Except for Chrysler for a bit....
Except for Chrysler for a bit....
Except that doesn't seem to have been their motive. You are right, a lot of people don't care about "breakthrough" special effects, but they do tend to be dismissive about yet another film where talking animals prevent an audience's suspense of disbelief.
Have a quick read of this article for more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04...
Or, maybe they are just proud of the tech and want to showcase a particularly challenging and interesting component of the film. Are you saying a good movie wouldn't talk about their 'breakthrough' special effects?
This isn't about the quality of the story, the human actors, or the script itself, it's about the tech being used to solve a problem. You can, on occasion, have a technical masterpiece which has nothing to do with the value of the actual project it was meant to accommodate.
BASIC, as defined by it's own acronym, is a language for training and instruction. A way to cut one's teeth on programming, as it were, and to allow novices to produce code to accomplish simple tasks in a time share environment. I'd say that if programming had a "play-to-learn" curriculum, BASIC would be the "toy blocks" in the toy-chest. It's definitely one of the oldest toys in the toy-chest. Here's a sobering thought - the last stable version of GW-BASIC was introduced roughly 24 years after the language's inception - and it's only been 28 years since that release, (for those of us who remember playing with it).
I'm not saying it isn't a good beginner's language, and I'm also not suggesting people have never done any productive work with it. It's a "toy language" with a serious purpose, but that purpose wasn't intended to be serious software production.
Err... an energy source.
That corrected, I wonder how hard it would be for a civilization that advanced to manipulate existing structures into a Dyson sphere.... I.E., collecting "nearby" debris such as asteroids, moons, or even planets, and assembling them like LEGOs to build an infrastructure of some kind around a star in some sort of grid or lattice.
If you had matter to energy conversion down pat, I doubt the locals on Mars would approve of you converting their home into a Dyson sphere.
I think consumers expect their cars to become Cell Phones or Tablets, not Mini Data Centers....
I sense Don Norman's influence here. I agree with Cook, and I'm not really much of an Apple fan. There's nothing wrong with avoiding the, (as I see it), trap of trying to be everything to everyone. This might be an old PARC mentality, but I think that purpose driven devices with shared intelligence and data sources is a really smart way to see the future of information tech. The real hurdle is getting everyone to agree on how those devices should communicate. My Motorola 360, for example, is woefully crippled at the hands of my company iPhone 6's rather mediocre level of integration. Yes, I know that in today's mindset, expecting integration between Android and iOS devices is ludicrous, but that's kind of my point - it shouldn't be. That said, there's not nearly as much to complain about when pairing Apple devices with other Apple devices, and I'd almost be a little disappointed to see that replaced with an iMacPadPhone, just as I've always had an uncontrollable eye-twitch when it comes to the MS Surface.
** Hands around customer's throat **
You're using too much bandwidth! Stop it!
Did the exact same thing. Was going to post the misread, but then thought, "Nah... NOBODY else would have done this. I clearly need to give up for today and head back to bed...."
The Ginko Biloba is -not- working well for me, but at least I'm not alone.
I guess that depends on how you define "oldest" and "eSport". Even Counter Strike's official release predated Quake III Arena's.
The correct captions: Oculus Rift as seen through a pair of Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses
There's an app for that.
I wonder if this is where Microsoft tries to figure out how to skirt anti-trust issues and incent OEMs into locking their systems.... kick-backs, under the table finagling, etc. The real question is this - if Microsoft is so altruistic and trustworthy, why allow a system to be locked to just one OS in the first place?
If computers take over (which seems to be their natural tendency), it will serve us right. -- Alistair Cooke