I will take Amazon hassle free packaging where all I want to do is open up the box and review whatever item that I purchased. I haven't had one damaged item with this minimalist approach. I don't care about the box as I know that if thought went into the box then this more than likely drove up the cost of the item. Somebody has to pay for it and considering the cost of Apple products, I would say this is true.
This could have a negative impact on high school and collegiate sports that have similar options in the Olympics (e.g. Swimming, Track & Field, etc). These athletes could chose to simply dope up in their teens then if they get caught/banned, they at least have a financial avenue which is these Super Olympics. The financial avenue would derive from endorsement contracts which could end up in the six or seven figures depending on televsion ratings, etc.
I have enjoyed Amazon from the start and been a Prime subscriber for years. However, my purchases have declined greatly over the last two years due to third party sellers. Last year 90% of the items on my Christmas purchase list (Toys, Electronics) were from sellers marking up items to 50% so hopefully this will drive the availability up and prices down.
I stopped reading after seeing it was from John Dvorak.
The majority of smartphones have cameras and more companies are not allowing employees who have access to important data to not have phones available w/ cameras. Companies are either not allowing phones in the work force or accept phones but they cannot contain a camera. I am sure that this factors low into the equation but somethign to consider.
In addition, smartphones aren't for anyone. Battery life takes a hit, data plans remain high especially on a family plan and personally the majority of the recent smartphone users are doing nothing more than Facebook and Twitter. Do those people really need a smartphone that a regular phone can't deliver?
You can only spot an issue when you see the issue. The problem with simply applying the tag of *Open Source will correct the problem* is garbage. Do you really think people will search through every single app available on any Market place looking for security flaws?
Windows 7 Phone/Marketplace will actually scan applications before they go live looking for patterns across the code. If they find that parts of the code is accessing secured data then they are investigated by the Development team or some other Level. Then it's up to that group to determine the risk.
In the Documentary Super Size Me, several Doctor's noted the same behavior and stated that Fatty Foods found in Fast Food restaurants (McDonald's in this example) were equal to cocaine in terms of addiction.
That is not true. This book was first published in 1968 so it will be 95 years after the publication date. Source: http://copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cfm
The issue with Panera is that they have limited the amount of time you can sit at their store during peak hours (lunch hours). So a person can't sit down and work all day until they start to charge and again, this is in select stores for testing purposes.
Personally, I think Microsoft should seriously consider buying a company like SPB Software or another Third Party company to continue the development of Windows Mobile. It's clear that Microsoft dropped the ball years ago and didn't realize the potential of Mobile devices and I am not sure Windows Mobile 7 will leap frog or even compete with the iPhone and/or Blackberry.
While new technology and general discovery has slowed, the depth of progress has continued to grow. If you use the old analogy of the iceberg where discovery of the last 50 years was the tip above the water line, we are now getting into a age where investigation is starting to happen below the line. This means that progress might be slower in terms of rate but the findings are greater and have more meaning.
The Desk is the foundation of many of the options found in the poll. A proper desk goes along way in terms of correct ergonomics with regard to the keyboard, mouse and monitor. A poorly planned desk and office space can warp the layout of the previously mentioned components.