Chicago Red Light Cameras Issue Thousands of Bogus Tickets
The article doesn't list the days in question.
There are certain days in the winter where there are icy conditions and cars slide through lights or rolling right turns for safety reasons. Of course, the cameras don't care.
Grace Hopper, UNIVAC, and the First Programming Language
Whoosh. (You guys are +5ing bad facts again). The point the AC is trying to make is that Admiral Grace Hopper has a title, and it should be used to honor her career.
Also, the Commodore to Rear Admiral changed occurred in 1985, and Admiral Hopper was involuntarily retired in 1986.
Pro-Vaccination Efforts May Be Scaring Wary Parents From Shots
Compelled vaccination would fall under implied power. Random fact of the day: ICE's jurisdiction is an implied power.
Here are the relevant parts of the constitution:
"Implied powers are which can reasonably be assumed to flow from express powers, though not explicitly mentioned. The legitimacy of these powers flows from the "General Welfare" clause in the Preamble, the "Necessary & Proper Clause", and the "Commerce Clause." " (Quote from Wikipedia)
The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"
One company I worked at had a Flavia machine. Flavia is expensive as hell but the packages always work. Then they got rid of it for regular coffee. I left. (One of many reasons).
The next company had regular coffee and then "upgraded" to a Keurig machine. Every other day the machine would overflow is some spectacular fashion. I left.
My current company had regular coffee,was acquired and a perk of the new megacorp is Flavia machines in every office. Happy bee.
The patent on the Keurig has run out, so they are going to try and borrow the playbook from HP/Lexmark/et all? Hahaha. Sell short.
POV-Ray Is Now FLOSS
Nasty, nasty license. GPL used to cause lawyers to run around with the flamethrowers, then they learned all the nuances and all was well. AGPL? Now they run around with flamethrowers and nukes. As they should...
Urban Terror Code Stolen
The entire source tree for a git repository is in git clone, with the magic sauce of "--mirror" to get the full repository. This is an advantage for open source distributed teams, but not a great methodology for closed source development like this was.
Microsoft: Xbox One Won't Require Kinect To Function
Quite simply, the main feature Microsoft has been touting to advertisers is the ability to detect who is in the room and target ads accordingly. The gold mine is not in Kinect for games, its for the TV/Video/Music/Netflix/Hulu consumption and the "big data" of being to tell that there is a 30-35 white male (recognized and tracked via Bing), 30-35 white female (Not logged in but we know her profile), and another 25-30 female guest that we have an 90% confidence is person Y who has a bing account. Lets target Ad X, Y and not Z.
MS will put Nielsen to shame with all that mineable data. There will be still be people who leave the MS eye on all the time, at least now you have the option to unplug it.
Oracle Quietly Switches BerkeleyDB To AGPL
Why is this not LGPL? (Keep the "viral" self contained to the library), or GPL (Application level viral-ability). AGPL? That "infects" everything (Airborne meta-viral!)
Either the developers/lawyers at Oracle don't understand their own product ... or worse that they are nefariously trying to end of life BDB.
RMS, Aaron Swartz Among 2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductees
Fueled the user collaboration and sharing trend as founder of Wikipedia
Uh, what the hell?
Wordpress Sites Under Wide-Scale Brute Force Attack
No, the wp-admin folder is rather hard coded.
Getting a Literature Ph.D. Will Make You Into a Horrible Person
Saw this on facebook the other day, seems very relevant:
How That 'Extra .9%' Could Ward Off a Zombie Apocalypse
You do realize that the SRB bands were completely redesigned following Challenger? Not just add a third O ring and be done?
A retainer band around the pins, longer pins, changing the mating feature (Clevis and Tang) from a U to more an S to further prevent gases from escaping. And joint heaters for cold weather.
New Bill Would Require Patent Trolls To Pay Defendants' Attorneys
Create a federal patent court circuit with knowledgeable judges, and be specific to exclude the eastern district of Texas for systematic bias.
DHS Can Seize Your Electronics Within 100 Mi.of US Border, Says DHS
Further, the US Constitution doesn't grant the federal government immigration authority. It is an "Implied Power" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Implied_powers
Dell Going Private In $24.4 Billion Agreement
Substitute Michael Dell for Sam Zell, and Dell Company for Tribune Company. Here lies the future...
Never trust guys with names that end in 'ell'
Senators Seek H-1B Cap That Can Reach 300,000
I cited this comment in a letter to my constituent senators. Makes much better sense than what Hatch is spewing.
AT&T Buys More Alltel Operations For $780 Million
Thanks for yet another business example of why you don't put all your eggs in one basket. I.e. Zynga -> Facebook relationship, or sort of similar situation in Chicago with Areawide Cellular and Cingular. At least the family that ran Areawide Cellular also ran nursing homes. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2003-04-28/business/0304270544_1_wireless-carriers-cingular-wireless-at-t-wireless
I am sure you also tried to sell Dish/Direct for that same commission hit as a diversification measure. Problem is the carriers and satellite have no intrest in developing agent businesses as a franchisee/ franchiser would.
Just being in the "agent" business is at most a decade business run.
Java Vs. C#: Which Performs Better In the 'Real World'?
I also add the tests were run on cloud servers, which is a time share environment.
Also, I would have used TC server instead of tomcat. Or another java enterprise JSP container.
Canada To Stop Producing Pennies In 2013
No, Advertised price at 9.96 would round down to 9.95. Then the price should increase to 10.05 or so, then jump to 10.95.
Facebook Test Will Let You Message Strangers For $1
Since you are now selling access to me, why am I not getting a fiscal benefit as a result?
Is this different from Linkedin's paid messages as those are work/career context that has a precedent?
Is this different from Postal mail?
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