I have a collection of replica Star Wars lightsaber hilts and a couple of blasters, on which I have spent many hundreds of dollars.
Sure, some people may call them "toys" but for me and for (most) other collectors in the community they were never made to be played with. I don't play with them and I don't let anyone play with them. I call them "collectibles". Anyone who calls them "toys" after I have explained it to them is no friend of mine.
TechKeys has a programmable business card with a built-in Tetris clone in firmware.
It is programmable over USB if you want to use it for something else.
Because TechKeys makes keyboard accessories, its intended use is as a keyboard. Therefore, it is made to fit four Cherry MX mechanical key switches.
When Google forced the Google+/Google account integration on the users, it wasn't just Google's "Social Network" that was forced upon us. The first hazzle I noticed was that I could not be logged in into Youtube and Gmail at the same time using the two different accounts that I had.
When I was logged into Youtube and wanted to check my mail, instead of a login prompt, I was prompted with a page offering me to "upgrade" the account, and vice versa.
I don't want the confidential correspondence I have with my doctor to be at the same security box as my list of favourite cat videos on Youtube. Youtube is used casually, while GMail is used seriously.
I still use Youtube and GMail a lot, but for a while now I use GMail exclusively in Private Browsing windows in Chromium, so that my credentials are kept separate. But I think that shouldn't be necessary.
The same day, people were also marching at 2808 other official events in 166 countries. (http://peoplesclimate.org/)
So there is quite a lot more than ~400'000 people.
In our march in Stockholm, Sweden we endured pouring rain, hail and thunder
I heard from a cardiologist that they set 60 BPM as the norm. If your resting heart rate is 60 or lower, then you are considered fit enough. If your resting heart rate is higher then you would need to shape up.
When Apple thinks that it has, it will simply stop working properly.
I doubt that the US gov would have supported IS directly, but I think that it is very likely that they would have supported other groups fighting the Assad regime - and that those groups' resources have been
conquered by the IS.
It is known that many fighters in Syria who belonged to other groups have been forced into squads belonging to the IS, and that many of these would deflect from IS if they had the chance.
No, he wouldn't. Saddam was funding and assisting terrorist, not fighting them.
So has the US government, when it has served its interests
Saddam Hussein and his regime was actually quite proficient and ruthless in clashing down on terrorists activities within the borders of Iraq.
The notion that his regime would have supported the terrorist organisation Al-Qaeda is well known to be a lie by the GWB administration to gain support for their invasion of Iraq for its oil reserves, as part of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) group's agenda.
The PNAC did first lobby for an invasion during the Clinton administration, but their top men became the government when the non-member they had chosen as front-man/scapegoat "won" the election as US president in 2000.
The PNAC's agenda, list of leaders and lobbying have always been public, even on their web site when they had it, so this is hardly any conspiracy theory that people have made up, yet many Americans are so misdirected by the fnords.
I find it kind of weird that while APL requires you to use proper symbols from mathematics and various branches of logic (binary, predicate, etc..), it doesn't have operator precedence that we are used to from mathematics and logic.
Most languages have some cases where the precedence between operators is equal, but in those cases the evaluation order is almost always left to right. In APL, it is backwards: always from right to left.
... a display that actually has the number of kilopixels in width that is advertised.
The only thing that was remotely like the real world in the movie Hackers was the music they listened to
And I still can't respect Angelina Jolie for being in it.
He was probably in envy of the Amiga's Guru Meditation.