Hounded By Recruiters, Coders Put Themselves Up For Auction
From the article, the employee actually pays that as a finder's fee on top of the salary, it doesn't come out of the engineer's salary.
General Motors: "Facebook Ads Aren't Worth It"
Unless that $30mil includes taking pictures of the car, creating videos, doing market research, developing branding and strategy, and dozens of other activities related to advertising that aren't directly typing text into facebook. Not saying it's outlandish, but it's easy to underestimate the things that are all included.
I'd also assume $50k/year is WAY under the actual cost/employee once you figure in benefits and salaries.
The Avengers: Why Pirates Failed To Prevent a Box Office Record
Let's be honest... the MPAA doesn't use lube, which is why it hurts so much to sit in a theater...
1366x768 Monitors Top 1024x768 For the First Time
I believe HP phased out the 1920x1200 with the 8540w - it's only 1080 tall now:
Facebook Buys 750 IBM Patents
Forget go, you collect $200 for each player just for it being your turn!
Microsoft Launches Windows 8 Consumer Preview
I wonder if other organizations are only just getting to Win 7, if Win 8 might become one of those releases that everyone bypasses since they just finished upgrading. That would likely hurt MIcrosoft.
I would expect most organizations (especially large ones) to skip it, just like they skipped Windows ME and Vista... but I don't think that really hurt MS too badly. If there's one thing MS is good it, it's solidifying version 2.
Facebook Has 25 People Dedicated To Handling Gov't Info Requests
Obligatory: CIA's 'Facebook' Program Dramatically Cut Agency's Costs
Microsoft Killing Off Zune, Windows Live Brands?
I agree. Microsoft has been very divided in it's products for a very long time (to the point where you even wonder if products were made by the same company), and it looks like Win8 is where they're looking to consolidate into a single, cohesive brand. The problem with that strategy is if it doesn't work, you've got nothing to fall back on.
How Do You Explain Software Development To 2nd Graders?
This is my favorite comment on slashdot in a long time... well done, sir... well done.
Hundreds of Bank Account Details Left In London Pub
The difference is that companies (especially large ones) have teams of lawyers to shoot down those charges, or at least stall them long enough to make it not worth the time, while an individual does not. Same thing applies to the rich.
Mandatory Automotive Black Boxes May Be On the Way
My guess is that it would perfectly legal to modify, but no state would register the vehicle for use on public roads (which kind of defeats the purpose unless you have your own city). Just like how I can remove the taillights. Sure, it's legal to remove them, but not to drive on public roads without it.
Combined with the fact that insurance companies would likely put you at 100% fault without the data, and you're pretty much screwed.
Google Is Serious, Chrome 13 Hides URL Bar
I believe HP also makes a 16X10 24 inch monitor.
HP ZR24w - 1920x1200 IPS panel, roughly $400 on Amazon (when they're in stock). I use one at work and it's a nice monitor.
Aaron Computer Rental Firm Spies On Users
The rule you're describing is simple, pay things in the following order of priority:
Loans and payments that can't be discharged in bankruptcy (student loans, child support, etc.)
Secured debt (house, auto)
Unsecured debt (credit card, medical, etc)
And as someone who just had to do it: my wife had a medical emergency that required surgery, and we owed a few grand that I didn't have at the time. I called them up, they asked 'can you afford $150/month? Yes, OK, that will be your payment at 0% until paid'. Medical places would much rather get paid slowly than not get paid at all.
'Motherlode' of Data Seized At Bin Laden Compound
There is NO way I'm going to click any link in this thread at work...
Sony: 10 Million Credit Cards May Have Been Exposed
Like this: https://www.citibank.com/us/cards/vanpromo/cmc_pop/index2.htm
Duke Nukem Forever Gets Delayed - Again
It's the ultimate dupe, and we just keep eating it up.
Broadcasters Accuse Telecom Companies of Hoarding Spectrum
AT&T also plans on using it's 700MHz range for LTE, at least according to a reference on Engadget.
AT&T To Acquire T-Mobile From Deutsche Telekom
Having to pay a rental fee for every phone in your home every month because you were not allowed to own your own phone wasn't exactly a great thing.
Like AT&T does now with cable service?
Facebook Photo of Stolen Ring Puts Couple In Jail
Don't kid yourself, no one here needs a ring.
Quad Core, Thunderbolt In New MacBook Pros
Because the graphic designers all use macs?
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