The other $650/month of that premium is probably paid for by his employer as part of his benefits package.
L+R used to be the third button click when mice only had 2 buttons.
Shocking, I know, but all scroll wheel mice are three button mice. If you click down on that scroll wheel instead of scrolling it, you get the third button click.
I looked at my wife's iPhone 4 after she upgraded to iOS7 and I was actually shocked at how bright and saturated all of the colors were on the home screen. It was actually kind of painful to look at.
Windows 8 actually isn't that bad. If you knew me in person, you would be totally suprised. I've been a big Linux user and anti-MS person for years. Had to use Windows 7 for the last few years at work, and for the last few months have used Windows 8 as my primary workstation. To me it seems like (other than the Metro start page) Windows 7 with a few cleaned up features like the new Task Manager. The amount of time I spend using any of the Metro UI: less than 1%. I don't even notice it any more, since I just hit the Windows key and type the name of the app I am looking for. I mostly spend my time in Remote Desktop into various 2008 and 2012 servers.
I use the same apps I always have (RDP, Outlook, Office, etc..) and I really don't see what the big deal is that the Start menu is now a Start page. To me it seems like they stole the Start page idea from Gnome 3.
This * 1000.
From your 88 subscriptions, over the last 30 days you read 8,594 items, clicked 518 items, starred 1 items, and emailed 0 items.
Since March 28, 2012 you have read a total of 92,192 items.
How about this: sometimes we actually **want** to feel like kids again and watch guys in rubber costumes chase a guy wearing a bow tie until he turns around, spouts off some silly time-wimey BS in a near-unintelligible British accent, waves a Harry Potter wand with a green crystal on the end, and saves the day. And we want to be able to watch that with our kids, too. Sometimes we want to escape the pressures of our boring lives and imagine hopping into a big blue box, pulling a few levers and twisting a few dials and going on adventures with a crazy person from the future.
When I feel like it, I pull out a good, thought-provoking novel, and when I don't, I pull out some "brain-candy" and just get lost. It's that simple.
I enjoy a good hard-SF novel as much as the rest of us here, but seriously, if you ever A) expected Doctor Who to be anything close to hard SF or B) ever expected *any* show of TV to be anything close to hard SF then you are on crack. Hell, the only channel to ever focus on even mildly good SciFi is now called SyFy and it has a 2 hour block of wrestling on every night.
As a geek, I was intrigued at the programming behind his response tree, but he is clearly a robot, albeit a very well-programmed one.
I do the exact same thing. A "billpay" checking account where my direct deposit goes, a "spending" checking account with a debit card, and a savings account. I rarely keep more than $20 in the spending account and when I buy something I transfer what I need using the bank app on my phone.
Hear, hear!! How about anyone under 2^10 since we're all geeks here??