The camera in this phone definitely interests me. I'm starting to eye replacements for my XPeria Z. Yes, Z, not Z1, Z2 or Z3.
Colby Brown has a review of this camera, err, phone that you might find interesting. http://www.colbybrownphotograp...
I switched after about 10 years of using desktop Linux, myself. Sure, I can make it all work with the hardware, or I can buy a laptop that has a *nix on it that works. Sure there are bugs, but I'll accept those, none have been showstoppers for me yet.
I did just buy a new Retina MacBook Pro on Saturday, built in October, it only came with Mavericks.
From what I've seen, weight isn't as much an issue as the overall dimensions.
At least most of the airlines I travel on have a 7kg weight limit, which I could easily pass with my 46L backpack that's still smaller than most roller bags.
Regarding the EM spectrum thing, I noticed it too. I flew from Houston to Manila with United last year. Taking off from Houston we allowed to use devices, landing in Hawaii we were allowed to use devices. Change planes in Hawaii. Taking off we were allowed to use devices. However, upon landing in Guam (still part of the US and on the same plane) we were not allowed to use devices?
That I'll get the job I have now.
I'm not at a major university, I'm at a large agricultural NGO with my own lab of 11 researchers and a PhD student who is hosted at the uni down the street. However, according to their model there's less than 80% chance that I'll become a PI.
I'd be interested to know what's different. I realise that it's a model, thus it's wrong. Still, I guess ~80% is a pretty strong relationship for something like this. It was fun to try.
Chemical pesticides are less than 100 years old. We got along just fine for beforehand for millennia without them.
You'd best edit Wikipedia, quickly, then! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...
Chemical pesticides date back 4,500 years, when the Sumerians used sulfur compounds as insecticides. The Rig Veda, which is about 4,000 years old, also mentions the use of poisonous plants for pest control.
Hmm, Gimp is fairly decent for a Photoshop alternative. I know pros won't be switching, but I'm proficient enough with it that I still prefer it now.
However, Gimp won't cover Illustrator. Inkscape does a damned good job with SVGs.
I'm a scientist, not a designer, so these cover the needs of me and my lab for no cost. I can do nice looking posters and whatnot with these tools, quite efficiently.
Blaming GMOs for this is silly. We've had herbicide resistant weeds before. It's the cultural practices used in production. Scientists warn of this and companies give guidelines on proper use, e.g. refuges of non-Bt corn to help prevent resistance from building up in insect population, use different mode of action herbicides, etc. but farmers (yes my father was one) often ignore these guidelines and do what's easy. Thus the problems.
Life in the state of nature is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. - Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan