at 40 it's pretty much over
because it quite clearly doesn't have to be if you're sensible.
That said, training for a 3-hour marathon at age 49 took a heck of a lot more out of me than it did at age 30; entropy has its way in the end, you're right about that.
There is always the unvocalised issue that any IP sent to an Indian outsourcing company will be stolen.
Well, if astronomy is anything like archaeology, that is.
The similarity ends with archaeology being poking at the shit left behind by cavemen and astronomy being poking at the shit left behind by the gods
I use Swype, which doesn't exist on Windows Phone
I agree with everything in your post, including this, but the basic windows phone keyboard works at least as well as Swype, the autocomplete is almost telepathic.
I am somewhat surprised to say how much better I find the Windows Phone UI to be over Android and iOS. I am guessing individually downloaded apps will matter less and less and integrated services more and more in the future, so Microsoft may very well achieve the same thing in the mobile world as they did in the PC world.
Yes, my thoughts too. I think the shift to W10 running on all devices with the UI kinda intelligently morphing to be appropriate for the size will help Microsoft long term as people get used to it, forget how bad W8 was and get on with their lives. (Try the previews). Despite being something of a Microsoft enthusiast I still find I use my favourite apps, Skype and OneNote, on my Nexus 7 far more than on the phone and hardly ever on the desktop. I think Microsoft are making a pragmatic and sensible move.
I strongly suspect they have had their balls crushed to make this one-off allowance and they have their entire field team watching with prejudice ready to down the machine as soon as it twitches,
Commercial autonomous drones are not going to happen. At least not until we trust AIs. We can just achieve an acceptable mission success rate in military environments with military drones (which have ALWAYS more human pilots than any physical aeroplane, just not co-located.)
The only time in your entire life when you have been 'safe' to the FAA's satisfaction was when you were strapped into an airplane seat.