"a laptop-tablet hybrid that can instantly switch between Android and Windows 8.1"
If you can program in C you can write a program that runs on pretty much everything that you'll come across that you might want to program.
I would have more Android devices if it was easier to write a program on it in C.
So C is not that useful for modern platforms, after all?
Yeah, right. Because home users regularly say: "Oh, wow, that is a sweet PCI-E SSD; too bad it doesn't support TRIM or I would have bought the shit out of it!"
Yes, that is much more probable than "home users can't tell the difference between different SSD experiences."
You jest, but programs where drug abusers are allowed to do a free, limited, government funded amount of drugs in a safe environment actually decrease criminality, and costs to society, and generally improve the situation of the users and the environment where they would normally roam:
So, while doing away with Medicare isn't a very good idea, 'free [strictly regulated] meth' is probably a very good one.
Coding while someone is talking nearby can be downright impossible
Only if you are interested in what they are saying.
I can happily program away with somebody sitting right next to me and addressing me directly. Also, listening to music with intelligible lyrics is no problem at all. Having the a video playing while programming is also no problem whatsoever.
The key here is that I can only focus on one stream at the same time and will not process the words of the other stream at all. If I focus on my programming, you could say to me that a beautiful and sexually skilled nymfomaniac is waiting for me in the next room and I would have no recollection of that a minute later. I might have a subconsciously induced boner, but I would probably attribute that to looking at my sexy, sexy code.
Stop it. Read the initial post you responded to again. You obviously haven't tried to visualize what was going on there and nevertheless felt the necessity to comment on something you have no knowledge of.
better to throw out a stupid suggestion that might be the solution than to hold my tongue if it is.
You are what's wrong with the web.
Go pollute facebook with your mindless nonsense. The SNR can't get any lower there anyway.
Sounds like you haven't actually used Win8, or have failed to read GP's post.
Go ahead. Try what GP described on Win8.
I was only engaging in this 'discussion' because you were modded +4.
To be honest, I don't give a shit about what you believe to be true and I sure as hell am not going to do your googling for you on a subject that is completely irrelevant to my original point.
"Energy is becoming rapidly less expensive because of modern technologies."
This remains true, as you have said nothing that refutes it.
I'm sorry, I didn't realize you were blind and slightly retarded. Otherwise, you would have clearly seen the bit where I said 'and that is without subsidies' and you would have understood the concept of [fingerquotes]making money[/fingerquotes].
I must have missed the part where you said or implied anything about 'centennial timescales'. I guess the redundant and false claim that solar 'isn't cheap right now', indicating a painful lack of understanding of the phrase 'is becoming' threw me off.
Anyway, you've never actually looked at the data, have you?
In a lot of places solar has become economically very viable (i.e., you make money on it in within 15 years). And that is without subsidies and including the cost of a battery array for a day of power.
This got modded +4 Interesting, really?
Energy is becoming rapidly less expensive because of modern technologies.
Bollocks. [...] Solar may get to the point where it will be cheap but it certainly is not at that point right now.
Learn to read, learn to reason or just keep your mouth shut.
Actually, degrees where advanced equipment is used are vastly more costly than 'black history' degrees. High-powered lasers aren't free, you know.
The lack of a physical keyboard is a drag
Or just buy one with a physical keyboard?
They exist and are fantastic.
I imported the Motorola Droid 4 and am still absolutely delighted with it. I'll probably do the same for the Droid 5.
The only annoyances are having to whitelist scripts from affiliated domains or domains that provide useful external features such as Youtube or Disqus, especially when they trigger a cascade of script inclusions.