Just like Flickr!
Yep. At first a few rogue scientist find something new. Then that 'something new' gets peer reviewed, discussed about, put through scientific screening, whatever. After that a few rogue scientists do NOT think the scientifically model is correct enough. (or the other way around)
We now have a whopping 97% of scientists thinking the models of global warming and the human factor therein is correct. So at some point 97% of scientists did not believe that global warming existed and / or was man made. The scientific advance is that we now have models that imply global warming is real and man-made. Is that what you wanted to say?
I may buy a tablet in the next year or two, but I'm not planning letting go of my B&W Kindle w/ e-ink -- unless it's to replace it with a color e-ink model.
Trying to read a book on a backlit LCD screen in a pain in the ass on a good day and simply not possible in direct sunlight.
I love that Amazon has made (quite good) Kindle apps for just every piece of hardware I own - and I use them - but mainly for trying out samples and calling up specific passages.
Once you get hooked on e-ink, it's hard to go back to anything else.
Do you think it is in the purview or expertise of the Federal government to tell private business what products they must offer?
But that would entail making improvements.
I haven't seen any since 2006.
This exactly. The genes aren't patented. Doing something novel with them is what's being patented. These patents are truly the only thing that allows the scientists doing the research to monetize the results. That, in turn, has substantially increased the number of folks doing research and publishing that said research. Without the forced publication of patents, a lot of this research will be locked away in corporate black boxes that are treated as trade secrets.
Wile the patents system has flaws, doing nothing would be much worse.
Sorry, but I'm going to have to disagree here.
Monetize a specific treatment, don't monetize the idea of treatment - it's incredibly unethical and immoral.
How do you edit FILM with software?
The same way we've been doing it for over 20 years?
You digitize it and create a digital intermediate, edit it, do all your other post mojo, spit out either a finished digital copy and/or spit out an EDL and have a lab matchback to film by cutting a negative to conform to your edits.
Needless to say, that's a huge simplification (the post workflow can be loooooooong, with lots of hand-offs to different specialists) but that's the basic idea.
Did you think editors were physically cutting film? That went away by the mid-90s, outside of niche filmmakers and film students. And even today's film students are likely to go through school without cutting actual celluloid.
It's a skill that's great to have simply because it teaches you to be economical and plan ahead. Editors who started on film often have an easier time of planning their edits, rather than dicing things up in the timeline until something looks good.
The worst part is, the people who pushed this legislation are the same ones who will dance over the remains of a bankrupt Post Office, proudly declaring that "greedy" workers were to blame. Even though no government agency, union or private company would even dream up something like this. I'm pretty sure pre-funding 75 years of retirement in a decade's time would get a CEO / board of directors sacked in oh... about a week.
It's actually a two-pronged assault. The primary goal is to destroy the finances of an institution the legislative branch is constitutionally-mandated to preserve. The second is to continue the war on worker pensions and benefits, while shaming those who believe the quality of life enjoyed by past generations is something to aspire to.
They really believe all of that silly retirement stuff our parents and grandparents did was a manifestation of pure avarice and laziness.
I have a soft spot for the new Start Screen. I find it much more appealing than the old Start Menu which seemed more like a Start Slab by the time it was deprecated. The initial concept had been compromised by the amount of crap that it was asked to handle. Using a tile-based system is a great way to package different sources of data and information into neat little groupings. We can agree to disagree on that one.
My problem is that the rest of the Metro UI doesn't really follow the lead of the Start Screen at all. Aesthetically, it jettisons the entire look and feel for what seems like a bunch of images and text adrift in a lot of whitespace.
Icons have little or no depth at all. They don't really adhere to their origins in minimalist mass transit iconography as the Start Screen does, nor do they acknowledge the benefits of effective drop shadows - or really any developments since the year 2000. I'm pretty sure the version of KDE that shipped with my copy of LinuxPPC 1999 was the aesthetic equal in this one regard.
Text is widely spread out with no clear delineation between where one active area begins and another ends. Even info grouped together appears to take up a significant amount of screen real estate. Not due to font sizing issues, but rather, the line spacing and just random weirdness in the layout. It reminds me less of an OS and more of a poorly-designed Web 2.0 site.
First, if you think $60,000. is just a little bit of money, you have been out of the real world for too long where ever you are.
I work in TV / Film production. In the real world.
I've also produced off-air promo reels before - which is basically what the IRS tried to do here. You have no idea how much this sort of thing costs.
Which should not be construed as even a suggestion that the man should lose his job. I don't believe the appropriate response here would be to destroy a man's livelihood. I would like him to reconsider his policy, though.
I have two, and I used one a month ago. Not on a C64, on a real computer.
Atari user detected.
What do you use it for? If you are plugging secure data into an untrusted box it seems that you have no defense against something on the box simply reading all of the data. For example if Spotlight indexes the drive then it has leaked data immediately.
Moving confidential footage in post production.
It's not about untrusted boxes, it's about the untrusted sneakernet between two trusted boxes. I could spend all day uploading / downloading huge files from servers, or I could have an Apricorn drive couriered from one production facility to another in a fraction of the time.
If someone intercepts it and rips the drive out of the enclosure - congrats to them - they have a bunch of useless encrypted data and useless plastic.
If the end user is on a computer that indexes it, well, recording just the existence of the extraordinarily undescriptive file name made up of digits, letters and dashes won't hurt anybody or the company.
If the end user actually copies the confidential files onto an insecure drive, then there would be a problem. But that's not remotely related to the method used to get the data to them.
This is the sort of thing I take very seriously as data breaches = end of your TV / film career. You get blackballed instantly.
Who says that reincarnation processes (if they exist) are only taking place in a forward direction in time? Why not backwards? Or in the same time frame?
Come to think of it: maybe there is only one soul/entity/whatever that reincarnates in every living being throughout the times. Reminds me of Mehir Baba, but with continuous time travel added and everybody is 'god', but not everybody realizes it.