I can get glasses that last for 5+ years for a couple hundred dollars, vs. lots more for surgery with its inherent risks. My glasses are generally only annoying when I work outside & get sweaty.
Around here some of the public schools just got rid of Pentium IIIs. Not everyone can afford something decent.
I suppose it might seem that way if you're an idiot.
There must be lots of Texas A&M sorority girls.
That's one way of looking at it. I expect that if more states pegged minimum wage to inflation you'd see a lot of bellyaching from conservatives about minimum wage always going up.
Just so. When the minimum wage is so low that one can't support a family on it without government aid, then government aid to the worker is effectively subsidizing the employer's business model; it's socialism for capitalists.
Speaking from personal experience in a smallish IT shop, non-RT Windows 8 tablets suck. Mainly this is because Microsoft hasn't figured out how to make updates really easy like on Android and iOS - it's basically the same updating experience as on a Win8 desktop, so every Patch Tuesday you've got several individual patches to download and install. Contrast this to how Android and iOS do it: downloading and installing one big update in the background and then prompting the user to reboot.
The problem is that our users don't install the updates. For example, I have three with Win8 tablets (only 3, thank $DEITY) purchased about a year ago. To modernize them, I had to download and install about 130 updates, reboot, go to the Store and tell it to install the upgrade to 8.1, reboot, install another 36 updates, reboot, and then upgrade a few desktop-type programs individually, reboot, and then I'm finally done. Yes, these tablets are on Active Directory, and no, I don't know why they're not getting updates from our WSUS server; my guess is that the tablets are used just a few hours a month for several minutes at a time. Anyway, the point is that keeping Windows 8 updated on a tablet is far more tedious and annoying than on a proper tablet OS.
Was Bush smart enough to know he was lying?
It's certainly possible that some rebels used to be in the Ukrainian military and were trained on SAMs.
Bringing up Al Gore like it means anything every time someone talks about global warming is derping. Fuck off and die.
Further, your non-story is about anomalous traffic they couldn't explain, so out of an abundance of caution they forced everyone to change their master passwords. Hardly a smoking gun.
You are probably an idiot.
Pfft. You seem to think Slashdot stories have any credibility, or that a vulnerability from three years ago still matters.
Using a password manager with one strong master password + randomly-generated passwords unique to each website is better.
That said, the linked paper is long and math-heavy, so I rate it likely the submitter (and the "editor") misunderstood something.
There is no scientific debate about whether warming is happening or what is causing it. The debate is caused by idiots chasing the votes of other idiots who don't want to change their lifestyles or pay extra taxes.
Came here looking for Al Gore derping, was disappointed but not surprised.