Perhaps if museums for kids were better tailored for interactive education instead of going through and being told to read each sign and label students would care. Maybe times have changed and that's how it generally is today, I hope that's true.
You obviously haven't been in a museum in the last couple of decades. They have had interactive displays, personal spoken tours using portable audio devices (using an MP3 player, Discman or Minidisc player), and the better museums had tour guides. That is the new technology where a person takes a group of people around and tells them about the art. It's amazing what they can do these days!
But maybe if you are the kind of person who cannot read a small sign, then perhaps even a museum couldn't be much help for you. I wonder how you go with some of those lengthy dissertations on Twitter.
I had a look at the link that you gave, but couldn't see any mention about "Putting this in for the Office team" that was apparently one of the big discussions. I did manage to find this, but it doesn't really show a smoking gun for widespread collusion between the Windows and Office development teams, especially because they also mention of specific code for Borland, IBM, and Symantec in that article.
I think that the use of a few vague comments in the Windows source code leak as proof of secret API calls in Office is about as undamning as the focussing on a few instances of terminology in the CRU email leaks when trying to prove climate change is all one big conspiracy. If all the allegations were true, I would have expected to see more specific evidence.
By my very quick and informal count (a single pass through that page counting the games listed as having Steam keys), there are around 107 Steam games total
I think you are dramatically underestimating how many Steam games there are. I just started counting my Steam keys, and by the time I counted my fifth bundle (four Android bundles and the Deep Silver bundle) I had already counted 31 unique games. I am not going to bother counting the other twenty-odd bundles, because I have no doubt that they will easily get past the 100 mark.
Here is what I found so far:
- BIT.TRIP BEAT
- Crayon Physics Deluxe
- Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
- Waking Mars
- Zen Bound 2
- Avadon: The Black Fortress
- Dynamite Jack
- Beat Hazard Ultra
- Solar 2
- Stealth Bastard Deluxe
- Organ Trail: Director's Cut
- Frozen Synapse
- Broken Sword: Director's Cut
- Risen 2
- Sacred 2 Gold
- Saints Row 2
- Saints Row: The Third
- Dead Island GOTY
- Metro 2033
- Sacred Citadel
Just to confirm it, I just click two other bundles at random and got 20 unique Steam games to make over 50 in just seven bundles. And that is not even going near the "Humble Weekly Sale" section where virtually everything was delivered by Steam.
It looks like they all require Steam too. What is the point?
I just had a look, and of the nine games listed on the front page, five of them had a DRM-free sign. Just because they have Steam keys available doesn't preclude a direct download version too. Not all of the games were on GOG either, and those that are there are currently at full price (though GOG has had some pretty aggressive sales lately so it may be worth waiting).
Many years ago, I was trying to fix a TV from the 70s. Full schematic glued to the inside of the set.
Same here, but with a radio from the 30s or 40s. I guess the difference is that those devices didn't require a code listing for the firmware. A simple circuit diagram wouldn't be that useful these days.
Also, in the past if a device broke then you would have it repaired. They were made to last. These days you just throw it away and get a new one.
All this value free for the express edition! gotta thank GNU, if it weren't for them we'd be milked for way less stuff.
Actually, you can thank the Microsoft's own Platform SDK for all this free value. This included a free C++ compiler, and was released at the start of this century. It was originally for MSDN subscribers, but it was released to the public for anyone to download. If you want to thank anyone for this inital free release, I think it would be Watcom C++ which was released as open source in 2000 after commercial development stopped. At the time that was a much bigger competitor to Microsoft's dev kits than any GNU software.
Since the sea ice is already in the sea, it does not affect sea levels at all.
How does that follow?
If you put some ice in water and let it melt, the water level will remain the same. Even if you see ice sticking up out of the water when it floats along, the weight of it still displaces the same amount of water that the ice is made from.
This means that melting sea ice will not make the oceans rise.
It's common knowledge that, unlike the arctic, Antarctic ice has been increasing.
As is often the case this common knowledge is actually a common misconception. While the sea ice is increasing, the land ice is shedding mass at an accelerating rate. Since the sea ice is already in the sea, it does not affect sea levels at all. Thawing land ice does increase sea levels, since it introduces water to the sea that used to sit on land.
It is possible that their software was written using
I think that you will find that he said that it could be ice free, not would. If there is one thing that you can safely say about scientists, it is that they avoid making outright statements when there is any significant margin of error.
Hmm, let me think... Was it Miley Cyrus? It was possibly part of the lyrics of her latest song, although to be honest I watched her video with the sound muted.
And why shouldn't the bombs go off if the plane goes down?
You can't be serious! Surely this example of crashing in North Carolina is the exact reason why bombs shouldn't explode during crashes. Would you really want an accident during take off or landing to destroy your own airport or carrier? Do you want to take out your own troops on the ground because your plane got shot down before it reached its target?
A plane spends a large percentage of its life flying over its own country or allied territories. Generally you prefer to not bomb those places if you can help it.
I think the format's failure was more to do with the fact that the mainstream Video 2000 sets didn't have AV inputs and outputs, that the early units suffered from audio synchronisation incompatibilities between different manufacturers, and (most importantly) the format arrived years later in an already established market. They didn't just have to compete with the other formats, they had to supplant them; which is a much harder job.
Also, I have never seen any evidence that any video format required the approval of the manufacturer before you could sell tapes using that format. In fact I think the idea that adult content was banned was an extension of the earlier urban myth that it was the porn industry's selection of VHS that drove the success of that format, which ignores all the mainstream reasons for the success of VHS: tape length and cheaper recorders.
All this ignores the fact that porn was actually available on Betamax format even in the early days. Look around now. Virtually any format that can show even the lowest resolution of pictures gets used by the porn industry. They would not (and did not) exclusively choose one format of tape and ignore another potential market.
Guess you Americans still can't get the grasp of irony.
Yeah, some men are so superior they can't even spell superior.
There is nothing ironic about this. The word superior does not imply perfection. In this example, man only needs to be better at spelling the word superior than nature is
In a contest between man and nature, man will always win any spelling bee, even if nature was represented by an actual bee.