Fast food companies have figured this out. Paper checks cost too much, so workers receive a debit card, which the company deposits paychecks in.
Crummy selection pretty much nails it. If there were an infinite number of movies, the algorithm would work well. Consider the following scenario: You are one of 3000 subscribers that likes 18th century historical dramas. A documentary on royal intrigues is highly regarded by the 30 or so subscribers in your group that have seen it. Unfortunately, it won't be recommended to you because other subscribers ran out of movies long ago and now watch whatever is on the main page. Many of those 3k subscribers watched Ip Man because it looked tolerable, not because it had an intersection with your interests, but it'll be recommended anyway. Hidden gems are drowned out because the algorithm can't tell the difference between a movie you want to see and a movie you saw because you wanted to see something, anything that night.
The process is called intaglio.
Sonicwall offers a Network Security Appliance firewall. I can hear their marketing department: "NSA? That spells security!" Good luck with that today.
Couriers have figured out that the best way of dealing with a Shockwatch is to rip the filament off the box.
How to make military-grade network gear:
1. Get network equipment.
2. Slap it in a ruggedized box.
3. Slap an extra 0 or two on the invoice.
That said, I wouldn't mind having some PacStar gear around for the next disaster.
I switched to Netvibes a few years ago, when Google added the unremoveable sidebar (which was added at the behest of gadget developers, apparently the only users of iGoogle that matter). It has served me pretty well, though I still miss having a Google search bar with full functionality.
Wiping your nose does not cure a cold. It never has, and it never will.
Do not give specious reasoning a free pass because you agree with its conclusion.
During OIF I, I made the grievous error of saying that #4, Country Captain Chicken, wasn't that terrible. After a few days of my coworkers selflessly saving the #4 for me while they got first pick on a new box, I quickly recanted.
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Old Man Murray made a compelling argument explaining the decline of adventure games:
Your alluded-to attribution is incorrect. That quote comes from an essay by Rabbi Lapin:
Your interpretation of the statistics does not appear to take proportionality into account.
If Job A has 6 fatalities and 100 workers while Job B has 3 fatalities and 10 workers, Job B is more dangerous since the odds of death are higher on a per worker basis.