It wouldn't matter - any company with a presence in the US would be at risk, no matter where they hoard their earnings.
Right, but you HAVE to take the new phone when you are up for it, or you leave money on the table. If you promptly re-sell the phone this might work out financially. (Or in the unlikely event that your phone wears out or breaks at exactly the same interval as your replacement schedule.) The payment plans are a much better deal (if the interest rate isn't too high), since the payment eventually stops. The subsidy in the old plans went on forever.
Those things are what taught me to buy drives in pairs.
A lightning strike taught me not to have both drives connected at the same time
Crashplan and friends are God's gift to the lazy backup plan.
I disagree, but then neither of us are climate scientists so our opinions are pretty worthless.
When did hard drives not fail? I've had failures since the early 90s, when they were in the 200 MB range.
"Enterprise" is not just the subject of that poster on the wall in your mom's basement.
Of course, but that sort of defeats the purpose of forecasting. The idea is to predict what is going to happen in the future so that you can make good decisions with your resources. Knowing that average temperatures are rising, and to what extent, is useful information.
Like I said, you could be correct. My bet, however, would be with the people who dedicate their lives to study such things. They are obviously fallible, being human - but they are still the best that we have.
The attempts to find the "missing heat" assume it's still on Earth and then look for it.
I have to chaff a little bit at "assume". They don't blindly assume anything - the models that scientists have been working on for 30 or 40 years all say that the heat is still on earth. They have to "find" the heat to improve the models. You could be correct - the heat could be escaping through some mechanism that is not understood or currently measured, but that's not the high-percentage bet.
This is a common tactic I see on Slashdot: "How can Slashdot be praising x when they usually say y?"
The folks claiming that the "hiatus" is a denier hoax are not necessarily the same folks who published this paper.
Furthermore, the argument is not that "hiatus" is a denier hoax - any fool can see temperature readings have been flat in most measured areas. The counter-argument is typically that the Earth is really big and that surface measurements alone do not necessarily represent the amount of heat absorbed by the atmosphere. Where all of that heat has been going was where the speculation has been, with the usual supposition being "the ocean" or "the poles".
But that's just a payment plan. Unless you have one of these crazy grandfathered plans, you are in fact paying more than if you bought your own hammer as it wore out.
No, and frankly that would be a bad policy as it would get rid of any motivation for you to move closer to where you work. Even so, it is very common for executives to get leased vehicles.
This isn't the tool (cellphone is to hammer) - this is the consumables (minutes is to nails).
No, No, they don't have a right to know.
I have to disagree. If you do business with the government, you lose some of the privacy that you would have in a private transaction. Secrecy in government is just too tempting to abuse.