For me, it's like this: you're sitting in a nice restaurant, minding your business, when some guy starts up arguing and fighting with his wife and yelling at his kids. Now, it's none of your business, but it's sure uncomfortable. Then, he up and smacks her, and starts hitting his kids. And then does it again. People yell at him from around the restaurant, but noone does anything else, and he smacks her again. So, do I/we have a responsibility to stop the guy? I mean, the family spat is none of our business, right? But when he starts hitting the wife and kids and won't stop, don't we have to do something? It's not about taking sides or figuring out who's right or wrong in the spat or what the outcome for me personally would be, and I'm sure as hell not a cop, but I just have to stop it. Even if it means violence. It's just the human thing to do.
No it's not the same thing. It's more like all the restaurant patrons signed an agreement to be able to be patrons of the establishment. They all agreed that there would be no violence in the establishment. One person sneaks in without signing the agreement and decides to commit a violent act in the establishment and receives the appropriate response based on the terms of the agreement. Failure to do anything to enforce the agreement renders the agreement meaningless.
Come back with a better metaphor after you read up on the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993.
Or notional 46k dialup, where that was the best you could theoretically get. (similar to ADSL in many respects)
It was 56k dialup and that's correct, it was only theoretical. No one ever connected at 56k. Back in that day there were two competing standards K56Flex and USR. USR was the superior standard and I think it could connect every once in awhile at 52 or 53k if the line quality was pristine. I always thought it was funny how the USR 56k handshake always sounded like something bouncy.
I disagree with Carmack's assessment that the handheld gaming market is being consumed by mobile devices. The games available for tablets and phones are VERY inferior compared to handheld gaming devices. There have only been a few worthwhile games for the iPad that I've found such as Tales from Monkey Island, Kingdom Rush and Machinarium are all great games but there are so few good titles to choose from. There are tons of great titles to choose from on 3DS and PS Vita though.
The mobile market is still primarily about casual games like Words with Friends. For games with more depth, you'll be hard-pressed to find that with the exception of a few gems like the ones I mentioned above.
Grow up. Realize these are just fairy tales. You're probably big enough to decide for yourself what's good and bad. No need for a 2000 years old book for that.
Oh great let's throw the baby out with the bath water. What moral doctrine do you subscribe to anyway? I'd rather teach my kids some values in the Bible, especially Romans 12 than let them be brainwashed by pop culture and advertising that will preach anything to make a buck including demoralizing women and encouraging voracious consumption to the detriment of the consumer! That makes for a great society with fantastic values especially in America. A bunch of citizens subscribing to the doctrine of debt, debauchery, selfishness and gluttony. So, enlighten us, oh wise one. What should we all follow that will make our countries filled with better citizens and more prosperity?
There are no such arguments. Intelligent design is just a smoke screen to get creationism into schools.
You are very ignorant. Just because organized religion has its shortcomings isn't a reason to bash a much more sound explanation of the the origin of the universe. Intelligent Design is not the same thing as creationism or religion. You, sir, need to understand meta thinking. You know the system outside the system? Outside the box my friend.
Let me guess my Atheist friend, it all emerged from chaos. Where did the chaos come from? Report back when you have a better explanation than a very intelligent Architect that has intelligence so vastly superior to ours that we cannot even begin to comprehend it. I patiently await your response.
I think Microsoft is trying to create a market of PCs that act like tablets, when that market doesn't really exist. If people wanted touch screens, they could get them today. Most users either want a tablet or a traditional computer. The users who want both usually want them as separate devices.
I don't think that last bit is necessarily true. I would buy a laptop with a touch screen built-in but I'm certainly not going to pay a premium price for it. I think consumers like me are looking at it like "that's cool but it isn't worth the price." Give it to me for free and more discounted and I may adopt it.
The other thing is Windows 8 pretty much kicked the mouse/keyboard user in the balls when there are a plethora of tasks that can be done with a mouse and keyboard but not realistically with a touch screen. Maybe I could do some graphic design with a stylus but who does that with the screen tilted up? Graphic tablets are different.
In a nut shell, Microsoft doesn't understand the market, doesn't understand its customers and doesn't understand its partners. That is why they are failing to capitalize.
Some girls don't like games but here are some to try that the female population seems to be more receptive to in my experience:
Party Games: Guitar Hero, Mario Party, Wii Party, Scene It, Monopoly Streets
Multiplayer Platformers: Mario Kart, New Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong Country, Little Big Planet
Puzzle Games: Bejeweled, Peggle, Hidden Object Games like Mystery Case Files
Adventure Games: Back to the Future (big hit with my fiancee, we played through the whole thing)
For the more girly girls, you might need to go with something with the "cute" factor. Little Big Planet is especially good at this one. You can put stickers on stuff and dress your sack boy/girl. It's also multiplayer. Co-op is usually a plus.
Assembly is the only way to go when it comes to database oriented web apps.
This is what I find funny about C++ zealots who hate
Why are you commenting on slashdot instead of going out and playing music on your guitar out there?
I was taking a break from sending out resumes to try to get out of my crappy job where I have to sit in front of a computer having a constant exercise in futility in front of a computer all day.
Show me where Jesus said not to keep the Jewish Scripture. BTW, you just made him into a false prophet, see Deut 13.
Jesus didn't say not to keep the Jewish Scripture but he did effectively say that His law supersedes all others. (Matthew 22:36-40)