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Hard work has almost no correlation to success, I've found. The ability to convince people you work hard is more important than actually working hard.
As witnessed by everyone who has to apply for grants -- composing a decent application is work in itself. Which is silly, because that energy and time could have been used for the actual work. OTOH, it's also a good way to convince yourself of your choices, and help organize your work.
The idea of a "work ethic" is nothing more than left-over propaganda from the Protestant assholes that first settled this country. We're supposed to see "hard work" as somehow morally superior to idleness. It's just a way that the people in the very top economic strata convince the rest of us to kill ourselves for their benefit. I'm glad I was able to see through that bullshit early on. My life was much nicer due to that revelation, and I was still able to accomplish a full and happy existence and even be able to leave something to my kid without really breaking a sweat. Luck, and the ability to know which corners to cut.
Besides hard work per se, having a huge salary or a high position in whatever hierarchy is no guarantee of personal happiness. I'd say the idea of working hard (more like perseverence, which may or may not be developed through so-called hard work) is still useful, as long as you work hard for yourself, not for others.
The sad part is that those Nokia devices may well be the origin for what is plaguing the Linux world these days.
Because various DE and "middleware" devs worked on them, and drew the wrong conclusions about what was wrong about Linux...
I doubt that they were ever popular enough for such a wide impact. Nokia bet its manufacturing and marketing on Symbian, and the GNU/Linux line was basically a skunk works project. They didn't even get to add phone capabilities to the Linux tablets until a few years after start.
OTOH, the GNokia/Linux line showed all the classic symptoms of what's still wrong with the ARM ecosystem. Things like bootloaders and device discovery are standardized across x86 (IBM PC) but it's a mess with all the different ARM boards out there.
Pretty much the Note 7's display - as long as it's not on fire.
If it's prone to catching fire, then that just makes it even more like paper
Seriously, though, this fad with phones is getting ridiculous. I'm trying to do real work on a real computer, which involves things like a keyboard and displays you don't want to carry around everywhere. Yet all the nicest computing tech is going into phones, which don't even have keyboards, despite most people using them more for writing text than talking.
There's no need to have the whole path covered. Just outline the path so that people can see where it's going.
Not to mention that the paint makes it more slippery. I'm sure the cyclists will be delighted, especially during or after rain.
If you think of RAM as mostly a mechanism to hide the latency of the disk then, in the not so distant future, it could become redundant (and even a performance bottleneck).
I also think of RAM as a way to avoid wearing out SSDs.
USB 3.1 and the USB-C connector fixed a lot of these problems which basically came down to, IMHO, reinventing FireWire.
So in essence, the current spec is Firewire + USB 2.0 bolted together, because it still needs the old set of pins to stay compatible. It's "universal" because when you glue enough different physical standards together, there's a chance that one of them will fit.
Slashdot isn't really social media. It's more an anti-social network.
Facebook is called "social media". I don't think Slashdot is any less social than that. In fact, it's even better because it doesn't pretend to be anything "social". Having "friends" here is a bit of a stretch, though.
It's a distributed trust network, right? Why would banks that survive on trust want that distributed?
Apparently, they don't. Each institution is building its own, private blockchain to stay buzzword compliant, not because it makes any technical sense.
It's like hearing about the Internet for the first time, and proceeding to build a private, closed version -- which really happened several times, but eventually people realized that the whole point about the Internet is not being private or closed.
If it is a Miracle, any sort of evidence will answer, but if it is a Fact, proof is necessary. -- Samuel Clemens