I loved Discs of Tron. I was pretty young, but it seemed to me one of the earliest games with multi-dimensional simulation and control (spinng the wheel back and forth, pushing it up/pulling it down, moving around the disc). Definitely one of my favorite games!
I feel very similar, but for me, it's not just the lyrics, but whether or not I have chosen the songs. If I've chosen the songs and know the lyrics and what's happening, I can totally ignore them. If someone else is play music, it distracts me because I'm trying to figure it out or understand it.
And the kids get to play Minecraft on a legitimately performing computer, so they don't complain, right?
Look, if you want to get paid to program, you're going to need to know something about the business or organization you work in. In a ton of cases, that means knowing some accounting, organizational structure, and the actual goals of the business. For anyone who can actually program, that should be too hard.
What companies are working on an implantable version of this device?
What technology would be required for that to work? Wireless power charging, skin port for med refills, PAN (personal area network) for reporting, blood vessel graft or passthrough, anti-rejection coating, what else?
I think you need to raise your billing rate, if you have to put up with that shit, it should be making you a pile of cash!
She might check with the local cable companies - some of them have very short turnaround for install/de-install (my local Charter can bring up home cable Internet in 24-48 hours usually). She might not be able to get the best price, because she won't want to sign a contract, but it beats going to a fast "food" restaurant for network access.
This is one of my favorite things about using Juniper - they have the commit rollback option, so if you truly hose your network connection, it will fail back to the last working after using the new configuration for a specified amount of time (lowest I've ever used was 1 minute).
Wait, hold on, I've magnified it a billion times:
Still entirely invisible. Fuck this topic.
I wonder if the same technology might be used to help clear runways and airspace around busy airports? I know that bird strikes are extremely expensive on commercial airliners, this might be a cheap alternative.
"Ummmm, yeah, I'm going to ask you to come in on Saturday."
It doesn't have to be either/or!
I like where I work, there are a lot of good folks there, interesting work to do, and a limited stress environment that lets me enjoy life with my family. That doesn't mean I can do it for free! I am attached to the job and loyal to the company, but I ask for a return on that commitment.
This picture is brilliant, thank you for sharing it.
I recently have been reading Strengths Based Leadership (Rath, Conchie), and though they are focusing on leaders, they talk a lot about why people follow. In general, they say people follow because of their need for TRUST, HOPE, COMPASSION, and SECURITY. A commanding/directive leader can still provide all of these things to the people that work for them, but I think it's much more challenging than a leader who is willing to roll up their sleeves and get down in the trenches. Of course, because the leader is relied on for HOPE for the future (requiring some kind of inspiring vision of the future), they also have to be capable of taking the strategic, company wide view. I personally see a good manager as a translator between the goals of the business and the employees who get the work done.
And I can't remember the game, but there was one where you warped between star systems in a wicked cool way. I wish I could remember - star commander or something like that. BASIC on a cartridge! Storing programs on a cassette tape. Good Times(TM)!
I think this is a really good point. Gasoline as an energy supply is portable in the sense that it can be moved around. Electricity as an energy supply is portable in the sense that you can generate it from multiple platforms.