Couple of questions (because I'm interested) - how long did it take to complete your teardown/rebuild? as an engineer, did you over engineer your house? What I mean by that, did you do anything special? 10' ceiling in the basement, no lolly columns, etc.
I live in Munich, Germany now and the cost to OWN a home here is ridiculous. Then again, Germans tend to rent -- a statistic is saw had ~36% of Germans owning their own home while in the US it's ~65%. My rent is reasonable for what I have compared to where I moved from (Boston area). However, home prices are quite a bit higher. AND Munich is going through a hell of a housing boom -- they're building like mad.
They have these things called bicycles that you could ride to work.
Only one of two actors whose characters were killed by Terminator, the Alien, and the Predator. That's something, no?
...and for decades to come! Just look up "beleaguered Apple" on Google and seem how many hits you get! (-- probably one of the stupidest things I ever read in an article about how poorly Apples prospects were 10+ years ago)
I plan on getting one of these to replace my October 2011 MacBook Air
Well...was coming here to post the same thought. Thank you.
If you have a behavior in an app (application/software/program/whatever) that a third of the users want, a third don't want, and a third without a clue...it should be an option.
There's a whole new class of docking stations that connect via USB3 (when I say NEW I mean new to me) -- granted, you need USB3 on your laptop which I think is fairly pervasive these days. I have yet to TEST one of these...
Q: Why did NASA switch to Sprite?
A: They couldn't get 7 up.
(Awful, I know.)
I was in 6th or 7th grade -- the middle school was doing mini-week (different curriculum for the week) and my group went on a field trip to somewhere local and I didn't hear about the disaster until the late afternoon. I was stunned. I clearly remember that day.
I actually had one of these I got dumpster diving in Cambridge, MA. Can't remember the name of the company...Spyglass maybe...but it was clearly marked as a demo/development unit only. I just wish I could find it and donate it to that guy with the Mac museum.
Is there a Norweigan term for "NIMBY"? If so, what's the NIMBY density in Norway compared with CA? I bet the CA density is at least 100x...
Where the hell are my karma points when I need them?
+2 to you LDAPMAN.
I work at a large company that has acquired (and not fully integrated) other companies over the years. To say that it's a complete mess when it comes to identity management is an understatement.
It's not quite that simple, but close enough for Slashdot. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
In practice, it's easy to get rid of someone for stealing (information or physical assets) or bad behavior (browsing naughty stuff). But getting rid of ineffective employees takes too much work sometimes and that ineffective employee is moved around the company until they retire...
Cat and mouse. Some companies go one further with port-level security (only white listed machines can get on the network using client-side software...so it's more than just MAC address) and disabling boot-from-cd in the BIOS and pw protecting the BIOS. What really bothers me is when a site/domain gets auto-blocked and it just happens to be a CDN holding images or css for a number of sites like IBM, Apple, Amazon, our own company's site...
There's no good process for getting those blocks quickly removed. Google was accidentally blocked one day...
I started learning computer programming way back when I was 8 or 9 (1980/1981); our local community college had a class for kids in the evenings. Basic on a PDP11 running RSTS/e. I still remember the username and password (username:113,3; password: mercer).
Anyhow, exposing kids to coding at that age isn't about learning how to be a computer programmer. It's about teaching logic and how to break a problem down into smaller, more manageable pieces (think WBS in project management). Why do we make our kids take geometry? Proofs. Critical thinking. Algebra? Same thing.
In 7th grade math we used LOGO - not a language for career computer programmers I'd say, but it was a "training wheels" language. The teacher would give you a problem and you had to solve it.
As an aside...
I have a theory that Germans make good programmers because of the German language itself. Stacks. Subroutines. Recursion...
The means-and-ends moralists, or non-doers, always end up on their ends without any means. -- Saul Alinsky