Here is the link: https://www.justice.gov/usao-n...
Here is the link: https://www.justice.gov/usao-n...
Say what? 2000 called, and they want you stop trying to install their linuxes.
What a ridiculous rant, from someone who obviously has little to no experience with Ubuntu or any of the other more popular, modern distros.
Though I did see in an old magazine (Mother earth news?) where someone rigged up a stove in their car to generate CO to burn in the engine. Don't know how true the article it was, or how well the car ran...
Oh yes, "wood gas" engines are a real thing.
The process of using oxygen starved combustion to turn organic material into a combustible gas has been known for 175 years. Gustav Bischof built the first wood gasifier in 1839. By the turn of the 20th century, before the use of natural gas started proliferating in the 1930s, in many municipalities syngas produced from coal was centrally produced and distributed via pipelines to homes and businesses to use for heating and cooking. In 1901, Thomas Parker made the first vehicle powered by wood gas.
Yesterday I ridiculed someone for complaining about an [un]related article link, because one line at the bottom of a summary seemed like such a stupid thing to complain about. It's still think it's a stupid thing to complain about. Why would this drive anyone away? I'm sure most of the people who would be driven away by stupid things said on slashdot would have left after their first visit.
But I have to concede that this was the stupidest, completely un-related "related" link I've seen yet. I almost felt inspired to complain, myself.
Perhaps the "HD" in "BeauHD" is meant to imply that Beau is the Definition of "High"?
P.S. OzPeter, To answer your second question, milk is mostly water, and water is mostly (by atomic proportion) hydrogen.
P.P.S. Yes, I'm Slashdot too. Nice to meet ya.
Damn, some of you people are really fucking uptight! I mean really, how many decimal places to you need to quantify the percentage of your day that was wasted by reading that one "in other vaguely-related news..." sentence? Most of the time, the related-news tie in seems pretty relevant (like today, one Amazon story mentions another Amazon story). Other times, like this, not so much. So what? Are you going to ask for a refund?
Next time try complaining about something that actually matters. Or better yet, do something to make the world a better place.
Subsonic fulfils all my needs (mostly audio), and has a fine Android app (also iOS but I've never seen that one), a nice-looking, built-in web app, and is supported by other third-party music players (I use Clementine).
I know you asked for a "device", but if you have a net-enabled device that can run Java, this is a pretty solid option. It was easy to set up (unlike Ampache, which I tried which was pretty useless). YMMV
You have real buttons, adjacent to your late-model Apple touchpad? Fancy! Are they above the touchpad, or below? I prefer to have them below, myself.
On this MacBook, Apple continues with their misguided idea (started with the almost universally-loathed Abominable Puck mouse on the original iMac) that one button should be enough for everyone. Except they decided that this crappy, somewhat tilty touchpad should pretend that the whole thing is a button--better yet, it should pretend to be *multiple* buttons, depending on where your finger is when you click... yet with no haptic indication whatsoever of where to actually place that finger for a left/middle/right click (and woe betide the hapless user who accidentally lets another finger touch the pad while attempting a middle- or right-click).
As one deeply learned and wise person once said on the internets, you "just gotta know where they are".
If that's what you have, and you like it, fine. I have no argument with your subjective opinion. I said, objectively, that this touchpad has no real buttons.
The Magic/Mighty Mouse is almost as bad, but at least I find it usable most of the time... even though it, likewise, has no real buttons.
I forget. Why are we arguing about this? Oh right, you're trying to tell me that I'm ignorant. But unless you're the idiot who designed this thing, I really have no issue with you. I'm happy for you that you like it. Rock on!
I made no complaint about Ubuntu's support for the touchpad, dipshit AC. Multi-touch scrolling etc. works fine.
It's just a fucking crappy touchpad, full stop. It has no real buttons--like I said the first time.
MacBook's not Wintel, but it's still Intel, so there's no reason you need to have OS X on it. I slapped Ubuntu 16.04 on the recent-model MacBook Pro supplied by my employer, and now it works great and is easy to use.
Well, other than the stupid fucking buttonless touchpad...
And you get lots of positive reviews by doing positive things, like serving great food and having great service, not by hiring a bunch of people who have never been to your restaurant to write good reviews.
...or, you could just go the easier/more effective route: Give in to Yelp's blackmail, and pay them to ensure the bad reviews are suppressed.
Since Yelp is already working to negatively "manage" your reputation unless you pay up, paying them doesn't make you a bad person (any more than it does to pay a ransom to preserve something/someone else dear to you). It's just effectively working to manage your reputation, under unfortunate circumstances.
Sun was no saintly operation, to be sure. I worked there briefly and hated every moment of the mega-corporate lifestyle (not to mention lack of a sense of direction), and went back to working for small companies. I was never a fan of Scott McNealy, but of course it was (and is) difficult to despise anyone more than Larry Ellison.
There were a lot of good people working at Sun, and they accomplished some great stuff, but I have to admit the only reason I wax nostalgic for the company is because I do lot of work with Java (though I thankfully there is OpenJDK) and I feel a sense of shame to be even *that* loosely associated with Oracle.
At first, I read that as "Oracle Has 'Destroyed' the Market For Java"... which, of course, seemed quite plausible.
Yes, I totally agree--it was a hasty reply. I was talking specifically about the horrors of combining 'view' concerns (content--i.e, HTML) with logic (JS/PHP/ASP/JSP/JSF/UGH/WTF). Modern good practices dictate that you don't even combine CSS with HTML anymore.
Whether you do MVC or some other variant, views should never contain more than the most minimal amount of code (e.g. some templating/looping logic). It makes internationalization a nightmare (though if you never expect your project to succeed, that's probably not a concern), and the people you have writing and laying out the content shouldn't be expected to understand (and not break) all the embedded hackery.
That is what makes PHP and other hybrids of its ilk so awful, before we even get into debating the merits of the languages themselves.
And as for the PHP language... well, once you require me to place a non-alphanumeric character at the start of every identifier, you've already turned me off. 100s of other languages prove that syntax parsing isn't actually that hard. I'll keep the dollars in my bank account, and out of my code. But if PHP didn't this $silly obsession with dollar signs, there would be (well, there are) plenty of other valid criticisms.
PHP was pretty cool in the 90s. Some people obviously still find it useful, others are stuck with it (largely thanks to that whole 'rapid prototyping' angle).
At the moment, my current favorite application architecture is Dropwizard + Backbone. Solid, scalable and EASY.
A big part of the appeal of PHP was how it could be mixed in to HTML documents to make a mess of server side and client side code.
Very appropriate choice of words. I hope I'm never asked to make such a mess (i.e., write code in PHP or JSP), ever again. Separation of concerns is key to maintainability, and this style of development is obsolete.
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