Huh? Log in to what websites? I see the icon all over the place, but I've never used it. It's not de-facto, but rather your own personal choice.
What is the difference between "agree" and "completely agree"? You agree or you don't.
All my scores were in the range 32-48, which seems oddly low considering I can't work without music and can get agitated or distracted without it. Yet some people's choices of music (e.g. crap like Celine Dion) also have the same effect as silence.
I don't suppose these anti-IDE people have deleted all the man pages from their system or removed their web browser to discourage looking things up online. AFAIC autocomplete is just a more efficient way to look things up, or just an advanced form of tab-completion and saves a bunch of typing.
Pissing competitions are for people who are over-compensating for other issues. This whole discussion is ridiculous. Use the tools you like, but don't be an inconvenience to your colleagues because you run in to or cause problems through your own pig-headedness and decision to work in a different way to everybody else.
Cash won't be accepted on London's buses from this summer. OTOH contactless credit/debit cards can be used instead of Oyster. Myki, what a clusterfuck. Why did they decide to re-invent the wheel?
They still use physical tickets in San Francisco? I thought it was supposed to be a high tech centre. All over the world cities are using contactless cards to do this. The Oyster system in London for instance even discourages the use of tickets by making them much more expensive.
A lot of sites have shifted over to this kind of design, so Slashdot is far from alone. Advertisers like it for various reasons - mostly it comes down to ads being more eye-catching - and of course advertisers control the purse strings.
You'd think there'd be a higher proportion of people here using browser plugins like AdBlock Plus. For this of us who do, what's left of the new
Considering how long the programme's been running for, that sounds terribly dull and formulaic. I guess it's good for advertising sales having a predictable audience size, but it does say a lot about the viewers of this particular show.
Having switched to the Mac at work a few years ago, I suspect your boss will disappointment. I absolutely love the Mac hardware and OS X compared with Windows, but Office is buggy and crippled compared with the Windows version. It works better than OpenOffice did last I tried it though.
Maybe try the DLNA server in DivX 10, if you can run on OS X or WIndows.. DivX know a little bit about MKV.
Compared to Windows 3.1, Win 95 was also great.
NT4 was awesome, so long as you didn't install poor quality device drivers that would cause a BSOD. It was way better than any of the consumer Win95,98,ME versions out at the same time. Win2K was also awesome.
My MBP is just about to turn six (and it's had almost as many batteries, but that's a different story). Mavericks breathes new life in to it because of memory compression. The 6GB RAM I've got in it just ain't enough anymore, but it doesn't hit the swap file as much as it did before.
Bullshit. I hate driving in N. America: the head-lights are dim, but what really annoys me is how many people have them poorly adjusted. The worst culprits seem to be pick-ups with their lights askew causing in particular a lot of dazzling from mirrors which I rarely get in Europe. Many European countries allow brighter lights, but they also require them to be be shielded in a specific way. For instance, the annual MOT test that all vehicles over three years old in the UK must pass explicitly checks light alignment to ensure that other drivers aren't dazzled.
Wow, and it has a much worse encoding speed. x264 is a slow AVC encoder, and the reference HEVC HM10 encoder is horrendous and probably an order or two magnitude slower than third party implementations. Hard to justify VP9 for commercial content producers (it will cost more to deliver lower quality content).
4K only becomes interesting if you want to have a bigger screen. I think sitting close to an enormous screen is more immersive than other fads like 3D and more interesting from that perspective than higher frame rates. Then again, I don't want an enormous TV in my living room that ends up being the first thing people use.
YouTube isn't meant for downloading, so suck it up; you're in a very small minority. DASH is awesome because we finally have an industry standard way of delivering adaptive streams. Well, it has some complications in being a little bit too generic but but a lot of the industry is going the same way now.