Sometimes when a girlfriend or wife stops speaking to you, you count your blessings and leave well enough alone.
Well, it seems like certain tech CEOs - Marissa Meyer and Meg Whitman in particular - don't like telecommuting and are banning it, even though their companies have previously allowed it. So maybe the protesters should go camp on their mansion's well-appointed lawns
It's easily to afford a small apartment in Nowhere, Montana. These protesters specifically insist on the luxury of living in San Francisco.
Actually, no. They're part of an anti-gentrification campaign, and are protesting well-off tech employees driving up the price of housing in high-crime, inexpensive neighborhoods in places like Oakland.
Someone finally found the BFO 9000 hidden in that level.
The same type of tunneling machines managed to dig Seattle's University District light rail tunnel extension without getting stuck - and even ahead of schedule.
I don't think one incident (related to that sewer tunnel boondoggle) constitutes a "track record of getting stuck".
It's hard to imagine a "piece of old Seattle" that would interfere with a tunneling machine. I'm guessing they're right, and it's an erratic from the ice age. I'd love to get to go in the tunnel and look, though - the tunneling equipment Seattle's been using both for this one and for the light rail extension fascinates me.
I'm a bit surprised Ivar's hasn't taken advantage of this though.
Will you get grumpy?
I'm turning off the web server right now!
I store all of my media locally. I imagine most people do.
Did the person who wrote the question actually mean something completely different? e.g. "How much of the movies, TV shows, and music that you watch or listen to originates from your own personal collection?
Not that I necessarily disagree with the guy's expressed sentiments; but the complaint "the world wouldn't give my friend a chance, but now they're throwing billions at Snapchat and Pinterest" just sounds like a typical grumpy old man complaining about the state of the world.
However the summary reads in a way that makes me wonder if that jibe was his, or if it belonged to a grumpy old Slashdot submitter.
If you weren't ready to make that post, you could've called in a bomb threat.
I applaud them for trying. I also applaud them louder for realizing it didn't work and ending it.
I'm not against government mandates per se - the clean air / clean water acts were hugely necessary. I'm all for minimum fuel efficiency standards. I also believe government has a necessary role in funding stuff which requires a long-enough term investment that the private sector is unlikely to find it worthwhile to get involved.
BUT I don't like it when the government says "here's how you're going to accomplish this goal", because they just about ALWAYS screw that up.
This is a perfect case in point. They certainly identified the problem correctly... but then they had to meddle because there was just too much political hay to be made. Even when this corn ethanol program started, it was already pretty well established that corn was the wrong source material to use for fuel. As I recall, there was already a near consensus among researchers that switchgrass was probably the way to go. But they let some powerful legislators from the midwest shape the program in a manner designed NOT to be good for the country's long-term interests, but good for their short-term political gain. And, predictably, now many people see the whole idea in a negative light - it raised the price of food, it raised the price of fuel, and in the end it didn't work.
If the government is going to do this sort of thing, they should stick to setting broadly-stated targets. If they want to say "XX% of your energy/fuel must come from renewable sources by 2030", that's fine with me. But don't dictate that it has to be ethanol, or wind, or solar, or geothermal, or whatever. Let the private sector figure out how best to get to the goal - but don't relax the standards for them when they whine!
Of course recoiledsnake is a well known paid microsoft shill who will misrepresent facts.
Anonymous name-calling isn't very convincing. If you want to dis someone, put your name behind your words so we can see what your own agenda might be.
Googles not in the fuddy-duddy category like Microsoft is... but cool it ain't.
But it's rural enough that the neighbor's cows had to be chased out of our yard more than once.
Anyway... even here, we've got 25mbps down / 5mbps up cable internet through Comcast - and I could get 50 or 100, if I chose to pay for that. But we can see our neighbors, and perhaps the poster is living out more in Kaczynski territory.
The world, it's a changin'.