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Something like protocol://continent.country.service.domains.subdomains/directory/file.ext
But no one is going to put up with typing in na.usa.discussion-forums.technology.slashdot.askslashdot any more than they'd put up with typing in 22.214.171.124. Plus, it's a burden on users to assume that they'll know (or care, or remember) on which continent and in which country each site lives. So we'd need some system to translate your well-executed hierarchical taxonomy into something that users could more easily remember. I wonder what we could call it...
Don't forget fucking over the original developers in the process. Microsoft negotiated the price down to $2 million by agreeing to pay royalties to Spyglass for each copy sold... Then turned around and gave the product away for free. Spyglass should have worked a better deal, sure, but it was a dick move by Microsoft.
Now that we have given away this surplus equipment.
And are looking at the possibility of reentering the Iraq area of conflict.
Are we going to need all new equipment to put boots on the ground ?
Yes, yes, now you understand. Now get back to work! We can't meet our quarterly targets if you aren't paying taxes.
Slate is a United States English language online current affairs and culture magazine created in 1996 by former New Republic editor Michael Kinsley, initially under the ownership of Microsoft as part of MSN. On 21 December 2004 it was purchased by The Washington Post Company.
So, if Bezos owns the Washington Post and the Washington Post owns Slate, well, there we have it. WaPo's using the "slatmag-20" affiliate ID to simplify things for accounting purposes, I guess.
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As with many things, the theory is fine, we're going to have to wait and see how it's executed. I've grown wary of lists like this because invariably you wind up with false positives, or with benign items being added to the list intentionally.
I had the opposite opinion (then again, I also had time to sit around reading the article). I've read a couple of Bamford's books, Body of Secrets comes to mind, and found them to be rather dry and boring. This piece was a refreshing change in style.
A lot of what shows up on Google Maps, especially in larger metro areas, has been photographed from planes. They're only up on nice VFR days, so there's no atmosphere in the way. Better resolution satellite stuff from Digital Globe will be nice to see, but aircraft will continue to dominate the commercial aerial imagery sector for quite awhile.
The one that always got me was "AOL Deutschland GmbH."
I believe he's speaking of HushMail.
Um, no you/they didn't. I work at an ISP, smaller than Google, and am constantly blocking various attacks.
It was pretty heavily implied that he was speaking about blocking these attacks on GMail. Thankfully, Google hasn't quite achieved the ubiquity needed to interfere with other ISPs' traffic.
The really talented people leave. The decent people do a lot less and the crappy people even manage to be even crappier. The quality of the work product sucks.
Yet management somehow still gets their bonuses, so who gives a fuck?
The useful thing about the cloud is that no-one knows what it actually is, so any company is free to call their product cloud-based without contest.
Reminds me of the quote about "big data" being like sex in high school. Nobody's really sure what it is, but everyone thinks that everyone else is doing it, so everyone says they're doing it, too.
I'm a Comcast TV and internet subscriber (not really by choice, as in many places it's the only solid option). Over the past few weeks I've seen an ad from, by, and for Comcast promoting this service... over and over and over. It shows a kid in school with some narration about how everything would be better if only he had access to the internet, then he goes home, and imagine that! A Comcast truck is sitting outside his home, hooking up some internet service!
Comcast loves kids, loves schools, and wants to help all students do research for their education! Yeah, right. This is a very low cost (or free), but also extremely low service plan. You have to be around or below the poverty level to qualify. The local news did a segment recently and the way they presented it, Comcast won't be letting you sign up unless you can prove that you qualify for food stamps and free school lunches. I'm not looking to go into a welfare debate, but living in a city with a fairly high number of section 8 residents, many of the folks who would qualify for the Internet Essentials plan are already paying Comcast for much better services using subsidies from other sources.
I love the idea of internet access being available to everyone, but don't think for a moment that Comcast is doing this out of some kind of corporate benevolence. It was required the last time they were involved in a giant merger (buying out NBC) and they're finally getting around to promoting it in hopes of their next giant merger (with Time Warner) being approved.