fierce resistance from hard-liners in the intelligence community
Meaning, a hateful violent response from people whose sense of power is threatened by the truth.
Another Reason...not to live in Chicago
I live in Chicago. East Rogers Park, at the most northeast end of the city. I live on a Lake Michigan beach and have gorgeous views of water (east) and coastline (south). The building I live in has charm, character and a generous community. I pay a modest rent for a spacious one bedroom place. Best of all, it's quiet.
On a hot July day like today, I look out my window and see beach goers, kayaks, sailboats, catamarans, and the like. It's like living on a resort.
During the winters, the snow and ice over the lake is breathtaking, and the sun rises are magnificent.
I've lived in parts of the city I wouldn't ever want to visit again. But there are areas of Chicago that are real gems. It's not all greedy politicians (fuck Rahm) and pollution and crime.
The parking meter disaster was Daley's fuckup. Now Rahm has contributed to the blood-squeeze of the citizenry. Chicago's not a perfect place and I would have been long gone had I not found the place where I live now. But Chicago still has some of the best music, food, and ethnic diversity you'll find anywhere. Don't go by the headlines to find out what Chicago has to offer. Dig a little deeper.
And there just isn't much economic demand for lots of engineers and scientists and artists....Wages are going to crash, then what?
Maybe humanity will finally be motivated to figure out that mass economic stability and security comes from serving each other instead of rigidly serving the self, because serving others is enlightened self interest.
One can hope.
Stars traveling at that speed sound pretty deadly to me.
Silly human, there's no sound in space.
Pardon my ire, but what the fuck should I or anyone else care about how much fear the government thinks we should feel? Are people really that stupid that they'll entrust their emotional response to the advice of government and media? Maybe they should be advising us on the facts and not trying to control our reactions. "Trust us, little children, everything's under control, no need to panic -- until we tell you otherwise."
Tired of that bullshit.
Your point is well taken, although I can see that the watch has value with regard to the fitness apps. Since the watch can monitor your heartbeat, it can give you stats and make recommendations that a phone can't. The fitness apps Apple is providing look very impressive. Also, little features like tapping your wrist to tell you when to make a right or left turn while walking are nice to have. Over time other uses for the watch will likely appear that can't be replicated on a phone. Not to mention it is still something of a convenience to glance at your wrist rather than pull a phone out of your pocket.
Clearly this device is for people with the disposable income to afford it, it's certainly not a must-have technology for most people. But it seems reasonable to expect it'll be popular with the rich and Apple faithful.
A gigantic set of the population is no longer even used to the concept of wearing a watch, because they have their phone.
Apple took away the people's need for watches -- and now is giving it back again.
A professional marimba is typically made of Rosewood, which is a very expensive wood (due to restrictions on its export). It also requires a high degree of craftsmanship to build. The sound of a marimba is very different from a xylophone, with long, rich sustained notes.
Nope, didn't know that. Mea culpa. I wasn't paying attention to MS back then, apart from the Jackson trials.
The public beta Apple started was started in 2001. That's all I said. No trend was meant to be implied.
I may have been wrong about MS getting the idea from Apple, though. I'll piss off on that point.
The linked Ars Technica review pretty much only looks at surface level details, like icons, window buttons, menus, etc. Doesn't say anything about functionality, speed, or lower level concerns.
And this line is misleading:
It's a very Microsoft-esque way to roll out an OS: you give enthusiasts a chance to work with an early-but-reasonably-stable build in exchange for valuable bug-squashing feedback.
Microsoft got the idea from Apple, who started their public beta program with the first version of OS X back in 2001.
Great, now we're going to start spreading our rampant advertising infection to other planets. Is there anywhere advertising can't go?
Every nonzero finite dimensional inner product space has an orthonormal basis. It makes sense, when you don't think about it.