That was atrocious.
"There's been a fire."
-- Andromeda Strain
In Australia, we've got Jaycar, half discrete electronics and componentry, half electronic toys, with very knowledgeable staff, and they're expanding. I go there by choice, because they always seem to have at least one of the odd little bits I need, and instead of blank stares I get people who listen, pay attention, and know what I'm talking about. They're able to shift their conversation levels to your level quickly.
Personally I think their educational level is a little better than average. I blame Monash and surrounds.
Look into the logistics business -- specifically the tattle-tale systems that tell whether truck/trailer doors are open and shut during specific time frames. I forget the product names, was too long since I designed one.
Which all leads to the question — If a similar rover were to visit the Earth a billion years from now, would it be able to detect that life ever existed here?"
Grounded until the heat-death of the Universe!
Maybe they just like to subsidise programmers?
I dunno, I kind of like it. I have 11 level 90's, but I'm not addicted.
I could give it up any time. Seriously.
It wasn't molasses, honest. If it appeared slow, then perhaps we were just ramping distance at the time. Up or down? Dunno, check the sign.
The Higgs should be renamed the Cow Particle, because it's outstanding in its field.
If companies are paying their staff such low wages that they need public assistance just to survive, then the guys at the top need to subsidise public assistance. Tax them at 90%.
It isn't up to me to decide how much salary they want to vote themselves out of the company's coffers. They're managing their company, it's theirs to manage.
But if you're making $100 Big per year in salary or other considerations, you should bloody well be taxed at 90%. Worked for Eisenhower.
If the program that checks the proof is considered part of the proof, isn't that one of those recursive situations that Kurt Godel warned us about, as popularised in Hofstadter's GEB?
Memory is suddenly expensive? That commonly-available eight core Intel I7 cpu is suddenly too slow?
Was somebody perhaps solving the wrong fecking problems?
And were all those efficiency gains worth the loss of the ability to run overlapping windows?
When my nice, reliable and stable, easy-to-use Windows 7 instance can no longer be supported, I can promise I will not switch to Windows 8 because I freaking hate the interface. I have quite a few clients at the top of town who depend on my advice, and I can guarantee you W8 is getting the sad head shake.
Type the first few letters of an app, instead of choosing from a start menu? No, wrong.
Read. My. Lips. W8 is wrong.
Your argument is invalid.