The randomization is bad for one big reason. Since they will never be in the same order, when family calls for help I can't just tell them to click on the middle one(or the one on the far left, etc) I have to either tell them what to look for or have them read off to me what is on their screen until they get to the one I am wanting them to look for. The same thing goes for helpdesk/tech support type set-ups. On the upside big corps probably have a standard disk image with whatever their standard is, but imagine say an ISPs support desk having to deal with a bunch of ridiculous calls just because users who aren't familiar with their computers are call them up asking them which button they should push.
In 2006, Amazon.com launched several web services aimed at developers: the Simple Storage Service (S3) offering unlimited internet storage, the Simple Queue Service for reliable message delivery, and the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) which lets developer create and manage virtual server instances programmatically.
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The museum will be replete with animatronic dinosaurs and suchlike, with tyrannosaurs shown peacefully cohabiting with human children in a sort of Garden-of-Eden paradise. Geology, paleontology, and other branches of accepted science are not considered relevant to the "bible-based" twisted storyline. Of course, it's all presented as fact supported by the usual wierd hypotheses of creationists.
The BBC report has overtones of incredulity that such an inane insane fantasy world could really be promoted as fact. Even one of the museum park guides tactfully said he preferred to stick to accepted science. The BBC reporter was accompanied by Eugenie Scott, director of the National Center for Science Education, who castigated the creationist's misuse of facts intertwined with mythology.
Now that Kansas has started cleaning up its school board, is Kentucky stepping forward as the next base for the loony fringe?
A year and a half ago, I went off to Europe for 7 weeks. Given the choice of lugging around a case full of cds, a cd player, and a pack of batteries or buying a mp3 player, I chose to drop a few hundred dollars on the latter. I went with the Zen Micro, since it was a) not too expensive, b) had excellent battery life, c) was harddrive-based, and d) wasn't an iPod.
End result? I'm confused. Help!"
Microsoft has finally admitted fault to this one user, but has not fixed his account. It's possible that Microsoft has overbilled everyone else who took advantage of their latest promotions ( http://startadcenter.com/lcoff/ and http://www.startadcenter.com/200unoffdm/), yet it doesn't look like they can fix a single one of these fradulent charges — customer service can't actually touch the billing system."
From the Wikipedia article: "The bill amends the Uniform Time Act of 1966 by changing the start and end dates of daylight saving time starting in 2007. Clocks will be set ahead one hour on the second Sunday of March instead of the current first Sunday of April. Clocks will be set back one hour on the first Sunday in November, rather than the last Sunday of October. This will make electronic clocks that had pre-programmed dates for adjusting to daylight saving time obsolete and will require updates to computer operating systems. The date for the end of daylight saving time has the effect of increasing evening light on Halloween (October 31)."
Microsoft has apparently already released an update for this daylight savings time change and will include the change in the up-and-coming OS, Windows Vista.
I.E., Blu-Ray is completely worthless to developers. You only need the capacity if you've got a ton of pre-rendered HD cutscenes. Nobody uses pre-rendered cutscenes anymore, except Square-Enix... Polyphony Digital, Konami, and Square-Enix program with the wrong paradigm, but that's the paradigm that Sony catered to."Both the PS3 and Xbox 360 are developer oriented — it's a question of who they're targeting. The Xbox 360 adopts a balanced approach favored by legendary programmers such as John Carmack. It's fundamentally and academically, the right way to do things when designing a console capable of playing a wide variety of games.
Sony has taken an approach that's hated by the majority of developers, but is well-liked by Polyphony Digital, Konami, and Square-Enix. [These companies] buy into the religion of massively multithreaded games that harness multiple parallel CPUs... [and] approach games with the same vision that Sony offers with the PS3.