You just described Pebble Beach, CA.
You just described Pebble Beach, CA.
After living in Lawrence, Kansas for over a decade, I can tell you this: nobody gives a shit about any of that. Its one of the most unique and welcoming places I've been, and I consider myself lucky to have lived there.
Your coworker, and my former colleague (I was in Garmin Consumer SW Engineering for several years) was killed by hate. I grew up in Chicago, I lived through a shooting. No amount of laws stopped a determined psychopath when she came into my school and shot a kid in the head and then fled into a neighborhood home and shot the the homeowner. My home is in Olathe, and I know the people. My small block is incredibly heavily armed; I know at least three neighbors with semiauto rifles and handguns. My neighbors are wonderful people, and there's no way any of them would use such a weapon in a hateful manner, and neither would I. Kansas enacted constitutional carry precisely because there was no increase in gun violence after concealed carry was passed.
I don't care if you don't like guns. That's your belief, and you're entitled to it. But you're naÃve if you honestly don't understand what power hate can have over people.
"Who, in the chain of command, was responsible for "fixing" an approach that wasn't broken?"
Easy, self proclaimed General Lennart Poettering.
I'm of Greek descent, and when my grandmother developed Alzheimer's about 18 years ago, we found that she would take knives from the kitchen and hide them in her bedroom and in her purse. We put them all back and this happened a few times before we found her purse just full of knives. When we confronted her about it, she scowled and said she needed them in case any Turks came by. Thankfully she never hurt herself or anyone else. But yeah man, I get where you're coming from.
Oh they know. This is why they don't want encryption on smartphones.
From a slightly different part of Kansas:
Mercedes' Active Body Control does a LOT for stability. This is just a new version. The version in my SL 550 let's me maneuver in ways that seemingly defy physics considering its a 4600 lb car. ABC does a very good job of keeping the car composed even when you're driving like a maniac.
Gerrit is a great tool that will host your git repositories, provide a robust access control framework, and give you excellent code review capabilities. It can connect to several types of auth back ends, and fits well in an enterprise. Gerrit is what Google uses for Android as well as for some internal projects. Several well known companies like Sony Mobile, Nokia, Qualcomm, Ericsson, ST, Garmin, Texas Instruments, and nVidia all use Gerrit and contribute back to the project as well.
The school I mentor for had a rough time in the Kansas City Regional, but fixed things up and solved some problems to end up doing well enough at the Razorback regional that they will go to the championships. Go Team 2410!
I was part of the restricted beta, and identified why TF2 fails with older cards. nVidia G71 based cards and older do not support the OpenGL extensions required to run TF2. That's why your 6800 doesn't work.
I run a Dual Xeon X5472 box with a Quadro FX 3500 and Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit, and it runs the Steam client just fine and Red Orchestra 2 mostly fine.
This isn't the first time this has happened in the area. A few years ago, a mistrial was declared in Lawrence (20 miles east of Topeka) when a juror posted comments about the case on an article on the Lawrence Journal-World's website.
That's true. 640k ought to be enough for anybody though.
In the southwestern-most part of the contiguous KC metro area, I have a symmetric 18Mbps FTTH line with no caps, no throttling, and local phone service from SureWest for $58 after taxes. They offer up to 50/50 service here. I've had no problems with the service, and it has always provided me with the bandwidth I pay for, and sometimes more.
North of me in KC, KS, they will have Google Fiber rolling out their network.
West of me in Lawrence, Wicked Broadband has 10/10 wireless service, and is rolling out fiber service.
Buy Garmin stuff! Plotters, sonars, radars; they all network together nicely. If you're serious about this, you're looking at probably $20k worth of electronics for navigation, weather, safety, and communications.
"I may be synthetic, but I'm not stupid" -- the artificial person, from _Aliens_