Have you tried Sketchup? Even the pro version is relatively inexpensive and WOW! intuitive.
A single licence seems to go for $500. A $500 piece of software will never be mainstream.
It's the (computer) mice clicks that always get me. Anyone actually have a mouse that loudly clunks in the way shown on virtually every television show, news show, etc? Even better when the visuals show they're using a laptop's touchpad...
Didn't Windows at some point actually have a clicking sound come out of the speakers when you clicked to select something? Such a sound would still play with a touchpad. Now that was a real annoyance.
Now let's all stop worrying about such silly matters and go buy new iPhones!
Yes, let's go buy new iPhones which will read your fingerprints and associate them with your name...
In the 47 years I have spent on this rock, I have yet to see a futurist reliably predict the future.
Where the fuck is my flying car?
I'll just leave this here : http://xkcd.com/864/
You'd think I'd be mega unhappy like everyone else at the constant waiting and lack of actually being able to play a game I purchased. Well, you'd be wrong. The hours upon hours since launch that I haven't been able to log in, whether it be sitting in queues, or server busy messages, or just plain old not working screens, I've managed to do a heap of things that I never do when I'm locked in my man cave playing video games. I've washed the dishes, the laundry, changed the oil in the car, mopped the floors, dusted, did a spot of gardening, greeted my children who I hadn't really seen since Christmas, walked the dog, asked how my wife's day has been and listened to the entire response, restocked the groceries and many more things! My family has never been happier that they've got a father and husband again.
So you stare at this window right, and then you watch a timer tick. You're nonchalant about it at first, get a bit excited at 20 minutes, more excited at 10. At 5 minutes your heart races, and then tick tock tick tock the second wind down, 4, 3, 2, 1, BAM! "Your server is still experiencing very high volumes..." Like Russian Roulette, slot machines and slicing your wrists all in one! Highly recommended!
I really don't understand the negative reviews for this. I've never seen another game emulate the experience of sitting at a loading or queue screen quite like this.
The part that's relevant to most of us is that while Google Play is poised to surpass iTunes in catalog size, it brings in 1/4 the revenue.
Not the sort of stat that puts a smile on my face.
You're comparing apples and oranges. The Apple app store and the Google Play store will never have a vaild comparison for revenue generated, because some decisions are not up to neither Apple nor Google. An earlier post mentionned how Rovio and EA were overrepresented in the top sellers, and they are probably responsible for most of the revenue generated in the Apple app store. Heck, just Angry Birds, including all its remakes, probably makes a significant share of that revenue.
Rovio is itself responsible for a huge part of the difference between the revenues on Apple app store and Google Play. Why? Angry Birds, priced at $0.99 on the Apple app store, is free on Google Play. The exact same game, being downloaded millions upon millions of times on both platforms, generate infinitely more revenue on the Apple app store for the simple reason that they're giving away the game for free on Google Play.
They probably have good reasons to do that. They might have considered that people on Android are cheapstakes and wouldn't pay a dollar for a game and they prefer to be ad-based. Or maybe they figured they'd make more from in-game ads on Android than with an ad-free purchase, while on iOS the game is different. Either way, we can't compare $$$ from the Apple app store and Google Play, because they are not the same, and often times, the same company will sell the same game very differently on both stores.
Damn straight! As an American expat in Canada, I truly truly hate returning to the states and getting a wallet full of ones. Having $1 and $2 coins makes money so much easier to deal with. I say let's go the next step now: throw out the nickel and quarter, and give us a $.50 piece.
We already do have a $0.50 piece. It's been minted since 1870 and still is, but for some reason, people hoard them instead of spending them.
Males, less sexist against good looking females than other females.
FTFY, although reading it back, that's still pretty sexist, but in a different way.
Except that in this case, only the names provided would hint towards male or female, and you can't judge looks on a name.
If they had an easy option to plug in a keyboard and a stand to hold the screen up, they would essentially *be* a laptop. I only see that kind of thing in the Android market.
As a Belgian, I abandoned azerty. Qwerty is indeed better for programming. And azerty is for the French language. The Dutch language, spoken by most Belgians, has absolutely no need for a q in the center row. I really don't understand how azerty ever ended up being used in Flanders.
As a French Canadian, I use a QWERTY keyboard since that's the north-american standard. It's probably because of the habit, but the few times I've had to use AZERTY, even to type French text, I absolutely hated it and I can't understand its logic. I can't imagine what it would be like to program with that.
Wow. Really? Theft is very easy to put a value on. It's a phone worth a few hundred dollars, or a car worth a few thousand/tens of thousands, etc. We're not talking about rape/murder/violence being quantified into a dollar amount here - those are crimes worth going after without regard to cost, and the bulk of society agrees on that.
You can't really know the real value of what you're going to find until you actually find it. Thieves rarely steal exactly one item then retire from the thieving business. Chances are this guy either already stole other stuff, or will steal again in the future. If the cops recover the $200 phone and at the same time find thousands of dollars worth of other stolen goods, then all of a sudden, your waste of money just became profitable from your own calculations. And if catching the guy merely prevents him from stealing again, then we all end up better off in the end. Removing a thief from circulation, how much is that worth to society?
And yes, this would force me to use a card, because there's no way "rounding to the nearest $0.05" will work out in my favour.
So what you're saying is that for something that has cost $0.99$, which once 13% sales tax is added (e.g. in Ontario), the merchant will up the price to $1.00 just to make sure he can rip you off of 2 cents, or that something which now costs $2.00 will be priced $2.02? Stores won't change their pricing scheme and everything will keep ending in
Bitching about merchants who will rip you off for all of 2 cents because of this, without considering all the logistics they would have to go through just to do that reeks of tin-foil hatism from conspiracy theorists.