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Now you have to find trainers($) to "update" 200 people's skills, you need to find room/equipment to teach them the new software($$). Create time away from paying work for the training($$$), pay employees to be trained($$$$). The company has to eat the lost productivity and disruptions due to training($$$$$). Pay out for learning materials($$$$$+), pay to have all those power point presentations with the company logo($$$$$++). So now everyone is finally trained to the new standard, but the company still has to deal with the lost productivity due using the "new" system. All the problems due to forced training, and the employees you had to fire or who quit/retired instead of being trained. And the costs go on and on for years, until the company adjusts.
A good example of this is a major Canadian bank the I worked for in 2005; the bank was still using DOS applications running in a DOS Box under NT 4, because the apps worked. It was easier and cheaper to train new employees to use the DOS apps, then to write a "Windows pretty" front end that gave the same functionality. The bank did change to XP in 2007, but all those apps were still there and could be called up in a DOS Box.
And one of the major reasons is that a teller that has been working in the same branch for 40 years; does not need to be retrained to do the job. The teller is doing their job just fine with the same software they always used, once that teller quits or retires a new person can be trained to use the XP front end.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is bored and screws with a guy who helps people buy the health products they want to buy. News at 11.
Actually he was buying generics made in different places(China and India) and re-packaging them as made in Canada, they may have been tested(no paperwork was ever produced to say so as far as I know). He turned in his pharmacy license before he could be convicted of fraud, unethical behavior and malpractice. He was an idiot to be in the US, he knew there were open outstanding warrants for him in the US.
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By that ruling, Tucows owns it. They registered it previously, and the court says it is still theirs and theirs alone to do with as they please.
Actually the ruling says that Tucows as the register does not have to turn the domain name over to the person in Brazil, who demanded the domain(because the domain name is the same as his last name). The domain name was in use, and also hosted 14 active domain email addresses that did not have to be surrendered by the person that registered the name with Tucows. The court ruled that the domain name and the domain email have a "real value" which makes them equal to property(as in I can't demand you give me your car because my last name was ford).
Yeah, lets force the government to $upport "local news" that will fix the economy and everything.
"Some money" is given to the writers(who are members) as determined by SOCAN's in-house system. None of this money goes to any performers; neither those with label contracts or independent musicians. This is just SOCAN once again trying to squeeze money from consumers since they couldn't get the Canadian government to extort money from the ISPs on their behalf. And it's one small step from having a voluntary system to having a mandatory system.
Personally I was going to reduce my bandwidth with Shaw until I moved and now I get "free" internet as part of my rent. I could even get by with just the "free wireless" offered at city buildings and coffee shops for most of my day to day surfing. I'm sure that some consumers will re-thinking their internet usage and will shift a lot of it to cellphones/tablets/wireless devices that already have data plans.