This would be why I snort derisively at rapture-like interpretations of The Singularity - evolution is an endless process of optimization, not a directed A to B to C progression. Animals that haven't evolved in millennia - sharks, for example - aren't "Evolutionary dead ends," they are in fact optimized for survival in their habitats.
Actually, Apple did it first with Sherlock, the search replacement in OS 9.
I've worn a watch once in the last four years.
While my phone was being serviced!
CALL THE ENCLAVE
1. Best overall - Menage a 3.
2. Funniest - Sam and Fuzzy.
3. Best art - Massively subjective, I'll go with Supernormal Step.
4. Most relevant to me - Why, my own of course! Among The Chosen. Finished two chapters of Dead City Radio, produced a prequel, and got series production heading forward again after four years going back and sideways.
Time isn't the issue for me. The issue for me is the fact that video "tutorials" feature voices that frequently grate on my nerves. Worse, the video tutorial cannot be quickly searched for the relevant information.
Seriously. I can find out if a text tutorial is relevant to the issue at hand in seconds. With video tutorials, I've typically closed the tab before the "host" finishes talking about how great he is, how great the software is, and what the tutorial is going to cover.
Size-wise, you're right - it's definitely not in the same category as CMP. From google street view it seems more like the Toonseum.
I'll definitely have to check it out!
Garfield isn't exactly gentrified - in the 4900 block of Penn Avenue this place is a good distance from the Carnegie Science Center (north shore) or Natural History / Museum of Art in Oakland.
Out of the way of casual tourism, a couple of blocks from Garfield Artworks and two doors down from a really good Vietnamese restaurant.
Have you actually gone through the military procurement system? They probably ordered these when the Newton was announced.
The fact I can troubleshoot classic MacOS 7.6.1 up through 9.2.2 and a number of old-world PPC related hardware issues over the phone without being anywhere near the machine in question is hardly Buzzword Compliant in this day and age.
The fact that I learned basic troubleshooting out of self defense in that environment, however, gave me a great baseline for dealing with hardware and basic software issues in the general sense. While any classic MacOS-related "certifications" may be long useless, the fact that I got that knowledge in the field with plenty of practice instead of out of a book or classroom lecture provided long-term benefits that no class or HR-friendly tickybox ever could.
The fact that hard-won knowledgebase went from being Current to Niche to Hobbyist over the course of a couple of years is one of the major reasons I've stopped giving a shit about staying "current" on hardware and software. It's a moving target, and I have much better things to do with my time - namely using the production software everything else is there to support.
First off Apple still offers anti-glare displays as an option on ALL their MacBook Pros. So the rant about not offering matte displays is completely off base. In fact, I'm writing this post on a later model Macbook Pro with an antiglare screen and a quick glance at the store shows this option still available.
Not on the 13", and not as an "option." The 15" with AG is almost a thousand dollars more expensive than the baseline 15". You can't mix and match - it's that machine or All Glare All The Time.
It's fall when the wardrobe shifts from shorts to pants. It's winter when the wardrobe shifts from hoody to heavy jacket.
The official dates don't seem to have much to do with the weather.
IT exists to enable the business, not to dictate terms or restrict it. At present the basic corporate dynamic is a largely computer-ignorant upper management that can't be arsed to stay up to speed on the basic IT environment, so they blindly delegate the power and authority to the sysadmins, and IT gets to (largely) set policy and tell the office employees what they can and can not do.
As basic IT competency becomes progressively more and more of a requirement to get anything done (for work or at home), the user base is becoming more educated, and more irritated at the "priesthood" attitude of the IT department. Give it a generation - or less - and upper management will be dictating terms to IT instead of living in fear of the Beige Box, blindly accepting whatever The High Priest Of The Beige Box tells them.
Sony behave like assholes and don't provide anything that makes their attitude towards their customers something worth tolerating.
For me, "entertainment" is a mix of value, convenience, and cost. If "convenience" isn't convenient, if enjoying the work is too much work, if I have to create yet a-fucking-NOTHER account to access your whatever, well... your loss. The library got here first, I can talk to the used bookstore clerk (or owner!), and your Big Media Mandate just means absolutely fuckall to me.
We've been unsteadily lurching towards a "tipping point" in which the content providers will have to strike a balance between the data they can mine and the eyeballs they can get. I know this, and I accept and endorse this by participating in it as little as possible (/. included)
The USA is not a Christian nation
God's on our money. And pretty much everywhere else. This country is about as secular as it is communist.