Klingons are a fictional species.
Every researcher I have met has had 30 to 49 % of grant money tagged by the university they were at for overhead such as electricity, janitors, light bulbs, and computing centers.
There is one, but I don't know if it matches the featureset because IANASE (I Am Not A Sound Engineer).
It's called "AutoTalent", should be in the repos (if you run linux)
All of which Mexican border towns are rife with...
It's a slow decline into "one of many niches" rather than a "dead and gone" sort of thing. More and MOre the PC Gaming market is turning into the late Amiga game market. Games from US/UK developers that have little/no console experience....yet, but will do so eventually (Blizzard is a good example), Cross-platform games and Ports, and games from European developers too poor or too partisan to do console games.
After all there was a time not so long ago when die-hard PC gamers said things like:
You'll never have an action packed blood soaked slugathon like DOOM on a kiddie console.
You'll never have MMO's on a console.
Bioware and Bethesda will never do a console game.
Or a TARDIS
If you bought or built a PC in the last couple of years it is already more powerful than the new consoles.
No, it isn't, clock speed isn't everything. To beat the PS4 and Xbox One you would need to not only match their CPU's (how many people in the mass-market do you know that own 8-core CPU's), up the RAM (many people still have 4, and match the GPU's...AND you'd have to match their specialized busses/internal bandwidth and all the other stuff they have...maybe even upgrade the motherboard....which you cannot do for the same price.
Now sure, those guys who have spent $2000 plus on their machines like the "Performance and Ultra machines" showcased in magazines like Maximum PC and PC gamer have better machines...but they paid $2000 plus! For that price you can get a PS4.... and $1600 worth of games. While that guy with the $2000 rig is probably either playing benchmarks for the e-peen bragging contest, or playing the same map in LoL or de_dust counter-strike over and over and over again because he has no money for games.
Heck, most gaming PC's don't come with blu-ray drives (HTPC's tend to though)...because like the CD to DVD transition, PC gamers are saying: "Why do I need a Blu-ray drive in my gaming machine, I don't buy Blu-rays and no games come on Blu-ray."...all because PC publishers still ship games on DVD's just like how they kept shipping games on CD when DVD's would have saved them having to put multiple discs in the boxes.
Transition to LateX, Beamer, and something for spreadsheets and the bloated office suite is banished from your computer.
Easier said than done, the learning curve is high and long. And if you use something like Lyx to ease it, then you have the Cult of Knuth Latex Grognards saying how Lyx makes bad LaTeX and how you should hand tool your LaTeX code in Emacs, Vim or with Butterflies.
Though to me it seems that if you sold used cars like you sold software you would go to prison. If you sold real estate like you sold software you would go to prison.
"Hey buddy. I'll sell you a car. Sort of like the ones on the lot, but different and better. No not in stock yet be can have real soon. We'll need some money up front. Should have it in a few days. Thanks for the cash. But we've been having some problems at the auctions. It turns out we have to hire someone to go to the auctions. To do that we'll need a bit more cash. Great news we got a great car for you! But we need to ship it. We don't want to risk damaging it. We'll need a little more cash. Darn, we forgot about the shipping insurance but hey, you already own the car so we might as well get it here. Thanks for the cash. Great news it's here! Try it out. What, it's a right hand drive? You didn't specify, sorry we didn't ask. But there are kits we can install for just a few bucks more. If you want to we can subscribe you to upgrades and maintenance for a small fee. And check out those nice new floor mats! Oh, sorry, we didn't realize it was only running on 7 cylinders. But hey, we can fix it. Sorry, the warranty doesn't cover that but we will throw in a free tank of gas. Thanks and if you tell everyone how great we are we will throw in an extra year of maintenance for free!"
Software companies are below the slimiest of used car salesmen.
What! And become a bunch of Socialists!
That would be Congress.
"This isn't rocket science. Grab example schema from a private insurance firm, adapt them to this task, and go from there."
Ummmm..... yeah. From my experience in various industries every company has their own way of doing things. Which is the best way for *them* to do so based on their goals, business processes, historical IT projects, data and schema merged in when they bought another company or were acquired by one etc. Lets not forget said schema and implementations may be proprietary trade secrets or copyrighted. In other words, good luck with that.
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