I've been in software development for 15 years now and I never had any of the stuff provided. And I'm glad they didn't. I'd be a fat turd now with diabetes. And the caffeine rush only lasts for about 15 minutes. So it's a myth. You'd be better off putting the money towards better tools, or a in-house better tools program (unassigned work time) so developers can pursue pet projects.
If you figure each put was made by a chunk of ice, which laid on the surface to trap blown debris, then subliminated away, you'd get something like that. The one to the right with ones inside of on pit would have been made by a ice boulder fracturing apart then its parts sublimating away.
That bothers me. In the beginning sure, I knew those people. Now, the emails have been for the last several years that I might know people that I have absolutely no idea of how I would even know. It looks desperate, LinkedIn.
Currently, with the understanding we have, we find it hard to move matter. So why not just transport a minimum amount of yourself (DNA) to other worlds and set up a replication shop. Grow your own civilization at the destination. It's far cheaper and more interesting that way, because when you do meet in the middle, or finally make it there, you'll have close but not-quite distant relatives.
Also, I suspect at some time we'll be able to quantum entangle enough particles to construct our DNA remotely and initiate civilization by remotely.
I find it rather abhorrent that the "Web Development" has become a mish-mash of technologies: HTTP, HTML, JS, CSS and extensions: DOM, AJAX.
As a software developer this is a nightmare scenario. When we program computers, we should be programming for the web or directly on the client in a unified way that hides the intricacies of the base technologies from the developer. Imagine writing a program not knowing where it was going to run? Because you just wrote what it should do, and some compiler took care of mapping the concepts to whatever tech the client had available. C# kind of delivers this, but it is way too translucent that you're writing a web app when you are.
There is a toolkit called Wt (http://www.webtoolkit.eu/wt) that is C++. What is Wt doing with C++ on the web? It's allowing you to program your application in an object-oriented way, and the koolhit takes care of mapping things to HTML, JSS, CSS for you! Now, C++ isn't what I would have chosen, but it's a good start. But the fact that you can effortlessly write a WebApp in C++ is nothign short of amazing. And on top of that you can have your functions exported to JS for execution by the client for Ajaxing. (Not ideal that you see that, [leakage] but very cool that you don't have to know JS or AJAX)
If we stop standardizing, fine, but whatever we evolve to has to be (mandate, not conlcusion) a metric fuckton better than what er have now.
Are complaining they can't get revenue from it.
"I have a wonderful and beautiful girlfriend who treats me right in every way" - there's your April fool's right there.
Having had LAN parties that long ago. (yeap) I can say my 486DX2/66 was able to run Doom fine. However my friends's 486DX/33 was noticeably slower, around 15FPS. Castle Wolfenstien was doable on a '33 though.
You've got the best reply by far. I think you hit on a really good point - the operating system. With a Pi, I'm running standard linux. With Android/iOS I'm using their SDK. It could be good or bad. It's somethign to learn.
I'm comparing it against a RasperryPi because I'm aware of the Ardruino and the Pi and they are made for the hacking community. But the cellphones aren't and given the fact that we're returing these devices every two years there is a _HUGE_ market of very capable hardware out there.
I have several projects - from OBD2 projects to water control (on/off with a flow meter). I can do the water control except for configuring the device flow amounts. So add on some way, and with WIFI I can rig up some rudimentary web interface and write a file on the Pi. The ODB2 project needs GPS and WIFI and a display. I've been shopping around and I keep having to buy more and more addons and I realize, I have 2 iPhones and and Android (2.3.5). So why am I just not using them? Oh right, no hardware pins...
Others have suggested something called an IOIO, which looks to be exactly what I'm looking for.
My question isn't flamebait at all. If you're threatened by outdated cellphones being superior to hardware you like, then that's your problem. The irony here is that a six year old device with multiples of computing power and storage is going for $0.99/$1.25 on eBay (iphone 1g/Aria). The only thing it's missing are the IO pins and the open OS... The irony is that IO pins are cheap.
So let me as you this, wouldn't it be far better for you to get the IOIO and an Aria for your projects? You wouldn't be limited by your hardware. You could give a GUI, even a basic status one.
(Admittedly the IOIO is a bit expensive. I'd figure it'd run about $5, but there's a considerable amount of implementation to bring in USB OnTheGo, and all that to work around the manufacturers not implementing host mode in phones from 6 years ago...)
I have an Arduino. I need way more things than that can handle. Wifi for example.
No, I'm not. I understand what the Pi is, But my point is that is if far better displaced by a used cell phone. How many people do you think are passing over a 1g to buy new hardware with less bells and whistles?