My guess is a government alphabet soup (KGB/CIA/NSA/whatever) agency. Seriously. Times are tough. Governments around the world are strapped for cash. How else is a government agency going have an operations budget? More importantly, why wouldn't an agency do this?
The budget Microsoft mice were the best product Redmond ever put their name on.
Who owns the poles? More importantly, who MAINTAINS the poles? In a lot of areas you've got your local telecom but it's AT&T who is responsible for maintaining the physical infrastructure. Verizon, Centurylink, TDS, etc might be your provider. That's great. Kudos to you for living in an area where they run things! When some drunk idiot or a storm knocks over the pole carrying your connection to your house/office, more often than not it's AT&T that your provider contacts to repair things. If they (AT&T) are responsible for maintaining the physical infrastructure that Google is leasing, they should some say in who uses their poles. Other ISP's/carriers do it so Google can to. C'mon Google. Put your big boy pants on and abide by the same rules that your competition follows.
I won't waste my time clicking on anything from computerworld even if it's the UK affiliate. How about referencing decent journalism or even a 5th grade writing level?
They're going to make a human ladder. One person stand on another's shoulders. THIS is why they've got so many people in their country. Why spend money on a space program when you can just climb your way there?!
This is also the same age bracket that thinks PBR (http://www.pabstblueribbon.com/) is good beer.
Go tell someone making $11/hour working 3-4 days a week (24-32 hours a week) to buy Red Wings. That'll go over like a fart in church on Easter Sunday!
Having worked in a warehouse before, the physical toll of WALKING on a concrete industrial floor can be bad. My back, feet, and knees were in bad shape after about 9 months. You need to wear proper foot attire but most people working these jobs don't learn that until it's too late. Brand new athletic shoes were "flat" after 2 months yet they looked like they were in mint condition. There's a reason why they have the padded safety mats anywhere that people tend to stand in one place for hours on end. Look under the feet of your checker at your grocery store! I don't doubt the job is mindless and can be torture for someone who has independent thought but to say that someone is at risk of "increased mental illness" is garbage. The plight of the Amazon.com workers is nothing new. Amazon isn't treating their workers drastically different than other warehouse/shipping companies. They're just getting picked on because they're the biggest (like Apple getting attacked for the child labor at their suppliers). If we as a people want this situation to change, then we as a people need to stop clicking on "express shipping" and be patient.
Isn't that what's already happening in the US? Anyone with an affiliation with the Kennedy/Clinton/Bush is automagically a strong candidate in any election.
FINALLY!!! I was wondering if that was possible anymore.
I have full confidence in my fellow Americans to exercise their right to be an asshat at 30,000 feet. If people can't stay off the phone at the movie theater, what makes anyone think they'll be considerate of those that surround them in "cattle class" on planes?
Ditto. I would be lost without Shoutcast. I've been streaming via Shoutcast for probably 10 years. Not too many ads. Lots of variety. Winamp is the reason why I hate iTunes. It's a player that just plays music and doesn't hijack my shit. RIP
Am I the only person who had to re-read the headline multiple times to understand WTF this article is allegedly about?
Agreed! People like free food. Bring in something once or twice. It makes you seem approachable. Don't look at it as "buying friends". You're sharing with people who you spend a large portion of your day with. Your generosity on occasion will be remembered on the day that you forget your wallet/lunch at home.
Everyone knows of a company that is implementing SAP. Can anyone name a company that has completed their implementation of SAP?