Wouldn't it be nice if you could go and download all the ported games that you originally bought for Windows? It would give them a good indication of which Windows purchasers really wanted to have a Linux version in the first place, but only bought the Windows version because a Linux version didn't exist. It would probably show quite a bit of goodwill towards the customers. New game sales should be this way as well. Purchase 1 version, run it on whichever platform is supported.
What's interesting is that if you talk about running or weight lifting, we've pretty much come to the conclusion that men are better simply because they are men, and it has nothing to do with socialization. We also pretty much know that certain races are better at sprinting (in general, not in every individual case) and it's simply by nature, and nothing to do with socialization or upbringing. However, if you start to talk about anything intellectual, it's quite taboo to say that it might be nature that is causing such large disparities between races or genders.
I think that only worked so well for the browser because MS let IE stagnate for so long. I don't think they are doing the same with DirectX. DirectX continues to evolve and stay up to date. It's one thing to convince the non-programmer, general computer user to keep using mediocre tools, it's a whole other story to try and get developers to do the same.
Most people who are good at math also have very little ability to teach it, because it comes so naturally to them. Think about it this way. If you ask singers how to sing better, most of them would probably have no idea how to help you sing better, or what they were doing to make themselves sing so well. They just can, and they've been doing it since they were 3. Same goes for most people who are good at math. There are some people who are good at math who can also teach it, but I don't believe that the two skills are related in any way. Being extremely good at math might even be a hindrance. I know I tried to help a few friends in highschool with math, and I was very unsuccessful. I couldn't wrap my head around what people found so hard about basic algebra.
Yeah, but Vancouver is one of the warmest places in the country. If you live in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, or just about anywhere other than Vancouver, it can get pretty cold in winter.
Yep. Most touch screens don't work with gloves. e-readers don't work in the cold. an many other devices simply fail because they were "designed by Apple in California" or with the expectations that everybody has a good internet connection. Why do I have to clear off 4 GB of space (25% of total space) on my iDevice so that they can fix a small vulnerability with SSL on IOS?
What about all the other courses that are required for the degree, like algebra, calculus, discrete math, technical writing, and other electives like psychology, history, business management, or biology. All of these, while not directly applicable, are definitely useful, and should not be ignored.
Its hard to say if 90% really means 10% false positive rate. It might mean 0% false positive but that 10% of people who will get Alzheimer's will not show up positive on the test. Think about pregnancy tests. If it shows positive, you most likely are. If it's negative, there's chance you might still be pregnant.
Georgetown researcher (and executive dean of Georgetown's medical school) Howard Federoff has taken a "systems" approach to diagnostics for certain chronic diseases. By comparing blood samples taken from patients who subsequently developed Alzheimer's to blood samples after the disease has manifested, Federoff has identified markers and created a blood test that is described as "90 percent accurate" (the BBC article does not delve into the ratio of false positives to false negatives) in predicting whether a currently healthy patient is likely to develop Alzheimer's in the following three years. Understandably, this raises some ethical and practical questions. What would you do differently if this test came back positive for yourself? Or for a parent? Here's the (paywalled) paper, at Nature Medicine.
Its also worth mentioning that when developing Window 8 apps that this variable size app paradigm is baked into the UI design, and as a developer they make it really easy to work at a variety of screen widths. Which make it easy for your app to be run on windows phone. Since the phone is basically the same as the app running on desktop with the minimum width.
But they seem to have a pretty good amount of the land are covered. Looking at that map, it's pretty interesting that most of Europe doesn't have access. I would think that Germany and France would be quite profitable markets. Also, can't figure out Australia. They speak English there, so much of the content from the US version would be easily transferable. I hear they have slow internet, but is it only bad downloading from offshore? because they could set up a datacenter there to fix that problem.
What is it with H2O: Just Add Water? That show pops up all the time for me. Looking it up on IMDB I just now realize it's a TV Show, and can't understand how it would think I would like to watch that show.
Yeah, I set up profiles as soon as they added the feature. I'm still getting recommendations for Bubble Guppies and Team UmiZoomi even after months of not watching any kids shows.
Well, perhaps the tax rate wouldn't have to be so high, but it could still be based on income. Maybe 0.5% or lower. Maybe grocery stores would have to raise their prices a bit to pay the tax, but that would affect all grocery stores, so they would all raise prices accordingly.
Why is perhaps why businesses should get taxed on income (aka revenue) like the rest of the tax payers. If I was only taxed on what I couldn't end up spending at the end of the year, I'd have to pay a lot less tax. Actually, I'd make sure that I spent almost all my money (on things that will appreciate in value), which is what businesses end up doing to get around paying taxes.