I'd still rather take the deal bankers got when they effectively stole billions and we gave them more money.
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From a business point of view they can be similar.
From the perspective of the mainframe guys, the whole point of a mainframe is that it is a single machine handling all of your transactions. Basically, it is simpler to deal with all kinds of transaction problems when you are not using a vastly distributed system with thousands of nodes. Typically PaaS/SaaS are large distributed systems.
To reliably and consistantly handle a very large stream of very important transactions where you basically need 100% reliability, they are a real option. The business case for a mainframe is something like, it would cost 200mln per year for some bank to make a failure proof distributed system, and 100mln to do it with a a mainframe. Outside of this type of systems, it is hard to think of any use for a mainframe, given the cost and complexity.
How is this insightful? The Slashdot blurb doesn't mention anywhere that North Korea is responsible, it just says that the US is imposing sanctions based on it. Are you disputing that the US is imposing sanctions?
Also, what was this authoritative source that proofs beyond any doubt that it wasn't North Korea?
Great! Then it shouldn't be no problem for you. If you read my post you would know I support you and applaud your effort!
Why don't you switch them all over to IPv6 while you're at it?
That's great! Why don't you go convince every single carrier in the world to do this!
Meanwhile we will use real world solutions. Let us know when you are done, then we can stop using those services.
Or just spend 5 minutes to get acquainted with Fahrenheit and never have to be annoyed with people not including Celcius ^^
Good riddance. These children can be thought so much useful stuff in this time.
To waste the time of every single kid trying to teach it the completely useless skill of cursive writing borders insanity.
Block letters are far superior anyway.
So what are you doing on Slashdot then? How can you spend time on this while people are starving?
Shouldn't you be feeding people?
One highly underused technology is the Content Security Policy. It is supported in all major browsers, including IE10+.
Content-Security-Policy: script-src 'self' www.google-analytics.com ajax.googleapis.com;
X-Content-Security-Policy: script-src 'self' www.google-analytics.com ajax.googleapis.com;
If projects like Wordpress would pick this up, it would make it very difficult to do XSS attacks.
How about you go start your own website if you want to pick the articles. The slogan of slashdot is 'News for nerds, stuff that matters', not 'stuff that luthair likes' or 'software news'.
It was very obvious this was going to happen. Authorities even announced they would take action, and Uber has been very public about going to start this service and that they would pay any fines.
I don't know what the playbook of Uber and the transport inspection services are, but it is obvious that for both sides have these fines as part of it.
This makes it possible for Uber to fight it out in the courts, and will likely trigger discussion in the parliament that may lead to changes in the laws.
I'm fairly certain the people of Taiwan consider Taiwan a different place than China -- enough so that they have the whole Taiwan name and all.
New Mexico and Mexico are not the same thing, but they are both in the Americas. North and South Korea are not the same thing, yet both people are Koreans.
So how is that possible, if they have their own name too?
Please ask any Taiwanese person about this, and you will hear the same thing. Taiwanese people consider themselves Chinese. You can try all you want to claim that 'China' is only the mainland part. But that doesn't make it true, and in fact is insulting to both Taiwanese and mainland chinese people.
Are French and German people both European? Are North and South Koreans both Korean people?
Well, DPRK != ROK, yet they are both Koreans. The fact is that both the mainland and taiwanese people consider Taiwanese people as Chinese people. You may want to consider that 'Chinese' is a bigger term than just PRC.
HTC isn't Chinese. It is Taiwanese.
If you knew anything about Taiwan, you would know why that is a silly statement. You may want to start by looking up the official name of Taiwan, which is Republic of China.
Do you really have to rip all of the features out of KMail for this?
How about you make your own mail client, hell, even use the KMail source. Then you will see how much the KDE userbase will love your 'retarded-people-interface' that is only an improvement for people who don't need advanced features like deleting an email. I'm not kidding, look at the mockup in the article.
I really don't get how you can see Metro and Gnome fail completely trying to force a more 'simple' user interface on people, and then want to make the same mistake.