Amusingly, Steve Jobs never let his kids use an iPad growing up. I guess that he didn't buy into Microsoft's argument about technology always being a superior teaching tool either:
Yeah... 53 million dollars doesn't seem like a huge cash reserve for a company with 220 employees, They could easily burn through that 3 years, or even less if they started expanding with new projects.
Personally, I'd like a new page editor screen doesn't look like a source code editor from the 1990's. Ya know, just in case they're looking for ideas on how to spend that money.
I think that the difference here is that some people (who didn't do their homework) actually thought that Mt. Gox was legitimate organization that could be trusted with their Internet funny money.
Anyone using these black market sites knows what they are doing isn't legal and should accept the risk that their bits are going to go "poof" someday and they have no legal resource when it does.
I tried using Apple Pay on my shiny new iPhone, but it's been a failure so far. I couldn't get my Bank Of America card to successfully add to my Passbook, and the fingerprint reader wouldn't work when I tried to pay for my lunch with another card.
I think that I'll want for the next iOS version before I bother trying this again.
Instead of using a multi million dollar Predator drone to scan the border, perhaps they should be using something smaller and cheaper like a beefed up version of a Parrot drone instead.
Do we really need something that flies at 18,000 feet to patrol the border?
Depending on the honesty of the vendor, I'd imagine that they're somewhere in between 60-90% Non Fiction.
But, seriously, there is always some crap in there that is either inaccurate, outdated, or just marketing puffery.
He wants a 4K display, though, and most (if not all) of the TV's on that site are 1080p.
I'd imagine that it will still be awhile before we're going to have commercial grade 4K displays, since they aren't commodity parts yet.
I'm not sure why IBM is listed as being a major competitor to AWS and Azure for cloud hosting. I always thought that Rackspace,Google, and Salesforce.com were bigger players in that arena.
The problem is that management doesn't always have a clue who's a top performer or who's not. Many IBM'ers rarely see their managers now, because they work from home.
That means that lots of good employees get canned, and the lazy employees who took credit for their work keep their jobs.
Did you ever think that women are too SMART to consider a Computer Science job? While the (mostly) guys in the field are pulling all-night marathon coding sessions to meet unreasonable shipping deadlines and worrying about their job getting outsourced overseas, many women are still going after cushy union teaching jobs.
Why? Because most teachers have a 35 hour work week, 12 weeks of paid vacation every year, and practically guaranteed job security and retirement benefits once they're tenured after a few years.
We're the morons here, people.
There might not have been a consumer market for them, but businesses were using Blackberries, Palm OS PDA phones, and Windows CE smart phones years before the first iPhone came out.
Not necessarily. They used to offer a 48 Mbps option in my area before AT&T sold their Connecticut land line business to Frontier.
They won't be able to count most of their ADSL customers as "broadband" customers, anymore, though.
Realistically, it means that a lot of broadband customers are going to get a "free" upgrade from 20-24 Mbps to 25 Mbps over the next few months in order to placate the FCC and pretend that they give a damn about this ruling.
Yeah, I'm not sure what you would call the US Government nowadays. Probably more of an Oligarchy of wealthy business owners and campaign contributors telling our "Democratically Elected" Legislative bodies what bills to vote on.
A low inflation rate kind of kills the motivation to "mine" the coin and help the transaction network run, doesn't it? One of the reasons why Bitcoin (and the clones like Litecoin and Dogecoin) popular is that the early adopters could get a bunch of it while it was cheap and then watch it quickly go up in value.
I might be willing to devote about of $100 of power/time/compute cycles for a cryptocurrency that might be worth $500 a few years from now. If I knew that the currency was going to be worth $110 (best case scenario!) a few years from now, I'm not going to waste my time.