Personally I'd be happy to hack my car's windows in the opposite direction. On the driver side only, if you tap "up", it rolls up all the way--you have to hold it down for it to not do that. Which means if you want to adjust it a quarter of an inch, you have to go down and then up, or up too far and then back down.
Signing up for this basically asap.
But if the price is the same no matter how many different sites you consume, or how much of their bandwidth you chew up, well...I'm not sure how I think about that, from an "I want my favorite websites to actually get money" point of view.
If you had a program that could generate a scale invariant hash of an image, and given a command line tool that could tell you the resolution of an image (which exist, just don't know the names), I'm pretty sure you could do that in a single line in bash.
Wouldn't be surprised if there was a program that generated an image hash. Even better if it generates a value where stronger features are higher bits and smaller features (that could be lost in scaling) are lower bits, so you could truncate and compare? That might be too fiddly.
I registered mIRC and WinZip a few years back...after 15+ years. I guess shareware really can pay off eventually.
Interesting. One can only hope the teachers will take it well if they decline.
Oh, no arguments there.
Sure, that's a fine solution, just don't claim that providing the benefits of the service while eliminating the data-sharing is trivial.
Come on, use a little context. These are third graders. This isn't obedience like "march with your right arm up", this is behaving basic rules like "don't run in class, don't talk over the teacher, put your phone away, turn in your work on time". Intelligently questioning authority is a real virtue, blind disobedience is not. We live in a country where high schoolers can barely find their own country on a map. Obeying instructions in class is something we could use more of.
Are you saying you don't think it should be allowed? Collectively, these teachers spend more time with the kids than the parents do. As long as the judge can deal with the context appropriately, it's very important data.
If their entire business model is based on hosting the data themselves, providing it as a (probably subscription) service, then no it's not trivial to rectify. Maybe trivial technically, but since when have technical problems been the hardest part of life? Besides, your average school district's IT budget means that it's not even easy to host themselves if they wanted to and had the code. Who are you going to pay to keep the server up and running etc?
A big draw of a service like this is that it just works, because there's people far away somewhere magically maintaining it. If you force every school to maintain it themselves, the big benefits go away, and just tracking it on paper becomes way more attractive again.
Oh believe me we'd love it if everything magically changed over to the new date. But using them interchangeably is not so fun, like when your bill says it's due on 2/1/2014.
Read that a couple years back, loved it--didn't realize it was so old. I definitely recommend it, it's fun to see a sci-fi book that takes its idea and just keeps running with it for a lot longer than you'd expect.
I know Yahoo and Bing use the same data for search. Stands to reason they'd share technical data and policies for other services too.
Saying that Mars has an atmosphere, while true, is maybe a bit too generous. I could easily believe that it can't cool sufficiently. Besides, wearing big bulky suits here on Earth, even in cold weather, can give you overheating issues, and these ones would have to be very big and very bulky indeed to last for very long.
Many places in semi-rural USA don't have reliable 3G, so SMS is a good fallback.