Your reasonable point makes it impossible for for the OP to be on his self-righteous high horse so let us not speak of it again.
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I was driving east on I-80 in Council Bluffs, IA. At the time I wondered if it was a meteor or something man made. It was bright white but had a green hue as it broke up.
I was also a bit grateful there was no earth shattering kaboom.
>> "You are going to need to combine that with spiders, toxic chemicals, a DNA X-factor"
Not necessarily. They may gain the powers of Dr. Manhattan. He was exposed to radiation in an 'intrinsic fields' experiment, which could really mean almost anything.
Option #2 - perhaps the thieves will be fused into one character like "Firestorm". One person's body will remain and gain superpowers, the other becomes the voice of reason in his head.
Online security (or lack thereof) is one of the reasons it's a bad move to turn your Adobe Creative Suite into a cloud based subscription service.
...reaching in your pocket to get your phone.
It's sad in that same way as the family member who's sitting by the TV but searching desperately for the remote.
>> "Have you ever done IT? Some of the biggest problems are political there as well."
Yes. I've even dealt with outside vendors. I've seen those situations work out and occasionally not work out. Almost every time a company outsources development and that 3rd party hands back code that doesn't work, Company A doesn't pay until it works. Company A holds 3rd party developer to it's original bid that a website was supposed to cost $90m not $630m or more. In this case Company A is the US Taxpayer.
>> "If it was entirely in-house like NASA was..." "...less money and would be cheaper to maintain."
I'm not going to disagree so much as I'm going to give you the benefit of doubt that you wrote this without really thinking it through. NASA buys products from thousands of private companies, nothing was built in house by Uncle Sam. Some of those companies have gone out of business because NASA was their only customer. One of the reasons the Space Shuttles became unsustainable was NASA would swap components between shuttles rather than buy replacements, so companies withered and died off. In many situations there was only one working part for the whole fleet because there was no way to buy a replacement.
The Space Shuttle program was also, for all of it's triumphs, a cash hog.
The frustrating thing - and this is specific to the website - is there are already other websites doing functionally similar tasks.
Every evening you will see Flo and Prudential Auto Insurance commercials. Or the green muppet telling you how you can shop for mortgages while wearing your underwear. There are many websites that act as one stop shops for other services, shopping for health insurance. They collect a few basic facts and then provide you with a handful of companies to suit your needs. A gov't insurance website should not be re-inventing the wheel.
I'm quite certain the commercial services helping you shop for loans, mortgages, insurance and other services didn't have $600m startup costs either.
Greed and ambition have always been engines for progress.
James, how the hell do we get those diamonds down again?
The Olympics have overshadowed the World's Fair as a forum and showcase for technology, art, social events, and efforts by each host country to create a "model society" if but for a brief period. Most host countries pour far more money in than they will recover because of the prestige and the opportunity to push their political ideology on the world's televisions.
...drug consumes addict.
Are they really suggesting these systems for editing super HD? 64gb is a ridiculously small filesystem for cutting next gen video. Even 4K video is going to eat up all of that drive space faster than I can type this.
Just just communication skills - far too many younger people have never been told how to dress for work or for a job interview. Everyone working in an office should own at least one decent suit. Learn when to wear a tie. Cover your tats is you have them. These things are noticed by people who are in charge.
2009 called and wants their first gen android phone back.
480 by 320 3.5-inch display
expandable memory via a microSD up to 32 GB, 2 GB included
256 MB RAM
3.15-megapixel rear camera
1.0 GHz Cortex-A5 processor