I tried to read his Mars Trilogy. As far as I'm concerned the "science" in it is "Political Science".
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One thing I "hate" about my PC is that I can't really carry it around with me. My Android phone fixes that quite well.
I don't know how old you are, Anonymous Coward, and I don't think you (or hardly anyone else) will read this, and I hate to pull a Back In My Day, but when I was a teenager and "computers" were these things only us nerds had, we used to dream about someday having a whole personal computer that would fit in your pocket. Or, or, small pouch or something. We thought it'd be the size of a pocketbook or something, with a chorded keyboard on a wire. Oh and in our most fevered dreams we thought maybe this mythical device would be connected to a Global Network of some kind that contained the sum total of Human Knowledge.
And now WE HAVE IT. Dude, we may not have got flying cars but we sure as hell got our handheld portable computer. I don't think anyone thought it'd grow out of a friggin PHONE, but I am not complaining.
This needs to be upvoted. Lightworks is professional-grade video editing. No hand-holding or easy shortcuts, and the learning curve is very, very high. After years (probably over a decade) of using very amateurish video editing software, learning Lightworks was not easy, but I'm very glad I did. And having said that, I have a ton to learn.
I don't care if it's FOSS, and neither do any major studios. It's free for personal use and not terribly expensive to license.
Wow. The first reasonable response in this entire discussion.
Oh it was obviously clickbait. They're not even actually banning Google Glass (any more than they're banning cellphones) - they just want it turned off.
I'm pretty sure they'd ask you to remove your GoPro-equipped helmet, too.
Fine, lets pretend I wrote F/OSS.
I've been paying for Photoshop CC since it's been available, because I can finally get a legal copy of Photoshop (and for $10 a month). Yes, it's subscription-based, but it installs the actual software on your computer, so I don't know where you're getting the web-based thing from.
...nerds are required to run Linux now and not care about any other OS or platform?
Look, I run Linux on my desktop, and have since well before distributions or version 1.0 of the kernel came out. I run quite a few servers and all of them are running Linux. My media center PC is running Linux. All my computers except one run Linux.
Does that mean I can't think ChromeOS is a cool idea, or at least interesting? Does that mean I'm not allowed to use Photoshop when I'm indulging some of my other hobbies, because it's the best tool for the job? Am I less of a nerd because I don't
I used GIMP for many years. Since it came out, pretty much - I remember using version 0.54 in the '90s. When I started getting more into photography I used Gimp with the UFRaw plugin. Again, I was using the thing for well over a decade at this point.
Then I had a fairly big photography project and tried a trial version of Photoshop+Bridge+Adobe Camera Raw. It was
Nowadays I do occasionally have to use GIMP and let me tell you, it is PAINFUL.
So yeah, now that I can get a legal copy of Photoshop for $10 a month, why on Earth wouldn't I?
Also "Where The Sidewalk Ends", just for the "Why the hell did they ban this?" portion of the quiz.
But basically, read more.
I recently just stopped logging into IM because Hangouts was so... eww. I mean, it wouldn't even tell me if people were online or not.
I still rely on Google Voice, though. I really hope it doesn't end up making me log into Hangouts to use it!
The people I want to IM with are not the same people I want to call and are not the same people I want to SMS. They're different groups of people. There are people I don't want to give the ability to comtact me that easily.
As long as I can keep using google Voice without using Hangouts, I'm fine. I can't stand Hangouts, and I don't want al lmy contacts integrated into one system. I keep them separate for a reason...
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