Can anyone here name three products which are legal in the USA and do _not_ "[compete] or is intended to compete with any product or service sold, offered, or otherwise provided by Amazon (or intended to be sold, offered, or otherwise provided by Amazon in the future)"?
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Bring the convention to Toronto Canada, we don`t even have no fly lists, no Obama and our cops don`t shoot you - just give you a stern talking too.
Unless I have misread the paper, it seems that these folks have just found experimental proof that disk writes are buffered.
"In Java and Python strings are immutable, and any assignment will result in the creation of a new object and possibly copy operations, hence the overhead of the string operations. The disk-only code, although apparently writing to the disk excessively, is only triggering an actual write when operating system buffers are full. In other words, the operating system already lessons disk access times.
I'm guessing that this investigation started with someone making a bet while their thought processes were slightly impaired.
People need some incentive, which doesn't have to be money, to spend the time doing work on wikipedia articles.
Sure, you say that now, but when someone takes you up on your offer, you complain about it.
Content company: "We think these people downloaded something at some point."
ISP: They're in the back room. Go nuts.
Will they start by taking down all of those naked pictures of that poor blue bird?
"[...] modification timestamps were almost always consistent with an 8-5 workday in the UTC-3 or UTC-4 timezones"
When writing an article of this sort your goal should be to _explain your position_, not to create a math problem which, if solved in the correct manner, suggests what your position could be. If the authors wanted to point to a 7-3 work day in UTC-5, they should have simply said so instead of going out of their way to state something quite different.
It's not hard.
Here, it could look something like this:
"[...] modification timestamps were almost always consistent with a 7-3 workday in the US Eastern timezone (UTC-5), allowing for standard Daylight Savings changes as observed in Virginia, DC and Maryland"
It should not look like this:
"[...] modification timestamps were almost always consistent with an 8 PM - 5 AM workday in the UTC+9 time zone, showing that this was clearly the work of North Koreans with insomnia"
Do you see the difference?
Maybe someone needs to look up just what parts of the world actually use UTC-0300.
Though I'm sure he'll land somewhere.
I'm sure he landed somewhere else about a year ago.