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Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1587"I am Worf, Son of Mogh."
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Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1584The average lifespan of a Saul Bass logo is 35 yearsThe other greatest logo designer.Benny Andajetz6:38 AM on February 28, 2014MeFi post:
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1583The Long, Slow Surrender of American Liberals By Adolph Reed Jr.I think it's also worth recalling that, prior to the end of World War II, the notion was often that economics were the performative effect of political philosophy. The argument was more often framed as "dictatorship vs. liberal democracy," not as "communism or fascism vs. capitalism." This framing starts to shift with the postwar rise of folks like Hayek and really gets solidified in the late 1970s and early 1980s in the form of Thatcherite and Reaganite responses to national... [kewb6:11 AM on February 26, 2014If it isn't brutally clear that policy issues are going to be won or lost at the local and regional level and in the primaries, I don't know what to tell you. Tuesday in November is too damn late to vote on issues that matter - at that point, your party has already settled on a policy platform, and are trying to keep the neo-feudalists from doing any more damage. You vote for your positions in the primary, and you vote against... [more]Slap*Happy5:03 AM on February 26, 2014"The book fascinated him, or more exactly it reassured him. In a sense it told him nothing that was new, but that was part of the attraction. It said what he would have said, if it had been possible for him to set his scattered thoughts in order. It was the product of a mind similar to his own, but enormously more powerful, more systematic, less fear-ridden. The best books, he perceived, are those that tell you what you know already."
Auden3:08 AM on February 26, 2014
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1580John Chen's Plan to Save BlackberryQNX is perhaps the best embedded OS out there. Used in all sorts of fantastic hardware, especially where a hard realtime OS is required — medical devices, robot control systems, avionics, etc, where a guaranteed switch in X milliseconds (nanoseconds these days?) is a requirement. Tiny footprint. Solid device driver structure. Awesome graphics library, well-suited to device controller UIs. And its been around for eons. Built right, right from the start.... [five fresh fish10:03 PM on February 24, 2014
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1578Ask post: Why are airline computer reservation systems so slow?*waves to kovacs* Not often I cross fellow consultants who have worked on airline systems. I worked for the IT department of an airline whose name is Air Country, where "country" is the one I live in currently, abbreviation AF. (I don't type it out because I know AskMe turns up in search results.) My job was to test their migration from their own internal system, to a very similar one managed by Amadeus. In matter of fact, AF's flight reservation system is the... [posted to Ask Metafilter by fraula3:19 AM on February 20, 2014 marked best answer
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1577You're in big trouble, mister!I knew I was getting old when everybody online stopped obsessing about crappy shows of my youth like Knight Rider and Three's Company and a new crowd showed up and started obessing over crappy stuff I was just a bit too old for, when it was new. You pups just wait: any day now, you'll find yourself surrounded by adults who are obsessed with "classic" stuff like Space Chimps and Justin Beiber. (The Buzzfeed folks seem halfway there already.)Ursula Hitler6:12 PM on February 18, 2014I'd actually watch sitcoms with laugh-tracks if they all had imaginary, invisible, inaudible characters which the rest of the cast and the "audience" all respond to as if they were there, transforming the sitcom into its true self, a desperate scream of agony in a world of lies.Ivan Fyodorovich4:07 PM on February 18, 2014