It's interesting to see how useful plain old ISDN still is. I write about hockey online, and end up listening to a lot of NHL radio shows & podcasts which feature guests calling in from all over North America. Our local TV announcer (Pete Weber of the Nashville Predators) has an ISDN line to his home specifically for this purpose, and as a listener you can really tell the difference when Pete's doing a radio segment as opposed to other guests who may be calling from a typical landline or (ugh) a cell phone. It sounds like Weber is right in the studio alongside the hosts.
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This reads much like articles we've seen for several years, just with Twitter substituted for email/blog/message board post.
No, it is completely logical if the utility that you gain by enjoying the use of the item exceeds the utility you would have gotten from the money gained by auctioning it to the highest bidder.
The league has belatedly added a captcha to the voting page to confound the Greasemonkey crowd, but this episode begs a question: since the NHL boasts that its avid fans are exceedingly techno-savvy, isn't this exactly the sort of competition they'd like to see? For example, alliances could be formed between cities in opposite conferences to get each other's players into the honored slots.
Last year, a similar (albeit more grassroots) drive nearly led to journeyman Rory Fitzpatrick getting named to the Western Conference squad."
With Montreal hosting the 2009 NHL All-Star Game, Canadiens fans are obviously excited to vote online to get their players into the starting lineup for the Eastern Conference. The league found, however, that after barely a day of voting, the "Flying Frenchmen" were in position for all six starting spots, with
One step that some companies are taking is to migrate their COBOL apps from a mainframe down to an iSeries (AS400), which provides rock-solid stability and scalability at a much lower cost. It's not a trivial effort, but poses far less risk than migrating to an entirely new app developed in "modern" languages.
A major annoyance to such firms are the software vendors who are forcing them away from COBOL (or RPG) applications to newer versions built around Java, for example. While there are some obvious benefits, the risks involved in replacing mission-critical systems and the likely obsoleting of IT employees familiar with the legacy app just don't make it worthwhile.
OK, here's the scoop; I may, through my own stupidity, have fried the motherboard in my desktop PC at home, and am facing the prospect of getting a new one, and I'd like to get some input on which direction I should take, since it's been almost 5 years since I last did this.
At the risk of starting a classic flame war, I have a pressing request for assistance.
I've recently been tasked with leading the integration effort for a large systems implementation here at work, and am facing a challenge more daunting than any mere technical obstacle; how does one best get hardcore old-school programmers to embrace a new way of integrating our applications?
Now it appears that Google is also a contender to acquire this web advertisement placement firm.
If Google indeed does buys out DoubleClick, does that mean more chair-throwing? Whatever happened to "Do No Evil"?"