Of course copies of the offendingarticleremain available. It still shows how badly the UK needs to reform it libel laws, and stop hosts being a soft target.
What I want to know is why the UK's strict immigration laws, which often require fingerprinting, police checks and interviews to get just a tourist visa, cannot stop someone as obviously undesirable as this from regularly entering the country. Are billionaires automatically respectable?"
Are people dependent enough on MS for this to work in countries where the cost of a Windows license relative to incomes is several time higher than in developed countries? Will this open more opportunities for FOSS? I live in Sri Lanka, a country where MS backed off from a planned crackdown because even corporate users threatened to switch if they had to pay."
the_womble writes: "I am never going to be a developer, but I write a little bit of code occasionally. A simple CMS written in TCL a few years ago, a few Wordpress plugins, things like that. I am now thinking of more ambitious projects.
I am most interested in websites and CMSs, but it would be useful to be able to whip up a simple GUI as well. What languages and tools should I learn. Programming only occasionally needs a language with a clear syntax and a small core language — so I do not forget it all between times. Development tools also need to be simple. Libraries need to be well documented. Finally, it should be fun to work with.
So, what should I learn? My own research has not got me further than "Ruby and Scheme look nice". What do you think?"