I wanted to reach out personally to let you know that we have made the decision to end of life the myOpenID service. myOpenID will be turned off on February 1, 2014.
In 2006 Janrain created myOpenID to fulfill our vision to make registration and login easier on the web for people. Since that time, social networks and email providers such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn and Yahoo! have embraced open identity standards. And now, billions of people who have created accounts with these services can use their identities to easily register and login to sites across the web in the way myOpenID was intended.
By 2009 it had become obvious that the vast majority of consumers would prefer to utilize an existing identity from a recognized provider rather than create their own myOpenID account. As a result, our business focus changed to address this desire, and we introduced social login technology. While the technology is slightly different from where we were in 2006, I'm confident that we are still delivering on our initial promise – that people should take control of their online identity and are empowered to carry those identities with them as they navigate the web.
For those of you who still actively use myOpenID, I can understand your disappointment to hear this news and apologize if this causes you any inconvenience. To reduce this inconvenience, we are delaying the end of life of the service until February 1, 2014 to give you time to begin using other identities on those sites where you use myOpenID today.
Speaking on behalf of Janrain, I truly appreciate your past support of myOpenID.
Larry Drebes, CEO, Janrain, Inc. "
Ok, we get it, you don't like Slashdot.
From the patent:
For example, upon analysis of the text, it may be determined that the origin of the text is from a Shakespearean play. A setting or location of 16.sup.th Century England may then be determined by the context analysis module 316
amongst other references to the Bard.
Can you point this time-poor Slashdotter to where TFA says the device "reconstructs the 3D scene" as opposed to provides a 360 degree panorama?
because non-SI units are the most commonly accepted units in the US, it is logical to use those units to communicate.
And US scientists and engineers never communicate with colleagues, competitors or customers from (most of) the rest of the world who have embraced the future (circa 1795-1975)?
Can you see why a previous comment about "everyone different than me" tickles me?
To pre-empt any silliness, let's say the container is full of a liquid stable at the local room temperature.
No, not a magic bullet, but a self-consistent, extensible, logical, location-independent basis for straightforward communication. Conversion of units doesn't scare me, it just seems a splendidly archaic and sometimes error-prone way to spend time. A quick trite example: without knowing where your interlocutor lives or works or chooses to base their unit system on, tell me how much liquid is in the gallon container next to my desk?
"Everyone different from me" is amusing, maybe even ironic, though I don't know where you hail from so I can't be sure.
Personally I think that part of the problem is the non-metric units that are still in use. By accepting that it is in any way sensible to use them, you've already given up on the logical, elegant approach to quantification. You've made it more likely that people resort to the "football fields" etc.
With regard to the long exposures, I've found digital makes one aspect of the process much, much better, and that's the oldest argument in favour of digital in general: experimentation is quick and cheap. I've started using Lee's Big Stopper recently and I'm pleased I can chuck away (without developing) 97% of my early work with it!
From Oxford Dictionary of English:
a person who comments on events or on a text.
â a person who commentates on a sports match or other event.
Commenter may have been more appropriate in the circumstances, I'll grant you.
At the risk of getting all mushy and sentimental - thank you aussie.virologist, and your ilk, for doing something worthwhile with all these processor cycles available to the world.
1. Traffic monitoring built in to my chosen GPS enables changes to route after setting off.
2. Even without automatic traffic updates, I can see problems ahead, turn off the current route and let the GPS pick up the pieces.
3. If I've got a long route memorised (in a hypothetical world without GPS), but somehow forget a turning I will have to backtrack or find signs to the next "waypoint" in my mind. If I'm in another country, or well outside my usual area of travel, that's a non-trivial task.
4. "Safety" camera information is available from the GPS, along with stuff like petrol stations, car parks, etc..
5. Why shouldn't I use GPS? Just because people have done things for about a century doesn't mean we can't embrace progress. I can still read a map quite nicely, thanks and still use one for planning longer walks or driving tours etc. But I would not willingly sacrifice my car's GPS for day-to-day driving.
... although the inkjet is sidelined at the moment with clogged nozzles.
Get off the treadmill
And the solution has hardly changed "completely" every two years. You'd still recognise Rails 1 code if you saw it today.
I limit my book purchases now to well-regarded overviews of new technologies, published before the full developer ecosystem has evolved, along with meatier tomes on design or subjects that I might one day make use of but don't currently need (most recently a book on ANTLR).