Perhaps - but that's exactly why Ballmer's trying to dis them. The only business Amazon is in that Microsoft wants to be in is cloud hosting services. And for now, Amazon's beating them. I don't know whether Amazon makes any money off of their cloud or not. They're spending everything they take in on expansion (and perks like free shipping) - but is that expansion of warehousing facilities, or is it the build-out of their data centers? Either way, Amazon cloud hosting could be a moneymaker. Their online store probably could too, but so far it's relied on low (money losing) prices, cheap shipping and skipping out on sales taxes - none of which are going to hold up much longer.
bars and resaraunts do this as well. by pricing well drinks closer or identically to call drinks, the bar discourages patrons with less income. happy hour is cheaper than saturday night, and cheaper still than valentines evening.
McDonald's hasn't changed its basic system of taking orders since its founding in the 1950s
Since the WSJ is a Murdoch paper now, its now been saddled with a conservative agenda just the same as fox. However, Mcdonalds has evolved ordering consistently throughout the past 30 years. multi-lane drivethroughs, extending the station model of drivethrough to the dine-in area, wireless communications systems, touchscreen back of house systems, and tap card payments are all recent additions to most stores. Its unrelated, but many McDonalds stores jave an automated fryer robot that drops and pulls fries based on order demand, allowing the drivethrough attendant to pack fries and food as well as take orders.
Afghanistan, Belarus, Central African Republic, Cuba, Cyprus, Eritrea, Fiji, Iran, Iraq, Cote d'Ivoire, Lebanon, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Vietnam, Myanmar, China, Haiti, Liberia, Rwanda, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Republic of the Sudan (Northern Sudan), Yemen, Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
ITAR means military goods and services are categorically banned. whats hillarious about this is many of these countries have militant regimes or massive destabilization as a direct result of our foreign intervention so its almost as though ITAR is to us as a 1 year AA chip is to an alcoholic. Others are just boogeymen left over from the cold war, and paradoxically countries like China and Vietnam are already enormous trading partners that could, if they decided to, temporarily grind the US to a halt with a trade embargo. Surprisingly Syria and Iraq, despite being on ITAR, receive funding and training from the US military respectively. Bureaucrats are strange.
Ultimately we cant sustain this simultaneous ideological demonization and capitalist embrace of free trade because, as is evidenced by our arms conractors at least, the United states is governed by private industry. What we do is no different than a baptist minister preeching against gays, but hiring a male prostitute on the weekends.
This happened in 2006 as well. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Instead of exercising their right in america to free trade, DPW just chose to back away cautiously from the frothing psychosis that is american political and social policy.
We have about 350M guns. We have about 330M people. Apparently wherever you're from, they don't teach math skills.
3.6 murders / 100k is pretty damn low. But most of those are drug crime related. Our rate drops by over 50% when not including drug crime, as I said. Apparently wherever you're from, they don't teach reading skills.
The FBI crime statistics from 1993 to 2013 show a clear drop in US violent crime and murder rates, while we've dramatically pushed back gun control. Apparently that's nonsense to you, because it doesn't support your preconceived notions. Just go back to sticking your fingers in your ears and yelling "La la la la la...".
Here's one. And there are plenty more out there. The Clackamas mall shooting was one. The US media doesn't cover them as much, because the body counts tend to be low, and they don't fit the narrative of "guns are evil".
It's not a good idea to lie in such absolute terms, when the internet can so easily prove you wrong.
How about self defense against against a nut job on a killing spree? The least successful spree killers in the US have all been stopped by an armed civilian, not a government employee.
Except for the bans on carrying a gun, using a gun, owning certain guns, owning normal sized magazines, etc.
And apparently that gun control doesn't work out so well.
In the US, we have the highest gun:citizen ratio (over 1.0), and if we don't count gangland violence (which our history with alcohol prohibition shows is caused by the illegal drug trade, and independent of gun ownership), we have one of the lowest violent crime rates and murder rates in the world. And both of those rates have plummeted in the past 20 years as we've repealed gun control, while Canada's has gone up over the past 20 years as they've piled on the gun control.
1. What is the license of this code? GPL? Affero? BSD? Apache? Open Source is a pretty diverse term and can often determine numerous limitations and options for perpetuating the codebase.
2. Do you have hosting? does the project have a name and a home base that users can at least visit to learn about the project, what it does, and how its helpful. marketing the basics is pretty important and while some projects like those by Linus Torvalds become a smash hit with a simple post to a mailing list, the open source ecosystem is blindingly vast.
3. Do you have mailing lists or irc rooms? google and facebook arent bad, but many other open source projects have IRC or mailing lists because its what devlopers and users in the community are most accustomed to. The important part is to have open and easily accessed channels of communication that members can participate in and help foster growth.
More often it's a patent on the "all new time-release capsule version of Medication A". Essentially the same stuff, packaged differently. The stuff's not new, the packaging's not new, but putting the stuff in the packaging gets awarded a new 20 year monopoly. The worst case I've read of for this was when asthma inhalers were forced to be reformulated to take out ozone-depleting propellants. So they used a new propellant and got a new monopoly, and a cheap, established medication became very expensive again, since the generics were monopolized off the shelves. No invention, per se. Just abuse of the patent system.
They claim that "systemd betrays the UNIX philosophy"; it makes things more complex, thus breaking the "do one thing and do it well" principle.
This isnt a thought or a prediction, this is something systemd actually does when it takes NTP, console, logging, and networking and forces them into one application. the fork threat is to be taken seriously because of the leaderships inability to actually recognize this as a massive security, scalability, and overall functionality problem that was steamrolled into debian largely at the behest of KDE and Gnome devs. The best solution to avoid a fork in my opinion is to give the user something thats also been forgotten about in the linux community: choice. Systemd or RC Init, or uselessd (a fork of systemd that tries to rehabilitate systemd)
I thought about the separate line, but there'd be a lot of people who go straight to the ice line, causing backups while the ice salesman explained the setup. And it would create an extra unnecessary step, when lines are short.
I propose the In-n-Out drive through solution: When lines get long, have a salesman walk down the line taking pre-orders. He takes the cash, and gives the customer a number of ice tokens (it's Nevada, so they should be able to find a local company that can provide high quality casino-style chips that are hard to forge). Then when the customer gets to the head of the line he plops down N tokens and takes N bags of ice away.