Sounds like you want Fokkers and Spads game from the short story "Dogfight" by Michael Swanwick and William Gibson.. in Omni 07/1985 or 'Future On Fire'!
What is missing from the discussion is Musk wanted to make a "home, but not home-home" school for his kids and decided to rope a few other parents along for the ride.
Elon Musk didn't like his kids' school, so he started his own,
Ad Astra School is "very small and experimental," and caters to a small group of children whose parents are primarily SpaceX employee
Musk pulled his kids out of their school and even hired one of their teachers away to start Ad Astra.
I am not sure if this is partial reaction from his youthful years being bullied in South Africa, or the private school his kiddos were going to did not live up to Musk's standards, but I would be critical of educational coverage and results.
At home it's VS as well - typically for my python and other side work.
With the wave of plugins and templates available - as well as an ever expanding reach for new languages bolted in - Visual Studios is becoming hard to beat. Unity support, Minecraft mod support, actual python, web dev, etc. Heck - the Community Edition is now supporting localized reports (for free!) so that's a major plus. Also the snippet system is nice to fill in with repeated code chunks.
I have an AOL email I still use depending on the need, and use it as a barometer to judge folks I give it to. If someone balks and throws a douche-fit about an email address I really am not interested in dealing with them. It has not caused me to miss out on employment or side work, but the mild concern is there.
It's been my email for about two-dog ages, and I rather not run the issue of changing over everything that goes there.. monitor it for another few months for stragglers.. and then close it.
It's an email address people. I never had the cool Transformer's lunchbox, or nor the best Saved by the Bell TrapperKeeper and I survived.
I figured it was "Sucks All Profit".
Awwww, man! I should have said 'yes' to that Mizzou grad school acceptance and, after ten patient years, pounce and corner it all!
I haven't heard anything definitive, but are they going to throw a massive closeout sale ala Circuit City, or just lock the door? If their prices are reasonable I may go raid them for their DIY electronics gear.
Potatoes that make electricity.. small electric loops.. etc.
contrary to what they thought, such events are not random,
Random? Ask the good people on the Rodger Young who were attacked by a lobbed meteor from the Klendathu system, or the near 10 million lives lost in Buenos Aires when that rock landed. Good people. Innocent people. The SkyMarshal is gathering for an all out retaliatory strike to avenge the deaths. It would be an excellent time to step up and serve and become a citizen! Do your part now!
Would you like to know more?
Is that a good book line? It sounds like it is in a similar vein as say the Dresden Files, the Laundry Files, or the Sandman Slim series. Dealing with the other worldly that the regular folk don't see.
If those high salaries are in Silicon Valley or New York, though, they might not seem as high as half the same rate would in Omaha, or Houston, or Raleigh.
Confirmed - as a Nebraskan $207,000 appears high and desirable.
People laughed when I said the iWatch's biometric tracking would be a "requirement" to run the facebook iWatch app or a myriad of other apps. It is painful that this is a reasonably foreseeable direction for these companies.
Really.. Really guys, REALLY! - if we are getting a camera upgrade for the earth selfies there better be new filters. I mean, I totes *HATE* having to deal with the same boring filters. Ugh! I..can 't.. even!
You forgot one of the more important archival facets - microfiche! Where's your microfiche back log there Amazon?
Oh, yeah, you don't!
Viva la Microfiche!
I do love the smell of collateral misinformation in the morning!
It was mildly amusing that the author's wiki account was suspended. Better late than never..