So is this thing going to replace email/IM/cellphones/writing by hand?
I've read a few articles about it, but I guess nothing about it has grabbed me. What do you, yourself, use it for, if you don't mind my asking?
Also, none of this conjecture really makes sense in light of the conclusion of the article, which seems to be "use the MIT license", which is offers no defense even to linking.
Sure, it does. One subtle point of the article is that the GPL is a confusing license that doesn't provide the protections people think it does, because it's "not viral enough." If that is case, why bother with it? Use a license that's simple and works the way people think it does. He even recommends the Sleepcat license for those wanting strong copyleft, because it is much simpler than the GPL.
Note: Just restating the article, not necessarily my own opinion.
I tried to convince my wife to write her master's thesis using LateX, but she decided that spending a couple weeks learning something new wasn't worth it. She was very sorry at the end of the process when she spent over a month doing nothing but fighting Word's formatting glitches that show up in huge documents.
I didn't press harder in the beginning because I don't have LateX experience either, so I didn't feel confident that I'd be able to find satisfactory answers to questions she might have. Honestly, it seems pretty overwhelming getting started.
Does anyone have a low-learning-curve, take-your-time method for learning LateX?
Yeah, it's great to harp on the rich because their lives are so much easier. I guess you don't realize how much they actually do pay in taxes. Here's a page near the top of the Google results for "united states percentage of taxes paid relative to income".
That page is 9 years old but it's pretty illuminating. In particular, the introduction points out these three facts:
* The top 1% of taxpayers pay 29% of all taxes.
* The top 5% of taxpayers pay 50% of all taxes.
* The bottom 50% of taxpayers pay nothing or almost nothing.
The intro then goes on to say that tax breaks are often put in a negative light because they'll benefit the rich the most. And why would that be? Because the rich are paying almost all of the taxes.
Basically, you add the feed address to your reader. Most websites have them now, especially webcomics and blogs. Your reader periodically checks the feed and looks for updates.
So now the reader handles all of the update checking, and you just read the updates as they come in. All in one place, organized however you like.
There's essentially no difference between these two situations. Let me annotate your text a bit to point out the similarities:
All curl is doing is writting a stream of bytes to stdout and ffmpeg is reading a stream of bytes from stdin that it then interprets as a video and plays.
And all Powershell is doing is writing a stream of bytes to stdout, and then reading a stream of bytes from stdin that it then interprets as an object and calls methods on.
To be even more specific: In your first set of examples, the dimensions are actually adjectives describing some noun, and adjectives aren't pluralized. (Although I'm sure someone can find a counter-example.) In the second set, the measurements are nouns themselves, so they get the plural treatment.
AdBlock lets you add your own definitions, too, even using regular expressions if you want.
To anyone who hasn't discovered it yet: you can also middle click (click with your scroll wheel) on links to open them in a new tab without changing any settings. Try it!
ASCII character 42 (decimal) is '*'. ASCII character 0x42 (hex) is 'B'. Sorry, try again.
I wonder why they consider something made of swallow meat to be a non-meat product.
There must be a name for this phenomenon of switching to something new, but unnecessarily simulating the thing you've left behind.
Yes, it's called idiocy.
That's an amusing coincidence; it isn't irony.
Do yourself a favor and familiarize yourself with aptitude. So much better that apt-get.
Didn't you know that you can get a Dvorak layout on any keyboard? In almost any OS, the keyboard layout is defined in software. Check it out:
You can pick up a split-key or "natural" style keyboard for about $20 if you look hard enough.
I switched to Dvorak about 5 years ago. My wrists and fingers are thanking me for it.
"Card readers? We don't need no stinking card readers." -- Peter da Silva (at the National Academy of Sciencies, 1965, in a particularly vivid fantasy)