An Android phone and a PC are dramatically different tools that are used for dramatically different tasks and styles of interaction.
Are an Android tablet's "tasks and styles of interaction" closer to a laptop or to a phone, and why? Does this change when the laptop is docked to a physical keyboard, such as an ASUS Transformer?
All Ican figure is that either the author either believes that it's not classic if we can customize a GUI to the point that it's no longer "classic" looking
In my opinion, a desktop that can be easily customized to act "classic" is classic enough, so long as users are made aware of this customizability. But there's a practical problem with presenting too many options for customizability. See the section "The Question of Preferences" in this article.
or is judging it based on the first few releases when it wasn't fully functional as a 'classic' desktop yet
A not-yet-fully-functional GUI shouldn't be shipped as the default GUI of a GUI-oriented operating system until such time as it becomes fully functional.
I think there should be a cross-distro standard desktop that JUST FREAKING STAYS THE SAME.
In other words, you want an eXtremely Fcukin' Constant Environment (or Xfce for short). I agree, which is why my clean PC runs Xubuntu.
C is ubiquitous.
One copy of a $60 game costs less than three or four copies of a $30 game
My game preorders are usually only $35 for AAA titles
$140 if you have four gamers in the household. Conventional wisdom is that not enough PC games offer single-screen multiplayer or spawn installation; each player needs his own gaming PC and copy of the game.
Also, humble bundle and steam sales giving us games for next to nothing.
As for the online thing - Steam gives you 30+ days between check ins if you save your password locally.
Other Slashdot users have told me that 30 days is still not good enough for deployed members of the armed forces.
The whole "Paradox of Choice" is not a real study
Yet people stopped buying Atari 2600 games in 1983 when there were too many bad choices on the shelves. What keeps another 1983 gaming recession from happening again?
The point of the PC Master Race is FREEDOM. We can use what we want, when we want.
Does this include freedom to use a game with whom you want, including to play with someone else in the same room and to let someone else play after you're done with a game? Does it include freedom from cheaters?
From how you post, I seriously doubt that you are a PC gamer.
I started posting this way after I met a certain PlayStation fan on Slashdot who claimed that nobody wanted to play PC games together in the same room. I really want to prove each point in that article invalid; you're invited to post in more detail on its talk page.
Have you tried to use strict? That should turn more silent failures into the "error handling and exceptions" that you prefer.
[ECMAScript] tries to look like a member of the Algol tree, but its internals behave more like Lisp.
In other words, it implements the original plan for "M-expressions" in Lisp.
Why are some developers obsessed with performance? The user probably isn't. They don't care whether something loads 2 seconds quicker
I thought loading faster was the difference between the user staying on a document and the user hitting the Back button to return to someone else's document. Web search engines have recognized this and have started to penalize slow-loading documents.
In English, every word can be verbed. Would that it were so in our programming languages.