So we're back to God being a deliberately cruel SOB
I prefer Kurt Vonnegut's take on god (in which book, I forget), which is kind of like what school guidance counselors say about many of their smart students.
To paraphrase: God is all-knowing and all-powerful, but he is somewhat apathetic and an underachiever.
The answer "I AM" really doesn't mean much.
I like "I AM" as the name of god, because "I AM" is really the only thing you can say about the origin of existence.
Many years back, I was involved in the design of a university chemistry lab where the lab equipment was pre-wired and UL labeled. However, the City of Chicago had different electrical requirements (they're somewhat less rigid and arbitrary these days) so it had to be re-wired. The kicker is, the City of Chicago required it to be UL labeled, so after re-wiring, the contractor had to pay around $5,000 (in 1980s dollars) to get UL to come to the job site, inspect & test the equipment, and slap a UL label on it.
I don't know about building codes . .
Most building, electrical, mechanical, etc. codes require certain products to be tested by a nationally recognized testing agency, of which UL is commonly named in the code. (BTW CSA and UL are largely interchangeable these days, as they cross-list many, if not all, of the products tested by one or the other.)
It is brilliant.
Variable frequency AC inverters are nothing new (I've been specifying those for large HVAC systems since the late '80s/early '90s), they're just starting to get cheap enough to be used in low-capacity products like these. The only thing new is the possibility of having DC power available as the source, instead of 50 Hz or 60 Hz AC.
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts . . .
To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;
To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof;
No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.
It's risk analysis.
Using a password manager sounds like a guarantee that at some time in the future access to all the passwords will be lost simultaneously. Writing them down physically, there is a better chance of recovering them, and very little chance of some random hacker finding them.
If this is a service that is needed by people, then it should be provided by government, and not forced upon private enterprises. Towns and cities themselves should operate transport for the disabled
Towns and cities, those that have public transportation, already have accessible transport for the disabled. Why should the private companies that serve the public be allowed to pick and choose those who they want to serve?
The "government" (the feds) simply legislated that businesses cannot discriminate against the disabled, then issued guidelines on how to do that to hopefully reduce the number of lawsuits about it. And local & state governments do have to abide by those guidelines, too, not just the private sector.
While I think that some interpretations of the guidelines can be unreasonable as applied (e.g. adding elevators can be really expensive in existing buildings) most are good for everyone, including the business, and relatively inexpensive.
They've valued nokia below their total worth estimated at acquisition time.
And it looks like MS shareholders had already devalued MS for it.
(Tue Sep 3, 2013 7:16pm EDT)
Shares in Microsoft slid as much as 6 percent in the afternoon, lopping more than $15 billion off the company's market value, as investors protested the acquisition of an underperforming and marginalized corporation that lost more than $4 billion in 2012.