I would strongly prefer tabs and basic controls to remain on-screen in the first place.
I actually kind of like the Surface2 for some tasks, since it's thin and light for a 10" tablet and has a nice keyboard and a really nice screen. I often use it as a second or tertiary screen while I'm working since it's pretty easy to drop in to an RDP session or open Office documents and it can deal with printers and scanners just as well as any Windows 8 PC. It's a genuine workplace tablet.
But web browsing on it BLOWS. Metro-IE has to be switched to desktop mode to make any configuration changes (say, changing your default search engine or adding a TPL), but desktop-IE's controls are too damned small to be used with a finger and switching back and forth is PITA as well. Tabs and favorites are a hassle in Metro mode. It's just too much an ugly duckling. Windows RT has another general purpose browser, UC Browser, but that doesn't really improve the user experience over Metro-IE.
I actually find myself using the Metro-based NewsBento for about 75% of the web browsing I do on my Surface2. NewsBento is an RSS reader, which takes care of most of my normal sort of reading, but that doesn't really help for quick searches. I otherwise get a better web browsing experience with Firefox on my 5" phone than on a 10" tablet with IE.
So anyway, I want a decent arm's length, touch interface browsing experience for the devices I have. Microsoft doesn't give it to me, and I've been holding out hope for Firefox (or to a lesser extent Google) to make something decent. Honestly, if the Surface2 had a decent web browser (and a better Metro-based local media player, though VLC was just released for Metro a couple days ago), it would be a vastly more credible general-purpose mobile device.
LTO-6 Tape Drive: $2200
LTO-6 Tape: $65 x 4
As a Canadian (and a pretty awesome one at that) I do not support this statement.
The replacement for tape is different tape. Optical media isn't going to catch up to the data densities or transfer rates that tape has to offer any time soon. The (kinda old) LTO4 changer I use for my personal stuff handles 800GB/tape and only needs about three hours per tape. This new disc format isn't even going to be competitive with an eight year old tape spec.
That...isn't always true... after certain classes of mathematics accident
Quantum physics isn't any better. Oh sure, they send you home in one piece; but you're in a state of quantum superposition. As a result no one is willing to open the box and let you out, for fear of collapsing the superposition and killing you.
Perhaps not as good as it once was
The whole concept of a pension in the private sector (in particular in tech) is all but gone.
Yes and no to the 40 years.
If they live another 40 years, the total they take out will likely be greater than what they put in. And certainly better "return on investment" than those who work to 60 and get full pay but die at 62.
My father was a teacher
Some studies suggest those capable of retiring earlier have lives outside of work and that is what gives them purpose and a meaning and purpose to go on. Those who work until forced into retirement often ONLY have their work and when it's gone
Too much crap in the media.
In the race to be first with the story, half of what I read in a breaking story in the first 24 hours is half speculation / utter crap presented as fact.
Generally I am for society working it out on their own
1) Mandatory and obvious front and center RETRACTIONS and CORRECTIONS when they F-up details of the story.
2) Some sort of punishment for both the journalist and the publication that present the story.
3) Funds from punishment could be used to fix the situations they caused*
*Restitution to innocent victims of bull$hit. - for example.
If a journalist does not do due diligence before releasing a story and the result is that someone's life is put at risk
> Wrong, but it does match the public misconception. It's commonly believed that he's sitting on nearly half a billion dollars, and facts to the contrary won't even slow down those who will try to collect.
So where did those coins go then if you say he doesn't have them.
If they did that, you wouldn't be able to afford to buy goods anymore
Wrong. At least if they did things fairly. The cost of goods would go up, but we would be paying less (Fuel/State/City) tax that was subsidizing (up until the hypothetical change) the truckers.
The point is it would just move the burden around. It is a zero sum problem. If they charge truckers more, they charge all of us less and the difference to our taxation will make up the difference to the product differences.
A Bachelors of Arts in anything scientific generally implies that you're not going to get enough exposure to anything you'll actually be doing, much less an associates. So sure, if you want to develop a program that teaches things they could pick up for $20 out of a book and make your college thousands, then 'Associates of Applied Science' sounds perfect.
Assistant-sort is by far the least work though.
He is badmouthing poor Transit infrastructure planning that he is responsible for and asking for people to pay his company for substandard service that can be provided with cheaper alternatives.
I also think it is funny that he is referring to south bay as the suburbs of San Francisco. Realize that San Jose (South Bay) is a larger city than San Francisco, Cupertino (Apple) is just minutes from downtown San Jose, and within a mile of the actual city border. San Fransisco has INSANE property values and would be very difficult for a company to build a building that can host 10K+ employees there. It was hard enough for apple to get permission to build in Cupertino.
To say the younger crowd is interested in living and working in the city isn't quite right. Many of the younger crowd prefers to live and work in the "suburbs" to the convenience of living, shopping and parking all without the burdens of getting mugged, having my car broken into and having streets that smell of urine. Frankly NYC and SF are both hellholes to be tolerated at best. I would never live in San Francisco as it is way too expensive, the schools are bad - and frankly anything that is worth going into the city for I can drive there, enjoy the evening and then Go home to a nice safe place in south bay.