It worked for Windows security! Why not for American education?
I want Bill Gates to do for American Education just exactly what he did for design of computer operating systems and for compound document management formats.
Because everybody knows that dollars are a surefire benchmark of brain power, so we have proof that Gates is an uncanny supergenius, who should now direct that dollar stream to blast any obstacle for his genius vision of how we should live, and be educated.
Public policy? Twaddle! Smart people with money. That's the cure for what ails society!
Easy transfer, easy backup, and a gazillion parser/import/export utilities. It is more standards based than most anything you'd care to replace it with:
"Microcenter" are probably capable of
Low sampling rate MP3s can be obviously and audibly pretty bad on a good pair of headphones. Once you get to higher sampling rates you are generally in pretty good shape.
The comment in the story about CDs is really ridiculous. A properly mastered CD is really about as good as you need even on a very high end music system in a purpose built room with carefully designed acoustics.
There is no need for a new format. The idea that LPs are better is hogwash. The only time LPs sound better is when they are mastered with more dynamic range than whatever you are comparing them to is.
Now if he were talking about fixing the mastering process that would be a different kettle of fish. What is done to popular music in mastering, especially with dynamic range compression should be a crime. It has destroyed the value of music produced during the last 30 years.
Neil Young is selling bullshit. This is a complete scam he's trying to pull off.
"Old man, take a look at my life..."
...can be adjusted and even eliminated by a simple majority vote of Congress and the stroke of the pen of the President.
That's basically true of any law. Why is this a big problem? Congress could eliminate the FDIC tomorrow. Or shut down the Interstate Highway system. Or ground all aircraft permanently. It's a pretty good bet that they won't do any of those things, though.
And every penny just goes straight to the Federal Government - nothing back to any taxpayer.
I'm reasonably certain that the Social Security Administration cuts a check to a private citizen now and then.
When was the last time you ate a stock certificate?
So money just disappears when I spend it unless I eat the thing I bought with it? No, the seller gets the money and uses it for something else. The sale of existing stock doesn't count as economic activity, but it doesn't slow it down any. It's just trading one financial asset for another.
But if you have no unmet needs, you sell the stock to buy a different stock, and a small commission goes to your broker, who buys stock with it, and everybody gets a little bit richer, but no economic activity occurs.
If I buy stock and the seller uses the money to buy a different stock, we just have the same situation all over again. Eventually, that money will reach a seller who doesn't buy stock with it. At that point, that person uses the money for something else. There's no way for me to buy stock and just have the money get "stuck" somewhere. It's no different from any other transaction in that sense. The only important difference is that the purchase of stock itself isn't economic activity that counts toward GDP.
So anything that breaks that money out of the market and puts it into the economy is a win.
But this is my fundamental point. There is no money "in the market." If I asked you where all of the dollars "in" the NYSE and all of the market cap of its companies actually is, what would you answer? The correct answer is, "circulating through the economy."
War in La Jolla, seventh year, one hundred and thirty-first entry
I suppose, somewhere around this time of year, is time to change to eighth year. Maybe next time. I leave in March, begin in SD in April, I think PM HPB has the date saved somewhere.
It's an artifact of the capital markets. The same thing happened in the late '50s with the 'Tronics Boom'
Going back 80 years earlier it was the railroads.
It's a side effect of the 'Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds".
For attackers, the advantage of abusing the WordPress pingback feature in this manner is that they can spread their attacks over a large number of unique IP addresses, making it harder for the targeted sites to block them, Cid said. "It does not amplify the bandwidth utilization, but the scale and reach of the attack."
From the description of the issue, all that seems to be happening here is that an attacker makes an HTTP request to a third-party blog that supports Pingback, and that blog makes an HTTP request to the target. As stated, there's no amplification, so all this appears to be doing is masking the source of the attack.
To what is he referring when he says that it amplifies the "scale and reach" of the attack?
Social Security payments are in the form of IOUs. There isn't a stash of money waiting for anyone who needs it.
All pension plans have a large portion of their savings in the form of IOUs. I have some IOUs from major corporations in my portfolio. Should I be scared?