The baristas at Silicon Valley Starbucks usually commute long distances from lower-income and even more crime-ridden areas such as Stockton and Merced. No telecommute option for them.
Only a matter of time before RMS browbeats them into calling it "GNU/Linux Format"...
No problem! All they need to do is release some of their Virtual Console NES games onto the Wii disk format, and then the retro nerds will buy them all over again! It has so far worked for Sega, who I think has now put their Genesis back catalog on every device known to existence.
I don't know; I think Mr. Harley and Mr. Davidson did pretty well by that concept.
My 386 back in the day booted to an OS (albeit MS-DOS) in about ten seconds, had an excellent (IBM Model M) input device, and ran numerous productivity and games software pretty quickly and seldom ever crashed. And the only virus it got, I think, was that stupid prank that turned your screen upside down. I think I wouldn't mind an ARM tablet with similar qualifications
I dunno, it took me three tries to get my license in California, and I'd been playing racing games for most of my childhood. Maybe it had something to do with trying to parallel park via drifting...
I just wish Microsoft would listen to consumer complaints that quickly regarding their other big turd, Windows 8...
Nice factoid about factoids. But, by your own link, the word has come to be used also to refer to "true but useless facts" -- like this one!
In my experience, if you were to put the Windows 7 task bar on the left side of the screen, color everything purple and orange, and replace the Start Menu with a script that sends all of your search results to Amazon.com, it would look an awful lot like Ubuntu Unity.
Wow... perhaps there is some hope for Doom 2600 after all...
He also seems to think there is a dichotomy between "Intelligent" and "poor"...
JacobAlexander writes "Writing in PNAS, a University of Manchester physicist has discovered that some games are simply impossible to fully learn, or too complex for the human mind to understand. Dr Tobias Galla from The University of Manchester and Professor Doyne Farmer from Oxford University and the Santa Fe Institute, ran thousands of simulations of two-player games to see how human behaviour affects their decision-making."
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Hugh Pickens writes writes "A burglar gets stuck in a chimney, a truck driver in a head on collision is thrown out the front window and lands on his feet, walks away; a wild antelope knocks a man off his bike; a candle at a wedding sets the bride's hair on fire; someone fishing off a backyard dock catches a huge man-size shark. Now Kevin Kelly writes that in former times these unlikely events would be private, known only as rumors, stories a friend of a friend told, easily doubted and not really believed but today they are on YouTube, seen by millions. "Every minute a new impossible thing is uploaded to the internet and that improbable event becomes just one of hundreds of extraordinary events that we'll see or hear about today," writes Kelly. "As long as we are online — which is almost all day many days — we are illuminated by this compressed extraordinariness. It is the new normal." But when the improbable dominates the archive to the point that it seems as if the library contains only the impossible, then the "black swans" don't feel as improbable. "To the uninformed, the increased prevalence of improbable events will make it easier to believe in impossible things," concludes Kelly. "A steady diet of coincidences makes it easy to believe they are more than just coincidences.""
How weird. You'd think they'd use the same code for each category, in order to make a valid comparison...
...or if they did that, they'd post youtube videos properly reflecting that!
Experienced programmers know the ENEMY'S network is down.