Or we could just be being inclusive of other cultures that have been using emoji for > 15 years
Or are you suggesting the world should be ASCII only? Oh wait, I get it. You want to be the one to decide which characters get added. Will Chinese be included? How about Thai? What about all those BBS/ANSI characters from zillions of documents from the 80s?
Or for Japanese who've been using them since at least 2003 in nearly all personal communications
And emoji is text as entered by Japanese people in text messages since around 2003 and now by hundreds of millions of Chinese phone users
So, some would say you're hate is borderline racist
I have a 2012 Retina MBP. It's the HOTTEST laptop I've ever owned. It runs so hot it burns to touch it. I have to be careful typing. If I touch the keys fine but if I touch the metal between keys OUCH!
Note: Under "normal" use (browsing mostly static webpages) it's not hot but run any game and it gets arguably too hot. (or as in my case, develop games which means running them). Pretty much any WebGL demo will also make too hot.
I'm with you on that. I don't like isolation either. I like to see what others are doing around me. I like to overhear conversations. My most productive times are when I'm collaborating with someone not when I'm alone. But I also know that's a personal preference. I can certainly understand some need isolation.
Here's an anecdote that suggests for some people being isolated is not productive
It fits me. It might not fit everyone.
The current structure of the American taxi industry began in New York City when “taxi medallions” were introduced in the 1930s. Taxis were extremely popular in the city, and the government realized they needed to make sure drivers weren’t psychopaths luring victims into their cars. So, New York City required cabbies to apply for a taxi medallion license. Given the technology available in the 1930s, It was a reasonable solution to the taxi safety problem, and other cities soon followed suit. But their scarcity has made taxi medallions the best investment in America for years. Where they exist, taxi medallions have outperformed even the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index. In Chicago, their value has doubled since 2009. The medallion stakeholders are many and deep pockets run this market. The system in Chicago and elsewhere is dominated by large investors who rely on brokers to sell medallions, specialty banks to finance them and middle men to manage and lease them to drivers who own nothing at all. Together, they’re fighting to protect an asset that was worth about $2.4 billion in Chicago last year. “The medallion owners seem to be of the opinion that they are entitled to indefinite appreciation of their asset,” says Corey Owens, Uber’s head of global public policy.. “The taxi medallion in the U.S. was the best investment you could have made in the last 30 years. Will it go up forever? No. And if they expected that it would, that was their mistake.”"
According to the company, an unauthorized person had used a remote access tool to connect to the payment processing systems to install malware which searched for payment card data that was being routed through the computers that accept payments made at the parking facilities.
Parking facilities in Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Evanston were affected by the breach, though a majority of the locations affected were located in Chicago.
SP+ did not say what type of malware was found on the systems. Earlier this week, a new strain of point-of-sale malware targeting e-kiosks and ticket vending machines was uncovered by intelligence firm IntelCrawler. Dubbed 'd4re|dev1|', the malware is hitting mass transit systems, and acts a backdoor that gives attackers remote administration capabilities."
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The young people, aged 12-13, spent eight weeks developing their own 3D role-playing games. The girls in the classroom wrote more complex programs in their games than the boys and also learnt more about coding. The girls used seven different triggers – almost twice as many as the boys – and were much more successful at creating complex scripts with two or more parts and conditional clauses. Boys nearly always chose to trigger their scripts on when a character says something, which is the first and easiest trigger to learn."
You should concentrate a learning some other language like C or C++ and using as little Swift / Objective C as possible to interface with the OS. That way your code is portable to other platforms. Either that's Windows, Android, XBox, Wii, PS4, Linux, whatever.
If you don't get reference you're missing out
Although I wish they'd focus 100% on the bigger story and stop with the crime of the week crap.