I had forgotten about that. There was a bank of pay phones in the lobby of my high school. We'd leave them ringing and go to class.
Window 8 looks nothing like Windows XP. Most people can't even start Notepad in Window 8.
My grandmother got a new Win 8 laptop a few months ago. She keeps complaining that she can't find Word even though it is one of the first tiles on her start screen.
If a tree falls in the woods and no one knows what kernel it's running, does it make a sound?
Not if it's running pulseaudio.
When ebooks first became available I thought that this was a great opportunity to have access to more of them for a cheaper price.
I won't be satisfied with ebook prices until I can get an epub for the price of its used physical counterpart. I rarely buy new dead tree books and lament that my money doesn't find its way to the author when I buy used books. My conscience doesn't bother me enough to buy one new book instead of several used ones, of course, but I would love to be able to spend the same amount while actually supporting my favorite authors.
With no legitimate electronic equivalent of a used book, and with publishers and authors only profiting from sales of new books, there is little incentive for the industry to reach for customers like me by lowering ebook prices. If there was, they would've already done so with mass-market paperbacks.
So the only hope for cheaper ebooks is to reinstate the price war aborted by Apple's price-fixing cartel. Hopefully, this case will get us there.
They would've called it Tasticles, but that sounds too much like those frozen Rocky Mountain Oysters on a stick.
That's great if you don't eat any better cut than skirt steak.
The last thing I want my rare ribeye to do is sit on a hot skillet where it will overcook and dry out as I eat.
Moon Reader doesn't just allow you to add custom OPDS sources. At least one update from the Google Play store came with TUEBL pre-installed as a source. That's pretty sketchy since many of the app's users would have no idea TUEBL is any less "legitimate" than Gutenberg.
The first Perl enemy was PHP. While PHP sucks in many ways, it was better designed to write simple dynamic web pages.
mod_php installed on every virtual hosting provider is the main reason the language took off. Had mod_perl been a safe alternative in a multi-user environment, much of today's PHP marketshare would be eaten up by frameworks like Mason.
Ah, the days when you had to pay for decent software, and you probably did not get the source.
Pay? Not when we had Copy II Plus.
Mass-market paperbacks are stripped and the covers returned. Hardcovers and trade paperbacks are either returned whole or they are marked as remainders and sold at a discount when publisher needs to liquidate stock.
The tech specs of real hearing aids are so much better than the consumer bluetooth stuff that it's like comparing a Hasselblad camera with a iPhone camera.
In other words, the average consumer can't tell the difference in quality?
I wish I could get LTE. The best I can do is 3G, even though I am 200 yards from houses with cable.
Even so, 3G is a great improvement over dialup.
The Kindle (not Fire, the regular with the e-ink screen) has been the best think that has ever happened to my reading habits.
Didn't do so much for your writing habits, though.