Ah, they finally shut down Sourceforge.
Maybe those calls from Rachel with Cardholder Services will finally end!
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"One of the big reveals for us in the book was the enormous power wielded by carriers in the smartphone race," says McNish. "In the wake of Apple’s ascendency, carriers have seen their clout and economic value significantly diminished as customers spend more of their smartphone money on Apple phones, apps and other content than they do on carrier bills. It is one of the greatest wealth transfers in our generation."
Fluff companies sold to idiots by con-artists. Groupon continues to turn in losses, down from $12 billion at IPO to $4 billion and likely worth nothing.
Uber relies on a commercial advantage of offering a taxi service without the regulatory limits of taxis, but that won't last as they crack down on it, an an obvious taxi service.
Companies that make money hire fancy accountants to hide income cleverly, and keep their valuations trading in an income/profit range.
Companies that sell dreams hire fancy accountants to create income cleverly, and keep their investors hanging on with projected profits and world domination.
It was a big deal for me, and I still consider Win 3 as *the* most significant Windows' release, and I wonder what other
NSA illegal spying and data collection of innocent Americans must end. Thank you all for standing with me. #StandwithRand
— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 21, 2015
The senator and 2016 presidential candidate staged the talkathon ahead of the Senate's consideration of legislation to extend the NSA's authority to collect phone records in bulk. The controversial surveillance program — which has been deemed illegal by one federal court — is supposedly authorized by Section 215 of the Patriot Act. That section of the law is set to expire on June 1, giving Congress little time to renew it.
Paul started his "filibuster" against an extension of the Patriot Act on Wednesday afternoon, even though the Senate was actually in the middle of debate time on an entirely different issue — trade authority. Paul's efforts likely slowed down Senate business — lawmakers are trying to finish a few important bills before taking off for a weeklong recess — but the Senate is still expected to take up legislation to deal with the expiring NSA program.
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For 2015 we're seeing a generation of drivers who simply don't care enough about having their own car. Low wages, transportation options, green choices, etc., are all weighing on an old school industry that hasn't evolved past SUVs. Going into the red while still carrying the burden of school debt is not likely to motivate them much, even with cheaper gas. For them, a new bit of tech, one time payment, and $50 cell charges will keep them connected more than any car would.
If you were a kid, which would you choose? A $25,000 loan you have to have to find parking for, or a $1,000 watch/band/hat you can use anywhere with no further responsibilities? Probably they are going to take the latter.
You are not considering the mileage driven. These cars are on the road for 100k miles + a year, so consider that 4 out of 720 cars were in an accident.
I don't find these stats promising.
Being from a family of 50k miles per year per driver, I can tell you that we all take vehicle safety highly seriously. We do not get into accidents, we do not get broadsided or hit pedestrians or bicyclists or even stop signs.
The two incidents I can recall in over 10 years are once my uncle got hit from behind at a full stop at a red light, and the other time some loony attacked my mother's van with a baseball bat while she was driving down a street in broad daylight. Both had to be reported, neither were "our fault".
What happened in California was probably at least partially the fault of the person or computer behind the wheel. In all likelihood, a human who sits behind a motorized cart all day is likely to make small, albeit non-fatal mistakes when they are finally prompted to take over the wheel. This might account for the two "low-fault" incidents reported, but I would hardly let them get away with "not at fault at all". When you drive with your full attention on your task, you can judge surroundings better, assess risks, quickly decide a course of action, and execute your escape fairly well. So sadly even little fender benders are someone's fault, and almost always both vehicles. The computer accidents? Who knows, shrouded in secrecy no doubt. Twenty bucks says Google paid good money to make it go away quickly and with an NDA.
maybe now we can pardon Snowden?
That in itself would be illegal too
About as fast as Senator Obama's changed when he was elected president.
Remember that "Snowden" guy who got this ball rolling, and is now in exile because of it?
Too bad there isn't anything we can do to help him out....
You can do a lot of things to help him out, except they're all as "treasonous" as his disclosures.
Donating to Snowden is now illegal