top The Site That Teaches You To Code Well Enough To Get a Job
When a web site can teach the hacker nature, then I'll start worrying.
top Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?
I don't understand how you kids can play Nethack on a phone.
This old nerd needs all the keys.
top Richard Stallman Answers Your Questions
Most liberals I know are against the war on drugs. It's really more of a conservative cause. Championed by Ronnie Reagan and his handler^U wife, supported by the for-profit prison industry (not run by liberals, I'm pretty sure), and so forth.
I'm not disputing your definition of political correctness, which I think is technically correct (the best kind of correct!). Just your example.
top Steve Ballmer Reorganizing Microsoft
Valid comparisons: PS 3 to Xbox 360; PS 2 to Xbox; BMW 3 Series to Mercedes C Class
Invalid comparisons: PS 2 to Xbox 360; BMW 3 Series to Porsche 911 about a year and a half ago
top Doctorow: the Coming War On General-Purpose Computing
The popular success of iOS and other closed systems doesn't mean there aren't choices out there. I have an easily-unlocked and rooted Android phone, and I love it. Would my wife appreciate the command-line access and Python scripting facilities? Probably not -- she didn't even want a feature phone -- even an iPhone would be overkill for her use cases.
HTC just announced that going forward, all their phones will have unlocked bootloaders. Not everything is going closed.
top Analysis of Google Dart
is the slug compiled or interpreted?
In the case of Java, it's both.
Java: All the restrictions of a compiled language, plus the inconveniences of an interpreted one!
Oracle is welcome to contact me, my services as a slogan-writer are available and quite reasonably priced (by Oracle standards).
top Chinese Govt Spyware Puts Computers At Risk
I hardly consider the lack of Mac or Linux versions a "flaw". In fact, I consider that one of the few positive aspects of the software.
top Mozilla Releases Firefox 3 Beta 4
I would mod you up... I signed up for the Foxmarks beta, waited for my e-mail, and now I'm happily using the beta. It does what it says on the tin. Thanks for the pointer!