That does it. An insightful comment like this is junked, and the posts from the "Yhay Free Stuff Funded by Taxes" crowd is rated 5 Insightful? I'm officially done with
I think I figured out who "StartsWithABang" is...
I understand the desire for students to want to get into Harvard. It's not like what they teach there is much different from what they teach anywhere else, academia being what it is. Harvard might have some ever-so-slightly better professors that other Ivy League colleges. Mostly the value of Harvard is in networking with professors and other students that will be the movers and shakers of the next generation of business and politics. That said, I think it would be just as well for a few wealthy Asian American tycoons to found their own college. If you can't join 'em, beat 'em.
I still have my first keyboard, an Omni Key 101 from 1994. Wouldn't trade it for the world.
Might as well go where the jobs are.
Strange things seem to happen to aging SF writers.
Boy howdy. You ever heard of that L. Ron Hubbard guy?
Technically, you are correct. But there are many proprietary file formats that have been left in the dust. I'm not convinced of the utility of having to use an emulator for looking at, say, an old WordStar file from the early 90's when any modern word processing software should be able to open the file.
I always thought that a pile of alpha-emitters could serve as a source of helium, since alpha particles are helium nuclei, but it would take a prohibitively long time to generate much.
Yep, still have mine next to my office computer at all times. Muscle memory and all that.
I honestly think the movie "Her" was a more satisfying SF story than "Gravity". SF's main point is the impact on humans and human society of disruptive technologies, and "Her" fit the bill better.
Oh, for mod points.
I just watched it. I was kind of underwhelmed. Not to worry, though, the torrent will be out in 5...4...3...
Get a VPN with an end-point in the US. That might work.
I think it's time we call a halt to the appendage "-tard". It was amusing three years ago, it's tiresome now.
Without a doubt, my OmniKey 101 keyboard from Northgate. I bought it in 1994 and I'm still using it.