“I am not a Starfleet commander, or T.J. Hooker. I don’t live on Starship NCC-170, or own a phaser. And I don’t know anybody named Bones, Sulu, or Spock. And no, I’ve never had green alien sex, though I’m sure it would be quite an evening. [Pomp and Circumstance begins playing] I speak English and French, not Klingon! I drink Labatt’s, not Romulan ale! And when someone says to me ‘Live long and prosper’, I seriously mean it when I say, ‘Get a life’. My doctor’s name is not McCoy, it’s Ginsberg. And tribbles were puppets, not real animals. PUPPETS! And when I speak, I never, ever talk like every. Word. Is. Its. Own. Sentence. I live in California, but I was raised in Montreal. And yes, I’ve gone where no man has gone before, but I was in Mexico and her father gave me permission! My name is William Shatner, and I am Canadian!”—
The average Canadian now spends more time on the Internet than watching television, according to a new survey from Ipsos Reid, a shift in digital habits that reflects the increasing prevalence of computers in our lives.
Well duh. Canadian cable is expensive and it sucks.
My result: 333/400. Reblog/reply with your results.
360/400 — and that was even me being intentionally moderate on several of my replies!
156/400. I’m assuming I’m the only one most of you are going to see under 300.
345/400. But they didn’t have any questions probing my take on proportional response.
My position in favor of establishing a Pax Americana by taking a hard-line, no compromise stand on attacks against our citizens makes the neo-cons look like the pussies who got beat up on the playground that they are.
Rome fought two wars against Carthage until they learned their lesson. Shame we’ve forgotten it.
“The process of making a movie 3D after it was shot is a complicated and time consuming process but can be somewhat convincing. The problem is it will never reflect the same results as if you were filming using two cameras, simultaneously, from slightly different perspectives. Endless rotoscoping provides layers that can be separated to fake a different perspective for the second eye, but that’s what it looks like, layers.”—The Movie Studios’ Big 3D Scam - movie studios - Gizmodo
Kimmel points out officials allowed tags such as STR8FAN and STR8SXI. “They defended using ‘straight sexy.’ … They didn’t think that one was inappropriate but yet ‘IM GAY’ is. I think it’s kind of a double standard,” said Kimmel, a political science/pre-law student at Oklahoma City Community College.
In the new study, Chemero and graduate students Dobromir Dotov and Lin Nie tracked the hand movements of people using a mouse to guide a cursor during a series of motor tests. Part way through the tests, the cursor lagged behind the mouse. After a few seconds, it worked again. When Chemero’s team analyzed how people moved the mouse, they found profound differences between patterns produced during mouse function and malfunction.
The gist of the report seems to indicate that when you are very familiar with a tool, your mind “extends” to include the tool. You type without thinking about the individual keys once you learn how.
This seems like something musicians have known for centuries.
“High-Risk Activities Warning
This computer system is not intended for use in the operation of nuclear facilities, aircraft navigation or communications systems, or air traffic control machines, or for any other uses where the failure of the computer system could lead to death, personal injury, or severe environmental damage.”—Apple - Support - MacBook Pro - Care and Handling
“There will be no prom for the students of Itawamba Agricultural High School in Mississippi, because the school board has decided to cancel it. Why? Because 18 year old Constance McMillen has plans to bring a female date. So, in a display of seasoned maturity, they’re taking their ball and going home.”—