A google would have told you http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_North_Korean_missile_tests 6 in the last 20 years. Their range is "likely" able to hit hawaii, but not mainland US if we go by their missile launch records. Whether they have nukes small enough to fit into a missile warhead is another question we don't know.
Except that it never approaches zero. I imagine it approaches a non-zero amount. Unless you think that usage will always be higher than production. I imagine that when extraction costs rise due to resource scarcity that the earth will be creating oil at the same rate or above the rate at which we extract and use it.
Look here for the timeline: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smartphone_wars
This list just shows who started what:
Nokia sues apple, apple counters, and nokia counters, etc.
Apple sues HTC, counters, etc
(HTC gives royalties to microsoft... WTF?)
S3 sues Apple
Oracle sues google, oracle fails!
Microsoft sues Motorolla, countered etc.
Motorolla sues Apple, countered etc.
Microsoft sues Barnes and Nobles
Apple sues Samsung, countered
Microsoft grabs more royalties from those without patent arsenal (le sigh)
And that is a little rundown of where we are at.
Honestly, DRM is the problem. Let's say that we have no DRM, but we still have different standards. Let's say we're talking about pictures, instead of books. Well, you have PNG, JPG, GIF.... Hrmm it appears it's pretty trivial to have one player that can handle all the formats when you don't have the DRM restrictions. The formats would need to differentiate themselves in functionality, or the best would win. The main differentiation right now is the DRM schemes.
That depends completely on your individual circumstance. Here are the costs of moving:
1) Getting out of current rent, selling house, etc. - This is the largest cost variable. If you own a home, it is worth looking into having someone manage renting it for you until prices come up further.
2) Travel costs - Gas to move with car, renting a moving truck if you have enough assets to make it worth it. Many times it's more efficient to just garage sell your stuff and buy new stuff off of craigslist at your new location. If you have a family, you might want to fly them out separately.
3) Settling in cost - First month + deposit is often required when renting a new place. Even some companies that don't provide relocation packages will consider helping you out with this. If you are single people will often put you up for a bit while you look for a place.
4) Savings for current obligations - Keep enough to pay at least another month of your current debts so you don't fall behind if the first paycheck takes a bit. If you have lots of student loans, you can ask them if you can defer a few months while you move. That might make moving easier.
First of all, that site is horrible. He weeds out people for all the wrong reasons, unless he is hiring PR people. Secondly, the linked article isn't even about the lack of relocation packages. You really don't need a relocation package to move cross-country, especially if you will be making more money.
Ask for a raise at work, and continue your open source contributions on the weekend?
There are a few ways to get more pay:
1) Increase skill-set, ability and move to a job that pays more. (spend weekends training and researching what jobs pay more)
2) Side job - (if it doesn't conflict with your current work contract)
a) Use an agent to find you a job working remote or weekends, they exist
b) create own application (may or may not payoff)
3) Talk to management about overtime opportunities. Usually doesn't hurt to see what their policies are. If you are salaried they will often look down on this, but they might be willing to give a bonus for an extra project being done in overtime. You can also talk about your career path.
If you do this, make sure you order now, as they are on 6 week backorder.
Having been a successful programmer for 35 years, I would discount the value of touch typing. It has been my experience that thinking is far more important than typing skills.
Your logic makes no sense. Learning to type faster is in no way going to diminish his ability to think.
Your logic makes no sense. Discounting the value of something in no way means that it would diminish the ability of another.
This site notes that there is no link, but points out the WHO lists it as a "Possible carcinogen". Lets take a look at what else the WHO lists as "Possible carcinogens":
Coffee, dry cleaning, exhaust/gas, pickled vegatables, nickle... to name a few
[source: http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Classification/ClassificationsGroupOrder.pdf%5D 2B is prossible, 2A is probable
I read this "for her PhD" instead of "of her PhD". I was really confused how that works.
Okay, so we should ignore our differences? I can tell you that physiologically, woman have evolved to be better nurturers of baby's then men. Heck, I can't produce milk! I demand equal right to milk production! Wishing away our differences doesn't make them go away. Does that mean we should carry over those stereotypes into other area? Heck NO! Just because "women" are more nurturing than "men" doesn't mean that an individual "woman" is more nurturing than a "man". Recognizing that difference is important. Also, should we have all athletes compete together? I mean, we're being sexist by creating separate leagues for women and men, right? (tbh, women can compete in many men's leagues if they make the qualifiers, but not vice versa). We should just get rid of sex based sports all together and just have leagues dependent on how good you are. I'm quite fine with this.
I guess my point is this. Recognizing differences and telling someone they aren't good enough are two completely different things. I can say that you are part of a population that is better suited at lifting weights than another segment of the population. That isn't really useful information in determining how good you are at weight-lifting. You could be the worst of both segments. But it does help when looking across the population at trends, and doing marketing, etc.
On a related note: My high-school had to conform to title 9 which meant sports that women wouldn't join (american football, they were allowed in, but wouldn't join) had to be offset by sports that men couldn't play (volleyball, which I wanted to play), we had a petition to open up men's or co-ed volleyball, but it didn't go anywhere because there were already all the women sports the girls had interest in.
Exactly. When pay was not determined by what your career, there was equal interest in the two. Once money was taken into account, then females went for the money, while males stuck with what they enjoyed. So all we need to do to get more females into science is pay them better?
I pre-ordered my OUYA. I was torn between an OUYA and Ras-Pi with controller support. I decided to go with the OUYA for something quick and easy to get running, and faster mod time if I want to mod it. I want a system I can play my custom nes/snes/genises/n64 roms. oh, and I watch netflix. I also like creating my own interface for some of my media. So that leaves me with a few options: modded xbox/ps3, htpc, RasPi (modding for controllers), or OUYA. The htpc option is too expensive. The modded-ps3 is pretty good as it doubles up as a blue-ray player, but it's expensive. The modded-xbox is pretty weak (technically), but is x86 which gives me more support for my old pc games and better emulators, but not sure it can handle n64 emulator. The RasPi is fun to tinker with, I would do this if it wasn't on back-order. The OUYA comes good to go and i just have to root it and put my android emulators on it. It supports both xbox and playstation controllers. For me, it makes sense. (Although at $50/controller I would definitely prefer to buy a ps3 dualshock controller, I pre-ordered when the controller was $30)
I would love for the day when I could sing happy birthday on screen without having to pay. But the issue is not that covers happen. The issue is that the media company is living a double standard. If you do the same with with their holdings, they'll make sure you pay up.