I always chuckle when I read yet another pundit claim that Bitcoin is going to fail because it's not government-backed. A significant part of current Bitcoin userbase are libertarian-minded folk who believe (and with very good reason) that a goverment-backed currency equals a currency that's constantly meddled with by said government, so having a government-backed crypto currency is precisely what they DO NOT WANT. Not having central banks fuck about with the money supply and the lack of need for banking institutions are features, not bugs.
They would like to use the device? Since iOS7, there is an anti-theft security measure that prevents a "misplaced" iOS device from being activated with a new AppleID unless the device was specifically "unregistered" from the AppleID of the previous owner. Wiping the device won't help, as the activation of the wiped device will ask for AppleID credentials of the previous owner.
There's no reason for private companies to profit off the basic requirements of a functioning society
So there should be no private energy companies? No private guards / security companies? No private education and no private health care? What a crock of shit.
So what's wrong with Office 365?
Because storing your private/confidential information in a cloud is a stupid idea, because you don't really have control over your data.
Anything you store in Microsoft's cloud is subject to the PATRIOT Act and can be demanded with a secret warrant.
So how about, use Office 365, but.... don't use the cloud features? Shocking idea, I know!
Does anyone actually use the damn Windows Key?
In Windows 8, you actually kinda have to.
I didn't pay $100 for Linux.
Even then the bugs in Linux still get fixed faster.
But yeah, when volunteers are giving their own time to build me a killer operating system, I'm not going to harass them about a schedule. I give them thanks and positive vibes and sometimes donations. I think we all expect more from paid developers... but we don't always get it.
So how many Linux distributions are supported 12 years after launch? For free?
According to the law, the guy hasn't actually been convicted of anything yet, so WTF?
You can probably achieve similar results with a cheap Intel NUC, but I happened to have a Mini and I am VERY happy with the results. I use Rowmote as the remote control/touchpad/keyboard to control it, Air Video to stream my video library to my iPhone over the internet when not at home, XBMC and VLC locally as well as all the other usual suspects.
Yes it's relatively expensive, yes it's overkill. But it does the job really really well, shit just works and it's tiny and beautiful.
> The OpenBSD project uses a lot of electricity for running the
> development and build machines. A number of logistical reasons
> prevents us from moving the machines to another location which might
> offer space/power for free, so let's not allow the conversation to go
> that way.
Makes it sound even more BS. 20,000 dollars which is supposedly what the project needs annually for electricity alone would easily cover any such "logistical reasons".
20,000 USD (or 20k CAD for that matter) pays for A LOT of electricity, so this sounds really fishy.
I believe the article is accurate. Back in 2010, a senior staff engineer received a pre-IPO offer from Facebook, but Google gave him $3.5M to keep him. I strongly suspect that person from 2010 and this person from this current article are the same, and it's probably Jeff Dean, one of the engineers who created Map-Reduce (which led to Hadoop and all that jazz) and other engineering feats.
Chances are, Jeff Dean makes several grades above that.
When Terrorism is 'Any action that is intended to influence the government', what is extremism?
(b) the use or threat is designed to influence the government [or an international governmental organisation] or to intimidate the public or a section of the public, and
just stating the fact, not it's implications.
"let's vote them out of office" would qualify as a threat
3 billion was the second offer, the first was 1.
Nobody can get obscenely rich from renewable easy to produce energy, therefore it is not, nor will ever be practical.
Elon Musk would like to have a word with you...
2) If every democracy uses uses nuclear power everyone else will want it. And if you have a nuclear plant you have most of the really hard bits of a nuclear weapons program. Untrustworthy countries who probably shouldn't have the temptation of city-vaporizing weapons will want them. And it's kinda hard to convince an Iranian who thinks his country is perfectly trustworthy (to him it's those nasty Israelis you have to worry about) that everyone's life would be so much easier if his country didn't have the physical capability to finish the Holocaust. It's even harder to convince the Israelis, who (probably) currently have nuclear weapons, that everyone's lives would be so much simpler if they just switched to solar.
In other words if the choices are one or two more degrees of global warming, or letting every country in the world develop nuclear power, we're probably better off living with the warming.
This is one of the shittiest arguments ever. Out of all countries with nuclear capability, US happens to be the only one who has actually used nuclear weapons against another country. Additionally, the US has started several new wars in the past decade alone. So if we go along with your "trustworthy" line of reasoning, the US should be #1 on the list of countries to be denied any access to nuclear technology.