Remember that flash drives still have a limit on the total number of writes; spinning drives don't
Seriously? Spinning drives don't have a limit on the total number of write? You actually believe that? What I think you mean is that spinning drives aren't guaranteed to work for at least a minimum number of writes.
Can you cite some specific examples of this?
Sounds like it could get a lot of us in trouble. I'm picturing "important" meetings where I'm called into the boss' office to give an opinion on something. No more sitting down in front of his screen and practicing my "oh yeah, that's great" voice.
If that were wholly the case, then why is *BSD not *THE* OS out there used in everything from routers to mobile phones to desktops to servers?
When you simplify it to the terms you're using, things completely break down.
Some things the GPL makes sense for.
Some things BSD makes more sense.
Not everything is or HAS to be with one license.
Everyone should take some serious note here: DarkPlaces is a derivation of the original Quake GPL release with many enhancements. If it has any substantive pieces of Quake code in it, ZeniMax has a MAJOR say in things and nobody's asked if they've blessed their part of this or not.
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best...
And...always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the light side of life...
but Google will not (any time soon) be able to pass up the benefits of such a heavily populated country.
Even when that populated country isn't infected with a consumerist "I like to buy stuff" mentality? (They're not quite there yet, but signs point in that direction, at least in the major metropolitan areas)
I often wonder how much google really stands to benefit. They don't make money by making information accessible and easy to find; they depend on advertising. If people aren't buying things or advertising online, how does Google make their money?
With over 1.3 billion people, even a small percentage is significant. If 75% of China never touched Adwords, the starting crowd is still larger than the US.
That is a very, very large beta testing crowd. China will eventually figure out their own technology, but Google will not (any time soon) be able to pass up the benefits of such a heavily populated country.
That was WinXP, wasn't it?
Systems programmers are the high priests of a low cult. -- R.S. Barton