WhatsApp: 2nd Biggest Tech Acquisition of All Time
Clearly you don't think like facebook exces. You just charge $32. Tada, 1 year break even.
Financing College With a Tax On All Graduates
The US is the only country that does that.
Enlightenment E19 Pre-Alpha Released
Login as >console and you should be dropped into a darwin environment.
Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?
Did they make big yellow things?
Peanut Allergy Treatment Trial In UK "A Success"
Blend 70,000 peanuts. Administer to 1,000 people.
High School Students Develop Linux Imaging and Help Desk Software
Which is why they teach LaTeX.
If you want to spend 20% of your effort on formatting my school suggests using Word.
If you want to spend 5% on your formatting and 95% on your content you use LaTeX.
FreeBSD 10.0 Released
I've run the ZFS kernel module for a while. No crashes or other issues.
Why the World Needs OpenStreetMap
... So download the app. Drive on the new road. Map updated.
Google Testing Smart Appliance, Would Compete With Nest Thermostat
Have you looked at what normal multi-zone temp monitoring costs?
Estonia Sharing Its Finnish-Made E-Government Solution With Finland
Then perhaps it should work like a group of united States. Where states are left up to their own vices for setting up laws and services. And if one state does something that another likes they can adopt it. Like Finland adopting Estonia's system. And the federal government is left to do little more than the EU does. Central currency, regulate trade between states, etc.
Get Ready For a Streaming Music Die-Off
And here I am still listening to all my shoutcast stations like I always have been. Some of the DJs don't speak English or do so with an accent. But as long as we're connected to Europe I can still stream music from them.
Death to the Trapezoid... Next USB Connector Will Be Reversible
Someone finally sat down and studied Yoka-yoke design principles.
Winamp Shutting Down On December 20
I switched to foobar2000 a long time ago as my light weight music player.
Raspberry Pi Hits the 2 Million Mark
You use them where you'd use a microcontroller and use the Pi where you'd use a microprocessor.
Because I don't want my gyrocopter worrying about what the ethernet driver is doing when it is balancing.
The same reason cars use microcontrollers as their ECU and a RTOS.
How 3 Young Coders Built a Better Portal To HealthCare.gov
Lower left corner.
Enter your household size and income to estimate your subsidy.
Why Is Broadband More Expensive In the US Than Elsewhere?
What about Israel, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Belgium, Romania and Latvia. All of which are in the top 10 too.
Why Is Broadband More Expensive In the US Than Elsewhere?
Low population density is what fucks us, even more than the above-mentioned which, while bad, can be fixed by law. You cannot shrink a landmass down to a more maintainable size.
This is a horse shit excuse and I'm tired of hearing it. Why doesn't the Northeast megalopolis have cheap internet? It has a population density of 360 people/sq km
How about all of the 'mega regions' of the US? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megaregions_of_the_United_States
Why don't the east and west coasts have high speed rail, good cheap internet, etc.
South Korea is on a peninsula with a country stuck in the 70s to the north. Yet they have great internet. Their population density isn't that much greater than the North East megalopolis and much closer than say Sweden, Norway, Finland. All of which also have great internet. Denmark density is a 1/3 of the north east and I was still getting 1 Gbps in my hotel.
Lessons From the Healthcare.gov Fiasco
Remember that this is only for people that live in states that tried to stall off the inevitable. I live in Kentucky and despite being a pretty red state we have a Democratic governor and he saw the writing on the wall. Rather than try and delay and delay it we have our own. Numerous other states did the same thing. I haven't heard anything about ours being down.
Apple Sells Nine Million iPhones Over Weekend
Declared dead 63 times since April 1995
It's funny because the early quotes don't sound that much different than the recent ones:
Unless somebody pulls a rabbit out of a hat, companies tend to have long glide slopes because of the installed bases. But Apple is just gliding down this slope and they're loosing market share every year. Things start to spiral down once you get under a certain threshold. And when developers no longer write applications for your computer, that's when it really starts to fall apart.
These facts were summed up by Stan Dolberg of Forrester Research who said, "whether they stand alone or are acquired, Apple as we know it, is cooked." [Article found through David Pogue's column "The Desktop Critic: Reality Check 2000" in Macworld Magazine, where the quote still resides.]
One day Apple was a major technology company with assets to make any self-respecting techno-conglomerate salivate. The next day Apple was a chaotic mess without a strategic vision and certainly no future.
I'm a Mac lover, but last year I switched over completely to Windoze because Apple couldn't build a reasonable laptop. I really want it to succeed, but I think the company's finished. Software vendors aren't turning out enough code to keep the Mac as a really good platform, even for family and school stuff. This whole NeXT decision seems to be a waste of time. It should have been sold to HP for $35 per share a year and a half ago.
Steve Jobs can't run companies, but he has proven that he is a genius at motivating teams of people to produce extraordinary products. In fact, he may be the greatest project team leader in the history of high tech. That is no small achievement. But it does not translate to being the CEO of a giant corporation. Jobs failed the first time running Apple, failed at Next and only succeeded at Pixar because the company worked around him. He succeeded in the short term during this, his second, Apple tenure because he ran the whole company as a product team. That only works so long. Why is he a poor CEO? Because he's mercurial, insufficiently engaged by the more boring (but crucial) operations like distribution and, ultimately, because he's a pretty nasty piece of work. In the best of all scenarios, Jobs would hire a competent CEO and focus on product development, but his ego would soon lead him to undermine his replacement. Steve Jobs is Apple's Alcibiades: the company can't live without him, or with him.
Investors may be asking themselves what Apple can do to revive its fortunes. The likely answer, unfortunately, is that Steve Jobs has no white rabbits left in his hat. Apple appears to be facing a dead end in its business growth, the victim of mismanagement and unmitigated hubris. Apple lovers are a loyal bunch, and they'll probably stick with the company. But Jobs's dream of becoming the world's biggest computer-maker will likely remain just that -- a dream.