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Class trip to the Coca-Cola factory. I hope there’s no pop quiz.
If you have a Mac with four cores and upgrade to latest version of Excel that uses all cores (instead of 1 as in the previous versions), how much faster will Excel perform calculations?
It will take four times longer than it did before…
“I read the manuscript…”
“I was impressed… you managed to kill almost all major characters…”
“Yeah! I pray at the altar of the great Martin.”
“I bet… You even killed the dog…”
“Sure! I mean who cares about the mutt, am I right or am I?”
“You do realize this is supposed to be the first episode of the reboot of Lassie, right?”
It may not have happened for real, but it has happened and that’s bad enough.
If you are writing a story that requires its own world—maybe a science fiction world in a strange galaxy far, far away or a fantasy world from another era—this is the book for you!
The Planet Construction Kit may sound like it’s all about astronomy and planets and moons, but although the book also addresses these aspects of worldbuilding, it takes up so much more. Continue reading ”The Planet Construction Kit” by Mark Rosenfelder
Lessons Learned from Snowden:
Of course, the government will use existing technologies as far as possible — within, or outside of the law.
Perhaps you’ve seen a discussion about how justice was performed in the old days, where someone says “we would never have done it like that” or “if it had been today, that case wouldn’t even have gone to court.”
The latest such discussion I came across was on the execution of Joe Hill :
Like many historians, Gibbs M. Smith, author of a Hill biography, said the trial was unfair. “Under today’s laws of evidence, he never would have been convicted and executed,” Mr. Smith said.
Then it hit me. If we say these things today about things that happened a century ago. People a century from now will most definitely say the same about things we’re doing today.
And that’s why I will never ever under any circumstance believe in the death penalty.