More like pot smoking the refridgerator sober.
Ok, I admit it. I have NO IDEA what the heck that's supposed to mean!
While my iPad3 has a much prettier display than my Paperwhite, the backlight at the lowest setting is still blazing bright on the iPad.
The iPad is waaay too big to be comfortable reading in bed and it's too heavy to hold up for an extended period of time.
I get tired of turning Do Not Disturb mode on and off but if I don't toggle it I get notified every damm time CNN thinks something noteworthy comes up or I get an email.
Even with all this I wouldn't have gotten a dedicated reader except for the power issue. If that iPad isn't plugged in when I go to bed I'll be in dire straits the next day. Even if tablet power improves tremendously, it'll have a tough time matching my Paperwhite's battery life of 2-3 weeks heavy reading with the backlight on.
If you're just looking at readers in the store a backlit screen looks superior in all ways. In practice where you really just care about reading the text of a book, well, YMMV.
1. Create 3D map image.
Wow! That's so awesome I think I'll take two of them!
The article also points out some of the recent accomplishments of the Chinese manned space program which invoke in me fond memories of the early days of NASA. And in light of their recent statements indicating a softening (somewhat) of their position regarding North Korea, has me wondering if perhaps now is the time to start talking about a cooperative space venture with the Chinese.
Sure we're ahead of them now. But we won't be forever. Do we hate them so much that we really need to force them to re-invent everything? Because they will. To quote Doonsbury "They don't like being forced, but don't mind being bribed." It could be quite lucrative for all countries involved in the decades to come both monetarily and especially scientifically.
We could start small, like we did with the Russians. That turned out fairly well. Perhaps something simple like a standard docking system so space travelers in trouble might be rescued or be able to rescue someone else.
I truly believe that Peggy Whitson would have made it to Mars by now if it weren't for these damn wars."
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I always wanted one of those drives to auto start / stop but somehow Dad never found that to be a priority.
Sheesh, back in those days gosub / return was hot stuff. Good times.
Speaking as someone who has had a car stolen (2x), broken into / entirely cleaned of anything valuable (1x), and damaged while someone attempted to break in (2x), the only difference between talking to the police and not talking to them is that their complete indifference to the situation and lack of any results made me more angry than I would have been otherwise.
I sincerely believe there are good / helpful officers out there and maybe I just haven't been lucky, but there's probably a reason for all the anti-police sentiment out there. Just as I need to believe there are useful police out there in spite of my personal experiences, you would do well to consider other's viewpoints as well. To do otherwise would be foolish.
1) The Obama Administration agrees with the ideas in the petition.
2) This is the fault of the Librarian of Congress who can legally make this call.
This is followed by some vague talk of how they "support a range of approaches to addressing this issue" and how other agencies (FCC, Congress, mobile providers) should consider doing something about it.
Oh yeah, I'm just holding my breath to see the action commence!