I'm not sure how unusual it was, but my 7th grade science teacher was doing a BASIC unit using TRS-80s in 1987, too--in a town of 12k.
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amazed by the graphic quality
That's because it's not computer graphics. It was hand-drawn animation on laser disc.
During Halloween you still see kids copying the first three movies. The 1977-1983 movies.
Great point. My son born in 2005 chose, on his own, to be Han in Carbonite for Halloween this year.
Well, unfortunately, you have to be wealthy to start your own business
How about bootstrapping your own business while keeping your day job? You can become wealthy without taking out loans!
7 in the evening is the normal time when work stops in almost entire private sector
Where do you work (location, industry)?
I've been in the electronics industry for almost 15 years in the Midwest and have rarely seen engineers work until 7 PM, nor 12 hour days, except in rare bursts.
(I've long suspected that many workers overestimate the amount of time they spend at the office . . . or at least engaged in productive work.)
> We all are individuals.
I'll admit it: I didn't read the terms as closely as I should have. (Not to mention that they've changed since I signed up.)
The more I learn, the less I like it.
I'm especially bothered by this:
For content that is covered by intellectual property rights...you specifically give us...[a] license... This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.
So if I've somehow shared a video with one of my friends on Facebook and subsequently delete my account, Facebook still has a transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to my video?
Wouldn't it be interesting if everyone did this? Then, without warning, someone who didn't even show up in the polls would win.
Like Jesse Ventura.
You'd hope sales would be up since 1020.
Actually, the Geats were big fans of Angelina Jolie's performance as Grendel's mother and snapped up Beowulf by the case.
As soon as I finished engineering school, this ceased to be useful.
When I designed ICs at IBM, I could make any resistor value I wanted. Now that I'm involved with PCB design, all surface mount resistors are black (except 0 Ohm, which tend to be blue). Figuring out their value may require a microscope and a datasheet.
6. Getting to work while it's dark & leaving when it's dark is depressing.
In the upper Midwest, this seems to be par for the course during the winter.
the countries that have higher productivity per worker than the US.
According to a U.N. report released in 2007, only Norway had higher productivity per hour worked than the U.S.