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Overall though, I think this is an interesting trend. I definitely wonder whether or not the benefit of such an ad outweighs the cost of all the extra hardware...
5. Remove canceling values (a - b) a + b = b
That's called dividing by zero. That's generally a no-no. Nice try though.
If the students could understand the subject just by reading a powerpoint, then there's no reason to have the professor there in the first place. Just email them the powerpoint and tell them to stay at home.
Since there are already plenty of clusters containing thousands upon thousands of individual processors (which dont use coherent memory..etc), the step to scale up to a million would likely follow the same logical development. There should already be one or two decent CS papers on the topic, since it's basically a problem that's been around since beowulf clusters were popularized (or even before then)
The government would include all the informaton that they know already and then you would fill in the rest =- the way this is set up, they don't put your taxes to pay in there. You are responsible to add in what else you earned, just like today.
True, you're "responsible to add in what else you earned", but if you know they can't catch you for it, what prevents you from not telling them?.
Another thing is... how do you know that the person filing the tax return is the person they're claiming to be? That would be one easy way to find out a *lot* of critical information about someone simply by requesting the governments tax return info so they can fill it out. (Identify theft anyone?)
and I quote the article...
"In a note attached to a large bouquet of flowers they said: "We're very sorry we made a big mistake. We hear you have a lovely singing voice and we wish you good luck." "
He's here asking for advice, so give it to him. Even though most of the people who read/post this board are heavily involved with IT, and it might be a common sense answer, the fact is that to this person it isn't as simple a solution.
In many cases, people have sensitive information that they are handling on their servers, and whether or not to trust the IT staff is a valid question. (not all geeks are trustworthy). Also, in many cases, (especially with startups) they dont have the resources to hire on-site IT staff, so they have to outsource it. It introduces a dilemma that many will have to deal with.
This is of course, yet another example of EULAs that no one reads going way too far."