Even with Tivo, it might take a few seconds to grab the remote and skip past those SOBs, and those few seconds, it can still blare at you.
It could still be an issue. I don't know how close those community boxes will be. If they're a few houses down, you might be right. If they're farther, someone who can live independently but is old, might have trouble. I drive my mom to the grocery store weekly, but she's used to getting her mail daily.
Navigation is distracting. Navigation now is less distracting. Both in the past and now, if you have a passenger you should let them navigate / be in charge of messing with the gps.
I agree. However, letting my GF navigate while I'm driving has frequently gotten us lost.
I've had death threats and threats to burn down my house from commenters, not on
I know of someone who got fired from her job over something she posted on a forum. That particular forum was not viewable to the general public, so it's likely that another forum member outed her, or maybe a boss or cow-orker was a member of that forum. After that, she got her id changed to something other than her realname, but I don't think that will help, since several people there know that newname == realname. The horse is out of the barn.
99% of my transaction are online. But I still write checks to the guy who mows my lawn.
The Loch Ness Monster is a unique case. It's quite possible to prove there is no such monster in the Loch, unless it has abilities far beyond being a mere monster (invisibility, dimensional shifting, etc). However, you cannot prove there isn't a similar monster somewhere in the unexplored depths of the oceans.
Anyone check the IDS?
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Yup! Big difference between the car being pushing for his mom and his mom pushing the car.
My problem isn't that I can't sing. It's just a little distracting when everyone keeps throwing rotten fruit at me while I'm singing.
They can nail you no mater which direction you are from them.
If the government has to contend with 0.1% of the population who are loud malcontents, the malcontents have a problem. If the government has to deal with 90% of the population who are loud malcontents, the government has a problem. They can't put us all in jail or shoot us.
Well, they HAVE been stockpiling ammo!
I have no fear of talking about ****, and some ***, and if ***** doesn't like it he can ****!
So, does that mean the Federal Government can collect $183K from all those people who crashed healthcare.gov?
I don't know where and why this keeps coming up, but at the end of the day, the death of the PC won't happen for a while, for many reasons:
1) Creation vs. Consumption
I hear this bullshit a lot as the main driver for the death of the PC. This is a particularly specious argument. The whole creation vs. consumption aspect comes from creating content. While I can type on a tablet or other device, it is not as good (no matter the method) as a keyboard. I can type this entire post in 20 minutes on a keyboard but would take hours (and having fun with spell check, etc.) on some tablet device.
This is one of my pet peeves. I often read "Oh, Joe Sixpack only consumes content". Not true. Joe reads Facebook, but he also posts. He might have some pretty long posts to go with his cat videos. And that is much clunkier on a tablet than on a laptop. Joe probably doesn't need a fancy new laptop, but he's not going to toss out his 5 y/o box just because some pundit says it's "dying".
If you mean exclusively on small factor touchscreens, sure, I agree. An iPad isn't going to replace a dedicated home cinema room any time soon, or a hardcore gamer's custom rig, or a CAD workstation at the office.
But for routine use, that ship already sailed. Smartphones are ubiquitous when people are out. Tablets are becoming ubiquitous around the house, for the kind of household that used to have multiple PCs or laptops instead. Bazillions of people are quite happy sending e-mails, checking Facebook, or catching up on a missed TV show on these devices, and for many of those people that already meets the majority of their needs.
Not everyone cares about playing AAA games on a PC (they have consoles for that) or running business applications (they go to work for that) or writing software. And to a first approximation, no-one cares about command lines. Real PCs aren't going anywhere for those who do want to do these things, but there's no point pretending that a water-cooled 4th generation i7 is necessary for reading e-mail.
Here's a problem. I can certainly look at email, facebook, or even slashdot on my iDevice. But at some point, I'm going to want to tell someone they're an idiot, and that is very clunky on the tablet/phone. Even when I'm mostly reading my favorite forum (s), I prefer my laptop so I can rant at someone without switching devices. And, unlike the commandline, that's something a normal person would be interested in.