And he goes on to claim we need "the same skills as people who design realistic game environments and physics simulators, etc." in a comment where he dismissed the importance of student loan debt in the tech. world.
Crap. There's a ton of evidence to show a well educated workforce is good for the entire economy. All you do by crating a high entry price is make it easier to keep those who are poor, whom you claim to care about, in their existing situation.
It's not "by default" - it's just because they already have a iMessage window open with you. This whole "article" sounds kinda "contrived".
So for every one of your friends that you text and who uses iOS, it will be by default. When I think about how often I text someone new, compared to how often I exchange texts with someone I have previously interacted, this would be an awful lot like 'default' to me.
A big reason was the turmoil in the Euro Zone. Prior to that, Russia had threatened to start pricing oil in Euros. At the moment, there is no suitable alternative to the US Dollar, but to pretend there can never be is foolhardy.
Many users have been stung over the years by changing ISP and losing their email address. Or by not changing ISP, but their ISP changing their name and their email address going out the window.
I think most people have a hard time seeing Google or Gmail disappearing from the face of the internet. And for those that are concerned, they can use their own domain on Gmail.
However users may be less certain of Facebook's long term position. After all, look at where ICQ, MySpace, LiveJournal and the others are today. Maybe this is just a recognition by Facebook's own user base that they're happy to stick around for so long as Facebook is where things are happening, but that they have no great ties to the site and don't necessarily want to create them either.
I'm not sure you follow. Google run buses because driving is horrible, time consuming, unproductive, and because even in the suburbs land space for parking is expensive. They provide food because in the suburbs there are few other options.
It's only close to home, because marketers decided every American should have a single family home (detached home in the rest of the world), and planners followed along, emptying city centers of residential accommodation. But then property prices skyrocket around large employers and many employees are still forced to commute to work simply to find property they can afford.
Hi, thanks for the suggestion. I have an iPad, and an Android tablet and use them both when appropriate. However, they're big. They're heavy. And the screen is nowhere near as nice to use for lengthy reading as e-ink. That's why I was looking for an e-ink solution.
DRM is not what is stopping me getting my work don.e I can put my own stuff on, and get it back off again just fine. The problem is a lack of tools to take the annotation data that's on the device and merge it into the document when it's not on the Kindle.
Thanks. I don't need to deal with PDFs (fortunately). Can this do the same with stuff like ePub?
Hi, I am the submitter - most of the papers I am working with a plain text and either directly available in a compatible format or very easily converted to one. I should really have made clear that I am not stuck with PDFs which makes the small size of the regular kindle more of a plus than a disadvantage.
I did a quick Google. It looks like Moon+ is an Android App. I was specifically looking for a solution compatible with an e-ink reader. Simply due to the long time spent reading straight text, the screen is superior for what I am doing.
No, it is not good idea. Everyone benefits from an educated workforce. The self-made entrepreneur benefits from employing graduates. The store worker benefits from the graduates that built the business employing them.
If we accept that taxation is they way to fund education, the smart move is to do it through general taxation. Since everyone benefits from education, everyone pays a share. And you drop the administrative costs associated with managing loans or adding a section to the tax code.
While the BBC news output is typically of a very high quality, and their website is neat, tidy, efficient and fast, there's a problem when most people get most of their news from a single source.
As I see it, the solution has to be micropayments. I'm unlikely to pay the fairly high amounts other news sites want, because I simply am not interested in everything they produce. I would, on the other hand, be happy to pay a few cents here and there for certain articles. I'm surprised the news industry, desparately fighting for survival hasn't come up with a workable solution.