So that's what they did with the Zune team.
Now the article all adds up.
Oh wow! You POSTED A "VLAD IS FAT" REFERENCE! Congratulations!
Posting Vlad memes is literally the most basic, desperate, tragic, hopelessly-void-of-meaning, outrageously obnoxious, troublesome, costly, and downright pointless cry for help that the universe has ever screamed. Wow, you were born as a merely BORDERLINE retarded member of your species. WOW! INCREDIBLE! You managed to open your web browser and go to Slashdot (which in evolutionary terms, willing translates roughly to "fucking desperate for at least a few reasons") managed to somehow visit Trolltalk and post a "LOCKWOOD IS FAT" reference that was stale in 2001! WOW! This has literally only been taking place for ALMOST TWENTY FUCKING YEARS! WOW! Except guess what, nobody even reads Trolltalk anymore... which means you failed at submitting yourself to an act which means absolutely nothing. The only thing left to do now is kill yourself.
Not nearly as obnoxious as your post.
62% of the time... it works EVERY time.
IIRC I once ran into a Steampunk in Second Life who did a bit of writing (participating in NaNoWriMo and such), who used Scrivener, but had dabbled a bit in IF using Inform.
I wonder if it would be possible to combine the two, using Inform to maintain a "database of attributes" for characters, locations, etc etc. Something akin to:
Aragorn is a Dunedain, Dunedain are also Numenoreans, Aragorn is the Son of Arathorn, who is also a Dunedain. Aragorn is a Descendant of Elros, Elros is the brother of Elrond. Elros has another name, Tar-Minyatur. Elros was the First King of the Numenoreans. etc etc.
Now add the Tesla and solar panels on your house:
Basically, if you work the day shift, the addition of your solar panels at your house reduces the amount of power the coal plant needs to generate by y kWh. When you plug the Tesla into a charger at work, it increases the amount of power the coal plant needs to generate by y kWh. And the whole thing is a wash. Exactly the same as if you charged the Tesla at home using (only) power from your home solar panels.
A lot of people don't seem to get this. The marginal increase power use doesn't have to be directly connected to the marginal increase in power generation to have the same effect. This is also why you should conserve electricity even if you're in the Pacific Northwest which is powered mostly by hydroelectric. Any reduction in your consumption means a little bit of hydro power is left over and can be transmitted to the rest of the country, and a coal plant elsewhere needs to burn a little less coal. Exactly the same as if someone living next to the coal plant conserved electricity.
For the same reason, EVs are predominantly powered by electricity from coal and natural gas, not by renewables. Those are the two power generation sources which are flexible enough to ramp up with increases in demand. EVs are only powered by electricity from renewables if you wouldn't have built the renewable plant if you hadn't bought the EV. If you would've built the renewable plant anyway, then it results in a marginal decrease in the generation from coal and gas, while the addition of an EV results in a marginal increase in the generation from coal and gas. So the EV's power is coming from coal and gas. This is the case even if the electricity from your solar panels are going straight to your EV. If in the absence of your EV the electricity from your solar panels would've instead gone onto the grid, then by putting it into your EV you are depriving the grid of those kWh, and a coal/gas plant elsewhere needs to generate those kWh.
Tesla understands this, which is why they're trying to link home solar installation with EV car purchases. If you can link the two, then the purchase of the EV results in the installation of PV solar generation which would not have existed without the EV. And then you can truthfully say the EV is being powered by electricity from solar.
online in pickup groups of strangers is for adults.
That's not what I said. I said you CAN play with random strangers but you can also FRIEND those strangers and play regularly with them if your play well together and your schedules coincide. You don't seem to understand the concept of "online friends". I've known certain people online for over a decade.
Perhaps being stuck in the past, you don't know about things like "friends lists" or "guilds" that exist in online games these days.
Alexander Graham Bell is alive and well in New York, and still waiting for a dial tone.