No cult likes competing cults. What's interesting is that the cult of OCP is stronger than the cult of Apple, that open wins against closed. It's comforting.
It looks better than Eliza from 1966 but it doesn't seem any smarter. A PR stunt?
"Older Windows Won't Run on New Intel and AMD Chips"
Because nobody is going to write drivers for Windows 7 and 8. Any other OS with drivers will work, Linux and OSX among them. Just imagine Intel giving up the whole server market.
Streams were the best surprise when I had to work with Java a couple of months ago after years of other languages. They are good but it's still the worst language with that kind of functionality. I could write in 5 lines what would have taken me a page of code, but it's still a one liner in Ruby or Python. Too much boilerplate, as usual for Java. The problem is that it can't be helped given the nature of the language. Faulty original design.
Fast forward any shooting/fighting scene in a superheroes/transformers/action movie and you get the five minutes with the actual plot.
Great, so when there is the next bug fix for openssl I'll get a 10 GB download with all the updates for the snap packages using the broken version. No wait, I'll get only a 1 GB download because most packages won't be updated and they'll keep using the vulnerable library. It's a black hat/spy's wetdream.
And a disk manufacturer wetdream too, with all that space wasted. I wonder if there will be at least a deduplication system, not to have the same libraries stored again and again in the directories of different packages. But I'm much more worried about the security issues.
Given the prices of some phones the margin they could have an higher margin on the software update or an higher return on investment. So why not?
I went to peanut.ga with Firefox 45 and it worked. I'm using Let's Encrypt certificates for my web sites and I browse them with Firefox all the times. LE always worked with Firefox. Are you sure you didn't remove LE's CA certificate from your Firefox?
In seeking the unattainable, simplicity only gets in the way. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982