How many of us don't own one at all?
Please consider that there is not just "no progress" and "Katy bar the door". If someone suggests "Go slow" read "Go slower". How *much* slower? How *much* faster?
Given our lack of foresight for "the long term", whatever that is, I worry about anyone's use of "Proper perspective" and other black and white terms to such a broad topic.
Thank you for that specific link. I had not read it before.
It took me about 10 years to arrive at a multiplication factor of 2.4 for how much time it would take me to accomplish a task I was even willing to estimate. The hard thing was to truly, honestly, trying hard to give *my* estimate, one I really thought I could accomplish.
I am upfront with the person wanting the estimate. I tell them my estimate and remind them of the 2.4 factor they need to apply. (That irks them.)
They really wince when I say 400 hours and they have to write down 960. I also have to remind them EVERYTIME that the absolute maximum calendar time that will be devoted is 80%; MAXIMUM... you never get maximum unless the time*2.4 is less than 16 hours. Jeez. And people keep thinking that computer programmers are too optimistic.
Its incredibly cheap.
I'm from Texas. I spent quite a bit of time explaining to a native Japanese engineer the nuances of y'all. I remember specifically talking to him about when to use y'all when there was only you and the person you were talking to around.
Take your time posting. I am reading this post and cannot follow. Maybe "the choir" catches all that you are saying, but I'll bet its nearly all lost on the rest of us.
Got rid of stuff via FreeCycle.
Went to work (though its nominally a holiday, but I like my job).
Did a pharmacy run for our 83 yr old next door neighbor.
Now, I headed for a old school, high tech Austin annual New Years' party. My wife is recuperating from too much fun at *some* for the 3 restaurants we (all) partied at here, Houston, back here
However -- no alcohol for me on this very wet & somewhat foggy night. [Won't take my recumbent THIS time!]
I wish us all good luck in 2013 (some 4 hrs 15 minutes from now)
You subposted to my
I tried private email to the @bright.net one bounced. So off topic though it may be
I looked up your reference to Norilsk and was intrigued by the city "red
steep-riverbank" (about the most from my high school Russian I can
recall). It reminded of a pleasant half hour we spent waiting for LDS to
open for the morning.
See the cabin about half way down the page, or JUST the image at
Anyway, you see someone pays attention.
Thanks for the best description I can accept without immediate skepticism.
I recall the day in high school that President John Kennedy was assasinated. It also happens to be my birthday. So the day is never ordinary.
I haven't checked, but non-USA citizens probably have no official holiday Thursday. Possibly in their time zones there may be a US football game to watch outside of work time.
"On The Beach", by Nevil Shute
No other comes close for me.
And yet you (presumably) surrender to sleep every 24 hours, oblivous..
For you, with every wake period, your view of UNexisting remains the same.... as it will on that inexorable day.
I think it matters not which day that inexorable one is once you have reached your maturity.
I'm astonished at your reaction. I was one of the purchasers of the 1st run of the AmigaOne and has been THE computer I have used these many years. It has never needed repair. It was been upgraded on two separate occasions.
Mark me at the complete antipodes of your experience. Do you have hands on experience?