"In December, a federal judge ruled"
Um... Is it me... or is December not here yet? So either this is a REALLY OLD article or they somehow invented a time machine, went about two months into the future and came back to give us this good news? I don't get it..... Maybe it has something to do with the 2013 Delorian???
(buzzer of Contestant #3 triggers)
Trebek: Yes, Contestant #3.......
Contestant #3: What is a mega porn torrent server?
Trebek: Correct for $1,000.00
Estimating that a single drive fails in approximately 7 years, it is estimated that at or around that time and from then on you would have 28,571.429 drives failing per year. This comes to 78.277888 drives per day that would need to be replaced to maintain the system. And that's counting on it being a raid system that can restore itself.
Google's Self Driving Car Crashes
Ah, so in other words it drives like the average American driver... Good to know. Now it's truely ready for the main stream.
I have seen numerous people make the untrue statement that incandescent bulbs contain mercury. They do not. However about 50% of our power still comes from coal - and that does contain mercury (and it is released when power is generated...) But it is not in the bulbs themselves.
Think of it this way - would you rather have a CFL bulb (with mercury) break in your home and be directly exposed to mercury (which is a neurotoxin), or would you rather have it exposed in the environment where it will dissipate greatly so it's concentration in any particular area is minimal? Of course the perfect thing would be a energy source that didn't release anything harmful (in particular, for this post, mercury), and halogen bulbs (think incandescent version 2.0), which saves energy, and doesn't have mercury, either.
Of course all Flourescent bulbs, including CFLs, DO HAVE mercury.
As for LED Bulbs, they don't have mercury but their quality of light is quite poor. Our eyes were designed to receive more than a very limited spectrum of light at a time (read: not natural). They are costly and not great for your eyes. I don't understand why the government didn't give tax breaks or other incentives to adopt halogen bulbs instead. The process would support energy conservation, and allow people to use bulbs that won't catch fire, don't contain dangerous neurotoxins, and emit a higher quality of light (which will help save your eyes from extra strain).
We don't have anyone competent in the government anymore - you know - people who are willing to admit they aren't knowledgeable on a topic - and instead obtain outside input from people in that field - you know - people that know what they are doing. People that have a neutral standpoint (nothing to gain either way) but can provide the pros and cons of changes like this? I mean how hard could it be? When I don't know about something I obtain my opinions after researching both sides of an argument and I come to my own conclusions. I become more knowledgeable in the topic and can defend my opinion well because of it. Haven't we grown beyond having opinions based on either incomplete information or from what our colleagues and friends have said? From what I have seen lately, my opinion is that government officials (at least) have not - how sad!
I think it's time we get these clowns out of congress, before it is too late.
The fraud protection is a fraud...
No, it's not... Didn't you read between the lines of the agreement? They forgot to mention that you have to defraud them to get it.
That's why I always use a credit card with them. Had the same problem once. My credit card co took care of it. As paypal refused to live up to their agreement, I helped them make the right choice and made them live up to their obligations.
Think about it - why would giving a financial more private information make your information more secure? I mean sure it would be harder to break in that way to an individual account, but what if someone hacked the whole server, and got that private information? Wouldn't that make me less secure in the future?
I don't like this ask x personal questions about your customers policy one bit. I like the intent - but I dont' like the possibility of more private information getting into the hands of hackers and evil-doers.
While not perfect, we need some way to authenticate biometric data via the internet - be it a fingerprint or whatever. Or maybe a secret electronic key that only the account holder has - maybe something you plug into a usb port? a physical device that has a hard coded encryption key that only works on your account mixed with a password would be in my opinion much more secure than this 'ask x questions about our customers private lives' trend.
I mean really - it's none of the bank's fucking business where I lived when I was 13, or what my first car was.
I think this is the first time I can truly raise my head up high when I say I use Microsoft products.