out-of-the-box over a decade earlier.
But actual hardcore gamers (you know, those that are not unlike gamer from 1999) don't fall for that crap. Most Diablo II gamers stayed away from Diablo III, or played it very little. The same applies for Starcraft/Starcraft II.
Blizzard's former audience has moved on to other companies.
Blizzard no longer targets hardcore gamers, but just average users who like videogames. It's a much larger audience, has lower expectations, and, above all, allow themselves to be dissapointed over and over (EA? *Sims*? Any game which has had over 3 releases in the last 5 years?)
You'd need VMs to emulate all sorts of hardware and architectures. We don't have all that yet. We can't emulate every mouse, network driver, etc, so there's no way to test those drivers (which are part of the kernel).
I don't know why we haven't had an "Ask Slashdot" with that question yet. It's on par with the ones we've seen lately.
Same question, but at dropbox.
Also, the guy at Jolla have a slightly better history on open tecnologies and alike - AFAIK, they tend to reuse a lot of technologies, instead of suffering from NotInventedHere sindrome. Interoperability looks pretty promising too.
I also think they may have taken some (potential) customers from Ubuntu Edge, since their goals overlap a bit, and Jolla opened up pre-ordering first.
Youtube? Ads? Ever heard of adblock?
Well, as I said, with OpenID the providers knows exactly what sites you logged in to, while with Persona they just sign a certificate your browser gives them, vouching for your identity, without getting the site.
If you care about privacy, you can host your own OpenID provider, otherwise, just use one you trust. What's the issue there?
In terms of UI, Persona uses email addresses instead of URLs, which are easier for non-techies to grasp as an authentication identifier.
Why are they easier? People type URLs every day, what's so hard about them?
If you can't get your work done in the first 24 hours, work nights.