top In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations
Actually if you are into rum, the I would suggest you try the rums from Guyana. My personal favorite is El Dorado 12-year old.
top UK Announces 'Google Tax'
You make it sound like they don't recoup any money which they do. The question is how much is fair.
top American Express Seeks To Swap Card Numbers For Secure Tokens
Actually CVV values are located in the track data which only proves you either have a copy of the card or the original. The second "fix" was CVV2 values which are printed on the back of the cards. This was to prove the card is in the hands of the person, but if that number has been comprised (which is darn easy) then all bets are off.
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top David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures
As someone who worked for ABB in the control systems division, I would have to COMPLETELY agree on this one. The joke we had was that they have the arrogance of the Germans, but none of the technical abilities.
top FCC Rejects Blackout Rules
If it means anything, I am in agreement with how d-mn expensive it has become to watch the games live hence why I just don't go anymore.
top Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk
Then it should be noted that people who believe in string theory are irrational since it can't be proven.
top Home Depot Confirms Breach of Its Payment Systems
So let me get the story straight: the EU forced people to upgrade (which cost big buck and I am certain all those costs were passed to the customers), and then you seem to acknowledge that it really didn't accomplish much. So, what was the goal of the exercise? Am I missing something?
top If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?
I thought I was the only one that laughed at that one.
top Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers
Exactly...what a load of crap. It has gotten real hard to find employers that are willing to cultivate people from within these days which is a real shame.
top Every Day Is Goof-Off-At-Work Day At the US Patent and Trademark Office
There are several reasons why I would opt-out. First off, I could get a far better return if I had a professional invest that money. Second, I am not adding to a fund that Congress can "borrow from" whenever they want. Third, I abhor the idea that I am just adding to the massive atrocity called the Federal Government.
What really irritates me is that the monster has gotten to the point where it just can't go away because such a large percentage of our population has gotten so damn lazy that they now plan on relying on Social Security for their income during retirement.
Regarding the mortgage assertion....NOBODY FORCED YOU TO SIGN THE PAPERS!!!!!!!! When you sign up for debt, you pay it or pay the consequences.
top How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads
Boy do I wish I could lump all of my mod points onto this comment.
top US To Auction 29,656 Bitcoins Seized From Silk Road
If that is how you would have to operate...guess what...you can't afford to buy them show you should not be participating in the auction. See how easy that is.
top HP Unveils 'The Machine,' a New Computer Architecture
If I had to bet, I would think the MMU will have a very different behavior so that alone might cause a drastic change that would necessitate a "new" OS.
top US College Students Still Aren't All That Interested In Computer Science
I wish I could pile up all my points onto your statement because it is SOOOOO true. I love the "architects" that just jump right into coding without even taking a moment to understand the problem domain.
top How Dumb Policies Scare Tech Giants Away From Federal Projects
So let me get this straight...to not have corruption you need to have a big government... WOW.
top Really, Why Are Smartphones Still Tied To Contracts?
The author might want to walk into an ATT store these days. I was off-contract and wanted a new phone. Guess what, I bought my phone and I am still off contract meaning I can leave at any time because they didn't tie my phone purchase with my contract.
top New Apache Allura Project For Project Development Hosting
This is exactly what I was thinking. I see the potential here because if devs/engineers at a company pick this then they will more than likely push back any fixes/enhancements to the project.
top MtGox Files For Bankruptcy Protection
I really wish I had some mod points because you are spot on.
top Are Bankers Paid Too Much? Are Technology CEOs?
Well, I would suggest that you actually own and run your own company for a period of time to just find out. Here, I will give you one example: say you need to pay your employees but you don't have the cash on hand. Guess what, like many companies, you take a loan out for a short period until your cash flow balances out from your receivables finally arriving.
top 95% of ATMs Worldwide Are Still Using Windows XP
Ah but when company A purchases that piece of hardware from company B, it is company B that is providing the device driver to company A. Now remember that company B is also selling that piece of hardware to other companies for many times different applications so company B just provides drivers for the broadest environment and guess what that is. At this point company A has a choice, do they devote resources to develop their own driver for their own special sauce OS (and please remember they will have to maintain that for the life of the product) or do you just go with the OS that the overall majority of your devices support natively. The numbers make it pretty darn easy sometimes.
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