Have you ever said "I don't run a virus scanner and I've never gotten a virus"?
Features don't come for free. But really Apple could avoid this whole problem if they didn't block downgrading. Let people try if they think it'll run fast enough on the oldest supported device, then let them change their minds If it doesn't.
But the problem is they want to prevent jail breaking and as a consequence downgrading is rare.
Speaking of glass with compressed surfaces. This has to be mentioned.
Beware iPhones with tails.
Nice story thanks.
Don't worry I've seen Zardoz.
I feel the idea that immortality = boredom is way off for several reasons.
#1 Death isn't everyone's motivation to do things. Sure it works for some people, but those people should pause before throwing around such blanket statements.
#2 Shades of the "everything has already been invented" thinking. The idea that we'd run out of things to do. That's hubris. Seriously that's "Watch me predict the entire future of humanity right here in 10 seconds" kind of thinking.
#3 Motives? Do people who find this idea attractive enjoy a bit of "see! You can't be right!" schadenfreude when discussing this with religionists? It seems a bit of a reactive secular theology or philosophical trolling.
But really most speculations and predictions tell us more about the people who pronounce them than the future.
Like recent research into sociopaths, Vulcans have the ability to turn off their emotions... we like to think they don't have them all, but deep inside it's all lumberjacks pressing flowers and putting them in their hair.
That explains the urge to kill.
That says more about you than the nature of a being that doesn't die.
He's a moral sociopath. An excellent example of a kid without regular feelings of empathy and love raised with good principles that allowed him to be a benefit to society and those around him.
Unlike Dexter where they had to cop-out and fall back on the typical "people can't change who they are" crap.
As crazy as it sounds, Spock is a role model for some of us less emotionally endowed.
Not only that, they are using completion to rate success. I disagree.
I took the massively parallel computation course online somewhere... It was great, I got a basic understanding of CUDA, compute units, transferring data, running carefully designed and constrained code on it, I learned about memory access issues and ordering data so it can be easily streamed. Etc
To me that was extremely valuable information. I did not complete, stopped about halfway because I didn't need to learn it in depth and I don't plan to specialize in that.
However now I know what kind of data the GPU can process, the basic workflow for doing that and approximately how much time it would take me to get up to speed and make something using that if I needed to.
I feel the course was a success to me, but to them I'm a failure statistic. Perhaps a large percentage of their students are joining classes without the intention of completing them and they need to reevaluate where their value lies to different users.
And like the old Nature vs Nurture argument, the answer is
I also wonder if this test included turning from and into one way streets.
Recently I actually turned into the wrong way while making a left from a one way to a 2 way street.
Not cool. That's very easy to do when you're circling a block looking for parking with one ways and two ways all mixed up.
Another problem is that these busses often have very high voltage on their batteries requiring special certifications to work on them.
Eh I did my own with IKEA shelves. Two 8 partitioned KALLAX shelving units with a wide board suspended between them. Found a treadmill on Craigslist for $80, whipped up something to hold my wireless keyboard/trackpad with the handles. It's holding up 2 x 27" screens and I can comfortably walk and type several hours a day.
Not bad for $210.
Oh yeah?? Well your GRANDMA is a visible light detector every time anyone looks at her!
Yes but remember that programming is mostly about eliminating other jobs. So it does have a cannibalizing effect but in general everybody else has it much worse.