"If you die in the game (or a dream), you die in real life" is one of the most tired plot devices in fiction. It's on my short list of things that will make me stop reading a book, along with "hero loses their powers" and "best friend becomes worst enemy".
You need a roof on a home to mount solar panels. Not an apartment, a home.
Have you seen housing prices in California? My house cost $389,000 in 2002 and it's only 750 square feet.
So, how do the "poorest residents" own a home?
Very little CGI was used in Mad Max.
"Over 80% of the effects seen in the film are real practical effects, stunts, make-up and sets. CGI was used sparingly mainly to enhance the Namibian landscape, remove stunt rigging and for Charlize Theron's left hand which in the film is a prosthetic arm." http://www.imdb.com/title/tt13...
Times marches on. Technology advances.
Some people will hold to the old ways, and complain while the rest of us advance with the times.
When those people are "Horse and Buggy Makers," we ridicule them. Why should we coddle pixel artists?
I'm 45. I played Space Invaders in my local bowling alley when it came out - with my limited allowance. I was 10 (it took a while to get the midwest USA).
I hate pixel art. It reminds me of bad games. Why limit yourself to an outdated method?
Gameplay is king, but appearance is important.
Pixel art holds zero nostalgia for me. Give me something that looks good, and plays great, and I will buy it. Pixelated graphics do NOT look good.
If drivers come to expect surge pricing to be in effect on a given night, "It usually surges on Saturday night," then they will hit the road on that night.
Drivers are not dumb, they can predict when they will make more money, and will work more when there's more profit to be made.
The doggy day care I bring my mutt to won't take her unless she is up to date on all her shots.
But a people day care does not have this same rule?
That's just crazy.
The article mentions using facial recognition, so I assumed they had something working.
As for IDs, I just mean spotting fakes by checking the tell-tales. These days, when a bouncer gets an ID he's not familiar with, he has to pull out a book and look it up.
Buzz Aldrin needs to punch you in the face.
And bouncers. Facial recognition automatically identifies banned patrons. Video record proves they checked ID. Video camera verifies IDs from out of state / country.
The one HUGE advantage your iPhone has is that it is with you, in your pocket. You can't take a picture with a camera you didn't bring with you.
From the summary: "The battles in Battle of the Five Armies are deadly boring, bereft of suspense, excessively padded, and predictable to the point of being contemptuous of the audience."
That pretty much describes all 3 movies to a Tee.
Emacs user here. The only one in an office full of vi users. They and I have our config files set up so that indentation, etc all match, so when we open each other's code it's not all goofy looking.
I *can* use vi, I just prefer emacs, and I always have.
Marijuana. Is there anything it CAN'T do?