But why can't there simply be room for two belief sets? Faith vs. science? Like in Anne Rice's vampire series, for many many centuries the vampires had varying beliefs on they whys and the hows of their vampiric existence. It was only later on that it was discovered that a spirit had taken over the body of a dying woman and somehow animated the cells into eternal life, but one can still view the original event as one of divinity.
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DeepFreeze to minimize the frequency of needing to reflash the disk images.
DeepFreeze? What is this, 2002? We dumped Faronics years ago, there's nothing it did that could not be handled by group policy and, more importantly, not giving everyone admin rights to their boxes.
the cultural marxist media
What does this even mean?
It's something Fox News says because it makes the god-lovin, gun-huggin corn farmers in flyover country ears pop up in sage agreement.
every Fox News anchor.
Lucky you. We had em in the room, 1 per every 4 computers. At least printing problems were rather easier to address; most everything was either "you fed the paper in wrong" or "you didn't flip the ABCD switch to you computer's parallel port".
I'd love to time-warp away from ipad, etc...support.
The best was when there were entire computer labs of Model Ms...such gorgeous cacophany
Add to that a computer lab full of tractor-feed printers, it's a wonder that anyone from those days can hear a thing anymore.
They won't be able to install a thing with a non-admin account.
Or even worse, the early adopters who hit right at the "netbook" craze.
We went with Chromebooks last year and more this year, but in 2010 ~100 netbooks were purchased. Win 7 Pro on an Atom processor with 2G memory wasn't a pretty sight.
Back in the 70's, those mysterious "eyes in the back of the head" that'd always catch you when you were about to yank your sister's pigtails.
Is Steam stopping me from playing the games I purchased? No? Then I don't really care. Steam doesn't get in my way, and is quite convenient for installing a game on multiple computers (plus I don't have to keep track of disks). Find something worth complaining about.
Yes Steam is probably the best, most consumer-friendly DRM distribution system around, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't care at all. Unless you are happy having all your games rendered unplayable if Steam goes offline / Valve goes out of business. In the scale of a year that's unlikely, but in 10? 50? Quite apart from the legitimate short-term disadvantages, I think in 50 years we will look back on this period of time in the same way we view the lack of archiving of television in the mid-20th century, as a massive unnecessary black hole in our cultural history.
In 50 years, I highly doubt you'd wish to come down from whatever advanced technology we will have to play games on x86 architecture, any more than I have a desire to dust off my Atari VCS and play pong.
Google for "Molten WoW", they rake in so much via donors that they can pay actual coders to work on the emu software. The gameplay isn't nearly as robust and they are a full expansion behind, but last I looked there were still ~20,000 people across a half-dozen servers.
And here I thought it was just the step between mithril and fel iron.
Yes, Colbert is much, much more than the faux-O'Reilly persona he's affected in recent years. All the work he did on the Daily Show...I recall the "Even Steven" segment he did with Steve Carell was rather brilliant.
I feel a bit bad for Craig Ferguson. He's a great comic but his shtick is a bit out there at times, and much less scripted and structured than I think CBS wanted for the prime night-time slot
Short, and a shame I missed the call for question submissions, I was reading rec.arts.sf.tv.b5 back when JMS was posting as the episodes aired, would've liked to get in a few reminisces.