... I remember when cable TV started putting ads in. Didn't turn out pretty.
I can understand peddling heroin, slaves, nuclear weapons and so forth. But COUPONS! Some things just go beyond the pale.
I vote yes!
Y'all heard about how social status is the inverse of the number of keys you carry? Janitors usually have a big ball of keys, but the President only has one, and a marine carries it around for him.
8 keys, car remote, gym club barcode
Actor Harry Shearer, perhaps best known as the voice of several characters on The Simpsons, including that of Montgomery Burns, will be leaving the show's cast, according to CNN. Showrunner Al Jean said Shearer was "offered the same deal as the rest of the cast, but turned it down." ... Shearer is not just walking away from Springfield, but also a large sum of money. The actor was offered a guaranteed $14 million for two years of work, according to someone with direct knowledge of the matter. The proposed deal also allowed for him to do other projects if he wished." That last part, though, seems to be in dispute, and central to Shearer's decision to leave; Shearer tweeted that it's because he "wanted what we've always had: the freedom to do other work."
Bad FMs tend not to get read leading to more confusion and RTFM comments. WTFM!
I second this. In fact, I'd not expect somebody with 15 years experience to list their GPA in their resume. I rarely see GPA on resume except for interns and first-job applicants. Relevant real-world experience is best. Security certs might be worthwhile I don't know. Never looked into them. Relevant certs won't hurt. I'd steer clear of any for-profit IT type college for the usual reasons.
Similarly, a lot of contractors I use have ancient email domains. I don't care if a roofer or concrete guy has an outdated email. OTOH - seeing AOL or Hotmail on a Dev's resume would tell me they, to say the least, aren't up to date or are completely tone-deaf.
StartsWithABang writes: Since its discovery as the first asteroid more than 200 years ago, Ceres has been one of the most poorly understood objects in the Solar System as even imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope is unable to resolve very much. But NASA's Dawn mission, since moving on from Vesta, has begun to map Ceres, constructing the highest resolution global map ever, with better data to come. The greatest mystery so far are two bright white spots at the bottom of a deep crater, brighter and more reflective than anything else on the planet's surface. Right now, three leading possibilities for the origin of these features exist, with Dawn possessing the capabilities to teach us which one (if any) is correct, hopefully by the end of the year!
Bad idea. Might cause damage to the company-owned tire iron!
Too funny. I just got an email saying that "people are looking at your LinkedIn profile". "This member chose to be shown as anonymous".
I guess I should take those nuclear launch codes off my LinkedIn page. Remind me to get around to that sometime.
mi writes: A new ruling from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals found by a margin of 9-2 that law enforcement does not need to get a warrant to grab your cell phone's location records. The justices ruled that there is no expectation of privacy for your location when you're using a cell phone. This decision (PDF) was based on a case in which a man was convicted of robbery after months of location data was given to authorities by his cell phone carrier, MetroPCS. Police got the information using a court order, rather than a warrant, because there were less stringent requirements involved. One of the judges wrote: "We find no reason to conclude that cellphone users lack facts about the functions of cell towers or about telephone providers' recording cell tower usage."
Presto Vivace writes: Dan Froomkin reports at The Intercept: "Though perfect transcription of natural conversation apparently remains the Intelligence Community's 'holy grail,' the Snowden documents describe extensive use of keyword searching as well as computer programs designed to analyze and 'extract' the content of voice conversations, and even use sophisticated algorithms to flag conversations of interest." I am torn between admiration of the technical brilliance of building software like this and horror as to how it is being used. It can't just be my brother and me who like to salt all phone conversations with interesting keywords.