I knew you were going to say that.
I'm trying to keep up, but I think this is the hierarchy of rights that I have seen in the US.
It's hard to settle on the exact order. Each item could up or down one level.
1 People in my country.
3 People in other countries
4 People in other countries who look like they have nothing
5 Cute animals
6 Monkeys that aren't so cute
7 non-cute things that can't harm me
8 scary things
I have an iPhone 5 and a Nexus 7.
When I download an app on the Nexus, I always feel an uneasiness as I look at all the access it wants to my contacts and other invasively unnecessary permissions. So each time I must make a decision to accept or reject using the app. I've rejected some that just seem overreaching, but I've become less strict over time... like I'm accepting to lose a battle. I assure myself, that my phone has all my real contacts, not my Nexus 7 and then begrudgingly accept the conditions. This is one reason I will not use an android phone and why I rarely download apps on android.
iOS, for those that don't know, will let me decline permissions to track my location or share my contacts on a per-app basis. Even if I enabled it before, I can go into the control center and disable it. I don't benefit from that aspect of the iOS app, but I'm fine with that. For all the control that Android is supposed to give the user, iOS shines here and I wish that is one thing that Android would copy.
Oh, I get it now. Good cop / Bad cop.
Never thought it of that way before.
This is a tautology, too.
Maybe you have a good point about religions being exclusive, but let's not confuse the texts with religions.
For example, there are only a few bible variations (King James version, American Standard Version, New American Standard, etc), compared to the 42,000+ different denominations of Christianity... each of those is a different religion calling themselves more correct on their interpretation than others. Some are exclusive with their own heaven and others are not... various levels of exclusivity. Even within a denomination each person has their own set of beliefs that may be inclusive or exclusive about race, sexual preference, etc. Religions tend to congeal around people who proclaim their beliefs in a way that other people want to listen and agree.
I've read different text translations of things that are not Christian. Not all religions, but enough to be satisfied. Some parts can be considered encompassing (aka, turn the other cheek) and some parts can be interpreted as exclusionary (e.g. follow him to get into heaven, with often indirect rationale that he is the only path). It is up to the religion/people how they want to interpret these.
So the texts say good things to good people and exclusive things to exclusive people.
Addiction is an interesting word because it can describe anything from a strong habit to a chemical imbalance.
I don't know what this one is. Any tendencies I've experienced in the past were tilting toward really bad habits... even if it was spending long stretches of my spare time in lieu of food or sleep.
I also read and want to believe that most habits can be broken or set in 21 days of doing a different pattern.
It concerns me a little about the success of an inpatient program on something like this. So I wonder how many of these internet addictions can be solved by giving people something else to do to feel a sense of progress and accomplishment to develop better habits in their existing environment.
Otherwise, when they go back to their old environment, they can easily fall into the same old pattern due to the same mental associations with that environment.
I'll bet you produced fewer lines of code per hour on that CGA Monitor than the devs using the bigger monitors today.
"cheap, ubiquitous, and easy to use" would not solve any of the issues that he describes.
When you ask for something different than you want, you are often unsatisfied.
I think this can be solved quickly.
Tesla might make it simple for people to order their cars and have them delivered to locations in neighboring states near the border. It can be small businesses in Tesla-rented parking lots. NC residents can then pay sales tax to those states for purchasing it there and the appropriate level of use-tax difference to North Carolina when registering the car in NC.
You I*R formula is slightly wrong, its actually I^2 * R, double the current means 4x the power loss.
You both have good points, but I think that Shavano didn't mean power.
He meant the Voltage (I*R) drops from the external chip where R comes from the losses of extra traces and pins before it gets to the CPU. The reduction in R means that a variation in I will cause less variation in V as seen by the CPU.
"The shoe can improve performance by 3.5%, meaning a 10 second 100-meter sprinter could see his time drop by 0.35 seconds, which is a huge time saving relatively speaking. Imagine if Usain Bolt put a pair of these running shows on."
soooo... technically it could be a huger time savings if I put them on?
"For example, their maps or online doc or shopping search or payment systemed were no better than what others offered,"
Seriously? Because from my perspective they did an incredibly innovative user interface that made maps suddenly interactive instead of click-and-wait by quantum movements. It felt like I could access an installed mapping application from anywhere without actually committing huge resources to install it. As soon as I saw their interface, I never went back to mapquest except when websites would publish a mapquest link as their location. They also opened up the API, allowing others to use or layer the information (and I don't know how they made money with this API).
I don't know about their shopping or payment system improvements and I have not been as impressed with what I have seen, but if I were after the quick money I would focus primarily on this.
Oh, wait, that was just a fart.
That video player embedded in the seat in front of me better be really good in bright light.