Maybe he's leaving BT to work for NSA!
Things that should be simple are made unnecessarily complicated on an iPad.
I think you need to examine this process from the viewpoint of the intended user.
For the iPad, you set up sycing with iPhoto and iTunes, and let it work. Plug in camera, grab photos, plug in iPad, sync photos. Minimal interaction outside unusual situations. (I just hit one recently where I had to rebuild my iPhoto Library to rescue orphaned albums. It fixed things up jut fine).
For some other tablet, "plug in and copy files". RIGHT. If that involves navigating the file system and/or selecting what to copy and where to copy it to, by hand, you've just lost the person who is supposed to be using this stuff.
I own a Nexus 7 and iPad Mini. I can sync my files to both. But at no time would I ever recommend to a NOVICE the Android solution from an ease of use perspective. I'd do that if and only if price were the dominant and overriding issue.
In the long term however, having anonymous currency removes opportunities for oppression and corruption in government, manipulation and injustice.
Anonymous currency makes corruption easier. Corporations and the wealthy wouldn't have to bother with lobbyists if they could funnel anonymous money straight to their congressman.
All this sturm and drang over the website is total BS anyway.
If the website isn't working, just fall back to pen, paper, stamps, and envelopes, like it would have been in the ancient past of say... 20 years ago before everybody expected regular consumers to have web access.
Or perhaps the RWNJ noise makers can point out to me where in the Constitution it says laws MUST be accompanied by functioning websites? All those strict interpretation original intent founding fathers conservative boneheads can stuff that in their john birch ayn rand free market asses. Let's not forget it was private contractors that failed to deliver the product.
Why is it okay to preach universal health-care and group insurance where low-risk cover the bill for high-risk, but the same isn't true for auto insurance? It's a slippery slope!
Because you don't choose your health - a major portion is genetically determined at birth and you don't have any say.
Further, even the part that is in your control (diet, exercise, etc.) - a lousy driver is a threat to others (they may cause an accident or crash into you), where an unhealthy person is not (somebody's diabetes meds or heart condition or just general obesity doesn't pose a threat to your safety) - isn't at risk due to other people's choices.
Lastly, if somebody is so crappy of a driver they can't get insurance, they have other options from walking, biking, public transportation, etc. Yeah, too goddamn bad if those are inconvenient - drive better. If somebody has bad health, they don't necessarily have other options.
Harming America's economy? This is more about affecting Cisco's profits. And color me unsympathetic, as they are an "American" corporation (in scare quotes since it shifts as it suits them) when it comes time to complain about something, but they are apparently Swiss http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-28/biggest-tax-avoiders-win-most-gaming-1-trillion-u-s-tax-break.html when its time to pay taxes.
A few months ago I switched from QWERTY to DVORAK. I was lured by a more efficient layout but the final shove was finding out a coworker used the layout.
I took some online lessons, and was shocked at how many words you can type just using the home row of DVORAK - especially compared to QWERTY. But then QWERTY only has one vowel on the home row... clearly not a well designed layout.
Well, yeah, except that Dell was right, in 1997, about what to do with Apple as a company that made computers.
Of course, it turned out that shifting their core business model from making computers to making gadgets was an even better idea.
So therefore, Apple was able to shift focus without shutting down, meaning Dell was wrong?
A point I've read in The Economist, and has really stuck with me, is how one of America's strengths is the somewhat loose federation of the states, which allows for different approaches to any given problem. Each state can try its own approach to the ACA, or education, or taxation laws, et cetera. Eventually the "better" approaches should become clear, and the country as a whole will adopt them.
And that's one of the biggest weaknesses as well. Confederacy was tried twice and both failed.
Look at the struggles of the US building infrastructure like broadband - a loose organization of municipalities and states means thousands of separate jurisdictions to deal with.
Corporations can exploit various differences and form in one state, do business in another - to avoid or partially avoid laws, etc.
The Republicans want government to fail, so it does.
So true! Ideally, it would also fail in a manner to generate business for the 1%.
Given the context of the quote, I think girlintraining meant "MUNICIPAL broadband".
I think the poster meant "MUNICIPAL broadband is banned by law".
There are too many instances of that being true to list.
Why does the White House need a private-sector "tech surge" to repair its wretched Obamacare website failures?
Didn't the private sector build (or fail to build) the website in the first place?
What was debated and what was in the final draft are two different things.
So... it was like every law passed by Congress?
More to the point, who would bet that kind of cash, and their corporate health and/or reputation, on Microsoft?
Heck, Azure itself was down for hours last leap day: