To paraphrase Feynman, all accurate science is good science because despite how meaningless you may think your findings are, someone in the future may come along and do something wonderful with them. Keep asking 'why'.
I learned in summer school in the 1970's on the old MECC timeshare system in Minnesota.
My kids are now a product of the same school district, and due to a changed world, summer school
offerings are now limited to remedial courses, and so they have less opportunity to learn programming
at school than I did.
Since they are trying to strengthen their brand awareness, they should have a catchy advertising slogan for this new clothing line.
I'd suggest "Go postal!"
A hand of bridge is a good choice, because each is like a puzzle to solve.
I keep alive an old Handspring Visor PDA for this sole purpose.
Don't tie up the bathroom stall when people are waiting though
EMC is the new CA
All the pro-Surface stories I've seen over the last few months don't pass the sniff test.
They all give me the impression that MS marketing is pulling out all the stops for this one,
sensing serious implications if they fail.
(It has already been pointed out that Google moved the old behavior into what they call "Verbatim search", found under "Search tools")
I agree with your sentiment--IMHO this is telling of changes within Google. Geeks drove Google to the top of the search engine precisely
because of the ability to locate only exactly what you want. Apparently within Google the marketers have wrested control from the techies, falling into the "more search results must be better" trap.
My 15 year old stopped with the legos about 3 years ago (I will always remember the day he had $20 of birthday money to spend and ultimately chose a CD instead)
At least in our house, after one of the fancy kits got built once, the instructions were promptly lost or eaten by the dog, and all the legos ended up in 1 giant bin. Then the real fun started (the creative part)