To counter that, I use a Hotmail address for my personal email despite being a long time Linux user. I don't put it on my resume because of stupid prejudices like those coming out in this conversation; but it integrates into Pidgin/Thunderbird/KMail nicely and the web mail client has all the features one would expect.
You're one to talk!
If I could mod you +1 for good demonstration of situational irony, I would!
Because Yahoo dates from the days of AOL, and today Yahoo has even more ads on its email web client than hotmail, making the service look extremely unprofessional compared to gmail.
Modern x86 gives you 16 integer registers
But not on IA32, which this Atom will be running (desktop Atoms support it, but it will be disabled here). In addition using AMD64 means longer instruction prefixes, negating your "really compact" argument. Of course when smartphones are coming with 512MB RAM (Nexus One), is code compactness really an issue any more?
Thumb2 negates the limitations of Thumb1, giving full access to registers and operations. And it has decent code compactness on top, although I don't know how it compares with x86 - maybe there are some comparisons out there? http://iccd.et.tudelft.nl/2009/proceedings/459Weaver.pdf has some interesting data but neglects to include Thumb.
In the end, ARM is dominant in the mobile and smartphone arena, and backwards compatibility with x86 isn't a concern. Looking at the size of this "phone" it'll require another generation of integration to get x86 competitive in terms of implementation area. In the meantime an 800MHz Atom is going to compare very badly with dual-core >1GHz A9s.
Exactly! There's a one-person shop who does a banking app for our local banks, but there is no way on earth I will use his app to connect to my bank. Who knows what he is doing to simulate a login. It's sad though that my own bank does not offer an app to check your account. So the demand is filled by some third party where it should have been filled by my bank instead. When you think about it, the banks are partly responsible for hacked accounts via this third party, since they do not offer an app themselves.
I am just a lowly user (abbreviation: LUser), so is the bottom line, I can read but not write?
OK with me. Let some clerk do the writing, the important thing is the reading.
Where I work, they apparently don't know how to just let me read, and not write, so I am under orders to not contact the database directly (in fear I will mistakenly issue the command: "FUCKUP all tables"), but I am allowed to use these toy programs that contact the database, then I can scrape their output.
I'm being threatened because people like you are supporting the assholes that disturb the hornet's nests for bucks. Excuse me if I don't buy their bullshit.
I forgot to address this statement in my initial response. However, it's too important to let pass because of the monumental ignorance implied therein. You really have no idea whatsoever who Ayaan Hirsi Ali is.
If you have any intellectual honesty in you at all, you should at least do yourself the favor of skimming this article. She's a truly admirable human being and overcame tremendous hardships simply in order to be true to her beliefs. In so doing, and trying to defend the rights of women to simply live their lives how they will, she comes under attack by both the extremists and liberals in the west who see her as "disturbing the hornet's next." And yet she remains positive - an amazing person.
Did Colbert ever predict or interpret the ingredients?
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -- Arthur C. Clarke