I suspect only with Visual Studio.
See Ken Thompson's compiler hack:
I suspect only with Visual Studio.
See Ken Thompson's compiler hack:
The function of the IRS is largely only necessary in a society that collects income taxes.
Systems such as apt-tax would render it meaningless largely to private systems, with only companies and corps having to deal with them.
And before I'm told that's undoable, the US had no income tax before 1913. When that was enacted, it was on the premise as relief to tariffs on goods and would only affect the superrich who would pay it and that it would max out on 1%. That proved a complete lie just 4 short years later, in WW1, when many more than the supperich had to pay rates far in excess of 1%.
Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
People thinking they are so holy that their shit doesn't stink is the problem and always has been.
You realize the NSA could be controlling US politics right now like J Edgar Hoover and we'd have no clue?
I don't give a fuck "what type of people" they are. You shouldn't either.
After much discussion, we've decided that a laptop would be better for him. Tablets are great for browsing, but as soon as you need to do things a proper keyboard wins.
I disagree with the "as soon as" part. It all depends on the ratio. If 90% of the time, a keyboard isn't needed, I doubt a laptop is more welcome, unless the other 10% is spent typing war and peace or something. If all the typing that needs to be done is the random email or filling out an online form, tablets are adequate.
Especially the person you are talking about is unlikely to be a touch typist. Then a physical keyboard and an on screen one is going to make no difference at all.
and if there is one he likes.
I can vouch for the iPad. My dad was the same way as yours and now he's hooked on it.
If you do get it, the new iPad Air is thinner and lighter, making it easier to hold. Try a self standing cover to protect it, it also makes it easier to use on a table.
I suggest adding gmail app (easier than the native mail app), and finding/adding other apps he might be interested in, particularly netflix if his buliding's wifi can handle it.
What I do not recommend is just dumping the box on him and expecting to not find it at the back of the closet later.
Whatever you choose, spend some time learning it yourself so you can later spend half a day expertly teach/learn it with him, answering questions, and putting useful/fun apps he wants on it. Afterall, humans use tools they find utility in, help him find utility in one, whether it be games, entertainment, or practical things.
Some people will even schedule their work day around them.
That would be counter to the whole point, imo. They'll be taxis, not busses. And with smartphones, easier to summon than ever. Although I agree ownership will decrease in urban and semiurban areas.
Wikipedia tells me a Honda Civic from 1995 (18 years ago) weighs 2,319 lb, 2421 as a sedan 10 years ago, and 2608 now.
I would go farther back, but it was too different of a car then (tinier and tinier) and everyone can see it's exterior dimensions get larger with each successive generation.
While I'm sure the mandatory smog and safety features also add weight over time, I'm sure the older ones get lighter as time passes, as other car parts such as engines (per hp) did, and personally I'm glad they're there. They not only make the passengers safer, them less prone to crashing or smogging up the place makes everyone safer.
If you want a pure car without that stuff, I suggest renting out or building a track, and buying a second hand or junk yard car to strip down and rebuild.
Well, for games, the GPU is now the machine for all intents and purposes. Back in the 90s, this wasn't so much the case. CPUs are good enough... it's just like how many of us haven't bought sound cards in a long time when it used to be required early/mid 90s and upgrades always sought.
CPUs have become good enough for the majority (for the moment, 4k and 8k is coming and will precipitate a shift, just like 3d without glasses eventually will when it's holodeck level sans touch/feel). I know CPU could always be faster, I use a lot of programs where I still wait for processing, but many people don't, which is an improvement how it used to be where everybody had to wait on something while working.
What's to prevent the company from texting someone several minutes before it arrives and requiring the customer to have a smartphone app to mark exact gps location and sign off on dropoff?
If the copter can't make delivery because conditions aren't satisfied, it can go back and the company can keep it's convenience fee.
Bezos said in the new 60 minutes, it will handle payloads of 5lbs, enough for 86% of it's sold merchandise.
Second, this system could be used in China sooner than here, and being tested by a large package delivery:
The technology just isn't robust enough to be scaled up to meaningful numbers - crashes due to mechanical faults are inevitable
The thing has 8 rotors. It needs 4 maybe to fly with stability. It has redundancy out the ass.
Octocopters are good-weather toys. They cannot be flown in heavy winds. "Sorry, no deliveries today, it's too windy". Yeah. Right.
Well, I'm sure amazon will have a zip code system and weather tie-in to mark the where and when availability that shows are hides the "Delivery by Air" button. Since this will be purely a convenience feature with a corresponding fee, it's not a business breaker.
But for me, this type of system would make much more sense in fastfood delivery systems.
Who wouldn't pay a buck or two to have it delivered at the location marked by smart phone GPS, instead of fighting traffic and using up gas/time?
So it doesn't "prove" there are fewer women, it just shows that men are more willing to fritter their time away on some stupid web poll.
Taking an educated guess and replacing it with pure speculation of your own does not a +5 Insightful comment make, and yet here we are.
Dark Alley. 45 minutes. "Informants."
Uh huh. I think they misspelled prostitutes.
And second, police on patrol (the article said cruisers). Do police detectives (not the type that write tickets) have cruisers? Idk, I'm no expert. But I know ticket writing police ain't taking down drug rings and shit. They patrol the streets. They don't have "informants".
The Arizona Corporation Commission, which regulates utilities in the state, agreed in a 3-to-2 vote at a meeting yesterday in Phoenix that Arizona Public Service Co. may collect about $4.90 a month from customers with solar systems
Arizona Public had requested a fee of $50 a month or more, and the commission’s decision “falls well short of protecting the interests of the 1 million residential customers who do not have solar panels,” Chief Executive Officer Don Brandt said in a statement.
“We preserved customer choice in Arizona while recognizing that these cost shifts are real,” said Bob Stump, chairman of the commission. “I think it’s a fair outcome.” The regulators overruled their staff, who recommended in September that the issue be taken up in the utility’s next formal rate case in 2015.
The utility spent $3.7 million to promote its argument, compared with about $330,000 spent by the solar industry, according to documents filed with the commission.
Oldest trick in the book. Ask for the moon ($50/month insanity) and cry when they hand you a sterling silver platter instead.
I sincerely hope cheap high density batteries come out in the next decade that will make grid tie completely moot point if all you want is energy at night.
Come on, I thought the suction of the competition would inspire a little more creativity.
It's clear who ever makes the first good sexbot wins. Of course, it would precipitate the fall of civilization at a level Skynet could only wet dream of.
We're whalers on the moon,
We carry a harpoon.
But there ain't no whales
So we tell tall tales
And sing our whaling tune.
"Beware of programmers carrying screwdrivers." -- Chip Salzenberg