I'm amazed how quickly everyone forgot the old "NSAKey" debacle years ago. I wasn't convinced then, but now I see why people assume Microsoft was first.
... even a tricycle can become deadly.
That reminds me of the time I was fooling around on a child-sized off-road quad. It had a little thumb throttle and was so light I could whip it around just twisting my hips.
So of course I start trying to make snake tracks with it and end up flipping it over and it went right over me. Fortunately it was so light and I was in full gear so no damage was done. Reminded me to stop being an idiot for a while.
That won't work as USB amperage is based on resister sensing.
yeah, what the heck is an "eleeto"?
Obligatory link to THE Leidenfrost effect paper.
Do Not Try This At Home.
But if you do...
Try not to shatter your teeth.
For now. Til online stores start making 3d models of customers through their webcams or an app and then virtually sizing them. Just a matter of time.
That's from a famous play...
They find out hell isn't being burned up and tortured, you're just stuck in a room with the same people for thousands of years.
You know what's really sad about that?
It's only true if you're a jerk.
I spent a good part of my life being completely disinterested in others unless I saw something of value in them. What it was that changed it for me I'm not sure, but I started to see value in everyone, I started to care what they thought and felt.
You don't have to fake it, I can say to myself "I'm not terribly interested in that, but it's important to you and you're important to me, so tell me why you enjoy it". It turns out a lot of "stupid" things are actually kind of cool. Maybe I decided one day I wanted to make people feel better when they were around me instead of worse. Maybe I just grew up.
If you're jaded and angry at the world, don't take it out on the people around you. Don't say "I'm having a bad day" because after so many of those, it's just who you are.
I have a lot more friends now, some of whom I would have considered useless idiots in the past. They're actually really cool people once you get to know them. But first you have to get to know them.
Hey thanks. How does one make the transition from developer to designer? As it is I have no input and have to implement some horrible designs.
My favorite so far is the media player with 3 button controls at the top. Play, Pause, Stop
As I watched several users go through a few of my apps, an interesting behavior became apparent.
Many people as soon as they see a new screen on a mobile app instinctively flick up or down attempting to scroll. If the page doesn't bounce or in any way give them visual feedback they think that it's frozen and start to tap around looking for a response.
After that, I started making every single screen in my apps scrollable, even if it just bounces content smaller than the screen. That tiny little change makes users feel like the app is faster and more stable.
I only saw the movie, but already sadly had the ending spoiled before I watched it. Even so when Ender was tricked I didn't immediately notice it and like him thought it was part of the training up until they got to the home world. Then I realized it was for real and it did resonate emotionally with me. (Sadly I figured it out by the length of the simulation battles, you don't spend 20 minutes simulating a battle and then redo it for reals)
However. There's a pretty big plot hole in my mind, and I'm curious if it's from the book or a result of trimming for movie length.
The rules of the gravity training game are obviously written by the author to get Ender to intuitively figure out how to protect the "missile" and get it through a well fortified position. As soon as they described the rules to the game it was obvious that idiots would focus on scoring points but the real strategy was to get someone through to the base.
That means the adults who planned out the training rules already had in their mind the weapon they planned to bring to the home world, and they knew it would be heavily fortified by a swarm of enemies. It took years to develop those weapons. The adults already knew exactly which tactics were needed and in fact trained the children to do just that.
So why use children?
Putting troops into a pointed shape and plowing through lines of enemies is only a few thousand years old and well understood. Protecting the payload and delivering it behind enemy lines is routine. Was Orson Scott Card just indulging in Messiah parallels?
Next time I'll add sarcasm tags. I was completely agreeing with him and mocking those who use the phrase too much.
Satire is the most dangerous form of writing.
Oh yeah for years the community college I went to would use SSN for student IDs. They'd pass around an "anonymized" roll sheet where everyone would sign next to their SSN. At the end of the semester your grades would be posted next to your SSN instead of your name.
If I hit you on the head with my shoe, and it correlates with pain in your head you blame me.
I immediately retort with "Correlation is not causation!" and insist you had a burgeoning headache which erupted at precisely that moment in time.
We then contact the Amazing Randy and explain our novel new technique of detecting impending headaches. I predict a headache, smack you on the head once more and we split the $1,000,000.
"Correlation is not causation"
Next up... how the correlation of my hand in your pocket and $20 disappearing does not prove causation. I was helping you look for it actually.
I'm talking about TSA having armed guards inside the airport and the historical precedent of private armies taking over. IE: TSA controlling airports in the future.
I don't know where you got the racial stuff from or the idea I desire TSA agents to be in danger.
Perhaps we can call the new unit the Praetorian Guard.
What could possibly go wrong?
They'll be handy when pay disputes arise.