Well, you can have the firehose, which can be gamed, or you can have VA Systems^W^W Geeknet spend their hard-earned revenues on hiring editors like Timothy to hand-curate the content.... which would *you* prefer?
Rightfully, your post is currently showing for me as +5, Interesting. Unfortunately, that fact kinda invalidates your point. So, now we're apparently stuck in the "this sentence is a lie" paradox. Fortunately, it's also completely off topic, thus re-validating your point and setting the universe right again. Yay!
Just need to encase the PC in cement and bury it at sea, and then those evil hackers will never be able to get to it!
That's okay, I'll just head down the street to buy a copy from
I love to hate on twitter as much as the next slashdotter, but the summary makes it clear that the headline is incorrect and misleading, possibly to the point of damaging Twitter's reputation. What you *meant* to say was:
Afghanistan news site TOLOnews Leaked Obama's Visit To Afghanistan (via Twitter)
In ancient Roman religion and mythology, Janus is the god of beginnings and transitions, thence also of gates, doors, doorways, endings and time. He is usually a two-faced god since he looks to the future and the past. The Romans dedicated the month of January to Janus.
You didn't say exactly how, so I'm going to guess that you were talking about one part FUD, with one part rewarding ignorance.
Wrong analogy. A better one would've been the coach for a losing team. Say, the Toronto Maple Leafs, for example. Jim Balsillie should've completely stepped aside *at least* a year ago, and not doing so was a reckless move that cost the shareholders millions of dollars, and cost the company to miss a critical window to "get back in the game". Things don't look good for RIM right now, and from the outside, that appears to be largely due to this man's arrogance and pride. Maybe he had the "captain of the ship" analogy in his mind as well; who knows? Whatever the explanation, his resignation is long overdue and quite possibly too late.
This is a pretty sad story for me. As a Canadian IT worker, it will definitely impact my career; as someone who holds insurance and pays into the government's retirement fund, I know I've lost money even though I'm not technically a shareholder. I have friends who've worked for them and co-oped for them while getting their CS degrees at U of Waterloo. It's pretty sad to watch such a blazingly spectacular failure unfold from a company that had *everything* going for it.
A scientist (or any academic) can always produce an interesting study with an interesting result, when they get to frame the question. This article summary starts out:
'The democratic process relies on the assumption that citizens can recognize the best political candidate, or best policy idea. But...
There's your problem right there. The democratic process does not exist to choose the "best" candidate or policy. Democracy is advocated on the belief that all individuals have an inalienable right to a degree of self-determination; to participate in the maintanance of the system that governs them. It is about being fundamentally free, not correct.
If this is "Do no evil," I shudder to think about the damage Google could do if they decided one day to deliberately engage in evil.
cf. Hank Scorpio, Globex Corporation.
It's so easy to turn the Internet into whatever you want it to be, when you're the largest advertiser, largest service provider, largest search engine, largest content provider, software maker, hardware-platform-vendor, and even an ISP.
Have we reached the point where google's "too big to fail"?