I really like the package management options in emacs. Between Package.el (baked into emacs 24) and el-get I can include almost anything I need by configuring my dotfile. Packages from marmalade, elpa, git repo, hg, emacs wiki, etc...
I can blow away my .emacs.d and, when I restart, all of my configured packages are retrieved and installed. Bliss!
For me, this whole situation comes down to personal responsibility. It was EJ's decision to let a stranger stay in her home. No one made her do this. While it is unfortunate that this happened to her, she should have realized the risk. If others don't like the risk/reward they should not use the service.
If AirBnb were to bail her out, it would send signal that any future/past cases like this would be met with a similar reaction (hello US GOV!). I don't think this is a road they want to go down.
EJ's problem is her own. AirBnb's problem existed long before EJ.
If AirBnb were to bail her out, it would set a send signal that any future/past cases like this would be met with a similar reaction (hello US GOV!). I don't think this is a road they want to go down.
in that vein:
If EJ were to bail them out(alter her blog as they requested), it would send a signal that any future/past cases like this would be met with a similar reaction(hello nuclear waste site!). I don't think this is a road she wants to go down.
What happened to EJ was horrible but predictable. The fact that AirBnb has no response plan for such a situation is amazing, like dynamite factory without a ban on open flame or smoking while in the factory amazing.
Secondly, the link is unspecific because the OP hasn't detailed exactly what areas he needs a refresher in. It might be Algebra, it might be Calculus. Better to send him to a general higher level than to one that might be irrelevant to him.
Thirdly, it's obvious that he's not suggesting to follow the entire Academy's course load. If the question had been, where can I get a copy of "Atlas Shrugged" and I had said "Barnes and Noble", that wouldn't be me suggesting he should buy every book in the store.
The irony here is that it's your post that is "all noise and adds no value". Which is, I imagine, along with your tone, why you got so many downvotes.
While reading this, I kept thinking of the excellent Twilight Zone episode "Time Enough at Last."
In it, The book loving protagonist survives the "end of the world" and, after being all alone, is ready to kill himself. But once he stumbles upon the library, he realizes he has the rest of his life to read whatever he wants. Of course, things don't go as planned.
That episode always haunts me and it raised some other thoughts.
If you were the last person on the planet, would you still read and listen to music? I mean, without being a member of a species and a society that contextualizes you, does music even mean anything to you anymore? Do stories? If you're exiled on an island somewhere, you know that humanity continues to hum along past your horizon, even if you're stranded from it. But once it's eradicated - along with the whole ambition and possibilities of it - do created works hold anything for the one remaining survivor?
I think it is hard to get your head around the totality of it. I suspect that if I were to lose all my children to an accident I would have a hard time finding the will to live. Losing all of humanity would include them. If you managed to survive that despair long enough, you might come out the other end in some fashion but as you say the context and meaning of everything would be altered.
This has been touched upon in speculative fiction, i.e. the library of knowledge remaining from a civilization that no longer exists. More than once. Not even including Kal El :-)
Yes. Kids (I know, because I'm a kid) don't hang out in coffee shops writing songs or working on their screenplay anymore, they sit around writing code.
Everybody wants to be Mark Zuckerberg, at least everybody that I know does.
Honestly, I don't think that the dreams are that dissimilar. When I was in highschool, the person who is now my co-founder and I worked together on music. We spent out nights in my parents' basement trying to build a recording studio out of scavenged tape-recorders and microphones from goodwill because we wanted to make something really cool that we could show our friends.
We're doing the same thing now, albeit with less taperecords. Every project that we've ever worked together on has had the end goal of being something cool that we can show our friends. Honestly (and I'm going way off topic here, sorry), this is a bit of stumbling block for me. I'm currently in a position where I could doing business-y things that might make me a lot of money, but nobody would know about them, and they aren't any fun.
I'm mostly turning those opportunities down because I'd rather make no money, and do stuff that I can show off to my friends.
I guess the parallel would be that when we were in highschool, we certainly had the talent to make radio jingles, but if anybody had ever offered us the chance to, we would have turned it down because it isn't any fun.
Yes, that is what he is trying to say. I think that viewpoint, especially as echoed here by blhack, is pretty narrow. The developer community is quite insular and it's easy to assume that the views and tastes of your friends reflect that of, well, everyone. It has been my experience that most people my age (which appears to be the age of most of the people in the trailer, or at least the ones in t-shirts) are either unaware of or ambivalent towards the 'startup scene' (though I wouldn't deny that such a thing does exist). Surely you can't think that everyone in their teens and 20s is writing code in their spare time - those skills don't teach themselves! It'd be much easier to just go and try out for American Idol.
The comparison to rock and roll, though, I think is quite apt. In both industries there are many young talents insisting that they are not in it for the money, yet knowing that if they become very successful they will also become very rich, just like their idols. Derivative works and copycats are everywhere, and the whole thing is bankrolled by "suits" looking for the "next big thing"... Hmm, this analogy is probably full of holes, but it's an interesting one that I hadn't thought of before
These ribbons look to be the same thing that exists in MS outlook. I must say that I think the outlook UI is messy. Way too much going on. If I used it more I would spend more time to learn the shortcuts. Since I don't know them I have to hunt through the numerous icons/options in the 'ribbon' like header which can be very frustrating.