Normally they require you to either have a return ticket or a long term visa, specifically to cover them in case they are required to bring you straight back. In that case you get no refund if you are refused entry to the destination country, but that is different than the case where you are not allowed on the plane in the first place.
This is one area where credit card companies are actually quite good at backing up their customers. She paid for a service, turned up at the airport on time and basically followed all the requirements of the contract on her side. The airline denied her boarding, claiming they were told by a third party that she could not travel on that flight. The credit card company would just refund her and tell the airline to file a court case against her if it thought she owed them money. Malaysian consumer law is weak compared with most Western countries, but not so weak that the airline would be stupid enough to pursue her through the courts.
From Malaysia to US there are dozens of airlines she could use. If she doesn't mind a coast to coast flight within US, she has the choice of flights via Europe to the East Coast, or via Japan, Taiwan or Korea to the West Coast. The only difficulty would be if she if somewhere remote and needs an extra flight to an international airport, then she probably only has a choice between Malaysian Airlines+subsidiaries, and AirAsia.
Maybe you should stop thinking with your hands.
I thought snow was like gravel, in that you will stop faster by locking up the wheels and piling up some snow in front of them, rather than trying to stop the wheels from locking up? On the other hand, slowing down slowly can be safer than slowing down more quickly with no directional control, so it is rarely a better way out of trouble. Additionally a snowy road very quickly turns to ice once a few cars have packed the snow down hard, which changes the physics substantially.
HR departments and recruitment agents are part of the problem, the other part is managers who don't know how to write a decent job description so they give all the details to those HR departments or recruitment agents for them to piece together the information so 10 years of industry experience + Hadoop experience becomes 10 years of Hadoop experience.
What makes you believe best movie you have ever seen?
It reminds me of when the laboratories that rated sunscreens could only rate them up to SPF 15, and pretty much every sunblock on the market was exceeding that. At some point, at least in New Zealand and Australia, the government stepped in and said they couldn't advertise higher than 15, so they all became SPF15+ for a while.
The problem of inconsistent floating point calculations between machines has been solved since 1985. I'm sure moving your app into the cloud doesn't suddenly undo 28 years of computing history.
There is another difference, which I think is more relevant to Gartner's report. Most crappy corporate software comes with glossy sales brochures written at a level that even an analyst can understand.
I don't know about your smartphone, but mine comes with MHL and Bluetooth keyboard support (I was going to say USB-OTG, but I think if you're using the MHL port, you can't use USB at the same time since they share the same physical plug).
The problem was, it was a lecture about fair use AND the topic was about a song that should have been a fair use of their content. The band had been sued by Island back in the early 90's and there were lots of issues with the way the whole thing went down.
Did they ever find what they were looking for?
Yes, don't forget all the people checking the Beijing Olympics website daily for the latest updates. They have Silverlight installed too.
I remember when Intel added power on timers to the BIOS specification and released some software for configuring it. I think I was using a 386DX40 desktop at the time I tested it out. Your BIOS has the feature even if it doesn't expose it in the BIOS setup UI. Its the kind of feature that doesn't make sense as a standalone feature so its provided more for the OS to use.