You ALSO said you wanted good terminal software. As mentioned, the iPad has a TON of SSH and VNC choices. It also has good keyboard support, with a number of third party keyboard cases...
That is only an arguement for iPad, if the same is not true of android. Android also has tons of ssh and VNC clients (though I don't care about VNC, and never implied that I did).
Jailbreak it and you have just as much freedom. More really, since it's easier to hack than Android.
Really? Have you ever hacked an android device? Did you find it hard to do? I have hacked every android device I've ever owned, its not really hard if you know what you are doing, and I do.
You don't even need to use iTunes to manage it now with the release of iOS 5.0.
I'm not sure how true that is. My sister got an iPad 2 for x-mass, and it took her hours on the phone with apple tech support, and ultimately a trip to the apple store to get the thing to work without having connected it to a computer with iTunes.
Second, I'm not sure that this qulaifies as being a "platform snob". I don't want an iPad because I don't like iOS. As I said, I have an iPhone and I don't like it. That is not because I am against apple, as I also stated, I recomend Apple products to friends and family, it is just not for me. I think it is short sited of you to assume that because I don't like apple products (which the majority of the world does like) that the only explanation is that I am prejudice.
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If I lost my job at slashdot, I'd get another job. There are lots of shops that use perl. Barracuda, Arbor Networks, Amazon, ePrize, and TicketMaster to name a few off the top of my head.
you have linux then I assume that you also have a windows partition since linux also has few "commercial" apps available for it.
You are incorrect in that assumption. I do not have any hardware in my possession running windows. The only thing that I cannot do with linux that I might want to is playing video games, and I have a cell phone, and a wii (and soon an android tablet) for playing games on.
Frankly I am disappointed that so many people recomend I get and iPad when the OP specified that I want an ANDROID tablet. Just because the iPad is popular, doesn't mean that it is right for everyone. I also have an iPhone that my company bought me, but I don't use it because I like my android phone much much better. I also have a Macbook pro that my company provided, but I am typing this from my personal laptop running Fedora 15 because I like it more than the Mac.
Bottom Line: Apple makes some good products, and I recomend them to everyone that is content using the product in exactly the way the manufacturer intended, and do not need to customize things. But for me, a hacker/maker/tinkerer, I will much rather use android because it gives me the freedom to do all of the things I want to do with my hardware.
Let me preface this by saying: "I am not a physicist." (If I am completely off base, or even just mis-informed or misunderstand, please explain, I like to learn).
It seems obvious to me that given the laws of thermodynamics as I understand them, that solar power is ultimately the only source of power that we know we will not exhaust. The amount of energy on earth is finite. We are constantly losing energy to space (mostly via heat and light), while simultaneously taking in energy in the form of radiation from stars (the vast majority of it coming from the sun). That all tells me that regardless of how we are getting the energy, it has to come from the sun. In fact even the energy we get from burning of fossil fuels, in a way came from the sun, just a really really long time ago (therefore making the burning of fossil fuels incredibly inefficient in the grand scheme.
The reports assessed the economic feasibility of classical, gigawatt-scale reactors and the possible new generation of modular reactors. The latter would have a generating capacity of 600 megawatts or less, would be factory-built as modular components, and then shipped to their desired location for assembly.
"Sometimes, to get to the next object the participant simply walked across the room. Other times, they had to walk the same distance, but through a door into a new room. From time to time, the researchers gave them a pop quiz, asking which object was currently in their backpack. The quiz was timed so that when they walked through a doorway, they were tested right afterwards. As the title said, walking through doorways caused forgetting: Their responses were both slower and less accurate when they'd walked through a doorway into a new room than when they'd walked the same distance within the same room."
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