That's a lot of prototypes.
I really think this should be modded to 5 but I have no points.
Do you ever look back on those bonkers games from the 70s and 80s and wonder how gaming could otherwise have developed over the years?
Nowadays, even the hardware is geared towards 3D, and most games are generally some sort of photorealistic adventure involving humanoids. In the early days of gaming, people didn't know what the trends were gonna be. Was it inevitable that it turn out that way? There are games for the early Atari or Commodore etc. consoles where it's difficult to even figure out what the buttons do. Some games just had a completely different take on what a computer game could be. Many really good ones remain as the classics that defined the genres, but so many ingenious takes on gaming are left only as single examples of a great idea.
It's very easy to tell people not to focus on profit when you've already made yours. I'm also adding my voice to the "Fuck Gates" camp. What he gives away is a small price to pay to when you consider what he's got left over. He manages to lose the reputation he should have for poisoning the technology industry in every way he could get away with for his own benefit, and still keep the vast majority of the profits. What a villain.
Take the functionality, ditch the compatibility. Sounds right.
I think you're wrong. I think it's an oversimplification and over-rationalization to say that there is one combination of ingredients which is optimal, and to be aimed for every time. I never want my food to be uniform; I want it to be varied and imperfect, as that adds to the excitement and interest of eating.
And I know I would much prefer the variation to be down to a cook's whims rather than a process which intentionally introduces a quality-controlled level of randomization.
so can cooking jobs
Only if the cooking is formulaic enough, I'd say. For someone who "can" cook, there's a feedback process of tasting and altering. But maybe you're saying that taste sensors will do this with algorithms good enough to rival any human cook. Maybe. Who knows?
Otherwise, I totally agree. And I do not fear a world with less work in it. Life can be so much better. We will still always need academics, entertainers, experts, customer service people and carers, I believe. Imagine a world where everyone can do what they're interested in. Scarcity and competition will always exist, but I think things are getting better and more interesting.
Whatever the fate of this particular company, it's pretty clear to me that most (or all?) farming jobs can be automated with a combination of current machinery, sensors and some reliable software. I predict a world where several hectares of farmland will be simply monitored by each "farmer". Automatic combine harvesters are already a reality. Drone surveillance is near. Pest control? Can't see why not. A complete automatic milking system which lovingly cares for each cow? Maybe 30 years.
A system where animals to be slaughtered never see a human face? Don't be shocked, it's coming.
My only question about gNewSense is why did they choose a name which reads "gee, nuisance"?
Even if that's not the intended pronunciation, it's a remarkable oversight that a lot of people will read it as such.
right here at home
insensitive clod, etc.
You're an idiot. That's not what dishevel is saying at all. It's a good point. I have no doubt in my mind that this guy Tillerson is an absolute cunt, and that he doesn't want fracking near his home, but what he actually sued against was the water tower and potential noise from that. To put it another way, I think he would have sued against the water tower no matter what it was for.
Not to say that that alone isn't a dick move in itself, either. I hope he wastes a lot of time and money on it, loses the case, and then a bird shits on his head on the way out.
Then when he looks up, another shits in his mouth.
Not sure it would be one-to-one in runes.
I was wondering this too. From the article linked above by tindur (norwegian), it's not, but it's not too bad:
6 letters map to R
3 to S
2 to L
2 to N
1 to E
By my counting, english has 10-13 letters mapped to E. Depends on your spelling of letters.
Eeeenes hn ihur seellene hf leeeers.
Hmm. The day after I wrote this comment, it was only voted "Funny", and reached +5 pretty quickly. Now a week later, suddenly it's voted down to -1 and marked "Flamebait" each time. I'm calling shenanigans. This was clearly the act of one person or one colluding group.
Sorry if I offended you, tubby.
I was going to comment and say that those fatties asked for it
Yeah, I mean, who wants some egghead know-it-all spoiling their quiz shows?
Also, might I be so bold as to suggest that a Chinese name and appearance puts Americans off? Sure, he's American, but couldn't he have an honest name, like Brad Schmidt?