This is a civil trial. Perjury is a criminal offense, and prosecution must be brought by the state.
You really think cronyism is a new thing? You know that the exact same things happened when the robber barons ruled, right? Local government is just as susceptible to corruption as Federal. Besides, this is at the state level.
And there is the problem. People pay hundreds or thousands for a computer and still want to treat it as an appliance like their toaster. Why should I give a shit about their safety if they don't give a shit about it?
Yes, I'm sure auto mechanics, carpenters, doctors, soldiers, and farmers all think the same thing when they get up to do their daily work.
The fact is, all people need medicine, not just those who are experts. All people need homes, not just those that can build them. All people need their vehicles repaired, not just those who can do it themselves. All people need their nation defended, not just those who can devote their life to it. All people need food, not just those with the means to produce their own. And, yes, all people need computers, not just those who are experts.
We experts have jobs because we're supposed to help these other people. Having a skill doesn't make you special. It just makes you useful. Being useful doesn't give you the right to be an asshole.
It will take time for the competition in the marketplace to drive prices down. Insurers have been so used to their "take it or leave it" bullshit that they actually have no idea what people want or how they can remain solvent or what prices actually should be. Try again in a year.
There will invariably be problems with the new ACA law. Insurance companies will find loopholes that will need to be sealed by the legislature. Insurance companies will ignore the law until they are taken to court by the government for not obeying the law. It will take time, but it will get better.
Think of ACA as Vista. It's shit, and it's worse than XP in a lot of cases, but it made it possible to make Windows 7 which was a major accomplishment. Now we just have to make sure congress doesn't think we want our insurance to work like our smartphones....
Query optimizers don't maintain code. Joins are easier to read, easier to modify, and easier to reuse than subqueries. Why? Joins separate relational mapping information from selection criteria. Subqueries jumble everything together and take hours to decode anything more complex than "select * from table where field = 'value'". Nevermind that subqueries don't scale to really complicated joins. If you don't get used to joining with the join statement, you don't know how to pull the data you want when you need it.
I don't even want to think about what this would look like using subqueries:
SELECT s.email "E-Mail",
rtrim(s.last_name) + ', ' + rtrim(s.first_name) + ' ' + rtrim(coalesce(s.middle_name,'')) "Staff Name",
rtrim(ms.course) + '-' + cast(ms.course_section as varchar) "Course",
rtrim(c.code) + ' - ' + rtrim(c.description) "Category"
FROM mr_gb_asmt a
inner join mrtb_gb_category c
on a.district = c.district
and a.category = c.code
inner join schd_ms_session mss
on a.district = mss.district
and a.section_key = mss.section_key
and a.course_session = mss.course_session
inner join schd_ms_mp msmp
on mss.district = msmp.district
and mss.section_key = msmp.section_key
and mss.course_session = msmp.course_session
inner join schd_ms ms
on mss.district = ms.district
and mss.section_key = ms.section_key
inner join reg_staff s
on mss.district = s.district
and mss.primary_staff_id = s.staff_id
inner join reg_mp_dates mpd
on ms.district = mpd.district
and ms.building = mpd.building
and ms.school_year = mpd.school_year
and ms.track = mpd.track
and msmp.marking_period = mpd.marking_period
and a.due_date between mpd.start_date and mpd.end_date
WHERE ms.district = @district
and ms.school_year = @school_year
and msmp.marking_period = @marking_period
and a.extra_credit in ('A','T')
20X seems to be a fairly normal rate of spam based on what I've seen at the organizations I've worked for, with spikes up to about 40X.
There's only there's only 12 million of them in existence. Even at US$1000 per bitcoin, that's not enough value to be mainstream.
Hey, look! A study that doesn't conform to the common narrative that STEM is the be-all-end-all! Let's rip it to shreds with our flawed understanding of how testing works, our limited understanding of sociology, our complete lack of understanding about education, and completely ignore the fact that this study was performed by people who have dedicated their lives to doing this sort of thing and then peer reviewed and published by people who have also spent their lives doing that sort of thing.
But sure, our layman-level understanding and knowledge of phrases like correlation vs causation, reproducibility, and falsifiable and ability to trivialize findings by "selectively" quoting out of "context" completely is enough to totally invalidate any study, particularly when we only attack the news article about the study itself!
I also had no problem with IBM DeathStars. I had two of them that worked for 6-7 years until I retired them for being too small and parallel ATA. One of my roommates in school, however, had 4 of the things go in the course of 3 months. It was particularly bad because two were in a RAID 1, one was his backup drive, and the last one was a cold spare. I think the only reason he didn't lose his data was because he also burned everything important to CD, but he did lose some trivial data (Diablo 2 and Morrowind saved games). Yeah... he was pretty paranoid about disk failure and this just made it worse. Last I knew he was looking for RAID 6 controllers from decommissioned servers.
If solar is doing so great then why does it need subsidies?
If there are no subsidies, exactly how do you expect Republicans to continue encouraging bribes^W lobbyist leverage^W^W campaign contributions^W^W job creators?!
Surprise, and comedy.
The Internet was created as a means to make national data networks necessary for national defense resistant to damage caused by war. Specifically, catastrophic wars such as nuclear war. That's why funding originated with DARPA. It was a defense project, much like GPS and the interstate road system.
And that's how things ought to stand for everything — except the handful of things the government is explicitly charged with under the Constitution: defense and law-enforcement.
Except that's not what the Constitution says:
"The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States;" -- Article I, Section 8, Clause 1
You might disagree with the general welfare clause or the interpretation the SCotUS made in 1936's United States v. Butler, but that certainly doesn't mean it's not a granted power in the Constitution now backed by judicial precedent.
No need to do that, either. Just kill the people in line at the security stations. Why kill one plane worth of people when you can kill 20 planes worth even easier?