Hedges and sets odds on the bets such that no matter the outcome, there is profit.
Until that day comes, I will refer to globalization with a more accurate name: "neo-feudalism".
Calvinistic work ethic
Religious wingnut detected! Activate sanity filters for the rest of the comment... (Which, to be honest, does seem mostly sane.)
But surely some people consider it unethical to leave useful fools hampered by normalcy bias starve to death without their food and with their new gold riches!
(Just remember where they live so that you can return for your gold when they finally kick the bucket.)
Well, there's the overall warmup process that takes 30 seconds or whatever, but what I'm talking about is just a momentary power draw (1/4 of a second or 1/2 a second) when the warmup process starts.
Too much truth to that, but it does not mean we should not try to do better.
"The State Department should provide a more "traditional" geo-political interface, but then you come to the question of to what degree agreements with the U.S.S.R. hold any sway. One might be tempted to pretend something like the referenced agreement never happened. Fine. But you really don't want the Russians weaponizing space, as we agreed to eschew in the Outer Space Treaty, do you?"
Now with that thought in mind think back on how the US government has in fact treated Russia since the Soviet Union dissolved. Is it just me or does it seem like our government as a whole actually WANTS to provoke them into something drastic like that? First off, why expand, instead of disband, NATO if we are not planning to attack Russia? And why pour all this 'democracy promotion' money into the likes of Svoboda if we are not actively scheming against Russia? I have no trouble believing this has been on the Russians minds all this time because it has certainly been on mine, and I cannot come up with another credible answer.
The Europeans were involved at first and they were thinking of expanding the EU to the Ukraine (which was probably a bad idea from the get-go given their economic woes) but they have since backed off quite a bit. Less because of their economic woes and more because of the sheer unsavoriness of the new regime. You could see street protests bring down several EU governments if they even get close to admitting a country where the likes of Svoboda is in government, and I've started seeing admissions that there is no way in hell Ukraine will be invited to the EU for the foreseeable future.
"While I understand that paranoia is the Russian national sport, I still thing BHO was a complete fool for, inter alia, abandoning the missile shield in Poland."
What value would it have been?
I mean in general I think interceptors are a great idea, but there? Whose missiles would it ever have a chance to intercept, if not the Russians? The Iranians never had missiles with that range and are unlikely to develop them, and still less likely to actually use them. Turkey is a member of NATO after all, and who else outside of Europe has the range to hit that area? Seems like a damn short list.
It does not seem paranoid to me for them to worry that a missile site ostensibly aimed at Iran, yet not in range of Iran, but nicely in range of them, might actually be intended for use against them. Combine that with the color revolutions, the expansion of Nato, the dismemberment of Yugoslavia, the recent events in Libya (Russia agreed to a resolution with strict limitations only to see the limitations ignored basically from day one, and a regime friendly to them eliminated as a result,) and Syria (where the Russians have refused to agree to even a token resolution because after Libya they simply do not trust us not to do the same thing again) - I do not think it's paranoid for the Russians to feel a bit persecuted.
That's without even mentioning some of the cruder anti-russian propaganda that you can be sure is being rebroadcast for them with captions.
Hmmm. That's a good point, especially since I carry around a big boat Note 2. But there's something I did with my Newton that I still don't do with any electronic device and that is take notes. It's the only device I ever had that recognized my native handwriting (not printing, not Graffiti from the Palm OS era), which is an amazing feat because I can barely read my own handwriting.
Sad thing was, I got much more utility out of my Newton than my iPad. I don't even know *where* my iPad is right now, and I'm not even sure where to look for it. It could be stolen for all I know.
Or maybe convert all postings to monotype courier, so we're reminded that slashdot's still only a handsbreath above a BBS?
The last BBS I used supported extended ascii just fine so accented e's and such were fully supported.
Of course, if someone did that to Apple nearly 20 years ago when the stock was in the toilet but they still had a pile of money they would've pretty seriously screwed themselves. Not saying it's never a right choice to do that but it's not always right either.
I hooked my 4+ up to a Kill-A-Watt.
I have no idea if the readings are accurate for a momentary power draw, but I swear I saw it register a draw of almost a kilowatt for just one or two readings as it was turning on.
Mine started accordian jamming. Pulled out the rollers, roughened them up with some sandpaper (got that trick from Wikipedia), and it seems to be back in working order.
I don't know about you, when I go skiing, reaching a breast pocket with my cellphone is easier than digging through 2-3 layers of clothing to reach my wrist.
But we were talking about mitigating measures. That is almost never patch and recompile, it's things like turning off a service, changing the firewall rules, moving servers into a different network - things that are very much within the duties of the sysadmin (with proper clearance and risk acceptance by management, etc. etc.)
Basically, if you have a bug that makes your internal network open to the world, but you can avoid it by disabling feature X in the config file, and your company doesn't require feature X, then that's something the sysadmin can do, and he can do it right now, while the vendor is working on a patch.
The thing is that the manufacturer must not be the one to set the time they get to fix this
I agree on that 100%
most people are not able to do anything without patch.
That depends a lot on the particular problem. In many cases, there are mitigating measures that can be taken until a patch is available, and I'd argue strongly that the people affected should make the call on that, not you or I or anyone else.
By withholding information, you are making decisions for other people. But you are not in a position to make that call, because you are not the one who suffers the consequences.
I advocate for giving everyone all the information so they all can act according to their needs and abilities. I argue for letting people make their own decisions.