Someone drop a 1? 13,400 sounds more believable.
Calling Bill Gates an innovator and inventor is really pushing the fanboi envelope. Businessman, entrepeneur, sure, but Microsoft's innovation was all in the lockin, nothing to do with technology.
Clearly you haven't spent much time in American airports.
We Americans see the British as our cultural brethren, owing to the long intertwined history of our two nations. As England goes, so too shall America go. Thus we mourn for the Brits' loss of the freedoms that inspired our own. So too do we fear that our own regime may follow the UK down the path to open tyranny.
I'm offended by people who are easily offended.
The winners of the bidding kept a few of the patents for themselves, but then dumped them all into "Rockstar Consortium" which was a new giant patent troll and which, importantly, was not subject to promises that Apple and Microsoft initially made (to avoid antitrust problems) to license the patents under reasonable terms."
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I'm not sure why The Hobbit is so bad. One was OK, Two was more meh. It was like all the heart, soul, and magic of LOTR vanished in a poof of smoke for The Hobbit. I mean, come on, one of -the- best parts in one was the dwarves singing "Misty Mountains" and the song is not even 2 minutes long! It is like they don't have any faith in their ability to please the non-ADD crowd
Speaking of foreign films
Wheat (2009) was a great foreign film
It opened at the Shanghai International Film Festival, but I guess it is not dumb action like Prometheus so it got panned
The profit may be less this quarter... but give it six months to a year, plus one incident in the Middle East... and oil will be back up to $150 a barrel and stay there for good.
I wouldn't be too surprised if there were some Ruskie military intelligence types working overtime to stir up some new troubles in the Middle East. The Saudi gub'mint isn't exactly popular with their subjects, are they?
the only thing that Russia can sell to China is oil (and gas)
and military equipment
The US on the other hand is a large healthy democracy
For certain values of "healthy" that include "largely dysfunctional".
The most useful stuff I've ever read on economics was the old-school stuff: on the business cycle, not just boom-bust but which sectors recover in which order - what leads recovery, and what's big when the end of the boom is near, and what survives best during the bust.
Any book recommendations?
I assumed this referenced Docker's heavily promoted image signing system and didn't investigate further at the time. Later, while researching the cryptographic digest system that Docker tries to secure images with, I had the opportunity to explore further. What I found was a total systemic failure of all logic related to image security.
Docker's report that a downloaded image is 'verified' is based solely on the presence of a signed manifest, and Docker never verifies the image checksum from the manifest. An attacker could provide any image alongside a signed manifest. This opens the door to a number of serious vulnerabilities." Docker's lead security engineer has responded here.