Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy
Anyone in Canada could have told you that the US is an oligarchy. This is exactly what we've seen since at least the Reagan administration. The US is *NOT* a democracy - sorry to burst your bubble but it's the truth. The US has the appearance of a democracy but it is absolutely *NOT* a democracy.
- A Canadian
A New Explanation For the Plight of Winter Babies
Hahaha!! Now that one deserves to be modded up!!!
Pi Calculated To Record 2.5 Trillion Digits
They can't find a pattern because they're doing their calculations using base 10. They should expand their minds and try using another base, perhaps 2. I bet there's a pattern using binary!!
Blizzard Confirms No LAN Support For Starcraft 2
...and after being a fan and user of almost EVERY single Blizzard game since WarCraft I, I have now just dropped Blizzard and will not be purchasing SC2. Some of us actually want to use what we pay for by ourselves. And fuck having to connect to the 'net to use it.
-a pissed off very long time customer who just washed his hands of you.
The Secret Origins of Microsoft Office's Clippy
...it's just that Microsoft's initial implementation was poor IMHO. The whole concept is great. At my work, we have available a tremendous amount of online training through a combination of video and PDF, etc. The thing is that what Microsoft didn't study, or perhaps did but didn't understand is that since childhood, kids are raised to see cartoon charactors as, for the most part, a little retarded. So anyone seen using a cartoon charactor to teach them concepts and usage of a software program will be seen as being retarded.
I bet that if they had done a proper, professional, and serious implentation, that it might have gone better for them.
System Admin's Unit of Production?
What you need to do is contact some other F150 companies and ask their senior IT admins/CTOs how they measure productivity. I work for a major investment firm and we have metrics for everything we do (even though we're private) because of two primary reasons:
1. its how you improve, and
2. its what our competitors do too.
Its that simple.