The details on this new packaging system are scarce--and I've checked--but it looks like a reimplementation of Docker, which would be a welcome addition. A number of comments have stated that this would lead to library fragmentation and security problems with a large number of library 'copies' needing updates. However, if this is implemented like Docker, all the apps would depend on a core image that would be updated in itself.
Frankly, docker apps are the future of package management. Each app is sandboxed (like a chroot jail), and you can establish firewall-like access to the app for directories, services and such. Also, dependency hell goes away because these apps use the advantages of static and dynamic libraries. As long as a package is using a core image (like Ubuntu 16.04), then updates to that image are automatically upgraded to all apps.
The only puzzling aspect of this is why ubuntu didn't just use Docker. X connections are non trivial with Docker, and perhaps this new system makes access more straightforward. In any event, I think there's more than meets the eye here. Apt rocks, but docker is better for package management.
The Dash appears to be a much maligned alarm clock tablet by Sony. I guess this fix addresses some of the issues owners have had and complained about.
I personally find the target audience for this device hard to envision. I guess it's for people that aren't satisfied with a simple alarm clock and either don't want to bring a tablet to bed or don't own one. No thank you.
Finally, a note about editing. If a script can do a better job editing, maybe you shouldn't be an editor. I really don't think this summary was looked at by a person, in which case: Whiplash, please hire developers to make better editing scripts. The summaries should contain information about the device, why we might want to care, and the issue with the device--none of which show up in this summary.
I don't disagree that the amount seems excessive. However, you can't compare him to a regular person. The personal damage could be comparable to a regular person--and the damages should be comparable. However, a large part of the damages here are for professional damages. I'd be surprised if the professional damages were that high too, but I guess the jury did not. It appears he was fired from the WWE over this.
The number will escalate too, as they haven't added on punitive damages, and he's also getting money from the CEO and editor at the time.
I lived in DC for 5 years. Before, I lived in NYC for 5 years, and I'm now living in Chicago for 3, so I have some basis for comparison. The DC metro system is in an unusually high state of disrepair. Fixes don't happen until they're life threatening--and even then, they sometimes don't happen for a year.
While I was living in DC, at least 2 DC metro events made the national news: the first was the train collision that killed a few people because the conductors weren't coordinated, and the second was due to an escalator brake collapsing, leading to multiple injuries. I've also had to find alternative means of transportation due to 2 fires in the metro system. People aren't complaining that work is being done on the system. People are complaining that there is very little maintenance and that problems get so severe that a whole system shutdown is needed.
There have been a number of articles in the Post about the state of disrepair for the DC metro system. Many people have speculated that the system is corrupt. They certainly charge enough for the service. A 30 minute trip costs about $2.25, and a one hour trip costs about $5.00.
After having used the NYC, DC and Chicago systems extensively--and the BART system--I'd have to say that the DC system is a disaster. The problem is particularly acute for the DC area since the city is not designed to handle the amount of traffic its population would otherwise need.
Thereby disadvantaging the non-technical user once again.
Am I the only one who thinks it's a bad idea to allow JSTOR and others to prevent worldwide dissemination of academic knowledge through a paywall?
No. Apparently, Swartz does too.
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