How I need a drink, alcoholic in nature, after the heavy lectures involving quantum mechanics.
I agree that Linux is flawed, and I see this better as time passes, but what gets me, is the problems with it are _not_ as you described. In fact, some of your points against Linux are what I love about, and find to be its redeming qualities.
And, don't bash smilies. I keel you!
But, I do agree that RAII is superior to Garbage Collection, which has also kept me from many other languages (ironically, Lisp is GCed, too).
And, how in the world do you expect to better yourself in any way while being lazy‽
RIP Mr. Ritchie.
OS: Linux Mint 13(Maya) LTS 64 bit.
RIP dmr, without you Steve Jobs probably wouldn't have had his job in the first place.
The fact that everybody feels the need to put Jobs into any imaginable context on almost any imaginable forum these days just proves how influential he was.
jobs is known for being influential because he was a very public figure. dmr was not public in any way, and so remained unknown to the masses, despite his arguably greater contributions to computers and technology. just because his name isn't a household name, does not diminish his importance or influence.
Elysia is not as open-minded as she claims she is. I remember long unfruitful discussions about how C sucks, and how she can't wrap her mind around why C continues to have big open fields in electrical engineering.
Everytime you segfault, you murder some part of the world