A real emacs user doesn't "light up emacs" to make trivial changes to configuration files - a real emacs user already has emacs running (with emacs server, of course).
For fans of keyboard-centric tiling window managers (awesome, ratpoison, etc), bug.n works pretty well. It is not without occasional glitches, but overall, it works quite well.
Skill system that requires a calculator? Hmmm....seems like.short step to tabletop RPG.
So instead of using a computer to help you play a pen and paper RPG, you can use a calculator to help you play a video game.
Slashdot is really not the best place to ask this question.
I recommend GoodReads.com for identifying any type of book that might suit your fancy. It's a community of bibliophiles, and also a great way to keep track of what you've read and what you intend to read.
Easy for you to say. If you've been working an assembly line job for years, you're not going to suddenly find the time and money to learn mechanical engineering. Yes, individuals are to some degree responsible for their own marketability, but in the example (taken from a fictional story), it just isn't realistic to expect one type of worker to quickly transform themselves into another type of worker as soon as their type of work becomes obsolete.
Sure, sounds good, Seidenberg.
FYI it's this attitude that is driving me away from the Big Red Monster towards T-Mo (a contractless carrier, imagine that!)
Keep it up and your customer base will erode, leaving you wondering what happened.
I'm so glad my contract is up in 9 days, you idiotic, grasping dinosaurs...
...this science show I watched recently....
...my three-mile-wide, neon-pink cephalapod.
Verizon is releasing an Android phone end of October. I will bet money that's it's completely locked down.
at first glance, the headline looked like 'Man Robs Convenience Store With Klingon Breath'.
Boy, I've been accused of having bad breath in the morning, but I can't imagine how bad this guy's must have been!!