Google Mows With Goats
Ok for that comment I'm talking to the site admins to change your name to Greg Fokker.
Most vital body part / system?
I'm with you. Can you imagine if we needed spiders to help reproduce? No way! I'd rather not... waitaminute... this is just reproduction not the sex act itself right? I change my vote then, I'd take keep the creepy-crawlies away as birth control for the win!
Microsoft Unveils "Elevate America"
Wait... IIRC isn't this phrase:
They are very large users of the H1-B visa program
Supposed to say this?
They are the largest user of the H1-B visa program
I'm being cheeky about it. But, I remember when they opened the office here in Vancouver how excited everyone was and then no one was being hired here but there was a lot of people coming in from abroad to work here. The problem is on paper it always looks better to move things offshore because the "operating effeciencies" but look what happens when things are moved, poorer quality, poorer service and no one cares. I'm inclined to blame the "Walmart/everything's disposable and cheaper to replace mentality".
Scientists Harvest Nano-Power From Hamsters
The damn machines will be plugging in hamsters into their giant VR world and just kill us off. Oh man, I thought I'd be made redundant by a robot before a hamster!
Mozilla To Join EU Suit Against Microsoft
I'd rather have the installers available on disk but not actually installed. Then when you go through the OS installation you can pick which browser to install, or better yet, give a "have disk" option or install later. The key thing is give an end user the choice. If the system is boxed then you should go through setting up IE when you go through your initial setup.
As an aside, personally my big grief for a while there was not being able to remove IE. If I find a browser that does everything I want and I don't need IE anymore why should I keep. Unfortunately, due to my work I need it at home so I haven't tried removing IE. Otherwise I'd be fine using Flock/Chrome.
Favorite text editor?
I know there is a lot of "me too"'s here but I feel honoured to be among them. I turned on about 3 other people to it just by showing them some nifty macros on it!
New Energy Efficiency Rules For TVs Sold In California
Ok, but if the majority of people say "We don't want this" and would like to make it law then laws are what we get. Government is for the people by the people after all and majority rules. If this is what the majority wants thats what they should get.
"We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free." I'd say that applies to the market just like any individual.
Google, Apple, Microsoft Sued Over File Preview
I couldn't agree more. When you file a patent I believe you have an obligation to bring a product to market. The patent is meant to protect you in doing so. Can't get a prototype in 7 years? Too bad, you're gaming the system, scrap the patent and take your licks for trying to stifle innovation. In my mind you shouldn't even be allowed to patent something unless you have some form of prototype... something, anything that shows your working towards getting a product to market. If you're not willing to do that step aside.
Canadian Groups Call For Massive Net Regulation
Either that or we change the debate process to involve weapons and the thunderdome. 4 go in 1 comes out!
Canadian Groups Call For Massive Net Regulation
Strangely, I'm finding this to be the most enjoyable period of time politically here for the last 2 years. It's so quiet and peacefully and no new stupid legislation!
Dare I say it? I want it to last longer!!
Mark Cuban Charged With Insider Trading
NO it is wrong, he had a legal obligation to not act on his knowledge until it was disclosed to ALL shareholders. He's in partnership with those shareholders. Would you ever enter a contractual partnership where your partner could openly screw you over and not have to answer for it? The answer would be NO. IAMAL but my understanding is the law has simply set out a framework to make it easier for business to incorporate and for investors to put their money into those businesses. If he had foreknowledge, he shouldn't have sold off until it was disclosed and every c-level businessperson knows this. He had a fair opportunity to sell off
Drop the communism gripe because in the end saying that a group of people collectively own a business by being shareholders sounds pretty communist to begin with.
Internal Emails Released In Vista Capable Debacle
What blows my mind away was there was any doubt that Ballmer has unique knowledge. I really doubt that the dealing between MS and Intel was in the mid management solely.
Press Favored Obama Throughout Campaign
I think you need to familiarize yourself with this concept.
This correlation can not only be thought of as "Obama recieved more press and wins election" but rather as "Obama, a favorite to win the election, recived more press". My belief is that if you look at the causation it has more to do with a grassroots political effort.
Contrast this with how things happen here in Canada where we've had candidates shown very poorly in the press yet they still get elected.
I'm quite taken aback over the last while in retrospect of the election along the lines of "Well he only won because of..." or "People weren't voting for him but against..." Just making excuses for why he won like somehow it is impossible or even inconcievable for him to have won. It's this disbelief in the result that really leads me to think that the racial issues in the US still have a long ways to sort out.
New Study Links Plastics To Heart Disease, Diabetes
Exactly! I think most people have no freaking clue... Oh wait, I know they have no freaking clue that not all plastics are created equal. Also, from the responses, that no one read TFA; mind you the summary is a bit inflamatory so that will lead quite a few to disregard the article.
My wife is big on Tupperware and a quick check showed that some products contain BPA but not all. That's just one line of products. It's quite surprising how far spread these things are.
Anyways, it's like Transfats we should know what contains it and then work towards removing it. BPA has long been known for it's damaging effects http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisphenol_A#Health_effects so eliminating it altogether would be in the best interest of all. Here in Canada our Health system is stretched to the limit due to an aging population why allow something that further impacts health and strains that system? I imagine that there will be the common "Oh it's not conclusive yet!" responses. Heaven forbid if anyone needs to spend an extra penny at Walmart.
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