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First hackers conference 1984:
"On the one hand information wants to be expensive, because it's so valuable. The right information in the right place just changes your life. On the other hand, information wants to be free, because the cost of getting it out is getting lower and lower all the time. So you have these two fighting against each other."
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The report of my death was an exaggeration - Mark Twain
I think they're delusional. A downlink only service is going to be limited to the same sort of push only content as traditional media. And while they talk about adding a future uplink capability for phones/tablets, the significantly higher power levels required (vs cellular service are why modern satellite phones have form factors that look more like a 20 year old brickphone than a last generation dumbphone while having talk times that are much shorter than anything else that's been in the market in a long time, make the idea implausible at best.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
The landscape is a mess so it is hard to find the answer from a Spec sheet, especially since RT can't install apps unless from Windows Store but:
It occurred to me that a Windows Tablet could be ideal for a simple manufacturing processing that I am putting together. If I could plug one up to multiple printers via USB (not cloud new fangled magic), and run a permanent power line (via USB is fine) and connect to WiFi, and install my own custom app without requiring internet access then I would have a brilliant touch screen interface for the line! Problem is, I don't get the feeling that all of this will "work" on the lower-end models. (If I had to pay PC prices I would just buy a PC)
Does anyone Own a Windows tablet that is capable of the above? I would prefer no speculation since the only real way to know is to buy one. Especially, since so many only have 1 USB port.
8/8.1 is the Windows version number. RT is the nomenclature for devices/editions that only run Windows store apps. If the tablet is running Pro (or higher), then it's not RT. You see, that's the problem with the whole "rebrand" that they did. It's just too damned confusing - and I deal with W8 just about every day.
The Surface Pro is an x86 CPU (Intel i5) and runs the same version of Windows 8.x as you would on a regular desktop or laptop--the only real difference is the form factor. For your use case though, it probably wouldn't be cost-effective.
There are some shows that have cruddy musical intros but the show is great. I tend to FF through the intro then. A couple come to mind that I would never do that. The intro has great music and speacial effects or whatever. The intro makes me excited for the show.
2 that come to mind for my favorites are Doctor Who (new) and Justice League (2001 version).
What are your favorite intros?
Computers have been intelligent for a long time now. It just so happens that the program writers are about as effective as a room full of monkeys trying to crank out a copy of Hamlet.
The interesting thing about software is it can not reproduce, until it can.