Most of my friends/family use windows. I haven't used Windows since XP. I'll help if I can, but most of the time, I'm completely useless (especially over the phone).
Let me see if I follow...
We used to store information in books, in libraries.
Then we digitized our data such that you could look it up from your computer.
Now we have computers small enough to fit in our pockets, with access to all of this information.
Aliens will have even better technology, therefore they won't want to visit us.
I thought this was one of the greatest things about the Lucas Arts adventure games -- it was (nearly) impossible to die. The game was about solving puzzles, and going on an adventure.
I remember finding a spot in Monkey Island 2 where it was possible to die...
Lucas Arts used to respond to letters asking for game help. I wrote to them on several occasions, and always got the help I requested. It worked out really well -- the fact that they answered meant I was never completely stuck -- the fact that I had to wait for the post office meant I wouldn't be asking for help until I'd fully explored all available options.
Where do you get electricity to play video games while camping? Do you have someone carry a generator on their back instead of a backpack? Who gets that unpleasant duty?
Some people have strange definitions of camping, which include large diesel-powered vehicles, which are driven to "campgrounds", in an effort to remove all of the peace and quiet that camping generally includes.
The thing is, glossy screens are better under ideal lighting conditions. Unfortunately, especially with a portable device, you're rarely going to find yourself in ideal light.
My keyboard is wide. Making a tall screen would have a very different proportion than the keyboard, and would thus seem like an unnecessarily large computer.
You're not likely to become "fit" at work.
I recommend finding a hobby or sport that involves physical activity. But I don't recommend it as a method for getting fit, but as a reason. Let's say you become interested in running. Every time you run farther than before, or faster, you'll feel better about yourself because you know that you accomplished something. And if you really develop a taste for running, you'll start finding additional non-running workouts you can do just to get better at running.
The biggest challenge here is finding the sport or activity that appeals to you. There is no easy answer - everyone has different motivations. But once you've found one that truly appeals to you, you'll do well.
In short: Don't play your sport to get in shape; get in shape to play your sport.
I had to send money to the federal government, but got a refund from the state government.
I don't know which choice to pick.
Management was not Yahoo's strongest quality
What is Yahoo's strongest quality?
Anyway, one should point out that biking produces less CO2 than walking or using any other vehicle, for a given distance.
Why aren't we taxing walking?!
I've had part of this happen to me. My spam e-mail address is of the format FirstName.firstname.lastname@example.org. I imagine if someone is trying to think of a quick e-mail address, and they share my name, they might come up with the same one. Or maybe they created a very similar account on gmail, but forgot that they're actually FirstName.email@example.com.
Anyway, I'd say on average I get about two notifications per month that someone is trying to create a facebook, twitter, eharmony, or whatever account with this e-mail address, and I need to click a link to proceed. Generally, I just ignore them, and have not had a problem. Only one time did it get annoying -- someone signed up for a dating service (I forgot which), and it didn't do the "click the link to confirm your e-mail address" thing. Instead, I started getting daily e-mails about potential matches. I tried the "reset password" link on the web site, but they required more information than just my e-mail address. Ultimately, I had to send a message to their support department, and they promptly deleted the account.
As one professor pointed out in an econ class - the real value of a degree is the signal it sends - you are someone who at least can stick to something long enough to finish it. Simply put, it takes some of the workload off of the person looking to hire.
There was a job I interviewed for. At some point in the interview, I mentioned how I was planning to work on a Master's degree. As it turned out, that was one of the reasons I didn't get the job. They wanted to be confident that someone they hired would be there for 5+ years. And the job (electronics work, mostly soldering-type stuff) didn't require an advanced degree.
At the time I was annoyed -- I was turned down because I'd eventually be overqualified (even if I wasn't yet). But in retrospect, I think that was a good decision on their part. I probably wouldn't have stuck around for years if I was qualified to do something better.
I decide who my peers are based upon their typing speed and accuracy. So by definition, we are always similar in typing speed and error rate.
I doubt I'll even notice. Generally, I forget to check the mail on weekends. Though I do get important things in the mail every now and then, I can't remember the last time that the delivery date was particularly important. If I need it quickly, I'll have it sent via UPS / FedEx.