She knows it came up in the board meeting. They are cool with it. Yahoo has decided to be porn friendly.
Depending on how you count somewhere between 200m - 1/2 billion users who rarely if ever use Yahoo. Also David Karp as a Yahoo executive for 4 years.
The cash cows for Microsoft are their server products SQL Server, Dynamics, Sharepoint, Lync...
Yes those two and a few others as well. Players for music or video...
What legal action would that be? Most likely he's an American. Criticism in the public interest is a first amendment right. Rights are not subject to contracts. In a legal action you would get mauled At this point Microsoft would be engaging in a policy of intimidation to cause employees to fail to disclose information in the public interest, their liability would be staggering.
Fire -- don't forget whistleblower laws apply here too.
Your reaction is why companies have HR. Because his little criticism is a bit of fun on slashdot and not grounds for a justice department inquest into officially sanctioned misconduct against the public interest.
What does Windows 8 have to do with DRM? Windows was lightly protected before it is lightly protected now.
I'm not sure where I stand on this But in the old days the web (really the internet since most of this was pre-web) was for the sharing of information and openness. DRM is fundamentally about selling information not sharing it. Its a bit late to talk about the days of the internet before business was on it. But I can see people wanting the open internet that existed say 20 years ago.
There were real gains and real loses.
Why would the people implementing web products listen to a standards body that didn't represent them? In any case w3c is fairly broad: http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Member/List
How don't you have malicious plugin installation today? I have to make choices about browser based plugins and extensions all the time on safari / chrome / firefox...
So they were lawfully expelled to the USA but release to the USA is illegal?
Bullshit. They're in a US torture camp because they were kidnapped and illegally transported there.
Guantanimo is mainly people people captured in battle, usually in Afghanistan there was no kidnapping. Nor were most of them tortured. They were foreigners (non Afghans) who were not part of Afghan tribes and lawfully expelled to the USA by the government of Afghanistan (the Northern Alliance). If the Taliban had been a regular army, and they had been soldiers in that, things would have been less complex.
Just let them fucking go. They'll find somewhere to live. Or maybe - just maybe - give them a house in fucking Florida.
You can't release them somewhere you have to release them to something. They are in a military base. Release to the USA is illegal by act of congress. That's the point of the discussion that Obama can't release them.
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He can't get congress to do what he wants but there is nothing at all stopping him from releasing the detainees and simply re-repatriating them to wherever they were pulled from.
Yes there is. The countries have to agree to take them back. They haven't. That's why most of them are still in US custody.
This isn't a Left/Right issue. Both sides clearly favor extraordinary rendition and indefinite detention.
The right introduced this system. The left multiple times put bills forward to end it. The president has urged it. Yes it is a left / right issue.
The USA has been terrible but McCain individually wasn't nearly as bad as most Republicans on the torture issue. On indefinite detention especially of those the army would like to release this is just insane.
In all fairness John McCain has been pretty good on stopping torture. And he'd have an excellent record for a Republican, were it not for having to win a nomination in 2008. I like to give Republicans credit when it is possible, because it is sure rare that it is possible.
I wouldn't worry about overheating. Cars have air conditioning and radiator systems far more powerful than what laptops would ever need. The cooling from moving is probably plenty. You are right about flash making things easier.
But remember this article started with 1t drives for $100. Those are still mechanical not flash.