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You mean the full-screen experience on Mac that isn’t the default and no one uses?
The original article pointed out some interesting and confusing information.. the fact that his belongings were packed as if he was planning to leave. He expressed happiness over getting to leave, and that his suicide note made little sense in complimenting the company he despised.. if his parents were confused I can easily understand why, and it’s probably not due to denial alone.
So sad for the Todd family and pointless for such a talented young person to take his own life. If anyone out there is going through tough times please remember that people care about you. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
I think it’s obvious, Newt wants to start calling cellphones “cars.”
Well, he has one but doesn’t think it should be called a computer. I mean, it doesn’t even compute.. right?
He really thinks of himself as being the smartest person in the room, but he’s wanting to have an in-depth discussion about an asinine point.
This discussion reminds me of the first time I wrote a visual basic program and realized that the ‘open file dialogue’ was a clever way of getting the user to input the file path string. I always used a computer and thought, you open a file because you have to select it and bring it into the application.. but that’s not it at all. The software developer needs that string to make changes to the file or visualize the data.
This is lost on Gingrich who looks at a smartphone and sees something that doesn’t do computing.. he only sees a gui.
Maybe I didn’t explain the above too well.. but it was a long day, so F it.
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I’ve seen GPR used on sites to try to detect buried utility lines.. it is not what you’d expect it to be. Just a bunch of noise on the screen.. the techs are guessing and looking for repeating noise patterns, it doesn’t seem like a science to me and from my experience not good enough to detect a skull or bones.. not even close.
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“It’s super powerful, it has dolby audio..” Huh?
If this is the direction second gen windows 8 tablets are going, I might need to reconsider. I was excited.. but this is not inspiring (aspiring perhaps?).
I could kind of see a safety issue, hypothetically.. if an unregistered group is running taxi dispatch service, isn’t there a chance that taxi related theft/kidnapping goes up? I don’t agree with this.. but I’m saying, it’s illegal for an unregistered engineer to perform engineering in a state due to safety and registration concerns.. should taxis fall under the same consideration?
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You seem to be putting a very fine point on this… but I don’t understand. What do you mean “how exactly” they were behind the bombings?
How exactly am I typing this right now? I bought a computer, learned to type, and decided to respond. I would imagine they followed similar steps in regards to killing people.
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