See, I've worked with most of my friends at one point or another. Some I've met through work and later became friends; some I've become friends with through work, and with others, we've intentionally tried to work together because, well, we work well together - and not all in IT, I might add, though that is a proclivity we all share.
It is Monsanto. "Sell" isn't exactly wrong.
The award was given for devising a method to insert genes from another organism into plant sell, which could produce new genetic lines with highly favorable traits.
What's missing is the next bit, which should be something like this: "And then ream everyone in court who tries to keep some seed and use it to replant. Also, investigate, harass, litigate and otherwise bully Monsanto even suspects of using some of their "Genetic Property". Also, lobby for legislation which requires food aid from the US to be GMO crops and any seed giving to developing nations through US aid to be their property, so they can come knockin' later when that country's farmers prosper a bit and the native seed banks are all but extinct."
Well done them.
Bugs? In Windows? I'm gonna be rich!
They're gonna be bankrupt.
to 'fix' the mic problem, do the following:
1) find an old wall-wart power supply
2) open it and remove the filter capacitors (yank them out or unsolder them)
3) feed the low voltage output to the mic wires
what you've done is created a NICE 60hz hum that will be so strong, nothing the mic will pick up will ever come thru.
Why do that when I could just place a little electric fan in front of the mic. Ever try to talk through a rotating fan blade?
If it wasn't for the PS4, MS would have never dropped those requirements.
As it was, PS4 was vastly superior (atleast on paper) to the XBone offering.
Now, the XBone is on par on some key consumer issues and may just be able to offset expense, inferior hardware and lack of indy gaming with their Kinect.
All that matters is who has the best games at launch which make the hardware "must-have". Gamers have very little loyalty. If Sega suddenly rose from the grave with a totally new platform and a totally engrossing game then Xboxen and PSxen would find themselves occupying the back corner of a closet in short order.
As it is, I still see no reason at all to buy a dedicated game box when my desktop is more than equal to the task, should I want to play games with it (there's some real ROI, there is <_<) As it is I can have fun running the batteries down in my mobile phone, so it's not there when I actually need it for an emergency.
Well it would be kind of interesting to see what the legal case would be in Europe etc, if you buy one without having internet connection now.
If they every re introduced that requirement I would thing you would a case under consumer law.
Probably only aimed at the North American Market - the EU courts probably glare in Redmond's general direction enough they know better than to try any of that there.
"Declining share price"? Have you looked at the stock chart lately?
Collapsing companies are more profitable than growing ones - less to invest in, more of the Gross is Net. A better picture would be looking at Microsoft's Year-on-year revenues.
Characters in stories are created to suffer through most of the plot. Droids are just a little easier to do that with in a serious way than people are, although ultimately, people are more fun.
And droids don't even get medals - after all C3PO and R2D2 went through, you'd think the Rebel Alliance would weld some insignia on their
But again it needs to be pointed out - these were Kids Movies and Lucas made that abundantly clear. Why are people getting so wrapped up, particularly adults, in the details?
It's only called a bug...... because someone noticed it.
I doubt that Oracle would have tried to slip this under the radar. I would expect them to make an announcement that it was coming and ignore the complaints.
Then a lackey trying to polish Ellison's yacht?
If you knew anything about how exchanges work John, you'd know that withdrawal limits are typically imposed by the banks themselves and/or AML rules. Not your entirely unfounded theories about them being fractional reserve. Mt Gox has made many references over the years to having to negotiate with banks to up the amount of money they're allowed to transfer per day. Just one more reason why the banking system sucks. There are typically no withdraw limits on the Bitcoin side once AML verification and good security are set up.
Meh - I smell a trial balloon that fell with a thud.
I can see them floating it out there to get reactions, that they can then show the bigger and more assholish game studios (*cough*EA*cough*) and say "See? We told you this is a bad idea."
Next think you hear they'll put the kabosh on the glove on a loaded spring which throws a creme pie in the face of the new owner upon the box opening.
If you've followed the Xbox One conversation at all (there, I used the real word, now I can call it Xbone), you know that there's only one thing Microsoft could possibly do as damage control at this point, and they just did it. Everyone has expected them to tone down the phoning home and used games policies. The "halfway" is, as many commenters below have pointed out, that they've yet to remove the built-in Kinect.
So they've only shot themselves in one foot so far and are reloading for the other one
Whew, that chair was clos.....
That they even thought of such a concept and it was approved, which it must have been, at the highest level, Mr. Ballmer should be wary of himself wielding chairs and he may be his most worthy target.
Does anyone reading about this Phone-Home DRM hold out much hope of a re-org which will position Microsoft as a viable and large player in the business (and consumer) markets in time to come?
What was the problem with unloading Symphony on consulting support based upon LibreOffice? Given that this is a business they want to be rid of, I would expect they would not need to bolt proprietary stuff on to it any longer.
Regarding MariaDB support, I think you're correct that they're treating it as a competitor. This wasn't really the case for MySQL. IBM provided a supported version of MySQL.
Now you're on a list for drones to monitor!
Watch, it's not the type of drones you expect - you are suddenly set upon by telephone sanitizers, account executives, and marketing analysts.
Don't try to shoo them away to another world, for all you know someone may catch a disease from a dirty telephone.