I would love to see an alternative to Adobe for Photoshop, Acrobat and Illustrator. I have used Photoshop and Illustrator (licensed owner) since versions 1.0 and now have CS4. I don't want Adobe's Cloud version. I don't want to deal with the cloud or subscription based software. CS6 won't save files in CS4 format so I don't want it for that reason too. Just as we have OpenOffice it would be nice to have OpenCS.
Only 56% expect to become millionaires?
What is wrong with the other 44%?
Ha! Working for someone else is far more of a risky gamble than working for myself. As an employee you have to satisfy your boss and the clients. As my own boss I only have to satisfy my clients.
Odds of success:
Boss% x Client% Client%
You have a much higher risk as an employee.
I'm taking less of a gamble as an independent.
Pretty simple math.
They're sometimes too far radically left leaning but still lots of good stuff. At least they're funny (most of the) times.
One more reason not to be an employee. Work for yourself.
Of course, they're going to get your photo in other ways. Facebook, blogs, etc.
This is why I don't think we'll ever see tax code simplification: there are too many people making too much money with the exiting overly complex system. They have a lot of money and they want our money so they will spend gobs of greenbacks to prevent any simplification of the tax code.
And if it hadn't been brought to so much heat they would have just kept beating up old ladies, and anyone else they could get away with abusing.
Remember: only 10% of the government is evil. That is more than enough.
It was not supposed to be a real watch. It was a joke. A spoof. A representation. It's funny anyone would think that cover was representing a real prediction. Crimminy.
I farm. I use some technology but everything I do I can do without any of the modern tech falling back gracefully to older and older ways. My kids farm with us and they understand these things and the need.
Civilizations rise and fall. There will be another fall. Another dark age. Maybe this decade, this century, this millennia. *shrug* I enjoy technology but I don't let myself be dependent on it. If there is a fall, my pastured pigs will be worth more than gold and bitcoins will be useless.
Before the internet I had no religion. If the internet were to take away my religion I would be anti-religion...? Hmm... Hasn't happened. I also have not become pro-religion either. My views have not changed as a result of the internet.
I am pro-reason. When religion catches up then we can talk.
The other option is chocolate which is even higher in antioxidants! Chocolate BBQ Ribs!
Nest sounds cool. I like the remote off, with no remote device. Could be voice activated instead and that might solve the problem.
This has the potential for a lot of very interesting things. It is a platform for sensors.
Motion Sensor (earthquake)
Put one outside too. Network and log the data.
Then for people who want to participate, send the data to the weather bureau folks for collecting some seriously large aggregates of data on the environment.
Also useful for businesses. e.g., monitoring processing work rooms, refrigerators and freezers.
There is so much potential here. And if they are manufactured in sufficient quantity it will drive the unit cost down which will lower the price which will increase market penetration so we have nests in everyone's nests.
Right now I have too many different devices all serving these functions. I would rather have several nests around. Then, sure, one will fail but I'll just move a less vital one to it's location while I get a replacement (2 days on Amazon Prime). Hmm... Stick them to the ceiling or wall plate with a magnet. I use magnets for things like this all over the place - works great.
The winning device will be agnostic, supporting all content:
AmazonTV misses out by not supporting all content paths. e.g., iTunesStore
AppleTV misses out by not supporting all content paths. e.g., AmazonPrime
Both need to be supporting disks at the very least with an optional plugin drive that they sit on to look like one nice neat device for those billions of existing DVD and Blueray disks.
My Vote: no buy yet.
Oh, my, two more things to fail at the most inopportune moments. So is this going to increase the cost of the cars too?
On the other hand, the benefit is a better wind profile so better gas mileage. Should that be kilometerage by now? *sign*
There is another solution. We don't worry about it. In the morning everyone gets up early. If you stayed up late reading or something you still get up early in the morning for chores and breakfast. We also have rules of respect. Being quiet in the evening is one of those rules because other people are sleeping so they can get up in the morning to work. If kids are raised this way it rather solves the issue.
Back to the smart bulbs - too much technology. Wasteful. Expensive.