Verizon Adds $2 Charge For Paying Your Bill Online
The American Express charge card does the same thing, and yet it is not called a credit card for a reason. You are expected to pay the monthly bill off in full each month; you are not allowed to carry a balance. Taking advantage of a bank floating you the cost of sundry goods purchased on a credit or charge card, then paying the bill off in full each month (thus avoiding any interest charges) is sound financial practice. Being able to leave your money in a (admittedly low-rate) savings account for a period of time after purchasing something means that you are in effect getting a discount for the item purchased. This is a win-win scenario, as the bank makes money via transaction fees, and you make money because the bank is floating you the money for the purchase. While this is not optimally profitable for the bank (which is why credit card companies make it very easy for you to carry a balance from month to month on their cards), it is sensible, and good for both parties, to take advantage.
Ask Slashdot: Ergonomic Office Environment?
You needed something like a chef mat
IBM, 3M Team To Glue Together Silicon "Bricks"
The internet says that both are acceptable.
Except the author of the book isn't the creator of coffeescript.
Wall Street Predicts Merge of OS X and iOS
Why else would they cripple Lion server?
I'm hoping it's because they realized that OS X as a server is only good as a toy server. People trying to get shit done on servers wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole. OS X is (and has been for quite some time) an excellent client OS. It has never been worth even 1/10th of what it costs as a server.
Is Twitter Rendered Obsolete By Google+?
If you follow the right people on twitter, it is an excellent source for news, announcements, system status change updates, etc. It is hands down the most efficient way to rapidly convey new information to a large number of people. Don't follow people who tweet their bowel movements - not everyone uses twitter as a trivial, personal diary; many actually use it to impart (or at the very least relay) new, relevant information. I felt the same as you for a very long time, until I was forced as a condition of employment (at a startup very dependent on social media) to create and use a twitter account. I learned very quickly that if you choose the people you follow well, you can get a great deal of value out of twitter (and maybe even provide some yourself).
Will Capped Data Plans Kill the Cloud?
That would only be fair if the ISPs themselves were paying per unit of transfer, which is not the case AFAIK.
Ask Slashdot: Web Site Editing Software For the Long Haul?
TextMate is close enough on the very basics that I always get annoyed when I try to "control excess". It doesn't do two stroke shortcuts, and so I always end up with a search box.
Google Asks 'Who Cares Where Your Data Is?'
Hat Guy has all your data. How is that not about privacy and security?
Google Asks 'Who Cares Where Your Data Is?'
He didn't get the joke because he didn't RTFXKCD. ACs on slashdot don't RTFA, why would you expect them to click on a link in a comment?
Time Lapse Video of the VLT In Chile
The most amazing view I've seen of the night sky was from the Daintree Rainforest in Australia. The view of the milky way (and the night sky, in general) is far better in the Southern hemisphere than it is in the Northern. I'm jealous of everyone who gets to see it every night. Mind you, as I currently live in NYC, there are still loads in the Northern hemisphere who've got it better than me.
Tweeter To Be Prosecuted, Twitter Now Censoring?
Ryan Giggs [...] Ryan Gifts
Sent from my iPad
Metasploit 3.7 Hacks Apple iOS
Also, did you LOOK at that page?
Did you? Click on the links.
Netflix Subscriber Base Eclipses Comcast's
Netflix also isn't providing the pipe upon which they're delivered. Nevertheless - as one paying the same 2k/year to another cable company, I feel your pain.
RSA Says SecurID Hack Based On Phishing With Flash 0-Day
Your tense is wrong. You *could* jailbreak it by going to a web page, but that is no longer possible. Now, you need to drop your device into DFU mode and jailbreak it via USB.
Google Starts Testing Google Music Internally
Or not because the chances of anyone with a brain ever agreeing to such a service are nil!
Which leaves a large portion of the population who will.
My $200 Laptop Can Beat Your $500 Tablet
Yeah, putting that cellphone processor into a case ten times as big as a phone and charging $500 for it sure is a bargain, huh?
Sure is, when the previous gen processor with a much smaller screen and the same amount of ram at ~$650...(when you factor out the contract subsidy). Oh - and the market is clearly wiping the floor with Apple, what with the Xoom priced at $600.
Microsoft On List of Most Ethical Companies
So is Alcohol.. first of all Alcohol is one of the first antiseptics humans made, has important medical scientific uses; has spurred many innovations. The product is not a bad one, and also, many "green fuel" producers are Alcohol companies (also referred to as Ethanol)
Indeed. I mean, how many people owe their very existence to alcohol?
17-Year-Old Wins Intel's $100K Science Prize
Neither can Randall Munroe, but that didn't stop him.
Jeff & Rob Visit Lucasfilm
It was the backup screen.
e4g4 has no journal entries.