White light inhibits night vision, not light toward the orange/red end of the spectrum.
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Leave aside the the privacy and sharing issues for a moment. What difference in my life will it make if I tell the world that I own certain objects? None whatsoever. All it can do is help corporate America by making other people want what I have.
Better yet, drop this stupid notion of ever wanting or getting a job. Then you don't have to obsess about making your future employers (aka owners) happy.
Not all retail space is high-value anymore. There are a lot of old Sears and Kmart stores in completely dead areas that have no traffic. And why would it be better to use the old stores for more retail instead of data centers? Like America needs more plastic shit.
We're really digging the bottom of the barrel as an industry if we're putting energy into doing analytics on vacation photos to identify which ones contain landmarks. The way I see it, we've already accomplished the big things in computing (word processing, spreadsheets, image editing, etc.) and now all that's left is the constant development of minutiae.
If you're interested in programming, learn it and do it. Don't worry about whether you'll make money at it or whether your employers will think you're too old. Do it for yourself because it's fun and interesting. If the money or the job aspect comes later, icing on the cake.
I didn't realize this at first, but now I get it.
You don't even actually own a Apple computer, you're using a hackintosh. There hasn't been a Mac that couldn't scroll in 10 years.
So pardon me while no one gives a fuck that you're getting a shitty experience on a substandard machine not designed to be used for what you're using it for.
Actually, I own way too many genuine overpriced Apple computers. I just happen to use mice that don't have scrollwheels. I scroll by clicking and holding and moving the mouse. And no, I'm not an old geezer. I'm in my 20s. There is no ideal input device or UI convention that works for everybody. Apple definitely believes in one-size-fits-all, and that's sad, because it generally means dumbing things down and removing options.
Do you need scrollbars eating screen real estate when they aren't needed or you aren't scrolling?
Yes, yes I do. I like to know my position in the page and the relative size of the current screen. Also, I don't use a laptop or a mouse with a scrollwheel, so that whole "pops up when you need it" thing isn't true for me.
Displays are big. A scrollbar on every window is not a big deal. Thankfully I can turn it off under OS X, but I can see the day coming when you can't, because that's the way Apple is.
Kind of odd that the Apple campus is the total opposite, a locked down place where nobody is allowed to talk about what he's working on with anyone outside the project.
Why is it so important to waste significant time and money protecting the President from EVERYTHING? If the President was assassinated, it's not like the people who own this country could't afford to buy a new one.
To me and everyone I know, we buy organic not because we think it enhances the nutritional value of the produce, but because we want to eat less (maybe a lot less) pesticides with our produce. Why they would study the vitamin content is beyond me. It's never been a concern, claim, or issue.
Coffee is a yucky grownup drink.