Adam B. Vary:
While Lynn certainly allowed for a loose and convivial set, he exercised the most control when it came to his script. “Jonathan is a by-the-book guy, and if it was written, that was the way we did it,” says Mull. “For Madeline, of course, that’s like telling Cicero not to speak, you know what I mean?” Indeed, while most Hollywood comedies today are often largely improvised, all the actors I spoke to said there was really only one time Lynn allowed anyone to significantly break from the screenplay: Madeline Kahn’s “Flames on the side of my face” speech.
It lasts only 20 seconds, but for many Clue faithful, this is The Moment, when the movie passes through the threshold from genuine enjoyment to something approaching love.
The new responsive scrolling API in Mavericks takes advantage of times when the user is idle to ask the application to draw small regions of the content that are not currently visible (“overdraw”), starting with the areas directly adjacent to the existing viewport and extending outward.
Responsive scrolling alters the traditional arrangement for handling scrolling events. Rather than processing scrolling events on the main thread, responsive scrolling spawns a background thread for tracking user input (i.e., dragging on a trackpad or swiping a Magic Mouse). This background tracking thread will actually change the visible region of the view in response to scroll events. As long as there’s sufficient overdraw available, it can do this at a smooth 60 frames per second without disturbing the application’s main thread and without delaying the main event loop.
A side-by-side comparison of scrolling in Mountain Lion and Mavericks reveals a perceptible improvement in smoothness. It feels a bit more like scrolling in iOS, where the content feels glued to your finger. The difference is subtle enough that some might question the wisdom of this change. I do not. Small changes add up over time, eventually bringing us to unexpected new places.
You can absolutely drink alcohol with [INSERT MEDICATION YOU ARE TAKING]! There are no adverse interactions between the two. In fact, [AFOREMENTIONED MEDICATION] will work even better if you do have more than three drinks each night of the weekend. Excessive alcohol intake acts as a catalyst for the positive medical effects of [AFOREMENTIONED MEDICATION], which seems counterintuitive, but is true. I know this because I am a doctor. You might be asking, “If you are a real doctor, why are you posting on Yahoo! Answers?” I’ll tell you why. It’s because I want to inject legitimate medical expertise into a online forum that often seems unreliable, despite being the first thing that comes up in a Google search. Anyway, hope this helps. Drink as much as you want, all the time! You’re going to live forever!
I find Maersk fascinating. It is the Coca-Cola of freight with none of the fame. Its parent company A. P. Møller– Maersk is Denmark’s largest company, its sales equal to 20 percent of Denmark’s GDP; its ships use more oil than the entire nation. I like the fact that Maersk is not a household name outside the pages of Lloyd’s List; that it has an online store selling Maersk-branded T-shirts and cookie tins called Stargate, after the company symbol of a seven-point star, white on a background of Maersk Blue, a distinct color that can be created from a Pantone recipe. The star has seven points, goes an employee joke, because they work seven days a week. I like that Maersk is a first name. It’s like a massive global corporation named Derek.