But does the U.S. government provide a means-tested subsidy for relocation using Greyhound buses, as a means of promoting interstate commerce when the supply and demand for labor happen to be in different states? That would be closer to "Obamacars".
No one in Europe is going to send checks/cash via mail, unless they are special checks that can only be cashed in by "the owner/the addressee" showing a passport.
Checks have a "PAY TO THE ORDER OF" field naming the addressee. The bank matches the name against the ID presented by the person presenting the check or against the name of the owner of the account associated with the deposit slip or ATM card.
Any internet service does it.
That's fine when you're at home. But checks work even where there is no Wi-Fi, and even if you aren't carrying a tablet or laptop.
And ofc you can mail the transfer order to the bank, so you have no need to go there in person
U.S. banks take check deposits the same way.
Bottom line: payment habits are a cultural thing.
Agreed 100 percent. Checks happen to be the most convenient payment method in certain circumstances in the United States. It's just that there's a perception among certain experienced Internet users that the U.S. culture is inherently "backward" in this respect.
but anyway, I'm an Atheist
I guess my experience is colored by the Catholic, evangelical, and JW groups I grew up in at various parts of my life. Substitute any other charity that takes donations in person.
Microsoft’s secret Android patents revealed by Chinese government
Thanks for the link.
I seem to remember reading speculation that Hulu would have to charge $20 or more per month for ad-free service in order to pay for its infrastructure and royalties.
how do individuals pay other individuals through the post
You don't. Why would anyone do that?
Attaching a gift of money to a birthday card, for one. And major banks in the United States have deployed ATMs that use handwriting recognition to allow depositing a check by inserting it into the ATM.
You use a wire transfer.
The bank doesn't charge anything to process a check. Here in the United States, "wire transfer" refers to services like Western Union, which charges a hefty percentage to process a wire transfer. Even if a bank offers a wire transfer for no fee, you still have to know your recipient's bank account number, and you still have to either "go to the bank IN PERSON" or subscribe to cellular Internet service to set one up.
And how do churches collect donations?
To obtain this, you "have to go to the bank IN PERSON".
And actually, are there really people giving donations to churches?
Yes. Some have a donation box near each of the auditorium's exits; this is the common practice for Jehovah's Witnesses. Others pass around a bag or tray into which members of the congregation drop cash or checks.
I would assume bank-to-bank transfers
A check is a paper bank-to-bank transfer instrument. You write an order for a bank-to-bank transfer on a piece of paper, you give the order to someone, and she takes that order to her bank and executes the transfer.
You are correct that I misremembered the behavior of LibreOffice Calc. But both Gnumeric and Excel failed to treat an exported CSV as having been "saved". Gnumeric's alert after I exported CSV and closed a worksheet was as follows:
Save changes to workbook 'test.csv' before closing?
If you close without saving, changes will be discarded.
Excel's was as follows when I exported:
test.csv may contain features that are not compatible with CSV (Comma delimited). Do you want to keep the workbook in this format?
*To keep this format, which leaves out any incompatible features, click Yes.
*To preserve the features, click No. Then save a copy in the latest Excel format.
*To see what might be lost, click Help.
Followed by this when I closed:
Do you want to save the changes you made to 'test.csv'?
LibreOffice Calc's was as follows when I exported:
This document may contain formatting or content that cannot be saved in the currently selected file format "Text CSV".
Use the default ODF file format to be sure that the document is saved correctly.
[X] Ask when not saving in ODF format
I assume these programs are referring to changes to column widths, formulas, and other things not typically represented in CSV.
What sort of moron do you take people for to think that you have to "protect" them from choosing a format of file that doesn't save layers
Any of the morons who reported "What happened to my layers?" through support channels.
and instead try to make them always save whatever they do in a format that no other programs support?
The same morons who pass around PSD files made in Photoshop. At least XCF has a reference implementation distributed under a free software license. Has Adobe released a spec or free library for manipulating PSD files? Which interoperable multilayer raster format were you recommending?
What on earth is the point of *banning* people from typing in a file with the suffix that they want to use in the save menu, and instead making them choose an entirely different menu?
If the names of the "Export" items on the File menu were changed to "Flatten and Save", would that satisfy you?
Actually two different menus, depending on context, only one of which has a keyboard shortcut.
Then you must have edited your keyboard shortcuts. My copy of GIMP 2.8.10 has keyboard shortcuts for export:
Export As... (Ctrl+Shift+E)
How many Windows PCs would a small business normally be expected to have in operation before purchasing a Windows Server on which to run WSUS?
Small companies don't need to run it on a separate server. It can be running on virtually any other server.
Provided they're already running a Windows Server. Let me rephrase: How many Windows PCs would a small business normally be expected to have in operation before purchasing a Windows Server at all?
My nearest library is...3 miles away. Not too bad. Except there are almost no sidewalks the whole way.
That's 15 minutes on a bicycle there and 15 minutes back. Some people in my home town cycle farther just to donate their blood plasma. How much do an entry-level bicycle and a helmet cost?
Public internet access can be provided at the library.
If you're already working, and the library and other government offices are closed for the evening or for the weekend when you're off work, good luck using the Internet terminal in the library or other government office to find a better job. Same with public transit that stops running for the evening or for the weekend.
Any NEW pregnancies while on assistance must be aborted (it'll be free)
And watch the single-issue pro-life base in the United States of America vote the murderers out of office.
I don't have a car, I do pay $83/mo for unlimited transit in the county,
That's fine if you happen to live somewhere that offers at least some minimal level of bus service on Sundays and holidays. My city does not (source: fwcitilink.com).
once you have the government choosing what people can and can't see on the internet
This wouldn't be advertised as "Internet access". It would be advertised as a tool to find a job or a better job.
(also, Drudge report? srs?)
The point of zram is to take the memory latency hit while continuing to run at far better than HDD speed. I was guessing that an FPGA would reduce the memory latency hit compared to gzipping each swapped-out page in software.
Why does one need a PC sitting next to the TV to watch TV? My TV has a tuner.
Does your TV with a tuner also have a device that delays playback of a live program by a few minutes? A buffer for live TV would let you join late, pause the stream while you take a bathroom break, and gradually catch up to live by fast-forwarding through unwanted segments such as waiting for the pitch in Major League Baseball. Or does TiVo still own that idea?
For this, I'm told you can blame the lazy-ass programmers at Sun, which provided no way for a Java app to check OS versions other than with a string like that.