at least nine colleges and over a dozen cities have pulled their investments in companies that extract or burn fossil fuels like coal and oil
That would be all of them. Every company burns coal or oil, directly or indirectly.
Maybe there's more in the article.
Update: I've read about half of it so far, and I think there actually is more to this than the blurb at the top.
It used to be that when his trading screens showed 10,000 shares of Intel offered at $22 a share, it meant that he could buy 10,000 shares of Intel for $22 a share. He had only to push a button. By the spring of 2007, however, when he pushed the button to complete a trade, the offers would vanish.
I have traded bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and this makes perfect sense to me. Between the time you see the price and the time your order goes through, someone else may have already bought what was for sale. I don't see what the big deal is. This is exactly the way it should work. Maybe there's more in the article.
This is pretty straightforward. On the principle that I do not believe in slavery, I do not believe that anyone has the right to tell Baidu what to do, including what search results to return. Really this is a very weak attempt by these activists, and they are violating their own principles by trying to restrict the freedom of others.
As far as calendars go, this is not a bad effort. I don't think I would personally use it, but I've seen (and created) far, far worse. It is very regular; the rules have few exceptions, and the exceptions are well-defined. There aren't too many decisions in it that stand out as glaringly unjustified or confusing, other than of course by definition, when you create a new calendar, the very decision to do so stands out as glaringly unjustified.
The real question is, do you want your children educated through a system designed by majority vote? (and/or designed by people elected by majority vote) Do you really want everyone in your community weighing in on your children's education or not?
If you really believe in democracy, I don't see how anyone can fault this. Personally, I do not believe in democracy, and think it's a terrible way to educate a child. But if you really believe in the whole electoral process, I don't think you have room to complain: you have to take the bad with the good, and vote for someone better next time.
we've all read numerous stories about companies using DRM in stupid ways that harm their customers, and now we can add Adobe to the list
Only now? Adobe was using DRM to harm Dmitry Sklyarov over a decade ago. And in harming one of us, they harmed all of us.