I don't like buying apps on Amazon for my Android phone and tablet but I plan on buying some solitaire, poker and puzzle type games for a disabled family member, things that can be played with the remote. It will be convenient to check the weather or headlines or YouTube (which is pretty limited on the Roku 2). I suppose if developers don't want to enable their casual games for the remote, it won't matter too much as long as the Internet apps and media streaming work as advertised. I do have Prime and lots of Kindle books - I suppose some of the enhanced ebooks might be kind of a novelty on the television if you have younger kids.
The main problem with the movie is that a rerun of 24 usually had more dramatic tension. But the visuals were good and really, things blew up. What more do you want in a summer movie?
I am an older tech support worker and agree that it would be hard to get past HR if I were applying today, even with experience. Even though I've worked as a programmer (mid-range/mainframe) and still do scripting, I always feel inadequate next to the kid who whips up a lifesaving script in a few minutes. So don't do it. Odds are you won't be happy. Luckily I like working with engineers just out of college (or even still in, as the case may be) and I do like keeping up with trends in IT. But I'm very aware that if I were suddenly unemployed, it would be really hard to get an interview, much less a job.
In certain industries, knowledge of the field can get you past the age-ist hiring managers but realistically, I'd go with the recommendations to build on what you know already. Even if you don't find a niche in industrial electrical work, is there any way you could do part-time electrical work or residential contracting? Maybe you could team up with someone younger to train and share the physical labor? An honest, knowledgeable electrical contractor is going to be more in demand than any entry level IT person.
However, the customer service was uniformly awful. Waiting for months or years as Nokia rolled out firmware updates? No thanks. That's why I look at the XDA-Dev forums for a supported phone when I need to buy a new one. (Last one was a Sony Xperia, now using a Samsung Captivate Glide, one of the few keyboards left.)
Open Source projects are usually started by someone with a passionate interest in a problem, or maybe just an itch to scratch. Others joining the projects again have some kind of personal interest in it - either to get requested features implemented, share patches, or even evangelize if the software made that much of a difference to them. (The few times I might have been tempted to try my hand at OSS, the software was written in a different language and not one I wanted to learn. Doesn't mean I don't love my OSS, though.)
So, you're right in that these are 2 different questions. Women in IT/STEM in general isn't a useful place to start when discussing OSS participation. Maybe women don't participate in OSS as much because they don't use it as much as men do, who knows?
What might be better to study is how to motivate people to actually finish or maintain code that they throw out in Sourceforge or Google Code.
I decided to give Eclipse another try today. Downloaded the latest version (3.2.2 after all the updates) and the packages necessary for c/c++ coding.
I cannot believe how painfully s - l - l - o - o - o - w - w - w - w - w it is, for what little additional functionality it appears to bring to the party if you're doing c