The way I heard it, the Linux netbooks just weren't selling.
> I see everyone is in agreement with this.
Are we reading the same website?
Some of us think it's "cute" that Zuckerberg has time to personally slaughter his meals, dress the meat, and prepare it. I wish *I* had that kind of free time and disposable income. Of course I probably wouldn't spend it killing my dinner.
The question is usually phrased, "Do you want a PC or a Mac?"
One of the guys here recently got a Windows Phone 7. VERY nice. However, I was very annoyed that everything had to be done through Zune software. (Same annoyance with Apple & Itunes BTW.) But it really is a nice phone. I was quite impressed by the interface.
Nutritionally identical. Doesn't mean they taste the same. (Also doesn't mean that Coke actually bothered to keep the same formula between versions.)
Actually, it's much better economically to have persons with disabilities support themselves through employment than it is to have them supported by taxpayers. It's perfectly legal and ethical to not employ someone whose limitations prevent them from doing the work required. However, it makes no sense to ignore a qualified applicant because of limitations that do not significantly prevent them from doing the work.
Computers & Internet aren't primarily visual.
Now most video games -- (most of) those are visual.
Most websites, however, are information. Take
Sure -- flash games, animations, or videos are a bit harder -- but that goes with the the territory. But text-based sites like
Truly, computers and the internet offer an excellent avenue for persons with disabilities to not only be included, but also allow them to make valuable contributions that they might not be able to in a more labor-based society. From a purely economic standpoint, it's much better to help persons with disabilities be contributing members of society rather than shunting them into the role of simple community-supported subsistence.
It's annoying because either some sites won't work ("never ask me again") or it'll pop up 300 times asking for more storage.
However, if you use Firefox, you can download the "BetterPrivacy" addon and just wipe them every time you start (or close?) the browser. No more tracking. (Whitelist, etc available)
This. I have a partial personal history of my father that was done by some 3rd party who specializes in that kind of thing. Very valued. (It's audio, and of course stored digitally, but it's the content that is the great part.)
They only used certain trackers. I doubt they included (fex) Blizzard's updaters which probably provide a pretty hefty amount of traffic in-and-of themselves. But those wouldn't show up on most trackers I'm guessing since they probably use a Blizzard tracker, not a [website] tracker.
> If a manager doesn't save the company at least as much as his/her own salary, then he/she isn't doing his/her job, or his/her job needs to be eliminated.
No, if the manager doesn't MAKE the company at least as much as his/her own salary....
Trying to calculate savings is not only stupid, it leads to short-term "savings" that cost more in the long run.
> The amateur software development niches for Unix-type systems generally does not include breaking copy protection on games.
Well yes, that's true--because the games market for *nix is insanely small. And I'm talking about games that publishers worry about enough to weigh down with copy protection, not the 3000th clone of tetris. Yes I'm aware of the very few AAA games that have been made available on linux.
"Stupidity, like virtue, is its own reward" -- William E. Davidsen