One of my favorite quotes from Alpha Centauri. Glad there are other people out there who like to use it.
I know this got modded up as funny, and it is, but it's also 100% serious. Anytime I change physical locations: keys, wallet, phone? Get into the habit before you get older.
I cannot tell you how pleased I am that this is the first post here. Thank you, kind sir or ma'am, whoever you are.
Seriously, no "never" option? I suppose the oil reserve one could count as that, but...seriously. The wonder of exploration is gone. I expect our civilization to implode before we actually do a manned Mars mission.
The comments to this post are hilarious.
I suppose this is where I'm supposed to be indignant because the language I use got listed. But, I suppose it's fair. Ruby has always been one of the trendier languages, regardless of its utility.
Really struggling to avoid defending it, though.
It's true. Ting is rad, but if you don't get good Sprint coverage in your area, you may be better off with one of the other options listed here.
Not unlimited, but I pay ~$33/month for service on two phones. Can't imagine using enough minutes/texts/data to actually make it up to unlimited plan prices.
This sort of lapse has happened in every company I've worked in, big and small, when the person formerly responsible for this kind of thing leaves the company and someone else has to pick up their responsibilities. Sloppy, unorganized? You betcha. Also what I've come to expect.
That was cracked a long time ago.
I don't understand why we're still making kneepads. Kneepads are completely ineffective at protecting knees from hypersonic missiles, but spending on kneepads continues to rise. Kneepads are obsolete and we should be focusing our efforts on knee-mounted lasers to defend against this new hypersonic threat.
Holy balls that is creepy. At best, this would really weird people out who knew the dearly departed. At worst, it would provide a hook for traumatized loved ones to avoid dealing with the grief and get increasingly bottled up in a fantasy world.
It is difficult for me to imagine ways in which this would be a good thing.
It's safe to assume that slashdotters didn't actually read the article, doubly so if it's behind the paywall. We're spouting opinions we already had.
"England says his ideas pose no threat to Darwinian evolution."
Really? This had to be stated?
* Why would this have anything to do with Darwin's theory of evolution? Evolutionary theory is pointedly silent on the origins of life, nor does it depend on a thermodynamic explanation of speciation.
* Why would the article, or England for that matter, feel the need to explicitly state this?
[opinion] I feel like the scientific community has so rabid about avoiding anything resembling creationism that they have to reassure themselves when new ideas come up, even if the ideas are no threat to their core beliefs. [/opinion]
It's disappointing and makes it hard to take anything this guy says seriously, regardless of how reasonable or far fetched his formula is.
Agreed. I'm sure internally, Valve deals with the same circus of foibles that every other tech company sees. But externally, looking at their overarching business strategy, it's really satisfying to see them playing the long game, and knowing that in all probability the PC gaming market will continue to benefit from their efforts.