The World Fair of 2014 According To Asimov (From 1964)
"Mr. Asimov, did you know that in 2013, a quarter of all Americans will own an android?"
"Why, the future will be astounding!" ...
"Another quarter will have iOS!" trollface.jpg
Write Windows Phone Apps, No Code Required
Some earlier examples I enjoyed:
Microsoft Is Sitting On Six Million Unsold Surface Tablets
I take it to meetings and take notes with OneNote and switch to my calendar or e-mail or Office when needed. Also if I am troubleshooting something away from my office, I take it with me and connect to the Internet with a screen size that is preferable to a phone. If I need to do something not supported in the RT system, I can use Remote Desktop to a full-fledged Windows machine. Now, I could do some of this with an Android or iPad, but it's nice having the Windows interface. Also I prefer carrying the tablet around to lugging around a laptop. Having said all that, I still do 95% of my work at a desktop, and I'm not sure the value from the tablet is really worth the high price.
At home, I don't have any need for a tablet. I'm either doing involved stuff on a laptop or quickly looking things up on a phone.
Survey: 71% of consumers say 'nothing' could get them to buy a BlackBerry
but I won't buy a BlackBerry under any circumstances.
- Meat Loaf
You Can't Say That On the Internet
Those are the things you can't say. Not without getting soaked, anyway.
Tech Manufacturing Is a Disaster Waiting To Happen
I'm just excited about learning a new word that I'll have to try to work into a conversation today.
Ask Slashdot: Best Adventure Game To Start With?
I spent many hours in my youth falling down holes in Death Mountain while Ganon laughed at me.
JAXA To Use Fishing Nets To Scoop Up Space Junk
Google To Host International SVG Conference
It bugs me that when printing or taking a screenshot of a web page with graphics that were originally vector-based but had to be converted to PNG, the coarseness of the graphics look awful next to the crispness of the text.
Best 2+ Player Video Games?
My wife and I like to play console games together when we can, but prefer cooperative games, and she doesn't like FPSs. We have found 3 really good, fairly recent games that we played through and beat:
They aren't too hard, but are still challenging, and they stay interesting throughout. I wish we could find more like these, especially ToeJam & Earl.