Righthaven Loses Again
You mean if a huge corporation comes a long, sues you, trashes you with their huge legal team, now your stuck paying for it?
Old Arguments May Cost Linux the Desktop
the humble bundle guys got it. plenty of the linux games are a single download, whatever distro your using.
The Most Expensive One-Byte Mistake
Java's String implementation is: char array, offset, length. That way when doing a substring, the resulting string uses the same char array.
Is Final Cut Pro X Apple's Biggest Mistake In Years?
don't the make the new stuff unusable in the old? and give some way to convert from old to new?
HP Sues Oracle For Dropping Itanium Support
not just powerful people. plenty of joe sixpacks do sleazy stuff too. the only difference is the amount of resources involved.
Obama: 'We Don't Have Enough Engineers'
Works for some stuff. theres talented people most places, plenty of idiots too. I'm in latin america, and was, as you put it. The double whammy. It takes a lot of work to coordinate properly with people spread across us, latin america, india, and god knows where else. it CAN be made work, but it aint easy, and it needs people dedicated to making it work. i.e. people whose job is to keep all teams in the same page. Otherwise you get a clustefuck of duplicated work, conflicting emails, and ping pong communication across several days. Can't say out setup was perfect, plenty of hopeless idiots in every shore, both on client employees and outsourced. No I'm no longer double whammy, just offshored. I think it's better. No overhead from the "two bosses, one pays me and evaluates me, the other on can fire me" situation, and more cash obviously. Is it actually cheaper? Hell if I know. All I can tell you is we did get some work done, and it's nice being able to say "offshore will take over from here" when it's late and there's a problem that needs working on.
Ars Technica Review Slams Duke Nukem Forever
After 40 years, only the best of the 70's has survived, or the "so bad it's funny" So that's what people remember, or in my case, heard of, since I wasn't alive on the 70's. I don't hear, hence never look into the random crap that was there. But there certainly is a lot of crap from the 80's and 90's at least, I just don't go out of my way to watch it, I look into the good stuff.
Why Doesn't 'Google Kids' Exist?
True enough, it's hard. but it was your choice, you could have had no kids, had only one. you could've adopted a five year old. It was your (as in you and your wife's) choice. Just as it's the other poster's choice if he get's to old age without a family. Could just as easily die young, by choice or luck.
State of Alaska Prints Out Palin's E-Mails; Online Distribution 'Impractical'
Why wouldn't NYT be able to get a correspondent in Alaska. Put an add in craig's list and you'd probably have the documents in a couple days. Scanned even... It's silly.
Percent of my work life spent in meetings:
I agree wholeheartedly. Being part of a group of highly skilled professionals hammering away at a problem, is usually a learning experience, exciting and very much worth while. The problem is most people think of meetings as hearing a pack of managers make unreasonable (sometime downright uneducated) comments/goals/whatever. Or having them ask every goddamned minute "what's the status" . Or just fulfilling their need for an audience at others expense.
Depends on the place I guess, my current job I have a meeting a week. We catch up, discuss, what not. along the week we consult with email, phone or whatever. It works fine. My last job I spent 4 hours in meetings every day, plus whatever random one would be added by some smart ass. It was worthless. The most common comment from people with actual work to do was "what was the question?" because they were off doing their own thing, they hear their name they ask what's up. That's it. That and "I have another call, ping me if you need me back".
Google WebRTC: Can It Replace Skype?
You can call from the US to the rest of the world. But from the rest of the world is not available, unless you VPN and come out from the us or something similar.
Man Ordered To Tweet 100 Times For Defamation
I think it's reasonable. I mean, if the guy really did screw up, a retraction is in order, at least the same size as the smear. The size is easy enough to figure out on, say a news paper. Just make a retraction the same size the screw up, in the same page so as to keep the same visibility (though that hardly ever happens.) It's arguable if 100 tweets is justified, but really, it's not like he's charged per tweet.
Senior Citizens Lining Up to Tackle Fukushima
In the first world perhaps. Plenty of places the old don't really have much at all.
Samsung Wants To See iPhone 5 and iPad 3
still, having only apple's counsel look at stuff gives them unfair advantage. I mean, they can make whatever claim they want about what they had planned for future devices.
Miguel De Icaza Forms New Mono Company: Xamarin
it is compiled bytecode designed to run in a virtual machine, it does automatic garbage collection, and it appears to be the premier platform for MS development.
He's a troll. At most he can complain about you using byte code, MS calls it CIL Common intermediate language. They have their name for their VM too. But that's like saying "I'm not riding a vehicle, I'm riding a car".
Verizon's Challenge To the iPhone Confirmed
you can also get unlocked phones (or unlock a phone) in the us. and just as in europe, they tend to be more expensive. Honestly, it's not much diferent.
Wi-Fi Direct Overlaps Bluetooth Territory For Connecting Devices
The problem is not someone taking over the keyboard . It's wireless key loggers.
Cyber-criminal Left In Charge of Prison Computer Network
"Panem et circenses" Can't really keep someone locked up if all they have to do is think how to get outand try it out. they're going to succeed eventually
How many countries have you visited?
Mexico has states and a federal district (Mexico City). Actually, the official name is "Estados Unidos Mexicanos" or United Mexican States (Yeah, whomever came up with the name probably didn't think about it too long) . Frontera just means border. So we use it for the actual border, the states, the cities, and in general the northern region of Mexico.
Gamers Are More Aggressive To Strangers
And they also say wars between brothers are the bloodiest. Mostly refering to civil wars. They, after all, know most about you, can hit you where it hurts most
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