Yeah... T-Mobile actually said in their last earnings call that they now get less money per subscriber than before. So at least for TMo customers, prices are definitely going down...
In reality, that will never happen. There is no a biosphere on Mars, and even if you terraformed the planet, it it's sustainable without artificial support. You can thank the weak magnetic field for that. No shield = atmosphere gets stripped away into space by the sun. So the moment this new emergent species gets thrown back into the stone age, they will die off as would the rest of the planet.
And I'll leave you with one final thought. You can take man from nature, but you can't remove the nature from man. War happens. It's what we are good at.
Like a bomb? Oh that Islamic fanatics are at it again. Missing passports my ass.
Admin approval is not actually required. At least on Windows, each user account has its own personal certificate store, which that user can install to just fine.
Additionally, browsers like Firefox (which store their certs separately from the OS) can (and often are) installed in such a way that the cert store is in a user-writable location. That's obviously possible for a user to edit.
Yeah, you're stupid.
Tom *EXPLICITLY* pointed out the need to compromise one of the machines with the private key on it. That probably means whatever firewall/proxy boxes are doing the interception, since by necessity they will have the private key (and don't pretend it is actually possible to make one of those non-exportable, short of a dedicated hardware module.
But sure, go on a half-page rant about stuff that has nothing to do with what he said. After all, clearly *he* is the one who "utterly fail[s] to understand", right?
On 64-bit, at least, a driver needs to be signed with a cert that chains to Microsoft if you want to avoid the warnings. Well, unless you're in testsigning mode, but that's literally just turning off security features so nobody is going to do it regularly.
As long a you don't intend to get work from it, there are tons of alternatives for learning the information that would be contained in the course.
Typically speaking, just doing the necessary coursework, as Scott Young did, isn't enough to make you employable, even if you do it in a context in which you end up with a degree. It's a good part of it, though, since it certifies that you would be able to use the same words to communicate about algorithms, etc., when talking to peers, which is something you probably wouldn't be able to do otherwise. A lot of the communications in any technical field takes place in a higher bandwidth shorthand, or jargon, which lets you communicate a lot of information in a short amount of time.
Consider, for example, if you don't speak portuguese, your teaching credential and experience, valid though it may be in an English speaking country, won't transfer over directly to being able to teach even your top subject to a non-English speaking class.
, you get about 25% of your salary back through not paying income taxes
What state do you live in? State income taxes are on the order of 5%, not 25%. And according to my friends in Texas, you end up paying for it in different ways there - property taxes etc.
California. We passed prop 30, which institutes a retroactive income tax back to Jan 1 2012, payable in April 2014 for the 2012/2013 tax years.
Compare this with the income necessary to purchase a home in the Bay Area, *assuming* you have a 15-20% down payment saved: $115,510.06; if you make less than that, congratulations, you're a renter. Source: http://blog.sfgate.com/pender/...
On the WLAN zone no doubt. Checkbox removed and all is well. Except for the fact the cert doesn't uninstall itself.
Providing instructions or a batch file of some sort for Windows users would be a step in the right direction; if this was a genuine mistake.
Eh. Better yet, build a nuclear rocket that doesn't release any radioactive material at all. After all, you only need the heat. Use a propellant that absorbs UV and flow it around a nuclear lightbulb, and you have a rocket many times as efficient as anything we can build today, even at the low end of its theoretical range. Anyhow, it should be usable in atmosphere...
TWICE, eh? Look up the doubling time on world population. Hell, I'll do it for you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W...
The short version is, given enough resources, the human population can now double more than once just in a single lifetime. We expect to hit a peak at around 2025 - that's barely over a decade away, now - but if we instead did away with that "human greed" you claim would allow supporting twice as many people, that would give a reprieve of somewhere between 20 years (assuming the historical trend of "each doubling takes half the time of the one before" holds) to possibly as much as 50 years (the estimate for the time to get from half the predicted 2025 pop to 2025). Then we're full up, again.
Aside from your 3rd point, which is frankly stupid (we've been sending people into space without an escape option for half a century now even though recovery from low earth orbit isn't nearly as hard, and yeah, sometimes they died...) the rest of what you say is probably true enough, or at least worth considering. But the argument that we could double the Earth's carrying capacity, as though that would grant more than a few decades reprieve, is bogus. We need a better option.
You know, if you're going to talk about the explosion of 1 (out of 9) rockets on one launch, you really should also mention the fact that they were able to complete the primary mission anyhow... they lost one nozzle, it shut down automatically, the fuel was diverted to the other nozzles, and they burned a little longer. They successfully rendezvoused with the ISS anyhow, despite a moderately explosive engine failure during launch. Let that sink in for a moment. Many rockets wouldn't even have been able to reach orbit in the case of a nozzle simply shutting down, much less blowing up.
In fairness to your complaint, though, the secondary goal of the mission was not attempted. SpaceX said they could give 95% assurance that the satellite would reach its safe orbit (not putting the ISS at risk), but NASA required over 99% assurance. Due to the extra fuel they'd had to burn, this could not be guaranteed. Still, it was highly likely they could have pulled it off, and likely would have tried under different circumstances.
Seattle has Centurylink DSL (12Mbps where I live, better or worse depending on your distance from the infrastructure), cable (I don't know what they'll tell you speed-wise, I hate Comcast, but faster than the DSL), Clear WiMax (~10Mbps, last I checked), CondoInternet (specific buildings only, but it's at least 100Mbps), and a few other various options (including LTE from all of the Big 4). The eastside (and possibly other suburbs) can get FiOS from Frontier (I think they have 40+Mbps), and down south there are some other fiber options as well, or so I've heard.
Now, out in the boonies, yeah it's going to suck. Sticking near the major metropolitan areas though, you can definitely get good service.
When you find a command line that lets me launch programs by typing the first few letters of any word in their name (in the case of multiple results it defaults to the one you run most often), let me know, OK? Oh, and by name I don't mean just the binary name, but the program's full name and any description you've given it in the Start menu/screen.
I mean, I use command line stuff a fair bit. I've got two windows of cmd and one of bash open right now, and I'm surprised I've only got one session of the latter running. But, that's mostly developer stuff (Visual Studio Tools in the one, manpages in the other; yes I write portable code in VS). Aside from programs that are inherently CLI-based though (like man), I rarely launch programs from the CLI. It's much faster to hit the WinKey and type "not" [ENTER] than to switch to a command line and type "notepad++" (even with command completion, which will get stuck on other expansions) and that assumes Notepad++ is in my path.
Huh... every device I've seen with a dedicated keyboard either had an actual key or (more often) a simple key chord (Fn+F3 or similar) for sleep. Odd.