The Burvixese race evolved on the planet Arcturus 1, progressing from turtle-like swamp dwellers to a benevolent, highly technological society in just over fifteen million Earth years. Although the Burvixese had the wherewithal to build crude interplanetary vessels, they preferred to remain on the comfortable damp surface of their world and explore the galaxy through HyperWave communication. Using this method, the Burvixese made contact with several neighboring alien cultures, including the Utwig, the Gg, and unfortunately, the Druuge, whom the Burvixese would have been much better off never finding. For many decades, the Burvixese exchanged information with these races, trading technological, historical and philosophical facts and theories, until the fateful year 2142. It was then that the Gg announced that they had come under attack by a unknown alien race, who appeared to want nothing less than their complete annihilation. The Gg surmised that the hostile race, the Kohr-Ah, had located them using the Gg's HyperWave transmissions. Knowing that they had little chance of survival, the Gg warned the Burvixese that, unless they restricted their own transmissions, they too might face a gruesome fate.
Being a charitable race, before the Burvixese turned off their HyperWave transmitters, they shared the Gg's warning with the Druuge. But it was too late. The Druuge's powerful advertising beacons had already attracted the attention of the murderous Kohr-Ah, who, having finished with the Gg, began moving in the general direction of the Persei constellation, home of the Druuge. Realizing their peril, the Druuge took immediate action. They ceased all transmissions and sent a task force of their fastest ships to the moon of the Burvixese world. Once there, the task force assembled a huge HyperWave broadcaster on the moon's surface. When it was complete, the Druuge activated the unit which began emitting powerful HyperWave signals, focused directly toward the oncoming Kohr-Ah fleet. The Druuge hoped that the hostile aliens would change course toward the Burvixese planet and fail to find their own worlds. Unfortunately, this ruse was all too effective: the Kohr-Ah changed course, attacked the poor Burvixese and, sadly, destroyed them all in three days of orbital bombardment.
-- Star Control 2 Resource Guide
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I'm okay with Ballmer being friends with Gates and getting a company.
I'm kinda okay with Ballmer being inept and driving it in circles for a decade. He's practically a founder and he was personally chosen by the founder. He should feel guilty that a lot of people's careers were screwed up by his poor leadership, but without Gates in Microsoft, Apple and Google flourished.
Sometimes the personal relationships and unfairness at the top is the stuff which leads to a company's wild success. Apple and Facebook are good examples.
But to teach two courses?
It's a discredit to the schools.
He should be pulled out in a cage as a specimin of "real business leaders" and studied from a distance.
Microsoft's janitor's certainly have more qualifications. They've had to at least interview and apply for a job in their life.
"While Dan Rather attempts to rationalize the network's heartless decision to air this despicable 'terrorist propaganda video,' it is beyond our comprehension that any mother, wife, father or sister should have to relive this horrific tragedy and watch their loved one being repeatedly terrorized," the family said.
"Terrorists have made this video confident that the American media would broadcast it and thereby serve their exact purpose. By showing this video, CBS or any other broadcaster willing to show it proves that they fall without shame into the terrorists' plan."
-- Mariane Pearl, May 15, 2002
Yeah, because those countries that idolize sloth and indolence do SO WELL in the world.
Average Americans are wedded to a culture of indolence (rest in preference to work), not leisure, which values rest after work. This is why they live in such squalid conditions. To do otherwise would be to privilege work, which would be contrary to their ideological predilections. It is also why they have such an irresponsibly large number of children, whom they mercilessly exploit by requiring them to care for them as they age. Then, when the children mature and have children of their own, they themselves obtain the opportunity to exploit their own offspring and achieve indolence. Average Americans also have no incentive to save or improve because they know the government will step in to stop it.
Step #2, follow him into success.
Step #4, take over the company when he steps down.
Step #5, fail repeatedly throughout a decade.
Step #6, teach MBA class at Stanford and USC.
Your style of RPG was perfected a few years ago: http://progressquest.com/
I know the phone well.
Battery life, camera, sound quality, gps resolution aren't as good. You have to root the phone to be able to control your privacy, and if you're talking about privacy, forget Google apps. Best go go Cyanogenmod.
Wasn't your last update was 10 months ago? http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/31/google-galaxy-nexus-kitkat/, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_Jelly_Bean
Leaving three unpatched vulerabilities?
So a bit of background first: the PC1512 included a planar extension to CGA, providing 640x200x16 colours. BASIC 2 provided dithered drawing of complex shapes.
LAKESIDE.BAS was a very early procedural graphics generator, using a random seed to draw a, by modern standards, primitive 2D scene. In the distance there was a sky with clouds, snow peaked mountains reflecting in a lake, with little islands and sail boats. In the foreground, there were hills, white buildings with red roofs, white picket fencing separating fields, and all sorts of flowers, bushes and trees. Given how slow the machine was, it'd take a minute or so to draw each picture, leave it up for a little while, and then draw another one.
Whilst this could undoubtedly be rendered in 3D in the blink of an eye, and all sorts of shader magic could make it look like an actual painting, I think it would lose some of the charm.