Video was posted in 2011. That's par for the Slashdot course.
Retreads aren't safe.
The problem with legislators (especially on the west coast) is they never consider the unseen effects of their legislation. The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Honestly, if the State of Oregon didn't grow 30% per annum during the housing bubble (and then 30% again when they got the tobacco lawsuit windfall, which was absolute BS to begin with) we wouldn't be in this situation. At some point there is going to be a MAJOR tax revolt in the form of a measure and cuts will have to be made. The usual bitching and whining about lost services will be made, but you can't run a deficit forever and you can't squeeze blood out of a stone, especially when that stone has wheels and is willing to move.
Basically this state has their head up their ass.
It also means your per-capita state debt, which is already among the highest in the nation, will go up
It's not nonsense, it's bullshit.
Not only is Java NOT easy to read, it clearly has nothing to do with its popularity.
The reason it's popular is for the same reason smalltalk was not: vendor support. Java was free with multi-platform compilers and corporate support. It was pushed heavily in universities which is how this foul language spread. There is nothing inherent about Java which made it popular.
You could say the same thing about UNIX.
What is peace of mind worth?
Why isn't this front page news everywhere?
General Info and Links:
Full text of the bill can be found here.
White House petition:
Justin Amash's Facebook Post:
Locate your reps:
This is especially important. Find your congressman and let him know you hate this
How your reps voted:
Dude, lay off the soy milk. Way too many feelings in your post
At least I OWN this wallet!
I don't own this phone (and yes, I did pay for it and don't have a contract, but it can be switched off and the NSA can tap it willy nilly). You people want an e-wallet that can be shut off like your phone? Tapped like your phone?
What this is leading to is anybody politically undesirable will be shut out of the economy at the push of a button.
Fuck you technophiles
I won't be voting, yet again, and instead dedicate my life to more fruitful pursuits than you toolbags
Coke or Pepsi
The irony is that even though a McCain or Romney would be just as bad (or worse) we would at least have the Democrats screaming bloody murder over this. As is it, since their guy is in office they are hesitant to speak out against this.
...and vice versa
Wow, check out the hubris on this guy
Can't Balmer spare any developers developers developers?
Well, of course they HAVE to deny this.
But who am I to believe, the RSA or their long list of security hiccups.
Oh, and Microsoft denies this too. That's good enough for me!
Our fatherly corporate overlords would never lie for a buck, or $10M...
I think you mean servants