The poster to which you're replying was talking about a firewall between the Bloomberg financial/market group and the Bloomberg News group.
It's also how Photoshop got popular. Letraset ColorStudio was insanely powerful for the day but priced themselves too high and Photoshop came in as the low-end competitor with the friendly interface that could do most of the common stuff acceptably well. Now you've got Photoshop at the high-end and, at least on the Mac, competitors coming in like Pixelmator. We'll see where it leads...
An obvious explanation is why Americans say "Fall" or "Autumn" but English say only "Autumn". "Fall" was slang for "Autumn" in the late 1500's in England, came to the US, and we stuck with it while it was deprecated in England. If we were to colonize Mars tomorrow, they'd probably fix "Lolz" as a permanent word in their lexicon.
AmEx cards don't have a pre-set limit.
...that they'll tell you about. They know how much they think you're capable of repaying and will start to deny charges when you reach the limit. They just won't tell you what the limit is.
They're also really bad about reporting stuff accurately to credit bureaus. I almost didn't get my first house because AmEx said I owed more than my salary to them when my balance was actually $0. Needless to say I cancelled my card immediately and haven't had a personal one with them since.
Stenographers make more than journalists, on average. You get what you pay for. Now go read some more free internet news with adblocker enabled...
Parent must be a public union employee.
Private Unions can be good or bad. If they get too bad they no longer have a job. (Ask the Bakers at Hostess)
Public Unions ARE BAD! In private unions there is management vs union. Balance can be struck.
In Public Employee Unions there can be no balance as the management (Politicians) are put into office with the union funds.
Why people can not see this as a horrible situation that can never work out well I will never understand.
The Hostess situation had nothing to do with the unions. The company was sold to private investors who stole all the retirement accounts and decided to gut the business and sell the brand... but they had contracts to get out of. So they gave themselves huge bonuses and cut worker pay until the workers finally stopped working, figured they'd milked it for what it was worth, and sold the assets. You'll be able to buy Twinkies again soon, because the brand was auctioned off to the highest bidder to repay the investors (who also got paid earlier as owners in the form of retirement money funneled into payouts).
The only way the unions failed in this situation is that they weren't powerful enough.
It's a little silly to arbitrarily say something is "enterprise class" isn't it? InvisAlign has been using resin-laser printers to print molds for their aligners since 1999 and prints tens of thousands of unique pieces of plastic a day. It's really about what it lets you do. I think a better distinction is probably "prototyping class" versus "manufacturing class". A $2200 Replicator 2 is a fantastic prototyping, modeling, replacement part, artwork machine, but it's probably not going to be part of an assembly line anytime soon. Those will certainly be under $2K within the next couple years. On the other hand the mass-production ones are still tens of thousands of dollars and will probably take another decade to get down in price.
Is the summary really implying Sergey Brin, Google's co-founder, is stupid for suggesting that the two OS's will probably merge someday?
I ordered one from Newark. It was listed as "backordered" but I put the order in anyway and it was filled within a week and I had it in my hands 10 days after the order. And it really was $35. I had old SD cards, keyboards, mice, HDMI cables, etc. around already. And some legos to build a case. In fact, one might suggest if you don't already have that stuff lying around, you're probably not the target audience for the Pi anyway. I later bought the Adafruit breakout kit and some other extras, but those are definitely not required to have fun with the little thing.
Before Penny Arcade removed ads, they handled them rather well. They sold the ads in-house, only advertised products that they themselves approved of, and the ads were all either still images or minimal animation (no sound, no "shaking", no "one trick to lose weight"). I personally don't use an ad blocker because I believe in paying for what I use, and just stop visiting the obnoxious sites. I'm not sure Destructoid would like my solution either.
That is rowboat with some kind of wings attached. Not flying wings but insect wings. Is this some kind of joke?
No, it's conspiracy theorists at its best. Here's the actual analysis that went into the re-creation of the photo linked above:
As you can see, it's pretty much the "computer... magnify, rotate, enhance" sort of photo manipulation that "proves" flight. Whitehead was definitely a pioneer in aviation. But there is absolutely no evidence he created a steerable machine or even understood differential lift to cause banking in a plane to accomplish a curved, controlled, coordinated turn in flight like the Wright machine was able to accomplish.
Other people had been in the air before flight in gliders and on ground effect. A Frenchman named Ader lifted off the ground (barely) first, to disastrous consequences earlier (he, too, based his plane on a bird/bat design instead of scientific analysis and was unable to control it in flight). It was actually the earlier failures of Ader, Langley, and others that caused so many problems when the Wrights tried to sell their planes to the US and French military, who had seen the earlier failures and couldn't believe a couple of bicycle mechanics had cracked the problems of efficient propellers, steering, proper wing camber, and usable controls.
It was only after there was competition from aircraft manufacturers trying to invalidate the Wright patent that all this prior art suddenly magically materialized. The Wrights never lost a case.
Simple: Using x264 doesn't protect, limit you from patent litigation. If you now deliver VP8 content over the internet, or support it in your browser, you aren't going to get sued into the ground by MPEG-LA. Google licensed it for royalty-free use by others.
Near as I can tell, Google hasn't gone that far yet-- Google licensed it from MPEG-LA with the option of being able to offer royalty-free licenses to VP8 users. How much you'll have to pay Google for the royalty-free license, or whether Google will subsidize the cost for all VP8 users has not yet been announced, as far as I can tell from TFA.
And the scare tactics for x264 are getting a little old, don't you think?
This skips the possibility they will launch at a US carrier group, barren island or other non-continental target to induce terror but not civilian damage. We don't want them to have nukes for lots of reasons.
You're a few years behind. They already have sunk a SK Navy vessel and killed SK civilians in an artillery barrage within the last few years. The only question is if they try the same thing with a nuke.
I'm sure Microsoft, for all of their "scroogle" name calling isn't avoiding reading your e-mail or Bing searches to come up with a marketing plan or to direct advertising or to refine search results.
I think the confusion here is the difference between the colloquial use of "depressed" as in "I feel bad" and the clinical use of "depression" meaning "an imbalance of the endocrine system that manifests in pain, discomfort, mental confusion, feelings of severe sadness/lack of self worth, and helplessness." (My own definition I'm paraphrasing from my understanding.) If you get dumped and feel bad about it, you might say "I'm depressed" but you don't have the disease "depression". The endocrine imbalance can indeed be caused by bad nutrition, but it can also be caused by long-term stress hormone reactions, genetics, and other as-yet-unknown triggers.
We're not just talking about feelings here. Those are a symptom, not the disease itself.