How many Apple products do you have in your house? More to the point, looking backward to Opensource projects trying to produce a desktop/laptop replacement and comparing those projects to proprietary like Apple, does it change your perspective or thinking in any way? Oh and currently, what is your favorite handgun?
If I try to view slashdot on my iPad (non Air) it switches me to the mobile version and takes 30 seconds to render. What are you thinking? Slashdot is a message board for nerds and geeks. We submit news, you green light it, and then we comment (all the while generating ad revenue). So why on earth would you decide to screw up the web version? Let's review some history that possibly you can learn from......
The CEO of Coke decided that #1 selling cola in the world needed an update and launched NEW COKE. I am still not sure if they recovered the market share.
Northern Reflections a clothing mall store for older women (mostly selling fancy sweatshirts) decided they would switch to trendy teen clothes. They ended up closing all their US stores. since the alienated their existing base without attracting new customers.
Ford motor company discontinued the top selling car in America (The Ford Taurus) and replaced it with a Ford 500. People came in wanting a new Taurus, Ford said check out this Ford 500, the customers left and bought a Subaru. Ford got smart and renamed the 500 to the Taurus.
It is best to learn from the mistakes of others, since you will not live long enough to make them all yourself.
Answer the following question, "What are we changing and why are we changing it?" and if you don't have a good answer STOP before you destroy your business unless of course you are shorting the stock, hate your management, and are planning to bring the place down in flaming ruins.
You can't push a product that no one wants.
That's because in Korea, Star Craft is a professional sport and latency is not acceptable. When you live in a country where the population takes online video games seriously, there can be no lag.
This post is clearly flame-bait and troll-bait, just roll with it! The NSA analogy was just thrown in to make it seem quasi legit.
So by looking a Chris Christie's friends what can we determine from him? All of his friends seem to be petty, vindictive, bullies. Then when things go bad, it is every man for themselves which shows a lack of loyalty since everyone except Christie has had to resign. It won't be long until one of his friends turns on him, but then it will be an all out character assassination against that old friend.
This little stunt happened on the first day of school, messing with kids and communities on a stressful first day, the people of NY & NJ, interstate commerce, and possible security and emergency services.
Some of the friends are going to need a timeout, where big people go for timeout. A little jail time.
Senator, I am sorry, your question doesn't make sense. The NSA doesn't do any spying on Americans, we just collect meta-data about your computer, phone, and US mail. We also control the worlds largest bot-net that screws with peoples computers to allow us to collect even more meta-data. As we have stated previously, meta-data is NOT data and all of our hacking is done from outside the US so it is perfectly legal. Thank you Senator for ill framed question.
How did this breach happen? What were the mechanics behind the data theft? Was the server hacked? As it firmware in the POS registers? How did this happen?
BUMP! I second this, Mod this up. Mobile slashdot is wretched and SLOOOOOOWWWW!!!
Have you tried this?
Cheap to check-in, expensive to check out, not super fast, but you get what you pay for.
And I can remember black and white films of Joe Mc Carthy shouting "I have to proof that you are communist right here" while holding blank pages of paper.
Bottom line, Snowden embarrassed the FBI, NSA, Justice Department, and the POTUS. This is nothing more than retribution because of the fact that they can't get Snowden, so, they have to take it out on Snowden's email provider.
I think Lavabit is about to kick the FBI, NSA, and Justice Department squarely in the balls and we can hopefully get some caselaw going to stop this nonsense. It is time we had some grown up discussion about spying on everyone "just because we can" and decide what we as "a people" would like to agree to and then modify the constitution accordingly.
I suspect that secret courts, secret judges, secret orders, and secret laws are not the America the most of us want, but hey, I could be wrong. The only thing we are missing is the secret police asking you for your papers please.
I can see what you mean, this really had a (sic) significant impact on Booz-Allen. Wow, they had to schedule an emergency call and let investors know that projected targets would be impacted and issue new guidance on earnings. I don't know what reality you live in, but this isn't a slap on the hand, this is barely a "wag of the finger" without so much as a "tisk-tisk". The military industrial complex is out of FREAKING control and has been since Eisenhower. It is corrupt to the core and now it has the ability to track all of our digital footprints 1984 style. I encourage you to show me how this incident of which you referenced had an significant impact on Booz-Allen or its practices.
Last year, the Air Force temporarily suspended the San Antonio division of [Booz Allen] from future contracts because it had obtained and distributed confidential Pentagon bidding data for its own competitive advantage. In 2006, the Justice Department said the company overbilled travel expenses, and the agency initially recommended that Booz Allen be barred from federal contracting.
Those incidents had little or no impact on Booz Allen’s success in recent years or on its ability to compete for federal contracts, which last year provided 99 percent of the company’s $5.8 billion in revenue.
So let me get this straight, if you use government resources to break the law or fail to deliver on large government projects then you will be barred from further federal work? I think all you need to do is rename the company, e.g. "Blackwater" to "Xe" (or whatever they are called) and re-apply, No big deal.
This is a classic case of "who watches the watchmen" or Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Apparently, no one. It seems that anyone with top secret at the NSA can do whatever they please with no oversight or discipline. It must be a fun place to work where you can spend you days creeping on your ex-girlfriends, elected officials, and corporate CEOs. Unchecked power is a very bad thing as we move farther and father from the principle of "habeas corpus" and into the land of "it's top secret and no you can't see the evidence, trust us, were a bunch of good, trustworthy folks."
And if you haven't seen "Flying Robots", go watch it now. The NSA will want these toys overhead next, if they aren't already there.
From Urban Dictionary: Rock Star Programmer - A computer programmer with such strong skills and so much specific experience that they are the equivalent of a rock star in the domain of software. Many people play guitar pretty well, but only a few become rock stars. These programmers can develop more software than 5 - 10 newly hired regular programmers because they know what needs to be done and how to do it. They also might set the architecture of the product that dozens will build upon. Usually associated with dot com websites.
Usage: Jeff was the guy behind ebay.com He's a rockstar programmer.
Yes they exist, typically large IT organizations have a few of them just in case. Many are like the fictional TV personality, House. If you can tolerate them, they are nice to have around for large, unsolvable problems that need to be fixed now. Many can deduce, diagnose, analyze, and fix things before your standard programmers can even formulate the problem. I have witnessed this on several occasions. If time is money, they are great insurance but be prepared for arrogance. The one I formerly worked with brought his dog to work and forced a fortune 500 company to give the dog a swipe badge. It was pretty hilarious.
It's an arms race that Google might lose if end users start using Chrome extension to encrypt the contents of their mail and using NOSCRIPT to hide their identity. Google lives and dies by being to be our creepy friend from tracking us, serving us ads, and generating analytics. If Google does not provide the "illusion" of security soon, it could kill the golden goose. It is in both the interest of Google and NSA to take this step. I predict we won't hear a single protest from our spooky friends.