If I haven't seen it, it's new to me!
If I haven't seen it, it's new to me!
And the comp.sys.*.advocacy groups. Sigh...
Love the caption on the OregonLive image:
Tom Bissell manipulates the controller while playing "Flower," a mellow video game his nieces enjoy.
Ah... right, yeah, his "nieces."
There's a lot of "If I don't need it, no one needs it" arrogance in the OS community. Part of it comes from "it works for me, I don't care about you" (which is just fundamental human nature); part of it is the longstanding "RTFM" tradition (i.e., the root geek community that Free Software sprung from put a high premium on self-help.
Well, there is another possibility. I am not a programmer nor pretend to be one. However, from what I know, it's not a particularly easy endeavor. If I were a programmer and I had spent my volunteered time to do something really hard at the end of which someone came to me and said, "Hey that's great, but I need it this way," I'd probably be resistant. That's not to say I shouldn't make the change, I'd just be resistant. I'd want to try to make them see why MY way is a better way. That could degrade into arrogance quite easily, but, honestly, I might just be tired and thought the project done!
Anyway, that's another possibility.
The real problem is the bay. Get rid of the bay, you have no more bridge problem.
That's the kind of mavericky thinking we need today and America.
Look, you guys can talk trash all you want, but when you say this:
>>Patriot defense system failing to take down a Scud missile attack
You're just lying to yourself. The Patriots defense is awesome this year. I mean, was there really ANY point for the Titans offense to show up a couple of weeks back?
And the Scuds? C'mon man. They let go their best man two seasons ago. The QB can't hit the broadside of a barn and their entire wide-receiver corp has Jello hands anyway. The missile attack is a gadget play, pure and simple. Belichick sees right through that and you know it.
Haters need to stop all the hatin' and get on the Pats bus!!!!! GO PATRIOTS!
I skimmed it. In other words ignore the end users of your product at your peril.
Good point. Newspapers for so long were more authoritarian and, perhaps, sometimes arrogant. We get information to which YOU don't have access. We then present that information to you in a way YOU can understand. YOU need US.
The Internet, at some point, demanded newspapers regard their readers as more than consumers. It seems some newspapers have a problem with that.
It seems that trying to predict Apple's actions is not terribly easy. I don't really care if they get Basic enabled. I really just want to play games.
What's interesting, however, is you can break into Basic in the app right now.
Here's how you do it.
1. Launch the app.
2. Tap the power button to power on the C64.
3. Tap the Advanced button on the bottom right.
4. Turn the option "Always show full keyboard" on.
5. Tap the "My Games" button on the lower left.
6. Run any game.
7. Tap the "Extra" button under the game screen.
8. Tap the RESET button on the left.
The app launches BASIC.
I don't know if it's fully functional, but it will run the "10 PRINT "I AM SO GREAT!!!!!!" / 20 GOTO 10" program, which is about the extent of my programming skills.
Disclaimer: I did not discover the above. It was posted on Engadget.
$46,345 -- That DAMN Apple tax. There's no way the same amount of Linux systems would cost that much.
Jerry Taylor's memory is very long. And he has powerful, powerful friends.
I'm just saying.
Color me trolled.
Look, this is plainly a compromise that tries to cull wheat from chaff. Don't believe me? Go look at any major American newspaper website. Pick any random story and dive into the comments. Now, take note of the insults, the extremely partisan rhetoric (from all sides), the bad grammar, the incredible misunderstandings of the entire point, and, yeah, even hopes that one or the other subjects go die.
It's simply much easier for anyone to click reply and type out, "HURR DURRR UR A FAGGG." Sure, you can do the same with with a web camera -- and apparently some folks are doing so -- but I bet there are going to be much less to go through than if everyone could pop a comment under the story.
enjoy your hand
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