Ask the Irish. They managed to figure out a way.
Fight the stupid laws not the stupid people paid to enforce them.
Oh noes! Can't run IE9!!!!1 What will I do?
Does anybody use any version of IE anymore?
Windows XP is pretty secure already after a decade of Security Updates. Money and laziness is bound to keep people on it years after MS stops supporting it.
The price went down didn't it? I'm just no longer paying for something I never used: 1 dvd rental a month.
about Australia is about another creepy government program to control the minds of it's citizens. Filtering out content that might corrupt old people? What the hell is going on down there? It's worse than the US during the Bush years...
I've never met one of these mythical windows fanboys. Can someone point out to me where they are? I mean the unpaid rabid fanboys like the ones apple (or linux) has. I use windows almost exclusively, not because i like it but because:
1. I am lazy
2. I make a living because i can make it work pretty well
3. I am lazy
I would make a longer list but.. eh, why bother? I just don't hear people ever saying how awesome windows is for anything (except games maybe). Windows jockeys just like using something that is standardized, supported by a large company and is easy to google answers for, and make a living at managing. Plus you can do almost everything without learning any messy command line stuff (although the stuff you do have to do with command line is just as cryptic if not moreso that any *nix flavor)
Windows fanboys are as rare as screwdriver fanboys, sure screwdrivers are useful but they are just a tool that works okay, why get excited about them? I've never understood the whole religious operating system wars.
Isn't it funny how 90% of Americans are "far left of center" according to Fox News Viewer? That crazy majority of rational people are just the "far far left"... I guess that could happen but for some reason I doubt it. Of course we'll all be sorry when the proof comes out that Iraq perpetrated 9-11 and that Obama is going to kill our grandmothers.
and I can tell you they are struggling to stay current with 1980's technology. Their tracking equipment looks like something out of a steam punk novel and doesn't really work worth a crap. The stuff they expect their field technician to work with would be send the average slashdotter into fits of uncontrollable laughter and/or tears. Here are some of my actual questions during training: "Are you joking? Is that really how you do it? What is the best method of duck tape application? Does every installation take 50 usb cables?" I just couldn't believe it. It's really that bad. Not to mention the fact that any one of their low level field technicians with any smarts could easily manipulate the television ratings for fun and profit.
It's not surprising they aren't going to track "them fancy computer thingies", since they haven't even figured out exactly what them thingies are used for.
Nielsen is a dinosaur waiting for a comet..
They work great in Portland Oregon. I don't mind walking a little ways and I can move to another spot and keep my time. The only thing I don't like about them is that they don't take dollar bills, only coins and cards.
within the rules doesnt mean its within the rules
Yes. It does. Reverse tautology aside. The coded rules of the game are analogous to the rules of physics in real life. The social conventions are a layer on top of those rules created by the players. While I can't break the laws of physics I can certainly break the laws of man, and I'll pay the consequences if I do. If I determine that I can accept the consequences, (in this case being threatened by strangers on the internet)or I have enough money to hire good lawyers, then I am free to do so unless someone stops me.
Get used to living in the real world.
The National Ignition Facility (NIF) has been discussed several times over the years on Slashdot and just recently fired all of its 192 lasers.
You know the economy is bad when even lasers are losing their jobs..