Massive Job Cuts Are Reportedly Coming For Microsoft Employees
I bet Disney would be a good candidate to buy the Xbox brand; they specialize in acquiring massively successful (or at least known) existing companies such as ABC, LucusFilm/Star Wars, Marvel, and the Muppets.
Average American Cable Subscriber Gets 189 Channels and Views 17
You can now get access to HBO-Go through an Amazon prime account, as well
Not quite. The Amazon deal only includes current shows on a 3-year delay, as well as the HBO Go series "back catalogue" -- all Sopranos, etc, episodes. You also only get HBO-produced TV movies, not the hundred+ films on HBO or HBO Go. (I've seen some interesting stuff on HBO Go that I never found on the actual HBO channels, such as the movie "Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel".)
GNU C Library Alternative Musl Libc Hits 1.0 Milestone
No. You're thinking of the fact that once the linker marks a .o as required, it brings in all of that .o file unless you provide those flags you mention. But the point is definitely that only the .o files that are needed get linked into the final object model. Just do a gcc of a simple "hello world" program and then look at the a.out's size; it won't be anywhere near as big as libc.a. Also, nm a.out will show you the relatively few symbols in the a.out file.
Goodbye, Google Voice
I always guessed that the business plan involved recording/transcribing all your calls, for no bad reason whatsoever, nope.
Measles Outbreak In NYC
Why in God's name would they lie about there being no mercury in the vaccines? Are the vaccines being used as a way of solving the famous "how can I get rid of all this mercury I have lying around" problem? If they're willing to flat-out lie about what's in there, why don't they just package up water and call it a vaccine? It's got to be cheaper than whatever they're doing now.
The Tangled Tale of Mt. Gox's Missing Millions
Or, as some other columnist has been writing since the debacle, "Empty Gox".
Mass. Legislature Strikes Back: Upskirt Photos Now Officially a Misdemeanor
Possibly. Is it obviously true that I have a right to secretly videotape people "just to be safe", just because they're in my house and I have (or think I have) a good reason?
Interview: Ask Eric Raymond What You Will
Late update to my own post: on the other hand, later in the comment thread on that same posting, he clearly believes in literal faith healing, in one case of a sprained ankle, so, uh...
Interview: Ask Eric Raymond What You Will
I think if you read "invoke" in Eric's posting as "appeal to" rather than "cause to appear" you'll see what I took him to be saying. The one thing he doesn't believe in is literal religious magic. I am with you on all the other examples, though.
E-Sports Gender Gap: 90+% Male
In the case of basketball, bear in mind that aside from free throws, every player who has devoted their life to learning to shoot baskets has a guy in their face who's devoted their life to (among other things) stopping you from making that basket.
Why Improbable Things Really Aren't
Imagine how the experience of winning the lottery messes with your sense of how likely it is that you'll win the lottery. Especially given that you probably had a bad sense of that in first place, since you were a person who played the lottery.
California Regulator Seeks To Shut Down 'Learn To Code' Bootcamps
I'd raise your "misleading" to "bullshit", actually. The article makes it perfectly clear, the summary and headline are garbage.
Federal Agency Data-Mining Hundreds of Millions of Credit Card Accounts
IIRC, when I refinanced I GAVE them my bank statements, so that's a different case.
How Silicon Valley CEOs Conspired To Suppress Engineers' Wages
The "exposure" is not going to come from a few or even many Engineers complaining in isolation that there might be some collusion going on as the alternative offers are drying up.
The exposure doesn't need to come from engineers. It can come from anyone who knows about it.
The only reason we know about it at all is because there was a lawsuit filed accusing them of this illegal action. If it becomes totally legal, nobody's going to be filing that lawsuit in the first place, and the parties involved will continue to do it secretly.
How Can Nintendo Recover?
You know who buys huge entertainment companies to everyone's amazement? Disney. ABC, Marvel, Muppets, Star Wars. Granted the Sony idea makes a little more sense because of the Japanese factor. But doing something as big as buying a major console company is something Disney would do.
Programmer Debunks Source Code Shown In Movies and TV Shows
That's my problem! I always try twice then give up. Thanks!
A Rebuttal To Charles Stross About Bitcoin
And your bank!
How the Lessons of Columbine Saved Lives At Arapahoe High School
What does "more homogenous" mean in this claim, and how is it relevant to the murder rate?
"Most murders were intraracial, with 84% of white homicide victims murdered by whites, and 93% of black victims murdered by blacks."
US Treasury Completes Bailout of General Motors
If that helps them repay you the money they owe you, then at the end you have your money back AND the car you wanted.
Ask Slashdot: Easy Wi-Fi-Enabled Tablet For My Dad?
Disagree. The Apple return policy is intended precisely for people who are interested in the product but not sure they'll like it. It's nothing like deliberately buying something intending to return it after a specific event.
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