English is the best language.
What if the next presidential limo was 3000 mics of LSD, Donald Sutherland reading "The Cat In the Hat" and a disco ball?
It worked for Windows security! Why not for American education?
I want Bill Gates to do for American Education just exactly what he did for design of computer operating systems and for compound document management formats.
Because everybody knows that dollars are a surefire benchmark of brain power, so we have proof that Gates is an uncanny supergenius, who should now direct that dollar stream to blast any obstacle for his genius vision of how we should live, and be educated.
Public policy? Twaddle! Smart people with money. That's the cure for what ails society!
Easy transfer, easy backup, and a gazillion parser/import/export utilities. It is more standards based than most anything you'd care to replace it with:
"Microcenter" are probably capable of
"Old man, take a look at my life..."
1 - Get a RAID similar to your main storage to use as backup.
2 - Put the second RAID in a relative's house, where you can get access to it.
3 - Have this backup run an rsync over ssh once a week/month, pointing at your main storage array.
With proper ssh key exchange set up ahead of time and using an ssh username and port that are non-obvious (with ssh on your main system only allowing known keys and not username/password combinations), you'll do pretty well against everyone except a malignant government entity.
Hey. It's "Gamification" of the comment hierarchy.
Save us both some time, and just send it to me...
I shall dub this network "The world barely keeping up with demand."
More like "demand barely keeping up with offering".
The truth is, consumers don't want to upgrade to the latest and greatest shit every 6 months in an economic slump.
It's like super high definition TV or Blue-Ray discs: people aren't finished investing in the previous generation technology that a new one comes along. Not to mention, the contents - movies and TV shows - are still shit, and people aren't interested in high definition shit anymore than they want low def shit.
In the case of 4G - and now 5G - it's even worse, because the price of data traffic over these networks hasn't come down nearly as fast as the available bandwidth has increased: it still costs a testicle per gigabyte, only with 4G, you lose a testicle in seconds instead of minutes. No thanks.
Right you are. Being on the SoftImage side, that chronology is fuzzier to me.
Still have an Indigo R4400 Elan here, under the desk...
Interesting, your take on SoftImage as related to the games world. XSI was after my folks were all driven away by the 3.x taper...
SoftImage was king. Alias Wavefront was a powerful contender, with different strengths and weaknesses.
Microsoft bought SoftImage, as a part of the effort to displace high-end Unix workstations with PC's running NT. It was all over, but the shouting. Alias transformed Wavefront into Maya in roughly this timeframe, while MS starved out "dot release" life support on SoftImage...
He also abhorred the violent creation of the Israeli nation, and was actively anti-Zionist.
Yet his work has been captured by the Hebrew University, and is used to glorify a nation who's creation he saw as tragic, and who's establishment he repudiated.
Kurzweil is Lex Luthor.