From the article:
Customers can get an Apple TV included with 3 months pre-paid of any DIRECTV NOW package.
The base 32GB Apple TV is currently $149. Looking at it another way, AT&T will sell you an Apple TV at a $44 discount and throw in three free months of live TV programming. That's actually a sweet deal.
PS: This is the first and probably only time you'll hear me describe anything from AT&T as being a decent value.
PPS: In before "apple tv sucks fanboyz lol etc". I have an Apple TV and I like it. You may prefer something else. Yay, here's your cookie. But if you were thinking about buying an Apple TV for Christmas, here's a $44 coupon off.
all of which are older than 6 years old, and running OS's that are more than 6 years old
hey it's me ur, um, cto. would you please open that email i just sent you so we can, uh, apply some server patches for you? kthx
or trying to figure out how to block the driver and let the precious snowflakes in the other seats continue to feed their cellular addictions.
Oh, get over yourself. I ride a bus to work every day. I don't think it's special-snowflakeism to want to read the news while we're trudging along for half an hour. And before your start in with neo-Luddite "ever heard of a book", have you ever tried reading long-form text on public transit? This situation is practically what Twitter and News.app was invented for.
You'd think that someone who went to three major dental schools would know better.
Did the first two not take?
Or - and I know this is crazy - actually use that cloud thing the kids are talking about.
It doesn't have to be someone else's. I have a home NAS (which is solidly in the category of "things people who would need a MacBook Pro would likely benefit from having anyway"). It stores all our ripped CDs and DVDs, and when I'm at home I can play all of those directly off the network share. If I'm traveling, I can download the stuff I want to take with me. If I forget something, I can download it from my NAS while I'm on the road.
So basically my laptop has the properties you're describing: I can be home plugged in to power and with several TB of fast local network storage, or I can be traveling with a lightweight laptop without all the things I don't need when I'm not in my living room.
and now he thinks I am part of the God denying conspiracy.
"I hadn't been, dumbass, but now I'm strongly considering it."
It takes more than half that time for many people to become fully engaged in a complex task
That's debatable. It helps a lot if you have a short description of what you're trying to accomplish. Now, I wouldn't want to write a novel or an architecture document that way, but it's great for knocking out a dozen well-defined chores.
Step one: Make a Facebook profile (either your first or an additional one) and add a few friends.
Step two: Post lots of short updates matching their expected "safe driver" ruleset.
Step three: Point your insurer at that account and enjoy lower premiums.
I think this is an excellent idea from the insurers, and I encourage anyone I'm about to borrow money from to use the same process. Please.
Maybe I just don't multi-task well....but anyway, I find that for the most part, constant communication with IM, at least for tech work...kills my productivity and ability to concentrate and work.
With Slack, you can set Do Not Disturb and not get any notifications. I like working that way: I set DND and go into a 25 minute sprint. At the end, I look at Slack and see messages, dog videos, and whatever, then minimize it and go back to work for another 25 minutes.
The means-and-ends moralists, or non-doers, always end up on their ends without any means. -- Saul Alinsky