This isn't exactly the same, but it reminds me of the restaurant seating problem that happens when patrons, upon seeing that there's limited seating, have members of their party camp on a table before they've ordered. It exacerbated the problem. People who have just got their food can't find a seat because table-campers have what would be empty seats.
I've been seeing too many vehicles with flashing lights lately that didn't used to have them, from school buses and garbage trucks to mall cops. It's making true emergency vehicles, such as police/fire/ambulance not stand out as much as then used to.
Your second sentence is correct, but part of the social contract wherein citizens forgo taking the law into their own hands is effective law enforcement. Nearly every time you see citizens resort to vigilante justice, it's due to a lack of effective law enforcement.
The problem I've seen is that no one want to train anymore. Every company thinks they can get the perfect employee off the shelf. That a big part of ageism. Companies want young grads that have just been trained in the new technologies. But the flavor of the week will change again. Some will argue that it's up to the employee to learn new technologies, and that's true to an extent, especially if the company you work for says, "We're switching to technology X in two years," but that seldom happens. It doesn't make a ton of sense, from an employee's point of view, to learn some random new think hoping the current company or the next job will want it. If you don't use the new thing you just learned everyday, you'll just forget it anyway.
Image a Beowulf cluster of these!
I'm not trying to defend Kingston or PNY but it may be that they had supply problems or other issues with the original part. It seems that Joel Hruska is assuming intentional deception/malice where none has been proven. I do think that companies should be required to change the model number when they change critical internal parts.
WiFi cards used to be horrible about this. Companies would change the WiFi chipset, requiring a totally different driver, and nothing on the outside of the box would give any indication. Somewhere on the card it would usually say rev b, etc.
It will consume more electricity when someone else is using it. A trivial amount, perhaps, but none the less, more. Al mot of these things have overheating problems in the first place.
Wouldn't it be a fairly simple thing to pinpoint the congestion and only shame Verizon if it's in their network or at an under-sized interconnect? Netflix might know (or care) more about Verizon congestion than Verizon does.
Evolution may have failed to produce advanced life forms, or any life at all, on a million worlds. Only the successful random mutations exist to contemplate it.
What you're saying may be true in regard to it being accepted to DefCon, but on the whole his analysis sounds about right. I don't know if civilians have the information to prove what he says, one way or another, but the economic motivations sure line up nicely.
What a great way to make sure Windows 9 sells like hotcakes!
1. Remove a well-loved feature from a system with sufficient vendor-lock in.
2. Only provide the feature in a paid upgrade
Is this a patentable business model?
A few firearms/accessories companies have written letters to law enforcement in various states telling them that they will no longer provide them with any weapons or accessories that are not legal for civilians in their state.
I predict a overall decrease in traffic accidents as we start seeing the average speed on roads reflect the speed limit versus the average of 5 to 10mph or more that is common now.
With people like Zuckerberg saying that he only wants people under 30 and the reports of ageism in CS and IT fields, I can see why people aren't going into CS and IT. Some are going to do well but many are going to drop by the wayside. Why not go into a career where you are still valued are 50 or 60?
Back when they started to allow commercial content on the Internet, they should have made a few more rules:
1. Require a business license to get a
2. Require 501 non-profit status to get a
3. Require a
4. Make a new TLD for everything else.
Look at how well this worked for