I feel exactly like @sil on this one: as I got older, I got tired of spending weeks to tune my Linux. I want it to work out of the box. Actually, more than a friend of mine left Linux and got a Macbook Pro because “at least now I can focus on writing code and not fixing and reinstalling my distro”. Sad but true.
That said, I read this post and was very impressed to see the amount of tools being developed by the OpenSUSE community (as pointed out by Jeremy). OpenQA for instance seems like an awesome thing (yes, it tickles my QA Engineer heart, I have to say, so I am biased).
On Iris+ drone:
I was originally not interested by this segment until I heard Jono’s review. I’m very impressed by the amount of stuff this thing can do, but it’s ways too expensive and the battery life is ways too short: it’s the same as those remote controls little planes from the 90s… So in 25 years nothing has changed regarding battery life? It’s sad.
On Net neutrality:
I’m sure there have been a lot of bullshit said here and there, the one I’m aware of is of course this one from Ted Cruz:
“Net Neutrality” is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government.
(it was popularized by an Oatmeal comics)
Oddly enough, I’m not really bothered by the fact that the government would try to set the rules for the use of the Internet. But well, I’m French
Bryan was telling that if Net neutrality was passed, the Net would become similar to, say, water, but for water you have to pay more if you want more water. Well, yes, and for the Net it’s the same: if you want a bigger pipe (e.g. 100MB instead of 20MB) you have to pay more. The comparison with water would be alright if our taps could deliver different types of liquids. In that case, maybe your “liquid company” would allow you to have water, but milk would stop running between 6AM and 9AM, and beer would be reduce to a few drops a minute after 7PM (too bad! But have a strawberry milk instead, mate!)