So shortened Memes trump their long versions and they get reused in new places and new ways?
In other words, FB users are lazy and attention whores. You really needed a study to find that out? I'd have a few studies I could do, where's my grant money!
Email attachments are the bane of a smooth user experience for grandma.
She probably has a web mail account, and uses a browser to access it. She's going to receive all kinds of weird attachments from friends, and she will want them all to just work. There are Power Point slideshows, Word documents, spreadsheet files, movies, embedded images, links to images on mailing lists, flash animations, PDFs, MIDIs, and more. Any of these can be in several layers of forwarded messages, or stuffed into an
To get as much of that to work as possible, need lots of software. Libre Office to handle the Power Point, doc, and spreadsheet files. But that's not enough, need codecs so Libre Office can play whatever video or audio is embedded in the Power Point. Got to have Thunderbird for the
Finally, a weak point of Firefox, and I think all browsers, is association. Firefox is quite poor at remembering which program to use to handle a particular file type. Often the user is forced to browse around in the file system. Grandma is not going to like having to slog through
Perhaps you are referring to this http://www.wikihow.com/Find-th.... So problem is already largely solved it just requires full implementation, the fine system seems like the logical route.
I don't use music as wallpaper, which is very much what the questions seemed geared around. Also questions like "Music calms me (agree 1-5)" - well, which music? Some of it very much does not calm me, and some quite definitely does.
Not sure that data collected by the questionairre wil be useful in drawing the right conclusions.
also what about stuff like file shearing...
Well, typically, you start by grabbing the file by its strings, give 'em a twist and get it on its back. Then you lift the tail[*] such that all the loose bits run off onto the floor as you make your first pass. Some prefer Occam's Razor when shearing data, but I find Hanlon's Razor works, too.
[*] I find that tail -n 100 is enough to get a decent grip, but it really depends on the size of the RAM....
Since you are such a rational individual and by no way superstitious, you should have no fear to do the following: reply to this post by stating clearly that you hereby sell your soul to Satan for the price of a bag of Cheetos. If you have balls you will also include in this deal the souls of everyone in your family.
Sure, but first you have to let me take your photograph, to prove that you're not afraid that it's going to steal your soul.
The odd thing of course that the thieves forget, the more bitcoins that are stolen the more devalued the pseudo pretend currency becomes (as it has no government backing, backing it with the assets of whole countries). Bitcoin is truly dangerous to hold as your username and password give 'TOTAL' access unlike bank accounts where access it be reversed or withdrawn a whole trail is created with access, allowing investigation and prosecution.
Ok, allow me to rephrase it. Science does not ask for the meaning of things. Science does not ask why this world exists. Or why the universe exists. Why human walks the earth or why we have our self consciousness and the ability to ponder these things in the first place. If any field is interested in this, it would probably be psychology and philosophy. Certainly not physics or astronomy.
Science does not question the meaning or purpose of something. Science tries to find out how something works. Not to what purpose it does it. Science does not anthropomorphise the world and try to find its purpose or some "grand plan" behind it. Science is concerned with how things work, what makes them tick. The "why is the sky blue" question is, from a scientific point of view, a question for the physical reason behind it. Not trying to give it some higher purpose in the grand scheme of things.
Religion usually does just that, and answers these questions about meaning and purpose. That's its appeal for people, people like it when things have a purpose. The idea that some things "just are" seem to make people uneasy. Especially when it's themselves that "just are".
*IS* Red Hat giving them a compilable version? I doubt it. I think they acquire it from a third party who legally acquired it.