Google's Driverless Car and the Logic of Safety
Pretty much you are right. The insurance companies won't have anything to do with this as this will make their coverage obsolete, or so cheap that they may actually have to do some work for a change.
And the lawyers won't want to go down this path either, as who could they make millions off of with no one to sue?
I'm all for 'robot cars'.. Bring 'em on! If we don't kill 1,000,000 a year, but save 999,000, seems like an easy decision to make...
But trust me, it'll never happen.. 'cause there is no money to be made in this.
Rustock Botnet Responsible For 40% of Spam
As a Mac guy, I agree. Macs can become infected and start sending out spam as well... it just hasn't happened yet and we can sit and argue about why 'til the cows come home, but that's not fixing the problem that Windows has foisted on the world right now.
Like the OP said, my guess is that ALL of those computers are running Windows. So please quite your pontificating about how great the platform is and find a way to keep it from oozing all this spam.
Yeah, you can blame in on stupid users who can't or won't update their OS all you want, but you know what? The Mac base has it's fair share of stupid users as well, but we still don't have the problems you Windows guys do.
Really... Isn't it time that someone hold Redmond accountable for the expense and bother of all this crap?
Math Indicates Pollster Is Forging Results
Because bad or false or misleading data is sometimes what people use to make a decision on. Kind of like the piling on theory.. I was going to vote for Mr. A, but since the polls show Mr. B is winning, I want to vote for the winner!
Weird, sad, tragic, and very underhanded. But don't put it past folks to publish outright lies in an effort to sway the public.
MMS Arrives For the iPhone — Will It Crash AT&T's Network?
Companies today don't provide a service OR a product. They supply profits. Service and products are just the ugly, messy way of moving money from the bottom to the top of the financial pyramid.
Apple To Ship Mac OS X Snow Leopard On August 28
I'm not exactly sure how that's going to work. Apple is NOT giving away the OS for $29.00. By that I mean if you bought this and tried to install it on a new, fresh, empty drive, it is probably not going to work. There will have to be a way to verify that you have a copy of 10.5, and the only way will be if it's already on the drive you are updating.
So starting from "scratch" may not be an option with the $29.00 version.
I've looked at Apple's web store, and can't find the $129.00 version that WOULD allow you to do this, but not doubt one is available, or will be soon.
"Hidden" PayPal Fees Inciting Community Unrest
Somehow I managed to screw eBay. Don't remember the exact sequence of events, but it involved me selling something that the buyer sent back. Long story short, I get a nasty email from eBay about once a week about how I owe them money, and that my account has been 'suspended' due to non-payment. Too bad. I did manage to open a new eBay account, a new PayPayl account for the very, very, very rare times when there is something on eBay that I really want. As with most organizations this size, they are most likely very top heavy with management, and thus there operating expenses are at an all time high. Cut the fat, trim the expenses, bring the salaries down out of the stratosphere, and all these ridiculous fees go down to a reasonable level.
Frankly, the service charges and hidden fees, not to mention the very complex way eBay and PayPal are set up and intertwined, make me avoid the site as much as possible.
Microsoft Asks Open Source Not to Focus On Price
Yeah.... that's right... don't compare your software costs with our software costs....
But it's ok to compare the hardware cost of laptops in our new TV ads..
Makes perfect sense!
Apple Intros 17" Unibody MBP, DRM-Free iTunes
... Steve Jobs wasn't there.... mostly software announcements.. and the iWorks Cloud Service... no biggie, really.
And this is probably why Apple has decided to pull out of MacWrold... too much pressure to give updates, even if they are not quite ready.
But as usual, you can expect more hardware announcements in the upcoming weeks.
I'm sure Apple decided to leave stuff OUT of the keynote once the rumor mills grab onto something.. just to piss them off...
What Will Come of the FCC Comcast Hearing
Both money and time will be wasted on the hearings, but no changes will occur. Network shaping will persist, because the ISP's don't want to spend the money to upgrade their infrastructure.... unless they can get the government to pay for it, and then charge the end users more money for it.