Government Accuses Sprint of Overcharging For Wiretapping Expenses
But that's the point of this article. The Gov. did notice the surcharges on its bill and wants them removed. I wonder how long they were on hold before they got to talk with someone who would listen to their story, review the bill, and make a plan to remove the charges or not.
Government Accuses Sprint of Overcharging For Wiretapping Expenses
Interesting that there's no office or central representative that we could ask, "what does the [Tea, TEA] Party mean anyway? Can't even ask the people who are funding it. Some Party.
Navy Won't Investigate Nuclear Pollution At San Francisco's Treasure Island
Speaking of "ground water", I believe the island is susceptible to high tides now and it (the island) is not getting any higher. A recent study (http://www.bcdc.ca.gov/planning/climate_change/TreasureIslandStudy.pdf) used 55" as a plausible/high level for sea level rise (SLR) by 2100. It rose 8 inches in the last 100 years, according to the same study. Plus the island is isolated as far as public transportation - perhaps people are looking to build in a place near SF that most people have trouble getting to?
Seems like a poor choice for a place to invest in the long term, if it's going to be underwater.
Steve Jobs To Appear On US Postage Stamp
... and I thought, "Like Hari Seldon?"
1870s Horse Flu Epidemic Brought US Economy To Its Knees
How long before a software virus cripples a good amount of cars and brings "transportation to a halt"?
Time Warner Deal Is How Comcast Will Fight Cord Cutters
Cut my cord last year. At the rates they charge and the intermittent and barely-broadband service they provide, I can live without their content.
GOP Bill To Outlaw EPA 'Secret Science' That Is Not Transparent, Reproducible
It's blatantly an attempt to control corporate regulations by holding hostage the definitions of acceptable research.
Lawmakers Threaten Legal Basis of NSA Surveillance
Is anyone going to address the NSA surveillance issue behind the law? It's pretty well established that they're sucking up every possible piece of information because their world view is based in maximum paranoia (if the other guys are capable of doing this, they're probably doing this). Yet their info-vacuum yields little to no results. If we judged their potential for abuse like they judge the world's threats, there would be no NSA. So what kind of intelligent intelligence agency do we rebuild the NSA and it's ilk into? Anyone? Boehner?
Audience Jeers Contestant Who Uses Game Theory To Win At 'Jeopardy'
The show first aired in 1964 - it's been on for nearly 50 years. I think they know something about how they're structured and what they're doing.
Edward Snowden and the Death of Nuance
He's not a traitor, or a hero, he's a whistleblower.
He points out what appears to be wrongdoing, and it's up to our system of justice to determine if that's true and fix it.
After he points it out, the issue stops being about him. Except for people who are offended that they've been made accountable for crimes, and try to make the issue about him instead.
The "Triple Package" Explains Why Some Cultural Groups Are More Successful
To ascribe several personality factors as crucial to social or financial success is speculation, worthy of research, maybe interesting.
To then anoint specific groups as possessing those traits, especially just on the basis of hearsay, is bigotry.
How would you use science to innovate upon sports?
Absolutely! Snacking is my favorite sport, and I work at it daily.
Who Is Liable When a Self-Driving Car Crashes?
How about letting someone borrow your car and having it drive home alone?
Khosla, Romm Fire Back At '60 Minutes' Cleantech Exposé
And Lara Logan's firing, or rather suspension, or at least a long unwanted vacation from 60 minutes after airing that, um. false Benghazi piece by Morgan Jones who turned out to be Dylan Davies with a different story for US government agencies - Surely 60 minutes apologizes sufficiently when it turns out to be made up!
Lawsuit: Oracle Called $50K 'Good Money For an Indian'
Oracle may be (" ...one the more reputable companies..."). Corporations are by design unaccountable, hierarchical, not democratic. So they can do whatever their structure can get away with, and everyone is supposed to sit back and allow the process of capital maximization all the room it wants. It's not even that the ends justify the means, it's that the means are justified by the unquestionable right to lean towards the end, and you have no right to even ask what that end might be. Put another way, it's evil.
The Quiet Fury of Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
Yes! This guy's job is to overcome inertia and work through the bureaucracies at the top in order to get things done that need to be done - with paid administrative staff and budgets and great health care, transportation, etc. And he just whines about how much work there is to do and how hard it is. What a complete baby!
I have no sympathy for an elite bureaucrat who does nothing but complain about how much work his super-perked job actually is and how his superiors are incompetent (his job is to get things going). He can work just as hard at 2 -3 jobs at near-minimum wage and forget about having any real effect on society, like millions of people that he is actually working for.
The Internet's Network Efficiencies Are Destroying the Middle Class
Enriching the corporation at the expense of the customer, taking advantage of the customer and their data, we already have models for that, and for how it evolves,
Those last-generation corporate models, like IBM or Microsoft, tell us that wildly successful corporations won't change until the economic environment around them changes, then they'll change enough to keep riding the crest of the wave (they'll buy new technologies to sell, or get on board what is proving to be a winning strategy). But while they are minting money in the current situation, they won't change it, in fact they'll work to keep things as they are.
Coca-Cola Reserves a Massive Range of MAC Addresses
Google bough Boston Dynamics, otherwise a four-legged vending machine might be a possibility
In any case, does this make you feel we (global "we") are paying way too much for our carmelized-sugar water?
Postal Service Starting To Use Mobile Point of Sale Tech
I too am sick of and disappointed in the inaccurate and unsourced assumptions that presume government processes are less efficient that for-profit processes. My unsourced opinion is they're both about equally inefficient, but the for-profit solutions cost more.
Alan Turing Pardoned
Thanks for linking to the Royal Pardon - just the wording of that made my day.
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