>The Woz-ian side builds technically interesting and expandable systems
This is literally the reason I stopped buying Macs. I don't care for Windows but being able to repair a computer I paid good money for is nice.
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On my iMac 2008 with 4GB RAM, Mavericks doesn't do nearly as well as Snow Leopard did. RAM is eaten in a hurry and applications feel more sluggish. Frequently when I bring an application forward there is a noticeable delay. If you got the RAM and CPU then Mavericks might work better on your Mac. I'm putting up with it so I can use the latest Xcode. Also I gave Apple's Maps a try and I am unimpressed.
So why didn't the driver see the police before they saw her?
Hell, I've had cops catch me off guard when I was riding my bike to work and picking up aluminum cans along the way. As a bicyclist who's almost been hit more than once by someone talking on their cell phone, I am extremely skeptical of people driving while using Google Glass. Last year we had someone get killed while riding their bike by someone texting and driving. I hope that text message was really important. http://www.connectamarillo.com/news/story.aspx?id=764129
Did you delete your calculator app to save space?
I almost forgot!
Given that OS X 10.9 is a free upgrade I went ahead and said goodbye to Snow Leopard. It is nice to see Apple stealing some Windows functionality for once, being able to resize windows from any corner/edge is nice. Though I absolutely detest the look of the Dock when it is on either the left or right side of the screen.
It's an old habit from when hard drive space wasn't so generous. The drive in my 2008 iMac is died once and the replacement is slowly going. So I run everything on an external 1TB drive. My personal data resides on it's own partition. If you exclude multimedia, I use about 7GB. I prefer it that way because it is easy to make DVD backups every couple months. Really it doesn't matter but is something I do anyways.
because a US district court has ruled that anyone calling themselves a "hacker" forfeits their Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches and property seizures.
3. Computer Slang.
a. a computer enthusiast.
b. a microcomputer user who attempts to gain unauthorized access to proprietary computer systems.
1. Slang. a public officer authorized to hear and decide cases in a court but lacks common sense.
For those who don't know (like me) the hexagon on Saturn explained: http://news.sciencemag.org/2010/04/saturns-strange-hexagon-recreated-lab
Looking at the blue spot (difficult to see ) on the pole, it seems that mother nature needs a graphics card upgrade. All joking aside it is cool to see a hexagon on a planet. Looking closer there is even a border around it.
Also this image gets me quite excited about astronomy:
The innovation that will come from the team, particularly in the collaborative environment that we're going to build, will be immeasurable.
Yeah all you disbelievers, look what the two Steves managed to do with nothing more than a garage! Wait did Peter Oppenheimer just admit that Apple needs a $5 billion dollar spaceship to be innovative again? Maybe I just read his statement wrong.
don't you think that those events might be *sightly* more memorable than shovelling shit in a stable 364 days a year?
Oh, I am unsure about that. The things I don't enjoy, especially over long periods of time, tend to be very memorable. At least for me anyways. Let me list off a few jobs, customers, co-workers, managers, girlfriends (I wish) and other things I didn't like. If I had to shovel shit for a living with no days off, oh yeah, you just best just avoid pissing me off or getting in my way.
To read more about Steve's sweaty sex life, you can buy Brennan's book
Oh Chrisann Brennan... actually never mind. Steve Jobs had a lot of money but even so he tried to reject his own daughter, so to hell with flaming her for writing the book. If she can profit from it then by all means. The real victim here is Lisa, having to know that her own father tried to reject her.
Mentioning government waste generally doesn't go well around this part of the internet. Even so we should advocate responsibility on all fronts. Governments need to be smaller and stop wasting so much of our money. Companies also shouldn't be using loopholes to avoid paying taxes. Plenty of room for improvement all around. And while I am generally conservative, I do acknowledge it wouldn't hurt for the US government to reduce military spending. Anyways, have a like on me.
Without users' explicit permission, Google should not take consumer posts and turn them into product endorsements
Not everything said by Democrats evil? Curse you Senator Markey! Google is slowly hanging itself, joining the ranks of Apple and Microsoft. Maybe founders of successful companies slowly stop caring, seems to be a recurring theme. So much for do no evil.
Notice how mainstream media simply does not report your little leaks anymore?
FOX News reported it, you know it's legitimate because they've got no political agenda whatsoever. Elections are around the corner, let's go Tea Party, you with me Bill O'Reilly?
My point, Metrognome, is that there are much better solutions for first programming languages than BASIC.
Not sure that I agree. I started with HyperCard then was given a copy of FutureBASIC. In 1995, at the age of 16, I had no internet or someone to ask for assistance, just a bunch of examples, a handbook and reference manual. Even so I managed to release my first game a year later. No, I don't think C or Java would have been good. It was difficult enough figuring out what arrays were. So down the road I learned c and don't see how BASIC origins tainted me. Sure I had to figure out malloc and pointers but learning new things is what programming is about.
And yet, many of the bestselling Android toys cost as much or more than the iToys. A new Galaxy Note 3 will set you back about $800 off contract. I wish I could get a Note 3 for "dirt cheap".
Maybe he could have worded it better but it is a good analogy. In general, Apple will be known for selling high quality phones. There will always be exceptions. And frankly, let Apple have that damn 10% market share. Even as a Mac user, I would rather have an Android rather than an iPhone due to increased competition by manufacturers and it being an open platform.