Those guys get upset when we don't spell write.
Really, dude? Really!?!
Seems like reasonable speculation to me. Valve may be hedging against the likelihood that if a significant portion of their user base moves toward thin clients and cloud services then those users will not have powerful PCs. But, if valve makes a console with high-end hardware then they have a better shot a staying alive.
This whole shift back to thin clients is something a friend and I have been trying to keep tabs on. Gamers have been the driving force behind the huge gains in CPU overclocking and GPU performance (which we're using for other purposes) and if PCs die (as predicted by many) then I'm worried that the powerful CPUs and/or GPUs that are so cheap and readily available today will become expensive "server" chips.
but if you could prove that google is doing behind the scenes work to enable interception of your emails - or if they know beyond doubt that their ssl's are no good, you could sue google successfully.
I don't think I want my pin broadcast across a (potentially) insecure local Wifi network. I'd much rather the analog solution in this case (a signature). Yeah, my server could potentially swipe my credit card and steal the account info, but:
What's more -- Aardvark doesn't routinely collect information from its users. Apart from the Google Ads, this site is a cookie-free zone -- I probably know nothing at all about you anyway!
I went to your site and Firefox prompted me to accept the following cookie:
Expires: End Of Session
Not a big deal, really, but it doesn't match up with your policy.
Well I've done the research and here's the deal:
The 50 million number comes a Census *mailin survey* which is completely unscientific and therefore invalid.
The SAHIE program models health insurance coverage by combining survey data with population estimates and administrative records. Our estimates are based on data from the following sources:
* The Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) of the Current Population Survey (CPS);
* Demographic population estimates;
* Aggregated federal tax returns;
* Participation records for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp program;
* County Business Patterns;
* Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) participation records; and
* Census 2000.
If you want to dig deaper then checkout the data inputs section.
BOTTOM LINE: it is not a "mailin" survey or anything of the sort. 47 million is the best, educated guess of the number of uninsured based on data from a wide variety of sources collected in 2005 and compiled by SAHIE; 50 million if you look at the 2006 data.
The other problem with KDE is "everything" is named starting with a "K" which makes it harder to scan to find stuff quickly.
Don't you mean that it's harder to find stuff Kwickly?
How about Sir Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A?
Just exactly who is going to decide what "... a compelling state interest" is?
A court (the legislative branch).
Let me guess? The same people that will charge you with treason or terrorism?
Nope. That'd be a prosecutor (acting under the authority of the executive branch).
The Macintosh is Xerox technology at its best.