I agree with the hints bit. Not as good as some shading or whatever before you try to interact with a control but even if they just did some effect when you moused over things you can click on it would have been nice. It is completely touch on a small screen centric in the OS though. You can't (easily) "hover" with a finger. Your screen is small and/or low res so you can't waste space with silly things like controls: they need to fly in only when necessary. Etc. Yet another reason why there should have been a desktop (mouse and keyboard) vs tablet interface. They could have been similar perhaps the difference would just have been whether or not the Apps menu or charms are visible by default would have gone a long way to make desktop users more comfortable. Similar to the taskbar once they were comfortable and knew where things are they could have enabled autohide.
I thought it was "great success". Now I go have sexy time with my sister.
It is part of the UI design concept: essentially they wanted to break away from trying to mimic the real world (see iBooks for example): which to an extent I agree with, adding a 1 s delay to try to pretend like you aren't on a computer is silly. But window boarder effects: I agree making them pretty doesn't hurt. They could have at least left a "Aero" mode in even if it wasn't the default.
I get sub 10 s boot time. When rebooting my monitor just recognizes no signal and then flickers when it refreshes I'm on the login screen. I don't even get to see the bios anymore because the monitor doesn't detect the computer before it is coming up on the login screen.
Win 8.1 is very usable. Stability: not so much in my experience but could be the apps I'm using. Firefox and Visual Studio generally crash once a day for me at work. That said as long as it recovers well from a crash I don't really care.
Not to mention not everywhere in the world has unlimited transfer limits on their internet. Example most ISPs in Canada have a 20-250GB/month cap counting both downloads and uploads. Afterwards you pay about another $100 a month before the penalties stop. Even if they don't directly penalize you you likely would be paying for a higher internet package/getting traffic shaped because of your high usage. So your free/cheap backup will likely cost you several hundred in penalties to backup and several hundred more should you need to restore making it almost as cost effective to just have a second 20TB array.
I get people like to do this but the easier solution for 99% of people is just to get some counseling for their hording behaviour. How likely are you t watch that S3E04 Gilmore Girls episode again? I went to university with a guy back in 2000 when storage was relatively expensive that had 1000's of anime movies. He hadn't watched most of them and didn't really intend too. He downloaded them and then if anyone recommended one of them to him he would watch it. We was downloading: just in case one day he might have a reason to be interested.
Good point about how hot it is when you are working. Most of those jobs try to work based on the sun anyways. I did roofing for a couple summers in highschool and we'd try to get to the site by first light. Still ended up working the hottest part of the day but you were often done by 2-3pm which was nice. Which again leads me to wonder what were the creators of daylight savings thinking: those that work by the sun would work earlier anyways. Those working in factories would have access and probably need artificial light (because of the walls/insufficient windows) anyways. If you are at "war time production" and not working more than a normal 8 hr work day at your factory that is probably more of the issue than insufficient daylight hours.
Amen to the idiocy of time based (puritanical via the back door) restrictions on alcohol consumption. If you work the day shift when your work is done it is happy hour. If you work the night shift too bad if you want supper food from a restaurant or a pint with your bacon and eggs.
Dailylight savings wasn't a good idea when it was introduced and has become a pointless one since the majority of people are not agricultural workers anymore. If employers|government really cared why don't they just say 'our office hours are 8am-4pm from October to March and 9-5 the rest of the year' or whatever? Are people such sheep that as long as the number on the clock is the same as yesterday they'll blindly get up whenever you want but if you ask them to get up at a different time they'll revolt?
It is also a matter of the length of talks: you can only talk about one thing that worked for 15m-1hr. You can't really pass on the horror stories of the wrong directions, where you got equipment from if you are an experimentalist (I fortunately was a computational theorist so just needed access to a supercomputer), other areas you were looking in to, details about positions that are available in your group and what the group culture is like etc etc.
You really have to be there. The problem I've found is at several companies I've worked at is that the training budget is way too low (I was getting 1-2k a year for training purposes). For that kind of money you can't afford to go anywhere that doesn't happen to be in your town (and I don't live in a big conference city), you get highly encouraged to "make the most of online training opportunities". I think a big part of it is employers realize that conferences are networking opportunities and so conferences are not good for employee retention.
Try drawing graphs and charts while taking notes. Try really understanding particle physics while trying to scribble things down like crazy before the slide changes. Visual and audio are two different mediums. To reach/entertain your audience you likely need a bit of both. The problem is people don't use each of them for their respective strengths. My general experience has been either so little information on the slides that if you lose focus for a minute and come back you can't tell what is going on because the slides are all eye candy with generic text, cramming in math that takes pages to get to by skipping to every 40 lines in the proof, or cramming in a lot of text and the presenter just stands up there and reads it to you. There needs to be a balance and the slides should have clear anchors to part of the talk so when someone walks into the room they can within a couple sentences find out where you are on the slide and vis versa.
Also: unless you are a keynote talk you will have very little time for technical presentations (I have a few presentation awards for talks in physics). So: just try to make your topic seem interesting and have a couple interesting tidbits about what you actually did. Everything else will be handled in followup questions or over beers after the conference. You can't condense a years worth of 10hr days into 15min so don't even try: your talk will miss stuff but anyone truly interested (which will probably be 5 out of 200 listeners) will followup with you.
Sorry: 10% by weight not but calories. Calories would probably be more like 15-20% range (forgot the water
You can also overdose on B vitamins. People should be careful when taking multivitamins and such don't just assume one a day will "make sure I don't miss anything". Some vitamins are poison in high doses. If you are a meet eater especially on a high protein diet (which I'd call >10% food calories as protein) unless you have some other medical reason for needing high B vitamins you probably don't.
Oh but it is. The people on the linked letter are addiction treatment facilities and the like. They claim their concern stems from the increased addiction by patients and general public to opiates and, the not surprisingly given the correlation between the two, increased overdoses. Indeed drugs that even when used under medical supervision have a tendency to lead to addictions need to be tightly controlled. But I'd say it isn't the existence of the drugs that are meeting a medical need that is the problem, its the failure in the controls. Perhaps the newest batch of drugs should only be prescribed to terminal cases (if your dead in 2 months it doesn't much matter if you get addicted), or come with a mandatory requirement for substance abuse counseling afterwards/during treatment. This would drastically increase the cost of treating with these types of substances but perhaps when the nuclear option is needed for pain it is the price that must be paid.
It's not a high rate it is about 1% of the prison population some of which are there for their own protection and some of which are just there temporarily for punishment. I bet more than 1% of students get sent to the principals office every day.
The problem is it isn't just used as punishment for crimes. It is being used as a way to protect inmates and as a way to coerce cooperation in investigations. They think you might know something about a gang: bam your in solitary until you testify. To bad about the 5th. To bad if you happen to not know anything or don't want to get shanked.
King sized is 60"X78" = 32.5sqft. So actually it is more like 2.5 king sized beds. It is also a heck of a lot larger than the cubicle I spend half my waking hours in.