Not that I really care, but FYI Beck himself has said on his show that he is not a "journalist".
How does this affect Yahoo's Search API, BOSS?
Radioshack in Canada is now The Source from Circuit City.
If this is out of line with Amazon's principles, then why does the technology to remotely delete books exist?
Is there a significant performance difference between WITH RECURSIVE and a recursive function?
I guarantee you the Liberals and NDP will back this up. No political party has a monopoly on the never ending quest for power.
Allowing people to vote online isn't going to solve the turnout problem as long as we have a federal election every couple of years. Canada has had something like four federal elections in the last five years, which is pretty ridiculous. The voters are tired of it, and they're demonstrating that by not bothering to vote. I'm not saying this is the best way to demonstrate disgust, but the ability to vote online isn't going to fix the real problem.
"But the chairmen said they still did not know how much the plan would cost..."
I'm not sure the politicians care how much it's going to cost since it's not their money.
I'd simply mod you up if I could, but I can't so, I'll comment instead.
Speaking from extensive experience in data integration and migration from legacy (no, I really mean ancient) systems, this really is just a simplified version of what really happens in successful projects of this scope. Having also seen the nightmare scenario that UW is going through, I can guarantee that the failure lies in a lack of project management. With a budget that large, it didn't even require good project management. All they needed to do is actually have documented specs. Something as simple as here's a list of everything our current system does that we need to keep, these are the additional features we want to add, and here's the process we have to use to ensure data integrity. A Post-It Note even?
Yahoo! really does get a lot of flack around here, but I have to say, they have contributed quite a bit of free and open-source software for developers to use. The list of of APIs and web services that are available is quite impressive and many of them are better than Google's similar offerings (BOSS vs Google's AJAX search, for example). For anybody who's interested, I really recommend checking out the Yahoo! Developer Network site.