We will be able to REAL, OBJECT 3D models of men's penises - no longer will we all be 10 inch giants...
Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!
Maybe we need an integrated e-mail client, too...oh, wait. Hang on a minute...
might now be able to figure out how to identify criminals...
"We, Kansas, in detail is not." - translationing "Toto, we're not in Kansas any more" into Japanese and then back again curtesy of translation.babylon.com!
You mean learning how to actually program, where it's the algorithms that make the difference, is difficult? I thought I could buy this book (I have) and then figure out how to break the NSA's latest encryption standards on my iPhone
But wasn't the Titanic just a huge bike shed?
Goggle Go[ne] is Gone.
Autism helps testing:
1. You don't mind repeating your testing
2. You read the specifications and the code, you miss no tittle, not jot, you dot the letter i, each and every one; it's a side effect of autism
3. You don't read emotion from the developers at all and read their code and specifications without it. This is tremendously valuable because you don't make any assumptions about their code (as an a "aspy" I'm always asking developers is THAT what you really meant). As an aspy we know damn well most NTs don't actually mean exactly what they say - so we either apply it and show that the literal application is BUNK or we ask for clarification.
4. If testing is our 'obsession' then we'll do it well, you won't stop us. Aspys are known for doing specific jobs tremendously well and testing is just another example of a specific job.
The other thing, though, that will probably upset developers is that the good developers are generally SO autistic it's not funny. When one realises one is autistic it helps to communicate with other autistic people. The best thing is -- you can fairly well say what you damn well mean and it won't upset them...
I'm watching the YouTube videos in, well, HTML5 and not Flash!
OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice look about as non-native on Windows too.
Unfortunately when I need an office application the native formats most send to me or want are some version of MS Word. Consequently, to entice me away from Word itself would take some doing and if the application doesn't comply to OS X's look and feel I will turf it.
When I use MS Word heavily I am in full screen Windows 7. The only things that show I'm on an Apple are the Apple logos, the physical format and the keyboard. I find the MS user interface more frustrating than OS X but I can use it and these days it's consistently mediocre.
But I refuse to use a crap interface on OS X unless there is a compelling reason to do so, e.g. the SIP software I use, its interface is CRAP but it's the only one that will work for the most part.
LibreOffice works well enough on OS X Lion as does OpenOffice.org. However, neither of them are a native OS X application with the look and feel and this is a reasonable deal breaker for me. Plus it's not as fast as MS Office running under VMWare Fusion!
Hang on a moment, until we figure out a way to create hydrogen out of nothing (e.g. like the God mentioned in Genesis 1) then there's simply no such thing as a renewable resource!
They've probably bought the rock you're hiding under too!