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I won't say what my IQ is, but it's up there. My grades, especially in science courses, were practically perfect. People were expecting me to go into all kinds of careers, including medicine, chemistry, physics, computer science, etc.. But, I'm interested in everything! Always have been. I chose a career that didn't need much thought so I could keep up with what was happening in science and technology. It's worked. How many 62 year olds do you know who build their own computers? Or just bought two new microscopes? Or diagnose their own problems before going to the doctor?
I know a lot of successful people. Most of them have very little time for fishing, hunting, camping, going to ball games, watching television, listening to music, playing with the children & grandchildren, or working in the garden. I have all the time in the world to enjoy life. Isn't that what it's all about?
Does it mean VisualStudio will run on Linux soon?
No. Visual Studio is not open source (although there is now a free Community edition), and "open source" doesn't mean "runs on Linux" anyway.
I also know that genes don't stay put in one plant - that's science, too. We are already seeing Round-Up resistant weeds. I have enough weeds on my property, thank you.
Taxes should be consumption based. That way everybody pays something, even drug dealers, illegal aliens, and tourists.
Since people with more money tend to buy more expensive things, they would probably wind up paying more in consumption taxes than they do now in income taxes.
The poorer people would be exempt from paying consumption taxes on basic necessities.
Hey, this is beginning to sound like the start of the Fair Tax! Call your Congress Critter and tell them.
8 core 64 bit ARM chips with GPU built in are fairly common and 10 core chips already announced (Mediatek), with 16-48 core vaguely hinted at for servers by other vendors
A bit more than hinting: Cavium is selling 24-48 core ThunderX (ARMv8) chips. I think the first one shipped a month or two ago.
But what can they do to be more open than they already are
They can allow OEMs to install Google Play without requiring that they install the entire suite of Google apps and without preventing them from installing competing apps.
It may be time to go to another online map. Anybody know of a good one?