I think I read about these guys in an H. P. Lovecraft novel.
Offshore your maintenance jobs to someone in the correct timezone!
All my telco worker friends grumble about being forced to praise their customers' horticultural skills on their site visits.
The paper states that animals would enter the wheel, leave it, and then re-enter it. That could be accidental but doesn't suggest escape.
So wait, Skynet eventually became Weyland-Yutani? I missed Aliens vs Terminator.
I'm too lazy to evaluate the arguments.
I'm going to wait for Theo de Raadt's Libre remix.
Clearly we should have invested years ago in finding renewable sources of IP addresses...
Obviously Netflix will just pass the cost on to its subscribers (where else would they get the money from?). It's very unlikely they'd implement this as a surcharge for their Comcast subscribers only (I wish they would, but I expect their contract with Comcast prohibits it), they'll just absorb it into the single subscription price. So in fact non-Comcast customers will effectively be indirectly paying Comcast to subsidise other users' access.
From an engineer's point of view it's all baffling (Netflix and their customers are both paying for a certain amount of bandwidth, so where's the need for anything more?), but when you view it through the lens of capitalist incentives it all makes perfect sense.
I think to really accentuate the difference between the two violins we need to commit them to vinyl. How else can we really appreciate the true richness and colour of the sound?
I think a fire alarm is an instance where I'd like something to have as simple and foolproof a mechanism as possible. I suppose a smart alarm could perhaps call the emergency services or something... but I'd still probably combine it with a bog standard fire alarm.
In the post-Snowden world, I think we can replace most instances of the word "paranoid" with "reasonable".
As far as cabbies are concerned, the optimum algorithm will be whatever maximises their revenue. Any algorithm that doesn't will probably be vulnerable to cheating, i.e. a rogue cabbie that can make more money exploiting some aspect of the algorithm will do so.
My rule of thumb is, "if the first implementation of this didn't work, and I had to change it, then it needs comments" on the principle that if the "obvious" solution turns out not to work, then the problem is not as obvious as I'd thought.
Burqas are also handy for hiding one's stash of apo'strophe's.