Ask Slashdot: It's 2014 -- Which New Technologies Should I Learn?
1) Go is a modern "better c from the people who didn't bring you c++"
2) Go is designed from scratch to make concurrent programming simpler, and believe me they achieved this.
3) Go is fast, portable, lightweight, simple.
4) Go is designed and worked on by the likes of Rob Pike & Ken Thompson.
5) Programming in Go "feels" like c, but with the simple expressiveness of a scripting language. It's both low level and high level, depending how you use it.
6) The standard library is really good, especially given that go 1.0 only came out in 2.12
7) The community is even better.
EFF Makes Formal Objection to DRM In HTML5
And they achieved this without DRM as a part of the standards.
EFF Makes Formal Objection to DRM In HTML5
Just like it did for music?
Alan Cox: Fedora 18 "The Worst Red Hat Distro," Switches To Ubuntu
Someone did I believe, but it doesn't support encrypted root filesystems out of the box.
Nokia Admits Decrypting User Data Claiming It Isn't Looking
Also your eyes get to see the unencrypted content. You have to trust that your eyes know what they are doing and how to keep a secret.
Worldwide IPv6 Adoption: Where Do We Stand Today?
You can do that with your hosts file instead. Or use an alternate DNS server. Or run your own. (etc.)
Ask Slashdot: Do Coding Standards Make a Difference?
Saying that someone can understand my code because I followed some coding standard is like saying someone can understand the rocket engine I built because I used standard sized screws to assemble it.
FBI Asked Megaupload To Preserve Pirated Files, Then Used Them Against Dotcom
Having kids is no excuse. I do have kids and admittedly its more tempting to "give in" but I still manage not to support the MPAA or RIAA at all.
The Internet Archive Starts Seeding Over a Million Torrents
I don't think they are trying to "validate" bittorrent. That's just a side effect of what they are doing. They are simply using one of the most efficient and cost effective ways of distributing data because it helps them, and possibly makes a better experience for the users.
freenet offers anonymity but they don't really need that here. Bittorrent also offers fault tolerance, doesn't it?
Why Valve Wants To Port Games To Linux: Because Windows 8 Is a Catastrophe
OpenBSD Fork Bitrig Announced
Including the freedom to take away other peoples freedom, I suppose?
Wil Wheaton: BitTorrent Isn't Only For Piracy
If 89% of everyone were bank robbers, then there are not enough legitimate ways to get money.
Facebook Tests the Waters With Paid Perks
Facebook DOES care about it's users.
It's users (i,e, the customers) are the advertisers. You people are not the customers, you're the product.
Enabling payment like this means suddenly you are the customer too, and maybe they might care about you.
If you don't like this model, you picked the wrong social network.
Munich Has Saved €4M So Far After Switch To Linux
Nice. Can you point to any good documentation on how to script these kinds of conversion?
Pirate Bay Founders Lose Final Appeal
I write software for a living too, and so do many of my friends.
If you are "losing" money, it is because your business model is ill-concived.
(N.B., I am replying to your point alone, this does not imply that I condone anything that the pirate bay folks may have done)
Jailbreaking the Internet For Freedom's Sake
I have much less of a problem being asked by a court to decrypt data than being censored abrtitrarily at the say-so of random large media companies.
Google Ports Box2D Demo To Dart
This was more of a problem in the past because nobody had anybody elses source code, so cross pollination of code didn't happen and competing implementations were more often incompatible.
While I still don't like like random new things appearing outside the standards without good reason, doing it in an open source application is much less of a problem.
Oracle's Latest Java Moves Draw Industry Ire
Because they don't know how to handly the firearm they are holding.
Crysis 2 Most Pirated Game of 2011
The more important correlation, that's perhaps harder to measure, is between "DRM whiners" and those who didn't play the game at all. I'm talking about those who wanted to play the game, but neither want DRM nor illegal copies.
The reason that's more important is because it represents a lost sale, so the games companies should care. Any statistic about pirated copies is unimportant because those versions don't have DRM anyway.
DVD-CSS's Encryption Not Enough? Here Comes DECE
I don't particularly care about physical copies either, but I do want the right to sell my purchase to others or give as a gift (just like I can with books, cds, dvds, etc.)
I also want to be able to do whatever the law allows, not what some technical system controlled by the industry allows, and that includes future changes to the law. In short: NO TECHNICAL RESTRICTIONS ARE ACCEPTABLE.
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