Thinking over the folks I've worked with, I would have to agree that geeks in general share some common traits. We hate inaccuracy (sometimes pathologically). Most of us have at least one toy (maybe more) on or in our desks. Geeks that do tech support all hate "stupid users" but depend on them for a living (there's a dichotomy). Programmers usually expect true logic to apply to people and are disappointed in people when they won't be logical. Most of us come in late and work late. Once we go home, we get on our computer at home. We tend to like science fiction and fantasy books/movies (including comic books). We will easily convince a non-player character to join our dungeon quest but get a "deer in the headlights" look when confronted with asking someone out on a date.
Not every geek will conform to the stereotype, but stereotypes come about because they are observations about life. We're not all like the above description, but see if there aren't several of those traits that apply to you.
That makes sense - people can't seem to eat or drink and drive either. LOL
Sorry, I can't agree. When conversing with a passenger, I don't turn my head from the road to watch their face, and I think that's true of most of us. Hands free works fine for me without impairing my driving. But it's a matter of priorities, the driving has to come first and if I'm in a tricky part of town (road construction, stop and go traffic, etc.) I'll often tell the person I'm speaking to that I have to go and they'll understand.
And you really think that Verizon will give up the advantage it has right now so that the smaller players are on an even playing field? I don't think so.
No, eventually this will sort itself out, the cell system in still a young industry ( 20 years) and is rapidly becoming the primary phone for most people. Let competition keep going and see where it leads. Where I live, AT&T has decent coverage and so they need to concentrate their improvements in more crowded urban areas.
They (ATT) need to work toward unlimited calling as well as data, IMO. It seems silly to limit calls and practically give away the data stream.
As a gay programmer myself, it often amazed the people I worked with that the two parts of my personality weren't in conflict. I very seldom ran into predjudice, though. In fact, often I was recognized as a good teacher and the other employees felt free to come and ask my help when they had a tough coding problem.
Alan Turing has been an idol of mine for a long time, and he was treated badly, yes. But more important than the apology is the recognition that there have been contributions of significance to the world by gay men and women and transgendered persons. Our history has been actively suppressed for centuries, but we are finally being recognized as having value in the modern age.
God bless Alan Turing, and Gordon Brown. Every little bit of kindness and generosity makes the world a better place for all of mankind.
Yes, not using CSS is crazy. Especially since CSS includes the concept of media types. A simple "media='print'" in the CSS spec should hand that.
It seems that more and more mathematicians are using a new, high level language named "research student".