You might want to take another look at the internet... Specifically, Pixlr (GIMP), AnyTerm/GateOne (SSH), Clara.io (3D modeling), etc. These are just the top results from a Google search, and I know there are others. As for ripping Blu-Ray discs... You've got me there; I also couldn't find a way to format your floppy disks and Zip drives.
Henceforth, my default answer to this will always be "Go play Heavy Rain." I'm not a gamer, but Quantic Dream's interactive fiction is much closer to cinema than game, and yet the player is very much in control of what transpires throughout the process. The game/movie is mesmerizing and gut-wrenching (despite the infamous "SEAN! SEAN! SEAN!" glitch, which plays more like a blooper real for The Shining), but it's certainly not what most would consider "fun" or "gamelike."
It's enjoyable in a way all great art is, though -- and it also treads heavily on and across the uncanny valley.
...how about we start asking employers to train their own damned employees for a while? Maybe even invest a little money into acquiring the skills they require? This seemed to work in the past, back before companies decided it was now the governments job to provide fodder for their factories.
Johnathan Swift himself once proposed something similar to this plan in his work, "A Modest Proposal."
OK, I'll bite. Most of us call WHAT car parks? Are you talking about parking lots? Or places where VW Beetles can frolic and sniff the exhausts of bigger models?
With a guaranteed income from locked-in design professionals, Adobe can finally stop worrying about innovating with each new release. They can continue to sell the same version for years to come, month by month, with no expectation of adding new features, capabilities, etc.
Sadly, Adobe also owns a boatload of patents when it comes to computer-based graphic design, so the threat of serious competition from new upstarts is almost nil, too.
Don't speak ill of your new owners.
Not sure why should be considered a problem. StackOverflow offers reviewed, edited documentation from people who actually use/enjoy to technologies they're describing.
By providing documentation filtered through the real world, you get useful information that describes how features DO work, and not how they WOULD work if they were implemented the way some unknown documentation writer described them.
To me, the SO solution is MUCH better than written documentation, and I've quickly picked up a working knowledge of entire new platforms, languages, etc. just by getting the answers to questions I needed, rather then sifting through tomes of irrelevant information and "Hello World" examples. SO is good documentation; perhaps companies should have their doc writers participate in discussions there, rather than formatting new whitepapers and PDFs.
I have an old Android phone that I use exclusively as a Skype phone. By loading Skype on startup, it becomes a full-featured phone -- especially when combined with a Skype To Go number. This just stays at home, and basically just takes the place of a land-line/office phone.
Why should this revenue stream be available only to large software companies and gang protection rackets?
Holy crap, 8.5x11 must be HUGE in Canada!
No way that would fit on what the U.S. calls 8.5x11-inch paper. Obviously, the metric system provides a much better ink-to-paper conversion rate.
"Large" is relative. Today's first-class is yesterday's baggage compartment. Yes, first-class is an improvement over today's steerage compartment, but yesterday's first-class simply doesn't exist anymore, and certainly does not justify the price differential.
Bullshit. You can pay top prices for these flights, and you're still on those same planes. Fact is, unless you rent a private jet, you can't buy your way to a pleasant flight any more.
This article was surely published in 1965, right? I can't even get the attendants on AirHate to whip a bag of soggy pretzels in my direction these days. What's this nonsense about actual food on a modern aircraft?
Yep, Hitchhiker's it is. Figured somebody had to represent HG2G fans in this apparent sea of Trekkies.
...a nice, hot cup of tea?