Hmmm. That's a good point, especially since I carry around a big boat Note 2. But there's something I did with my Newton that I still don't do with any electronic device and that is take notes. It's the only device I ever had that recognized my native handwriting (not printing, not Graffiti from the Palm OS era), which is an amazing feat because I can barely read my own handwriting.
Sad thing was, I got much more utility out of my Newton than my iPad. I don't even know *where* my iPad is right now, and I'm not even sure where to look for it. It could be stolen for all I know.
Of course, if someone did that to Apple nearly 20 years ago when the stock was in the toilet but they still had a pile of money they would've pretty seriously screwed themselves. Not saying it's never a right choice to do that but it's not always right either.
You have zero expectation of privacy from the authorities. If however, you embarrass the authorities you are suddenly breaching important privacy protections. Funny how that works, eh?
Even outside of the valley in more normal priced places, if the first digit of that six figures is a '1', it's still solidly middle class, nothing more.
Came in publisher bundles that represented a way to get a bunch of other games I wanted for a lot less than buying them individually would cost. I know there's a racing game I got in one of those that I have never installed and never will just because racing games aren't my cuppa.
Heh. I've written many gotos in C. Almost universally, the label they go to is called "error_exit" which sits right before resource deallocators and the return statement.
It's the fucking paperwork and receipt saving that goes with it. Frankly, I'd be willing to pay more to not even have to think about it.
Really? What OS does all that mission critical software run on?
Giving this kid cochlear implants to be subjected to that could be child abuse.
There was a POKE you could use on the CoCo2 (and some versions of the CoCo1) that would switch to a character palette that displayed the lowercase characters as such.
I recall having a driver that let you use the "hi-res" (256x192! Look out!) mode as the console, so you got more space, but more importantly could mix graphics and text quite easily. If your friend was responsible for that thing and you're still in touch with him, please thank him for me, because that thing rocked.
I smashed a couple windows on a vacant house in my neighborhood when I was 9. I did get caught, caught holy hell for it from my parents, and had to make restitution. It was 40 dollars at the time, but to a 9 year old in 1976, 5 dollars was a fortune. 40 was like grown-up money. I learned a good lesson on "other people's things".
I wished I could give you insight on that mentality, even though I was the one who did it. I remember doing it, I remember getting caught doing it, I remember working for the money to pay for it, but I have no recollection whatsoever on WHY I did it.
Well, your argument so far has been little more than "State bad" which has nothing to do with the specific topic of renting homes. It's difficult to make ANY sort of counter-argument to that. So, consumer protection laws are good, so "State not bad?" How are we to divine from your current stated position where you draw the line?
Split the difference, it's actually remarkably close to the average of your number and his: 22.5 years, with the first kernel release on October 5, 1991.
I'm just double checking: You did know I was being sarcastic? Text isn't the best medium for that many times, but I couldn't help myself.
I don't get the whole nerd stratification anyway. I play Borderlands 2 (A "bro" game, as someone else called it, huh? Well, it's still fun.) regularly with an astrophysicist and her seismologist husband, etched my first printed circuit board at age 12, hacked on code that talks to spacecraft on Mars, written (admittedly kind of crappy) videogames, and done all manner of tech projects just for kicks. If anyone wants to question my nerd cred, let them. I do what I like; I couldn't give 2 shits what other people think.