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Comment: Slow (Score 1) 140

by gameboyhippo (#46527503) Attached to: Google Android Studio Vs. Eclipse: Which Fits Your Needs?

I'd love to love Android Studio, but on my PC it's slower than molasses going uphill on crutches. I also can't figure out how to set up an environment in Android Studio that allows me to mix java projects with android projects or use maven to manage my projects. Admittedly that took a while to figure that out with Eclipse as well.

Comment: Re:random and blind (Score 1) 56

by gameboyhippo (#46429289) Attached to: First Study of the Evolution of Memes On Facebook

As a software engineer, I would think that in an ID universe that genes would be shared among distinctly created lifeforms. I will often use similar design patterns and libraries for different applications. Identical code doesn't mean that a book library manager program evolved from a shoot-em-up video game, it just means that it has a common designer.

Comment: Re:random and blind (Score 1) 56

by gameboyhippo (#46428811) Attached to: First Study of the Evolution of Memes On Facebook

I'm not sure how it proves/disproves Intelligent Design. I do think that it models ID closer than it does evolution. Here's why. When people talk about evolution, they're not just talking about species adapting and changing over time. I think most people believe that. They're also proposing the idea that all species originated from a single origin. That's where ID and evolution are different. So ID proponents would say that an Intelligent Designer (God, the Matrix programmers, etc...) created many different organisms and those adapted and changed over time. Similarly memes are created individually using similar formulas over time. There isn't a proto-meme that is the father of all memes. But each meme was designed by an intelligent (not high IQ or super wise, just something that is self determining) entity. Each meme then evolves. Sometimes the evolution of one meme affects another, but each has its distinct origin.


You Might Rent Features & Options On Cars In the Future 437

Posted by Soulskill
from the transportation-as-a-service dept.
cartechboy writes "These days, you go to a car dealership and you buy a car. If you want seat heaters, you might need to option for the cold weather package from the factory. Want the high-end stereo? You'll be likely be opting for some technology package which bundles in navigation. While some options are a la carte, most are bundled, and even when they are a la carte, they aren't cheap. What if in the future you could buy a car and unlock options later? Say the car came from the factory with heated seats, but you didn't pay for them. But later on, say in the middle of the freezing winter, you suddenly want them. What if you could simply pay a monthly fee during the winter months to have those heated seats work? Whether this model would benefit the consumer, the automakers, or both is yet to be seen. But automakers such as MINI are already talking about this type of a future. Is this the right road to be headed down, or are consumers going to just get screwed in the long run?"

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