Social Security Administration Joins Other Agencies With $300M "IT Boondoggle"
At least it's considerably cheaper than the stupid PPACA exchanges.
States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth
He's no blaming poor people. It's clear that he's blaming failure of government policy.
How a Supercomputer Beat the Scrap Heap and Lived On To Retire In Africa
As someone who helped build this machine, I'm surprised that this is even news worthy. What did people think happened when older machines were replaced with newer technology? It's not like the older machine is tossed in the recycling bin. They're always sold off, sometimes parted out to scrappers (who resell the parts through various channels) as well as complete systems which go to smaller HPC facilities. This has been happening since the first days of mainframe systems. The only cases where this is the exception is when you look at highly secure sites (usually government) which tend to run the machines through shredders "just to be sure" they're not leaking sensitive information.
Mass. Supreme Court Says Defendant Can Be Compelled To Decrypt Data
But still enough to maintain control of it? Your logic makes no sense.
Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy
What numbers are you looking at? As of today, -2.9% GDP and getting worse.
Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage
Mod parent insightful!
Oil Man Proposes Increase In Oklahoma Oil-and-Gas Tax
Such abuses of government are common place amongst the top dogs in any industry. This guy, is undoubtedly seeking government assistance is making it harder for smaller operators to enter the market. By raising taxes he effectively makes it harder for anyone but the biggest companies in the market to succeed. It's despicable and is one problem with our form of capitalism, where government is used as a tool to keep others out of the market.
The Koch Brothers Attack On Solar Energy
Yeah, nothing sketchy to see here
Pollution In China Could Be Driving Freak Weather In US
- Taxes never go down
- The government can't and won't live within it's means.
The Comcast/TWC Merger Is About Controlling Information
Comcast is NOT a private sector entity as most would consider. They're a government sponsored monopoly. They receive massive tax breaks, and direct funding from the government to build out infrastructure (tax dollars spent on laying pipe). It's utterly absurd to think that they have anything in common with a truly private entity.
You want to know why comcast is allowed to grow so large, completely and solely control local markets for both TV and Internet delivery? Because the government allows it.
The Connected Home's Battle of the Bulbs
There was some way to have a remote... Say attached to the wall, which would allow you to 'touch' it to have the lights turn on and off, or even possibly dim. One can dream..
TSA Missed Boston Bomber Because His Name Was Misspelled In a Database
Seriously, this entire organization encompasses everything wrong with the Federal government. Massive privacy overreach, complete incompetence, and a literal NIGHTMARE BUREAUCRACY! This is one of the worst aspects of the Bush legacy, and "The One" has not done anything to curtail its power: http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL...
US Intelligence Officials To Monitor Federal Employees With Security Clearances
I can't imagine why they wouldn't monitor people with access to secret clearances. I know they polygraph them all the time and regularly perform spot checks for law enforcement violations, etc.
Don't want the government knowing everything about you? Don't request secret clearance from it.
BP Finds Way To Bypass US Crude Export Ban
The easiest way to reduce demand is to just tax fuel
Sorry no, there is no easy way to reduce demand of OIL. If you want to truly reduce demand of OIL you need to find a VIABLE alternative fuel, electricity and NG are not VIABLE alternative fuels
Exxon Mobile CEO Sues To Stop Fracking Near His Texas Ranch
It seems this guy could careless about the fracking operation it self. He's more concerned about the huge blight that a massive ugly ass water tower will bring.
There's no reason (other than cost) the well owners can't just truck water in. Honestly I don't blame the guy, I wouldn't want this ugly ass water tower in my back yard either, however a well generating millions of dollars of gas for me to spend on more computers? No problem at all.
Fishing Line As Artificial "Muscle"
Then the average spring yes, but a nitinol spring will do just that, with much more retraction force when heated.
Jolla Announces Sailfish OS 1.0
Agreed, such as being in the "It's not google" and "It's not apple" niche, which is very attractive to someone like me.
Jolla Announces Sailfish OS 1.0
I care. I'm actually pretty excited in both the phone (HW) as well as the OS. Personally I really like the idea of being able to ditch Android for another, possibly better software platform which doesn't have all the google hooks.
Pirate Bay Block Lifted In the Netherlands
There.is an interesting.use of periods.in. this summery
Heat Waves In Australia Are Getting More Frequent, and Hotter
Agreed, and we're not alone: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/01/14/mit-professor-urging-climate-change-activists-to-slow-down/
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