Usually manufacturing companies are located in rural areas in the South and Midwest. Most of the manufacturing IT guys i've run into live there because they were raised there or they have kids there and don't want to move. There often aren't many other job options nearby. It's also very costly to increase staff, since either it involves taking a junior person and providing a lot of training for them, or luring an experienced candidate to a small town. It can be done, of course but it's not something management is likely to take on unless they are forced to.
With Windows 8 Microsoft grafted a tablet interface onto the PC. If you really like the Windows 8 interface you'll buy a tablet, since that is where it works best. If you don't really like it, you'll stick with your old computer on XP/Win7. This is great for tablet sales, but don't drive people to buy PC's. The problem is that Microsoft faces much more competition on the tablet side, so someone may look for a Windows 8 tablet, but may be swayed to a cheaper Android, or a trendier iPad
I remember reading the book in high school, and it was like a light in the darkness, I felt that someone was finally speaking to me. I promised myself to read it every year so that I wouldn't forget the books message. By about my second year of college when I got half way through the book, I couldn't stand Holden's condescending, entitled attitude, and wondered what I had ever seen in the book.
When my Grandfather died, my dad got a lot of calls from scammers claiming that they were owed money from his estate, so that will probably just land you on on a different list.
Openstack is immature, and the project not very cohesive. He is right that the networking in neutron is way behind where it needs to be. However I don't see a lot of alternatives if you run a large cloud with unique requirements. You can use Amazon, but then you have to ask how much you trust Amazon's cloud. You can spend a lot of money and buy VMWare, but you are locked in with VMWare's enterprise specific focus.
Republicans have been trying to kill public education since the Reagan administration. They want to push science out of the public school curriculum, so their privately educated kids will have a huge advantage for the jobs of the future. Whipping people up into a frenzy about evolution only furthers their cause.
Does anyone know why he says "Prefer conventional discrete-log-based systems over elliptic-curve systems; the latter have constants that the NSA influences when they can". We've been looking at moving to elliptic curve because of the smaller keysize, but I'm concerned people will start to move away from it because of this.
Someone call the Syfy channel, I think we have a Sharknado sequel
msm1267 writes with an excerpt From Threat Post: "While the big traffic numbers and the spat between Spamhaus and illicit webhost Cyberbunker are grabbing big headlines, the underlying and percolating issue at play here has to do with the open DNS resolvers being used to DDoS the spam-fighters from Switzerland. Open resolvers do not authenticate a packet-sender's IP address before a DNS reply is sent back. Therefore, an attacker that is able to spoof a victim's IP address can have a DNS request bombard the victim with a 100-to-1 ratio of traffic coming back to them versus what was requested. DNS amplification attacks such as these have been used lately by hacktivists, extortionists and blacklisted webhosts to great success." Running an open DNS resolver isn't itself always a problem, but it looks like people are enabling neither source address verification nor rate limiting.
There is an interesting article in wired that shows that placebos are actually becoming "more effective" or at least more difficult to make drugs that are significantly more effective than placebo's. It appears that since medicine is so much more trusted now than it was 50 or so year ago, that just believing they are being treated triggers some people's body to fight of the illness. http://www.wired.com/medtech/drugs/magazine/17-09/ff_placebo_effect?currentPage=all
Facebook is valued based on the fact that it has tons of personal information that it can make available to advertisers. Goldman Sachs and others have already bought into it based on this. However, in practice once they do that there will be a huge outcry, people will leave, those that stay will get the government involved, and it will be a huge mess. They can't just tell Goldman Sachs, sorry, we're only worth half of what you paid into, they need to figure out an alternative business model which will get them valued equal to the "sell peoples personal data" business model.
GovTechGuy writes "Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee unveiled new legislation to combat online piracy on Monday that gives the Department of Justice more power to shut down websites trafficking in pirated movies, films or counterfeit goods. The new bill would give the government the authority to shut down the sites with a court order; the site owner would have to petition the court to have it lifted. The judge would have final say over whether a site should be shut down or not. Business groups including the US Chamber of Commerce hailed the legislation as a huge step forward."
There is overlap in the above, but netbooks are for people who have occasional need to use a native Windows/Linux app or need to use peripherals. Tablets are for people who are okay with the apps specific to Android/iOS, and understand they won't be able to run Excel or plug in a printer. Basically Tablets are for people who want a large smartphone and Netbooks are for people who want a tiny laptop.
I hate how people say the iPad is killing netbook sales. Netbooks were only popular because the economy sucked and people didn't want to pay a lot for a computer, so they got the cheapest one they could find. Once they realized that the keyboard was too cramped and the trackpad was too small, they just upgraded when they had the money for a regular notebook. The only people buying netbooks right now are the people who have legitimate needs for them, which is a small market, rather than the people who just didn't have much cash two years ago, which was a fairly substantial market.
Lately Google seems to getting the mindset that if it's not illegal, there's nothing wrong with it, so blame the lawmakers for not writing laws prohibiting them from doing it. Their stance against China was promising, but I'm not sure anymore if that was an actual stand based on ethical motives, or just the realization that filtering search result based upon the moral/political stances of a countries current regime would be too complex for all the countries that would be demanding such a thing.