Someone is about to learn about Simpson's paradox: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...
Do you even measure "quality and velocity", let alone "increased productivity"? Do you control for confounding variables? I bet the answer to all of that is "no". For all you know it might be hurting all those metrics, but you feel good about yourselves because you do "stand up meetings" every day and talk about how you couldn't get anything done the day before, but today you will definitely be able to do it.
Reminds me of the post on The Verge the other day about $45K 3.3KW solar charging stations that San Francisco bought with taxpayer money. Man, I'm glad I'm not a CA taxpayer, because I'd be pissed. Let's very optimistically assume 365 days sunny days a year and 10 hours of sunlight. That's 12775 KWh of energy, which at $0.15/KWh works out to $1916 per year. That's 23 years before those chargers pay for themselves, and that does not include repairs and maintenance (such as, you know, washing those panels once a year, and replacing broken stuff), AND the assumption is that the batteries generate their peak output through the entire day. So realistically, 50-60 years before you have any chance of breaking even.
This is basically the same thing. It makes no economic sense for 99.9% of its potential users, even those who already have solar.
Later in the day, the verdict was extended to the rest of the bill of rights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
There are a lot of CEOs who make $1 per year to pay less in income tax, and rake in hundreds of millions in stock comp. Also, $70K is barely adequate in Seattle.
>> they can't be a customer of ours
They very much can be. They just can't be customers of _Windows_. Mark is confusing Windows with Microsoft again. They can be customers of Azure, they can be customers of Office, they can be customers of SQL Server. I mean, just about any Microsoft product can run (and therefore can be sold) on Linux just fine. Except for Windows itself.
Particularly for server products, I just don't get why Microsoft insists on offering them only on Windows. Seems like at some point they too will wake up to the reality on this.
If these are the two choices, I'd rather have Cruz. At least he only caused minor clusterfucks so far. Fiorina has ruined one of the most significant US technology companies. I don't want her to do the same to the rest of the country.
This is what desperation looks like. Paraphrasing Vic Gundotra (of Google+ "fame"): three turkeys don't make an eagle.
How about introducing "against all" option on the ballot? I bet that would boost turnout. Democrats and Republicans are two flavors of the same: parties wholly controlled by corporations.
Kinda getting tired of all these "project X" things that never ship. If you can ship it, ship it. If you can't -- STFU and work on it, or cancel the project.
How about implementing parental controls on Android instead? I can't give my kid an Android phone or tablet, because it's not possible to disable Youtube on it, and Youtube is full of garbage.
See e.g. Symform.
Except of course gold is in no way "rare". There are hundreds of thousands of tons of it all over the world, with tons mined daily.
Actually no, they did not: http://hotair.com/archives/201...
I dunno. I would, even if I was a hippie treehugger creative type. There was a fatwa on their head. That means a dude with a Kalashnikov would eventually come. So instead of filming from their cell phone, the person who filmed how the policeman was executed in cold blood could open fire. This was in broad daylight, and buildings were full of people. I would totally fuck them up if I had my gun on me in that situation.