The company was having trouble in 2013 so it laid off some employees
In 2014 the company started doing better
The employees who were laid off in 2013 sued and won
The cost of dealing with the lawsuit caused the company to again experience hardship. This time they closed there doors.
So it had nothing to do with a severance package. When the company started doing better they were forced to compensate employees that were fired when the company was doing badly.
The article asks:
I was preparing a book for one of my clients and as I am uploading the photos, which are personal, the first thought was... should I really be uploading these photos to this website, we just met?
The answer is no, of course you shouldn't trust any website. If you want it to remain private, leave it off the internet.
I assume that whoever is speaking in the article has a job / contract to prepare these photos for clients who have requested that they upload the photos to the service. In that case leaving them off the Internet is not an option.
This seems to be a common thing for NASDAQ to halt trading. Can NASDAQ halt trading any time my stocks start doing poorly?
Probably only when that stock is worth billions of dollars and its decline could send the whole market into a tailspin.
The government already has access via hand-held battering rams and 14 tonne, wheeled wrecking-balls (AKA assault vehicles). Big money and brute force doesn't work on encryption, unless they turn it into rubber-hose decryption (Oblig. XKCD). But the three-letter agencies can't do that 200 times a day, so they want a cheap, simple solution that labels the common people as criminals without rights.
There are law about that though - a warrant is required for the police to enter my home. DHS is not going to get a warrant to snoop on me.
Who cares... does it blend? Waiting...
I would think that bullet proof will not bend. If it was able to bend a bullet would go through it.
I'm still not entirely clear what the Apple Watch is supposed to do for me, especially when it's still reliant on a cell phone to function.
The same can be said about everything that Apple makes; none of it is needed and there are better / cheaper alternatives.
Another 10 billion dollars.
The point of the article is not the Pentagon saying that they need more money to thwart future attacks. It is to let people know that attacks like this do occur and are being handled swiftly.
Why is this a cautionary tale? What horrific outcome did they have that we are supposed to learn from?
I think that the submitter used the wrong phrase. They probably mean "Starting down a slippery slope."
A hangglider instructor once told me the exact opposite. He experimented with 3d simulators and abandoned them because after the use of the simulator, the pupils took twice as long to learn how to fly as the pupils who never used the simulator.
That sounds suspicious as they are used extensively by the airline industry.
The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it. -- Anthony Burgess