You'd think the NSA would lobby for better bandwidth so they have more interesting stuff to listen to.
Then they would need a LOT more storage, which means a LOT more money. They're trying to stay off the radar of congress....
Lets face it, saying that you got high score on a 30+ year old video game by using patterns is not that impressive. Go back to 1983, and you'll be a hero. Today, you're just another loser.
I would have no problem with a company paying a programmer $250K IF that programmer could produce good code on a daily basis.
I'm curious... Are you a CTO, or a programmer?
I, too, would have no problem with a company paying a programmer $250K *IF* that programmer was ME.
That wasn't snow.
I now take you to late 2013, and I wanted to do the same thing again, but this time found that I had to "Sign up" for some service that would allow me to "Send money to anyone with an email account". I didn't want to sign up, and I CERTAINLY didn't want to provide the source and destination EMail addresses. I wanted to move money around inside the bank, and now it seems that isn't possible anymore. Maybe this JP Morgan system will bring that service back.
The rest of us who use web browsers to watch youtube videos, do any online shopping, or online banking will need something from this century. You can get along just fine with lynx.
The inclusion of a pointing device is hardly revolutionary. In Apple's case, it was needed because their OS was GUI based. IBM based laptops at the time could still run DOS, so it wasn't necessary to include a pointing device.
However, if I was the HT in this case, and the hostage told me the code was "123456", I would slap them, just on principal.