As someone who rents I dislike the idea of AirBnB pushing up prices. But as someone who travels AirBnB has been the best thing in years. Hotels are fine if you're on your own, but I usually travel with my family. Staying in a slightly run down home is way better than a very nice hotel or holiday home when your kids are going to run around in it. Not to mention seeing into other peoples lives and houses.
I travelled around the US with my family and our 3 cats. I know some hotels let you have pets, but the limit is usually 2 and they don't like cats. Didn't have trouble finding places on AirBnB usually within a 4 hour drive of one another. I know that it would be possible before AirBnB existed, but would have required a lot more planning, and our trip was entirely unplanned.
adhering to the since discredited notion that robotic space probes were adequate for exploring the universe.
Since discredited by what? I think there might be some bias in the reporting there, because it should say "since credited by 4 decades of remote robotic exploration"
Yes you're correct, and Rails is still like that. It figures out all the columns on boot (in production, on each page load in development). It has a separate migration system that allows you to modify the schema.
I developed on Rails for a few years. I'm not fond of using it now but I recognize it for what it is/was, a product of it's time. It made developing database backed web applications much faster and easier than Java or
And yet despite its problems it runs smoother for me than chrome. With the devtools open Firefox is significantly faster. I was really surprised and only found this out when having a look at the Developer Edition of Firefox, but it is now my default browser.
One thing I find confusing is that everyone talks of forcing Apple to make a new version. But it isn't Apple but Apple engineers doing this work. Does the court have the power to tell Apple to fire it's operating system developers if they don't comply?
The summary has it back to front. The polymer can be stretched into other shapes which it keeps until it is raised to body temperature. The material will snap back into shape even when lifting a weight or crush an object that it has been wound around.
This means that in surgery a strand of polymer can be stretched to put into place, whereupon it springs back into the desired shape, perhaps constricting something, or raising / pulling something.
I just today reinstalled Picasa after restoring my photos from backup. I spent some time researching options and decided Picasa was still the best tool.
I don't want to see ads ever. If I visited a site like wired every day then I could see myself paying, but I don't, I only ever follow the occasional link there. Some kind of multi-site micropayment service might work quite well - something like a spotify subscription where the money from my subscription is distributed to the content provider that I visit, proportional to the number of visits. Not perfect but if one provider ducks behind a paywall I just stop visiting, if they all disappeared then I'd probably pay.
I read this yesterday and I found it slightly annoying in the tone. Alpine has been around for awhile, and I don't think anyone using docker for more than experimentation will be happy with massive Ubuntu based images. But would you really use these minimal images packaged by an unknown entity when you can make your own with one line in the dockerfile?
because they're about to launch their own pedometer type site?
Yes, I've visited many small cities in the US, and many do not have sidewalks. It's a pain tramping over verges. And you get odd things, like an overpass with a sidewalk half way across, so you need to be careful of the traffic over the second half.
I lived in a city in CA with good sidewalks, and it was less than 10 minutes from our house to the center of town. We walked in all the time with our kids, but I hardly ever saw other people walking around. Our neighbour would take her dogs for a long walk, bring them back to her house, get in the car and drive to town. But suggest that she could walk to town instead - blank stare.
There was a playground about 1 mile from our house that my wife would take our kids to often, walking. We had friends with kids the same age whose house was about 5 minutes walk from the playground - and they would DRIVE every time! It's madness, it is as if American's have forgotten that walking is a method of transportation. Having a car with you can be a pain, you have to get everyone in and out, find parking, put up with boiling temperatures if you leave it in the sun, etc etc.
This. My wife and I were chatting to an Aussie couple in Copenhagen who were asking where they could get a taxi. I was about to suggest Uber as an option, but my wife pointed out to them, it's a 20 minute walk and the streets are pedestrianised the whole way. And if they don't want to walk, there's a bus every 5 minutes.
Not long ago getting public transport in a foreign location (even an English speaking one) could be a challenge. But with Google maps showing public transit it has become much more accessible.
They still went and got a taxi from a local hotel AFAIK.
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