One of the products at the company I work at does this sort of thing with a configurable administrator experience. You would be shocked at just how surprised the average user is to discover that you can do this. It's super neat, as far as business applications go...
The summary absolutely mischaracterizes the blogs it references. The blog relating to Bacebook's bankers doesn't saw anything more than that they can't rule out unsound financials. However, the author himself goes on to say that he doubts this, instead suspecting that the planned delay most likely relates to market conditions. He's likely correct. While the likes of Goldman Sachs may have over paid, Facebook appears to be a solvent venture. Groupon would love to say as much... But don't worry, if they just get big enough they'll start raking in the cash. Never mind the fact that as revenues grow at Groupon, so do loses.
Correct, but to be fair the original point of copyright law in Europe was to regulate and control printers. The crown got control over what could be printed and printers got a monopoly (limited time, could be reissued). It's much easier to monitor the printing of seditious materials when only a handful of people can legally print. I like the new purpose better than the original...
Say what will about Liberals vs Conservatives, Democrats vs Republics, that isn't the issue here. The issue is whether or not California, a state, has the right to collect sales tax from an entity that, legal speaking, isn't selling there. SCOTUS has pretty clearly said that it doesn't have this right. Now, in an effort to raise revenues, California has tried to tax them anyway. Why? Because many of the roughly 25 thousand affiliates "forgot" to include their affiliate income. California would like to have this money and the online retailers are easier to come after than all of those affiliates. Frankly this isn't Amazon's problem, at least so far as California is concerned. California is trying to control interstate commerce. And as much as I don't like the over application of the commerce clause, this is EXACTLY why it's part of the constituation.
Baby, of course you're probably smarter than me. I just fear that all this time away from the kitchen has probably addled your delicate female mind. Why don't you rustle me up an ice cold beer and maybe fix me a sandwich. I'm sure after that you'll feel right as rain...
Of course it's also possible that I may have been joking... But don't let me stop you from stereotyping geeks in the name of putting down sexism.
Sounds like a sexual harassment lawsuite in the making... Now if only they can find a woman who can code.
Technically yes. Philosphically the difference is irrelevant. Of course I don't blame them for the whole forking thing... Oracle is evil. The difference pretty much comes down to this: Don't be evil - Google Just make money - M$ Be evil
:-) - Oracle
What an insightful, thoughtful reply about MS and Linux... You do know that this is slashdot, right?
OSX is really pretty slick... But the best office suite on the Mac is MS Office for Mac. I believe it's still Microsoft's number three most prrofitable products behind Office and Windows. Of course the Open Office Zealots will tell you that everyone uses it primarily due to vendor lock-in.
AmberShah writes "The job post is your potential programmer's first impression of your company, so make it count with these offputting features. There are plenty of articles about recruiting great developers, but what if you are only interested in the crappy ones?" I think much of the industry is already following these guidelines.
As much as we might like to think otherwise, software development is a business. And like all businesses the goal is to generate profit by increasing revenue and decreasing cost. As such an inherent bargain is struck between consumers and software shops as to proper ratio of cost to quality. High volume consumer applications get a lot of attention to quality though less to security. It's all a matter of threat assessment verse the cost of securing against such threats. Sure we all want perfect software where the software engineer is held accountable for every bug. But we also want software whose cost is comparable to a 20 dollar an hour sweet shop programmer. The software that results is really an economic compromise between the two. Running a space shuttle or saving patients lives? You probably are willing to shell out for the high cost software engineer. Putting up your hello kitty fan club blog? You might settle for something a little bit less... high class. I've been in this business for awhile now and as much as we like to wax poetic about quality we are still just trying to have our cake and eat it too. Better, faster, cheaper. Pick two.
The American Academy of Pediatrics, the CDC, and the WHO have long since agreed that there is no credible proof for link between autism and vaccine. The 1998 study has been under intense fire for over a decade, with most of the doctors having pulled their names from it long since. We've been at the point of next to zero proof for a long time and yet the "debate" drags on. I would postulate that the cause is tightly linked the timing of childhood vaccinations in relationship to the symptoms of autism first becoming apparent. Unfortunately, I think that means that the debate is far from over.
Not sure about the number of cores, a number of experts say that around 20 petaflop should do it. We should see computers capable of doing this by the end of the decade. Of course creating the AI or brain scans necessary to accomplish this is going to be the more challenging problem. What will be fantastic about simulated brains is that their neurons will be significantly faster than standard human neurons. This means that your simulated brain can produce orders of magnitude more work despite being no smarter.
When the comparable multi-processing capacity is in your cell phone, what are you going to do with it?
Stream high definition porn... duh.