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Microsoft Interns Still Feel the Love

Toveling Re:$6k? (293 comments)

RTFA: "Olin said interns make about 80 percent of a starting full-time employee. That comes to about $4,600 to $6,000 a month, based on pay of entry-level software engineers. They also receive a housing stipend and relocation costs for the summer." That's $14-18k per summer, plus housing costs. Not for the whole shebangabang.

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Files "Emergency Motion" To Ship Word

Toveling Re:You reap what you sow (221 comments)

A patent troll is a company that offers no products, but files lawsuits based on patents they own. A patent troll microsoft is not. Microsoft has their fair share of crappy patents, but they have never to my knowledge used patents directly against OSS. They've made threats, but anyone can make threats.

more than 5 years ago

Hard Drive With Clinton-Era Data Missing From Nat'l Archives

Toveling Re:A 1 TB drive 9+ years ago? (180 comments)

It's doubtful they have hard disks from 15 years ago lying around. I'm guessing they transfer all the data they have on hard-disks onto new media every 5-10 years. If it's on an 'external hard drive', it doesn't sound like it's part of the main archive, either, likely just data pulled for researchers or what-have-you.

more than 5 years ago

Lenovo On the Future of the Netbook

Toveling Re:Netbooks "Cheap" portable etc. (400 comments)

I agree. And while Microsoft might be able to throw copies of WinXP for very low prices, they can't do this forever. They might try to offer Win7 for very cheap, but eventually profit will win out over market share, and they'll have to raise the price. Meanwhile, Linux will still be around, no matter what MS does. Open Source isn't something that microsoft can marginalize long-term: MS might be able to keep linux out of the low-price sector temporarily, but they will not be able to sustain it.

more than 5 years ago

TomTom Can License FAT Without Violating the GPL

Toveling Re:Fuck em (261 comments)

So that the flash cards, which are generally loaded from a Win/Mac with map data, can easily interoperate?

more than 5 years ago

USAF Seeks Air Force One Replacement

Toveling Re:Why not pimp out a C5 cargo plane? (640 comments)

Wiki always has the answer: "The C-5 is also known as "FRED" (Fucking Ridiculous Economic/Environmental Disaster) by its crews due to its maintenance/reliability issues and large consumption of fuel. The C-5 requires an average of 16 hours of maintenance for each flight hour based on 1996 data."

more than 5 years ago

Google Goofs On Firefox's Anti-Phishing List

Toveling first time (168 comments)

This is the first time we've heard about Google (or any others) making a bad block. As long as Google fixes this expediently, I'd say that it's an acceptable margin of error and the amount of phishing sites blocked is by far worth it. Now, if wikileaks suddenly gets blocked for 'phishing', something is definitely awry.

more than 6 years ago



Toveling Toveling writes  |  about 8 years ago

Toveling (834894) writes "Google has just released a press release stating that it will aquire YouTube, the popular video sharing site, for 1.65 billion US dollars. This comes after rumors were spread then quelled throughout the tech community. The press release states that YouTube will continue to run independently, "[retaining] its distinct brand identity," meaning it won't be absorbed by Google Video."


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