Presuming that this proof reached via impressively tortured logic does have merit: Does it mean that it is also impossible to build a purely evil robot that would always kill maliciously?
Why, this Microsoft certification test is so simple a five year old child could pass it.
Run out and find me a five year old child. I can't make head nor tail out of it.
I feel bad for Howard Warshaw (the designer of E.T.). He was given all of five weeks by Atari to design and program the game, from concept to final product. I imagine he realized at some point that the game was awful, but had no choice but to sign off on it because there was no way to rework it in that kind of time frame.
The complete opposite of Blizzard and Valve, who've shown a willingness to delay or outright cancel games that aren't up to snuff rather than release low quality products. (At least Blizzard used to be like that.)
I agree with not going into "panic mode", but we don't know who did this yet. It might be a person who could have been dealt with by improved public mental health, or it may have been a foreign actor engaging in terrorism against the Canadian state.
We can't call what it is until we have facts. And we have precious few right now. Which is all the more reason not to panic.
- Is there any actual proof that OS decay is still a thing? I'm running Windows 8.1 that was upgraded from a Windows 7 install that was put on years ago, and I've seen zero performance issues.
- Shouldn't the person asking this question have actually used Windows 8 before asking if Windows 10 will "finally" fix a problem that may or may not even exist?
This is a loss for all the flagmakers who were gearing up to produce whatever the new UK flag would be. How often do you get the chance to sell a new flag to everybody in a nation?
How would this impact MacBooks, iMacs, etc? You can't really buy OS X separately, and upgrades have become free so I don't even know that there's anything to refund.
I'm pretty sure Apple stores have replacement stock on hand. Anytime I've had to get my phone replaced under AppleCare+, I've been able to make my appointment, walk in, and walk out with a (presumably refurbed) new phone from a box in the back. Heck, if the replacement didn't work in the store, they had even more replacements ready to go.
This is probably the result of Apple being able to afford to keep that kind of inventory on hand in their stores. Plus, Apple doesn't exactly have a lot of models of phones. A carrier like T-Mobile or Verizon would have to keep a frankly excessive number of phones on hand for any immediate warranty replacements. (How many Samsung phones are on the market at any given time?)
On the gripping hand, it's not like smartphones are exactly *large* and would take up a lot of space in the backroom so...
I think it'd be a nice customer service perk (and part of the reason I stick with Apple) but not something that needs to be legislated. Do carriers not keep cheap loaners in stock that you can borrow (with a credit card deposit) until your actual replacement shows up?
There's not enough fingers in the world to count all the awful apps that violate most of Apple's so-called "standards."
My favorite are the apps that have a string of words from other popular apps' names in them, just to muck up the search results. And they make sure to periodically change the icon to look like another app as well.
They only tested Android smartphones. So we don't know if this is something specific to Android or not. Not like anybody uses iPhones, huh?
Is it a common thing for employees to stick around when they're not getting paid? I've read a lot of stories of software development houses where the paychecks dried up, but people stayed on holding out hope for a paycheck.
How often do companies recover from a situation where they're unable to pay salaries for a period of time?
I've known a lot of people with very poor time management and life skills, who lived in constant panic and crunch time as a result. Rather than managing the introspection required to address their personal failings that were leading to this, they'd just down as much Red Bull as they could under the misguided belief that it'd give them the energy to deal with all of their crap.
So is it any surprise that they then turn to meth or other real drug to try and improve on the boost energy drinks may or may not have been giving them? (I have no idea if they work, they just made me short term wired and irritable.)
Red Bull's not a gateway drug - but it's often co-morbid with personality types that are going to find their way into meth. Obviously the vast majority of people aren't using it as some kind of "gateway" to meth, or else we could call coffee a gateway drug too.
As much as I love Apple's hardware and services their online services have always been pretty poor. Do we really think the company behind
As somebody whose job is to work with Blackboard on a daily basis, I really really hope this puts the fear of God into Blackboard.
I don't even necessarily want to switch to this, just introduce some competition that Blackboard can't buy out, and has to step up their game to match.
C'mon people - they have Ming the MFing Merciless in this. In a just world, Brian Blessed would have a place in this movie.
"OLD BEN'S ALIVE!?" "Wookiees, DIIIIVE!"
Aping Flash Gordon for a Star Wars sequel is one of the less grievous mistakes they could make.