I see the Windows 10 fiasco as a great opportunity to promote Linux, maybe something in the spirit of the "Get a Mac" campaign.
However, I don't think that there are commercial interests behind the "Linux on the desktop" idea, so there is no-one willing to foot the bill.
I am currently running Pidgin 2.12 with Jabbber, Skype, Hangouts, AIM, Steam and Facebook active. I stopped using Yahoo when they changed to the abomination that their current protocol is, even though Pidgin does support it with a plugin, and MSN is dead since MS migrated everyone to Skype.
There is also a plugin for Twitter, but I don't use it. So that takes care of 7 out of the 9 that you mentioned, leaving Snapchat and Instagram. If more developers get to work on it, those two could get support as well. Every platforms that works with web-clients can be added.
Multi-protocol clients are good stop-gap measures that do not require additional protocols.
If you're a developer that likes working on open-source projects, Pidgin / Adium / Libpurple could use your help.
1. Whether the penalty is "huge" can only be decided if we know how much VW profited from the deception.
2. They miscalculated the chance of being caught.
"all of the values Volkswagen holds so dear"
Profits above everything else?
Why do Americans keep voting for these corrupt bastards?
Because there's nobody else.
The only ones that can make headway in politics are corrupt bastards. It's inherent in the system.
Just goes to prove yet again that America has the finest democracy money can buy.
There was an attempt to introduce a "mixed member proportional" voting system in Ontario.
A referendum was held in 2007. The attempt flopped.
I would offer that Canada's last two majority governments (Harper's and Justin Trudeau's) were effectively a 1-man dictatorships, with the prime minister able to pass or block any law he wishes due to his control of the party that controls the parliament.
"Carpentry and Joinery" includes adhesives, which often contain formaldehide. High exposure (such as, say, being a carpenter) does carry a risk.
You need to pick your cherries better
On the other hand:
The WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified radio-frequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B), based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer, associated with wireless phone use.
If scientific bodies are still not on the same page, what can we expect of laypeople?
I recall reading somewhere that patent examiners are paid by the number of patents they approve.
Slashdot does not allow the less than greater than on the (int).
[C++] std::list<int> iList;
[Java] List<Integer> iList = new ArrayList<>();
Use < for the opening angle brackets.
AOL is doing no such thing. The whole thing is false.
Here are the facts that I know:
On Sept. 21st, the Tech Director of Product Management and Support of the AIM Platform reached out via the Pidgin mailing list, advising that there will be a breaking change in the way AIM handles client logins. This was done specifically to ensure a smooth transition to the new login method. He then worked with Pidgin developers to provide an alternative.
Pidgin 2.12, due to be released in a week or so, will support the new authentication method. Since Adium uses the same communication library, I believe it will also support it. I do not know if Trillian, Miranda and other other 3rd-party clients will make the change.
What is happening is that AOL is alerting its users that the "old" login method will be obsoleted in a month and that they should either upgrade their client or switch to another one in order to keep using the service.
<rant> I remember the times when
Many people are unenthusiastic about their work.