I was hoping they'd announce somewhat passively that they'd refreshed their hardware.
It's more like 58,000, and 10% of those are not US Citizens: "Microsoft is by far the heaviest single user of H-1B visas in the Puget Sound region. About 10 percent of the company’s 58,000-member U.S. workforce are holders of visas of various types." http://seattletimes.com/html/l...
1.) Taxing corporations on their income is a valid type of tax. 2.) You may be confused as to why Boeing 'left' Washington: I quote: "The headquarters needs 'to be in a location central to our operating units, customers and the financial community — but separate from our existing operations,' (said by Phil Condit) Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Business.... Also, lots of Boeing plants and jobs are still in Washington--they really only moved their primary headquarters, and some end manufacturing. There may have been factors their move but disallowing them an at best described tax-dodge wasn't the biggest I assure you.
Ah, and if anyone is interested the paper will be presented at the 11th IEEE International Conference and Workshops on the Engineering of Autonomic & Autonomous Systems in Laurel, Maryland. So it has been vetted, etc--it's open source, and the results are publicly available as well. Venue information is here: http://tab.computer.org/aas/ea...
I was really surprised to read this article. It uses a similar approach to some research I am doing in self-healing systems. The central premise is that by monitoring feature behaviours and then autonomously classifying the state of the system/website using high-level operational validation tests, it's possible to identify the source of faults in front-end systems: http://cs203.host.cs.st-andrew.... Our results show a much higher degree of accuracy than the one mentioned though--averaging 90%+--even in noisy data-sets. The trick is to set windows for the data ingests and to use high-level operational validation tests for classifying data before forecasting feature behaviours--but studies in this area are new. The fact is nobody knows which learning algorithms or primitives work best and under what conditions. This is further complicated as some of the learning algorithms themselves are not understood as to how they work--take contrastive divergence as an example: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1405.0602..., http://www.ais.uni-bonn.de/pap.... They're widely used despite not understanding how it works--supposedly Hinton's hiring at Google put this into place for a good deal of their search and advertising operations, but that's anecdotal. Anyway, lots of people are trying to claim advances in this area for various reasons. I agree, though, that 66% is definitely not fantastic results--even at 90% you'd really need something more like 99.999% to get businesses to adopt the technology.
So, call me a pessimist but this 'feature' seems to just be a gateway into requiring Apple to approve the resale of any piece of hardware they sell. "Want to sell your iPhone? Sorry, can't do that without entering the originally registered email address / Apple ID that came with it. Oh, by the way-if you want to update that info its a nominal $25 fee. Oh, did I say $25? I meant $250. OR! You could trade it into us for a new, unsaleable product.
:) If you trade it in, we'll take $275 off your next purchase of $600 or more. Aren't we nice? Look, you have options." http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-06/apple-said-to-start-trade-in-program-to-boost-new-models.html.
And, speaking of security--isn't the adage that there is no security without physical security?
How will the phone know it's correctly associated with the right ID? Will it not either a.) cache credentials from a remote login to Apple ID, or it will b.) require an internet connection? In either of these cases it seems it'll be possible to unlock the phone with the correct info--and then proceed to spoof whatever information is necessary to get access to the base system.
With security exploits all bets are off on what the software is expected to do.
Nice that she used Scotland to testbed completely shitty policies as well--why? Because nobody in Scotland had any voting power to oppose her. Glad she's dead.
How much will this approach raise food-prices?
Zynga has a history of directly copying things--without regard to copyright. I think this call out was meant to point out a deviation from its normal behaviour of 'fuck the other guy'. " Zynga CEO to employees: 'I don't f***ing want innovation' " "I don't fucking want innovation," the ex-employee recalls Pincus saying. "You're not smarter than your competitor. Just copy what they do and do it until you get their numbers." Check it out: http://blog.games.com/2010/09/08/zynga-ceo-to-employees-i-dont-f-ing-want-innovation/
When corporations are not involved in the law making process, it would seem the likelihood of reasonable laws increases.
Or... the industry could actually honour the law rather than being assholes? The point is that energy conservation is a useful activity--let's presume for the legal entity at large, and maybe even the populace. In fact, the drive in energy efficiency is the sole activity that has allowed portable computing to take place--iPhones, Android devices, the works. Imagine the benefits of improving these things further.
This is incredibly dangerous. I suspect no account of the activities of the Nazi party are completely accurate. This law, in my opinion, essentially says that questioning these accounts are the first step toward putting yourself in prison. Apropos: How do we draw the line between questioning 'what really happened', and 'publicly denying' an activity? By the vary nature of speculation you must deny something at least temporarily. This law is a free pass for a one-sided argument; it's intolerant.
There is no internet without the voluntary collaboration of networks.
Perhaps not necessarily. Most nations practice some kind of censorship to their media forms--and have since the dawn of their use. Content that a majority of individuals find objectionable, such as child exploitation images, are the low hanging fruit examples of such activities. It is the case, perhaps, that some countries feel the ideologies of others (including sexual expression, gender equality, etc) are in fact 'offensive'. When queried, many folks in China feel that censorship is actually good for the people--perhaps in the same way some citizens feel about censoring images related to child exploitation. There is a gradient here--and it's unfortunately slippery at both ends.
I am under the impression scottish undergraduates pay nothing--but that if yourin need of a bursery, then you can have it as well. English students, and anyone outside of Scotland pays. However if I am wrong in my previous statements then I stand corrected.