Missed it by *that* much.
It's inspiring to see that Apple can still Think Different, and radically reinvent its products generation over generation. Who could have predicted such a groundbreaking development?
Both, neither, pick one. It's not a win for net neutrality though.
Netflix: "Comcast is preferring their own services over others! Net neutrality, net neutrality!!"
Comcast: "Alright, let's cut a deal."
Netflix: "Comcast is preferring their own services and ours! All is right with the world! Screw you, video streaming startups!"
My fondest memory is the day after I finished my previous job where I realized that I would never accept a job again that required me to use it. Fingers crossed anyway.
I loved the Captain Crunch bit. For me it was clear the Stephenson really understands that geek mentality. I think he a a great author and while the endings sometimes do fall a bit short, it is always a great ride to get there.
- Make sure the everyone understands and agrees with the big picture.
- Make sure the people are invested in the end result. (this with the point above says that outsourcing is not the best solution)
- Be consistent, thorough and write high quality software. Coding guidelines and a clear process that everyone understands and follows will help with this.
- Understand that the idea is more important than the implementation, but a poor implementation can ruin a great idea.
I recently upgraded my FIOS service and they used Netflix streaming as one of the reasons that I should do it. After going from 25/5 to 50/25 I still get downgraded quality when watching flix.
The climate is changing, the evidence is overwhelming and we should be doing our best to do something about it. And guess what, if it turns out to be wrong, there is no downside to not polluting.
Sure, he hands her the remote and she shuts up
Another great feature is that you can share books by email. My Mom is a constant reader and I will hunt down books for her. I use Calibre to reformat them to
"The eleventh commandment was `Thou Shalt Compute' or `Thou Shalt Not Compute' -- I forget which." -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982