Can't imagine it is a major financial gain or risk for them. Considering the number of people using BitCoin, and then the number that would use a specific vendor, is vanishingly small risk for a vendor.
And yet, tree ring data from California shows that region has been in drought for something like 1600 out of the last 2000 years.
Much of it significantly *before* modern technology and CO2 pollution.
Could it be the real problem is that we don't actually know what the average temperature was before 1700?
No, that isn't the case. There are many different ways in determining temperature. Tree ring data is one, but there are ways of figuring out temperature far past the time trees are capable of...
They said Healthcare.gov was working and handling fairly high volumes. And after days of badgering from Congress, journalists and critics, officials named two of the tech whizzes drafted to help fix the troubled site.
“Our focus now is really on maintaining system stability and testing,” Julie Bataille spokesperson for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which runs the site, told reporters in a telephone briefing.
Obama says an "A-team" of technical experts has been brought in to fix the problems. He appointed his incoming chief economic adviser, Jeff Zients, to head the project. But CMS had given little detail about just who was working on the site.
Bataille finally named some of them. “They come from leading technology companies such as Red Hat and Oracle; and include individuals with expertise on site reliability; stability; and scalability," she said."
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The problem is that the rules are phenomenally complex. It's easy to say that they should have just followed the rules, but IRS rules are a serious PITA to satisfy. It is quite likely that no matter what Xorg had done, the IRS could have found some error in their compliance that would enable them to revoke 501c3 status. So the real issue is that by making it so hard to comply with the rules, regulations, and laws, it raises the question of whether the government is using "selective enforcement" to punish people, organizations, and views that they don't like. Did this happen because of a general review of nonprofits, in which case this was a simple case of good enforcement, or are "hackers" being targeted by the government (for lots of reasons, e.g. resistance to NSA monitoring), and any one of a number of technical violations would have led to the IRS' actions? In that way it is similar to the Aaron Schwartz case, and is something that should be noted, if not actively resisted.
They can't be so complex... If you don't understand them you get someone who does understand. Put away the tinfoil hat about selective enforcement of a software group. Enforcement of the rules is a good thing. Just because you may support the group that had the action taken against them doesn't mean it wasn't correct. It is 100% their fault for not maintaining compliance with the requirements if they valued that status...
Backup and restore are new features in this latest version of the Oracle Database??
How on earth did they manage before?! Seriously? Is it just me or am I the only person who writes programs from scratch with data security, portability and safety in mind? Gosh, My data has been separate from the program since I was loading out to 90-minute Type II's!
I mean, seriously, from this article can we assume that mysqldump offered a more sensible backup than every version of the mega-expensive Oracle, until this version?
No, it says that it has new capabilities - not that backing up is new to Oracle...
That would be a waste of time. Many jurisdictions are already paying for aerial imagery taken by aircraft flying and filming precise routes over their territory. They can clearly see when new structures appear or when existing structures are modified. In fact, automated algorithms can actually find the changes for them. With oblique imagery, jurisdictions can even measure the height of structures. Here is an example of a company that provides such services. Pictometry - Government - Assess
Very true... It is very important to most municipalities to have accurate GIS based data. It is used for so many things. I was just at the local ESRI conference in Calgary where they were showing their integrated awareness system which incorporates something like 200+ datasets from different business units. When I had a city tree removed they knew its entire history - what kind of tree, when it had been pruned. All of this helps a city run smoothly and react to requests.
This very example was shown from a county in the states. They had LIDAR shot every year and using land parcels and volumetrics were able to determine if significant additions had been done to the property to cross reference permits and taxes. There is nothing special about using google to do it. In fact it is less current then they would be doing it themselves anyways...
The United Space Alliance – the company responsible for managing the computer systems aboard the station – has switched “dozens of laptops” that were previously running Windows XP to Debian 6 OS.
In a blow to Windows, Keith Chuvala of the United Space Alliance noted that the switch was made in order to ensure improved reliability.
“We migrated key functions from Windows to Linux because we needed an operating system that was stable and reliable,” said Chuvala in a release from Linux Foundation."
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So how do you buy something larger than $50? You have to change payment methods?
I get charged $0.50 when I use my debit card. So I never use it as debit.
I get unlimited free transactions with my debit card, so I use mine almost exclusively. The limit was strictly for the contactless tap to pay method. Anything more than your limit is required to use chip/PIN method of payment. Same card, different verification.
There are so many bubbles of tech companies trying to be the next big thing, people trying it our, and then getting bored with it. With so much money invested, how could they possibly get such a return on it?
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Maybe this is over my head. But how would one rung a "safe" DNS server then? My interpretation of the article basically says to let only specific people use your DNS server, but then how would a company run a public resolver?
For example, Google runs open public name servers on 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52, same with OpenDNS, and many, many more. What is to stop those servers from being used in this sort of attack? Is this article really advocating a situation where you MUST use only your own ISP's resolver and trust them not to do what so many of them consistently do and mess with the results?
Or am I completely missing the point to this article?
Two different things. If you are running a DNS server yourself, for your own domain then you should only respond to requests for your domain from the outside. IE - Non-recursive. The only answers you serve are for those queries you are authoritative for. You only accept recursive queries from inside your own network. Those are the recursive ones.
Public servers would use rate-limiting to to protect against being effective in spoofed attacks.