[...] controlled by companies that change/drop their old "standards" at the drop of a hat.
Well, perhaps compiler writers shouldn't be so harsh in their error messages. Maybe something a bit more fun...
She was standing in a boat.
Well, considering that they also have Google's voice search on iOS, they'd have a hard time claiming that Microsoft's wasn't allowed.
Of course, when you're talking half the world's population, a few hundredths of a percentage point can make a really big difference in actual numbers...
Your Mom isn't much of a "Cyber Criminal" then. I guess she should stick with baking cookies.
Of course, the obvious solution to this is to ban open-source software.
Agreed. After all, why try to display advertising when you can just make the person walk into the store?
While this is true, frankly I would argue that "Mother Nature" does more damage to the road than semis. And we can't really tax her.
Roads are a community resource that we all use in one way or another. The guy on the bike who says, "I don't damage the road so I shouldn't have to pay" neglects to consider the fact that his fancy super-light carbon-fiber bike showed up at his local bike shop on the back of semi. He whines about how crappy the road is along the right-hand side due to frost heaves but isn't willing to pony-up any money to actually get it fixed because, why should he have to pay? He didn't do the damage.
...and what if the cyclist was really fat and out of shape, thus breathing more heavily and expelling more CO2? What then?! Huh?!?
it is not just a "shared platform", but the same car, build in the same factory... NOTHING different, except for the brand!
The Porsche has leather seats?
I gotta agree.
Way back when in my old mainframe days, I remember one of the most popular things was "chat programs." The people at the computer center thought this was a complete waste of resources. My argument was that it got people to use the computer as a tool to chat with other people. Once you got them thinking in that direction, it was easier to turn them on to other capabilities.
I remember my old girlfriend being surprised that she could use this computer thing to write papers far more conveniently than using the typewriter.
So to me, the answer is "tools." I'm not into the whole "Computer Aided Education" thing--I'm not sure it's any better than a book or film-strip or anything like that. So the idea would be to teach people the tools--it really doesn't matter which ones--that they can use to be more efficient students. Back in the olden days, that would be things like text-processors (anyone else remember RUNOFF?). Today, it would be things like word-processors, maybe some simple spreadsheets and graphics programs, and techniques for searching the web.
For example, the space plane is carrying a type of ion engine called a Hall thruster on OTV-4, Air Force officials said. [...] “A more efficient on-orbit thruster capability is huge,” Maj. Gen. Tom Masiello, commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory in Ohio, said in a statement. “Less fuel burn lowers the cost to get up there, plus it enhances spacecraft operational flexibility, survivability and longevity.”
I gotta admit, I'm curious why the NASA mission flying on there couldn't have been done on ISS...
Have you looked here?
And I assume there are a couple of pilots on the flight who could easily verify if this was the case.