With the low priority that most states place on road maintenance, the last thing we need is a poorly-maintained lightrail system right in the middle of that.
And here I've been reading all about companies stripping away their telecommuting options...
Except that DX 12 will more than likely require Win 8, so it will be a mostly underutilized option.
I wonder what my "average" would be. I generally binge on a TV show, where I do something like 4 to 6 hours a day for a week or two, then I don't watch anything for a month. And before anyone decides to create an actual average based on those numbers, keep in mind I pulled them straight out of my ass.
I'm really getting tired of this phrase.
RadioShack could stick to its core demographic, and be poised to take advantage of an absolute ton of very high dollar and high margin business. The RC hobby industry is lucrative and stable. We're probably less than a decade away from bridging the gap between that and personal "drones." We live in an electronic age where most communication is STILL handled by radio waves. And the tech behind it all is becoming more and more accessible to average consumers.
And RadioShack wants to focus on cell phones.
They have tons of options. But yeah, if they stick to the current plan of being some weird mini-BestBuy, then they are screwed. Believe me, in ten years, there will be some company acting as an industry leader for things that RadioShack used to have a hand in. It *could* be RadioShack, if they want it to be.
Is this really something that's best fixed by expecting Nvidia/ATI/Intel to release higher quality drivers for every distro? Or is this a distro problem, where LInux will simply never have ability to handle acceleration very well because it's a constantly-moving target?
It's an honest question. I'm curious to see what people involved with either Linux or GPU drivers thinks.
They obviously mean "beta" quality. Google Maps is hardly beta quality, regardless of what they label it.
RadioShack reminds me a lot of how CompUSA was run into the ground during its final decade of business. You basically had upper management throwing random ideas at the wall hoping to see what sticks (not much). The truth is, companies like these fail because the they are constantly trying to hitch themselves to the latest "bandwagon" rather than focusing on their core business.
With CompUSA, it was a result of them trying to become a BestBuy clone. In doing so, they relegated their core business of computer parts to one or two small isles of video cards, and their tech services devolved into being middle men shipping laptops out for warranty service. They chose instead to focus selling printers (because the ink and cables were high margin), TV's (because they wanted to be like BestBuy), cameras (because most could only be returned to the manufacturer back then, bypassing the store's bottom line or a while), and a shitload of laptops (but only because they could sell TAP on them). They replaced that stuff with such a wide variety of product that sometimes it felt like they had absorbed one of the generic Indian retailers that hangs out in mall hallways selling cheap RC copters, or Sega Genesis emulators. There was even a laughable attempt by the store manager to try and sell this new HD VHS system as being the next big thing, and how the AV quality was better then either HD-DVD or BluRay.
The biggest sign of trouble, however, was TAP (Technology Assurance Program, if I remember correctly). It was basically your standard high-margin warranty extension that most places offer. You can tell when a company is truly screwed because they begin to view these "products" as the only viable source of revenue, and begin training staff to push them as hard as possible. There were times where employees were basically instructed to use fear tactics to sell TAP, where they would play out scenarios for the customer like "You don't want to open this new monitor and find out there's a dead pixel do you? We can't return it if you don't purchase TAP!" Of course you also people like the best salesmen claiming TAP covered practically everything from flooding to divine retribution, when in reality it was basically an extension of the manufacturer's warranty.
The reason I bring all of this up is because the same patterns happened with Circuit City, and now RadioShack. They've confused their core business model with newer shiny opportunities, like cell phones, and service plans. It's fine to expand your business with those things, but it should never push your bread and butter out of the spotlight. RadioShack can branch out all it wants, as long as its stores continue to offer the core services (hacker parts, electronics, and knowledgeable staff) front and center. Since it isn't doing that, it will become another CompUSA.
Settlements are sometimes used that way, but I don't see what the problem is. Especially when you're talking about large companies with various branches and regions. It gives them a chance to avoid court expenses, compensate the wronged party, and not disrupt their stock or other business dealings as a result. That doesn't mean they are a "scumbag company" that was just trying to bribe someone into shutting up. And even if they were, go bitch to the person who took the settlement.
Maybe they should start probing the constant raping going on. What a fucked up country.
What is a big part why? Because it limits the winner's ability to act like a spoiled asshole, as well as disclosing the actual amount of money involved?
I still think his claim that his daughter was "psychologically scarred" is kind of funny. Yeah, she's so scarred from the experience of her father not getting a job that she's bragging about a paid trip to Europe.
Just remember your comments the next time you want to get angry at the various domestic spying issues, police state misteps, or other violations of privacy.
And if I somehow new that a particular pen being worn was one of those, I'd probably get pretty angry about it as well. I keep seeing this basic argument come up here, and it's kind of amazing how everyone keeps missing the point. Glass is NOT a spy device. It's not designed to be. It's not marketed as one. It's just supposed to be some cool new tech toy that also happens to record video. Someone wearing Glass isn't trying to disguise it or anything.
But seriously, next time you are in a line at a store or something, take out your phone and start pretending to record people next to you. Don't try and hide it, just hold it up to your face and record. If they ask, tell them you aren't recording anything, but still continue point the camera at them and their family anyway. See what kind of reaction you get.