Exactly, only it didn't always fully compensate. Ultima 3 still ran WAY too fast to be playable with turbo disabled on my 386.
And I thought my laptop case and touch-screens got oily fast from fingers. Head-worn devices will bring it to a whole new level for a lot of people.
This sounds like a plot for an episode of Pinky and the Brain.
"Any country hostile to the USA would need to devote some of its resources, both money and brains, into similar RAD."
Not really, the Chinese will wait for us to sink the money into the tech, then steal the plans.
Oh, I agree 100%. I'm just pointing out that the grass isn't always greener on the CM side. CM definitely improved battery life for me, let me get rid of the crap-ware, and gave me more control, but the lack of a camera still killed it on that specific phone.
I go for the cheaper no-contract phones because I'm not willing to pay $40+ a month for phone service I rarely use/need. So I go for the $200 no-contract phones (recently picked up the Exhibit 2 for $180) and I pay $10 every 90 days for 30 minutes of cell time, and I only use it for emergencies (including minor ones, like when the wife changes her plans and needs me to pick up the kids). I think the only time I needed to recharge the minutes before the 90-day period was up was when the car broke down and the tow truck driver had a hard time finding me (he called my cell about 10 times while driving around looking for me).
If that means I need to avoid CM because the devs spend more time perfecting the more expensive phones, for $3.33/month it's something I can live with.
I don't know. I never had a working camera app with CM. It would take anywhere from 0 to 3 pictures before forcing me to reboot the phone, and when I tried to take video, the visual quality was so bad that you couldn't recognize the people in the videos. That kind of killed one of the major benefits of having a smartphone for me.
Maybe they've improved it since then, but the last thread I read on the subject (maybe 6-12 months back) was "Well, the camera still doesn't work, but..." Needless to say, when I upgraded my phone, I chose NOT to install CM.
I think his point was valid. If instant communication is possible between a hub in the US and a hub in without wires or line-of-sight issues, there's little point spending the money to put those communication hubs into orbit. Sure we'd still have classical channels leading from those hubs, and we'd still need satellites for things like GPS, but the need for communication satellites would be greatly reduced.
Of course, the point is moot if the bandwidth sucks on these things. If it's 300 baud, I don't care how amazing the ping time is.
You forgot a few good ones:
Don't want your purchases tracked? Never purchase online and always pay in cash.
Don't want your network traffic monitored? Don't pay for internet service.
As a side note, I don't see how the other replies to your post missed the sarcasm. It's not often you hear/read the word "indeed" without it.
I got a really good laugh out of this post because I imagine the AI program Klout uses to try to figure us out would say the same thing if it could talk. Maybe it's because I'm a programmer who's worked with AI a bit, but that struck me as hilarious. When humans can't understand each other without context, how can you expect programs written by humans to understand us?
That's how all AI algorithms work. They all have to be "trained" and then tested using specific sets of training data. There are always limitations in the algorithms used as well as in the sets of training data. When a large short-coming like this is spotted, the algorithm and/or set of training data has to be fixed, and then the system has to be re-trained and tested carefully to make sure the chances didn't cause even bigger problems. I've worked with web site categorization AI routines, and they come up with unusual associations all the time if you don't watch them closely (e.g. motorcycle helmets = weapons).
Just ask Google how much time and money they've spent tweaking their page ranking algorithms to try to fix problems like this. It's the same thing, really.
Actually, just about all the cell phones and tablets use OpenGL ES, so you can get a lot farther with OpenGL. Also, the state of drivers in general is pretty poor outside of nVidia (not just for OpenGL). I've done quite a bit of 3D graphics development (some D3D, but mostly C++/OpenGL/Cg/GLSL), and as a developer I can say that ATI is to 3D graphics as IE is to web browsers (something you wish you could drop support for but you can't because too many people use it).
Don't get me wrong, nVidia needs a strong competitor to keep them honest, so I'm glad ATI is still doing well. I just wish their drivers weren't so bad.
Have you tried getting them to stop inhaling first? Unless some of the AGW skeptics on here want to argue on the cause-and-effect relationship between inhaling and exhaling, I'm pretty sure you have to stop one to get the other to stop.
Maybe he just sucks at looking for (and/or interviewing for) a job. A lot of good programmers do. That's why I publish code online with articles to show what I can do. I end up with companies and head hunters coming after me, which saves me the trouble of looking and interviewing. I've landed two good long-term jobs over the phone without even having to meet the people hiring me, and I get offers from companies like Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Facebook, etc. often. Of course, it also helps that I don't suck at programming, but if CubicleZombie doesn't suck, he could try the same thing.
My step-dad has been looking for years for a way to keep the neighbors' cats off his car. This just might be it.
As a developer who has written at least one game (and multiple apps) for each platform, I think the opposite is true. I think it's higher than 23 times, but either way it can't be tracked accurately.
The reason I say that is that you don't need to root your Android phone to install pirated apps. Just go into the settings and put it in development mode, and you can go crazy installing apk files (which are just zip files containing the app binaries) from all over the world (many of which are cracked or had no DRM in their earlier versions). Pirating on Android is completely easy and painless (just go into Settings and check a box), but pirating on iOS can be scary and painful. And unfortunately if you make stealing easy and painless, tons of people will do it. I would say it's primarily kids/teens with no money or credit cards, but I know too many adults with plenty of money that have enormous amounts of pirated music, TV shows, movies, etc.
The flip side of that is that Apple's iOS is a real pain in the ass to develop for in some ways. You can't just check a box on your iPhone and start pushing your own development builds to it to test. Everything is locked down very tightly. Apple seems to be equally paranoid of developers and users abusing their platform, though in many ways that paranoia has paid off - like when it comes to developers getting paid (which Apple takes a sizable chunk of), and when it comes to users feeling safe installing apps from the store.