A job seeker can create a piece of software with the intent of it being an example of good work. Ideally, the project should look professional and have some useful purpose. The person can then point at it as an example, put it on their resume, mine it for code samples, and if all else fails maybe it'll make money on its own.
They outright contracted out their online sales to amazon for a long while, so if you wanted to buy from borders online you were actually doing it through amazon, so with every transaction Borders was giving money directly to their competitor. The general consensus about this practice was "they're either high or just plain insane."
I am a senior software engineer with 23 years of professional experience. I've built web sites and web applications for Fortune 500 companies and major nonprofits and for the air force and joint chiefs of staff, and my past clients included all but one of the top 50 largest financial institutions in the country.
When I'm looking for work, the #1 thing that generates the most calls about my resume (by a long shot) is the one product certification I have, which is (and all of this is indicated plainly on my resume) something like six major versions behind on the software I was certified in, was 11 years ago, and I've never done a complete installation of the product. Even knowing that fact, people are desperate to get me to do work for that product because I was certified in it and hardly anyone is.
So, while smart companies look for experience and a track record of successful projects, it remains true that if you get the *right* certification, it will still get you more work anyway.
Even as merely a proposed injunction by plaintiffs, it's absolutely insane and the plaintiffs' lawyer should have his right to practice questioned for even proposing it.
I used to be an IT director at a small university. If this proposal landed on my lap, I would tell the university lawyers and the university management that I would immediately quit, and advise my entire staff to do the same, if that injunction was issued by the judge because it would involve giving the publishers access to all student records without the students' permission, which is illegal (federally), and I'd rather be out of work than go to jail.
It's my professional opinion (as an IT professional) that if a judge issued that order, Georgia State would have no choice but to cancel all classes and close its doors.
Wait till they insert their own ad into a web page and then get the page owner to sue them into the ground for violating their copyright by altering the content.
Or sue them for violating your privacy by monitoring your communications with other parties. Would that constitute wiretapping? Perhaps you could report it to the FBI, and maybe after they go to jail they'll stop interfering with your net connection.
As a medical organization, your IT director has to make a legal certification that all systems within the organization are HIPPA complaint. If they do so and you set up a rogue server and someone places patient medical information on it and it becomes compromised, your IT director could go to jail. Or possibly you, you'd need to consult a lawyer to find out.
Not if the property seized is not the property specified in the warrant, it isn't.
If I correctly parsed what he said, he walked through the backscatter machine, while they never noticed the two 12" razor blades that were in his *luggage*. But it's inexcusable anyway.
For that matter, why not use a digital camera and some stitching software?
Or, if you've got a good way to align a map against the lat/lon grid (which you'll have to have or you won't be able to use the maps anyway), why bother stitching it at all? Just photograph the map in sections, and use your alignment method to align each section separately.
If that's your only comment on the Kindle, then you clearly don't know what you're talking about.
Yes, Kindle ebooks purchased from amazon usually have DRM. Not always, but usually. However, the Kindle works perfectly well with ebooks not purchased from amazon, if they are in MOBI, PDF, or several other formats. And before you start complaining about its lack of EPUB support, I'll point out that you can get the free Calibre software and convert your EPUBs to MOBIs effortlessly... unless you bought them from Sony, B&N, or Apple, in which case they're probably crippled by DRM, in which case you can't say they're any better than Amazon.
But if you want to live in a DRM free ecosystem, the Kindle is a beautiful piece of hardware that is entirely capable of reading DRM-free books. It's just your problem to acquire DRM-free books. But then, that'd still be your problem with some other reader too.
T-Mo TOS don't appear to allow tethering to 3G. They do allow tethering on Edge at no additional charge (so back down your device.) Their happy helpful customer support (really, I think they pump drugs into their air) will happily walk you through tethering on a BlackBerry, no additional cost. Tho >10GB in a billing cycle you get throttled.
That said T-Mo plans are cheapest, win JD Powers for service, are great about supporting random phones, coverage has improved considerably in the past few years, and T-Mo does lead on Android.
It doesn't matter whether he's just an ideas guy or provided money or whatever. What matters is what the contract he signed with Fusion Garage says about who the intellectual property belongs to. If it says he owns all the IP, then they have to cough it up for him so he can take it to another firm for manufacture. If it says they own the IP, then Arrington can go suck a lemon while Fusion Garage releases hardware. If the contract doesn't specify who owns the IP, then Arrington is an idiot.
What really pisses me off is that he could have hired Americans to do the design and sourcing and coding, and had a responsible reputable firm do just the manufacture. I even know a large number of the people he'd need, and at least most of them are available.