It specifically says "NASA, defense-related" not "NASA". Same with the others. And FYI, the NASA and State Departments are minuscule. It's important to process the information after you find it.
I read the court report (~40 pages) and that was not the information given. He was asked many times outside of the one incident of the conference call at the end to give his manager the passwords. If there was ONLY that one time, that would be different.
Although you have a good point, his point is still valid.
... and I HATE it. It's inferior in every way regarding usability as compared to Outlook.
E-mails are more difficult to compose. There's only very basic formatting options. No format paster. In the world of browser tabs, it's very annoying that I now have to find the e-mail tab as opposed to switching between active programs to get my e-mail and calendar.
The calendar is harder to use. It keeps moving the start of the 5 day week to the current day, making it hard to use. (On a more positive note, I like the temperature forecasts built in)
The notifications suck. Suck suck suck. I tried the standard Google Notifier and the messages were left too long in the upper-right hand, blocking important information up there which lasted too long. They aren't customizable. And I've already missed so many meetings because the calendar reminders don't stay on the screen! You have to be actively watching for those reminders to do anything.
I know it's fashionable to hate Microsoft and love Google, but come on. Outlook was a great product, and I was just forced to return to a technology that is 5 or 10 years behind.
I am considered a pretty good developer (the word "rockstar" is stupid to me - maybe I am, maybe I'm not). I came in at a startup almost 2 years ago, and to this day I am still fixing problems that the original developers left.
If the code had been written correctly in the beginning, we would have saved millions in man-hour-dollars. Millions.
No, you don't need them all the time, but when you are building a foundation, you need it done right.
Silly Valley, for all their cosmopolitan heirs, is one of the most provincial places in the world. They think that the only places on the planet where their business can be done is the Bay Area and India. They could save a lot of money by expanding into other areas of the country, and pick up some great talent. Want great programmers? Try Pittsburgh.
Wrong. They don't think that. You can imagine that people who run a business have heard of the idea that they can hire anywhere, can't you?
AA is a spiritual, not a religious program
Well, what that is meant to mean is that it's not a church to teach you about how to reach God, Jesus, the afterlife, etc., but it does use spirituality/religion in its function. It is worded funny, I'll give you that.
that any alcohol consumption is automatically bad and the problem drinker (a.k.a. alcoholic) can never drink safely again
For many addicts, that's true. But I agree with you on this, that the converse is not necessarily true. Some problem drinkers may drink safely again. Sorta like how some food addicts CAN eat candy bars if done in moderation - in fact 200 calorie eating candy bars are a good way to keep cravings down so you don't eat 2000 calories.
* Use short names. FortyCharacterJavaNamesAreTheMarkOfTheBeast.
Why? I've always thought more descriptive names are self-documenting, which is better than comments.
Maybe this is why I'm inexplicably happy on Linux?
So you're saying that Windows is a better OS than Linux, and since you use the inferior Linux, you have a better social life? Eh, I don't think this argument holds water.
Please explain what the **** you just said. Who uses the term "algos"? Do you mean "algorithms"? And exactly how do you open up "HTML" to do spreadsheet work? How do I just write data in HTML? What do you mean that Windows isn't needed because OSX is around, does that mean you can pay for other proprietary software?
You've written a lot of stats. But none of that makes Microsoft Office not the best productivity software that exists. No, I don't work for MS, but I do work on a Mac at work and trust me, all of the free and even Mac MS stuff SUCKS compared to Office on a PC.
Hmm, I just walked across my design company's open-plan office floor and saw a Mac Pro under every desk and not a single fanboi was found.
I can attest to this. I HATE MACS. I love Windows (fuck you
Americans for the last 20 years haven't drunk Budweiser or Fosters. We have the best beer in the world here now. Anyone who thinks we all drink Budweiser is either an American over 40, not an American, or poor (college students, like me when I was in college 10 years ago, included).
He didn't do anything illegal.
Even if he did knowingly and intentionally contribute to illegal drug trade, do you think he should be put in jail for 24 fucking years? Murderers servoe on average 12 years.
Fuck that system.
According to the Slashdot FAQ, this is an American forum. American English is used. This is not a tribal issue of we're better than you. It's just a question of language, which has many different dialects. The dialect used here is that America refers to the USA.
There's no such thing as the "US definition of America" because America has no official language or governmental entity to define such things (unlike other countries, such as how the government of France defines the language of French). But there is such a thing as American English (a dialect of English), and in American English, America refers to the USA.