I have a 40 year old dildo with old-school vibrator tech. Top that sonny.
Impressive! I only bought my Yoda doll in late 1980.
Designing a system easy enough to be catastrophically broken by a single seemingly harmless substitution is a big problem too.
I have no problem with nuclear power but fragile processes are not good for anyone.
You sir, are correct. I wouldn't have been quite as harsh as you, but I was about to respond and say more or less the same thing.
Put a protocol adapter in front of it? What you are describing is an X server, friend, even if you are not educated enough in the topic at hand to realize it.
Wayland is attractive to its developers because it explicitly implements a much reduced feature set compared to X11. Quite a few of the X11 features are historic and not of interest to very many modern users, but then again there are some features that are useful and Wayland doesn't offer a replacement for them.
X11 includes a rendering API for 2d graphics, and through extensions, for a variety of compositing and other more "modern" operations. Wayland provides no rendering API at all. Wayland is just a graphics compositing server with input support. It's a small fraction of what X is. It gives you a buffer to write your pixels into and you have to bring a rendering implementation to the party yourself.
This means that applications have even less coherency than they had with X11; X programs have a fundamental set of behaviors that are all the same due to using a single rendering framework. The degree to which this will matter in practice, given how poorly X programs adhere to any kind of common UI paradigm anyway, remains to be seen.
Apparently there's this thing called Mir that Ubuntu is developing that is a competitor to Wayland for the X replacement (where neither is actually a replacement, offering significantly less functionality in both cases). I guess that Ubuntu rejected Wayland and decided to roll their own. I would bet a fair sum that Fedora is pushing Wayland in this way to try to prevent Ubuntu from gathering its own momentum with Mir. I doubt they're pushing it for any reason that benefits end users. It's purely political as a means to prevent a competitor's favored X replacement from gaining support.
I have been an X user for about 26 years now and I have zero problems with it and would rather not see a replacement take over, especially one that is likely to be a step sideways/backwards from an end user perspective ala systemd. But given that Wayland by itself is not nearly as useful as X by itself, I expect that operating systems will use Wayland, at least for a while, as a layer underneath the X server. X will remain, it will just allow Wayland to own its frame buffer instead of owning it itself. And in the end, the functionality I require from X will remain because the X server will remain.
Gopher was how I expanded out on the internet beyond paying crazy fees to send internet email over Compuserv. A few local bulletin boards offered access. I was in high school, so I didn’t have anybody around to tell me what the point of Gopher was, so it was like browsing a very nerdy newsstand. Today I often miss Gopher, because it had no images, no video, no Flash, no insane page layouts trying to sell me clickbait.
For all but a handful of years in my life (and every year for the last two decades) I've had a planet in the way of viewing Perseids.
On the bright side, if I optimistically head out tonight and find that the planet has unexpectedly cleared away, I'm sure the view will be really spectacular.
You think you've got problems with mere clouds. For all but a handful of years in my life (and every year for the last two decades) I've had a planet in the way of viewing Perseids.
Go ahead and "shitlist" them. Nobody but you will care.
Stick to your guns man. I don't agree with anything he wrote, all of which basically can be reduced to the argument: "no new features should ever be added to any product because they might introduce bugs." Which is ridiculous.
A DDOS attack does nothing to attack the integrity or security of the data. The success of a DDOS attack only indirectly calls data safety into question - if they were not able to defend against DDOS, perhaps they're also not good enough to maintain security.
As an aside, I'm currently living in Australia, and the site worked fine for me at about 6pm.
"Invaluable" was the wrong word, oops. I meant, "of such low value".
Also Hey Slashdot, I've been on this site for about 18 years now, still no edit button??? WTF? You guys should just move to the Disqus comments system. It is far superior to anything you've ever done.
You are in a maze of UUCP connections, all alike.