Just don't fault these companies for being "stupid" as is so often the case. The CEO's were not reckless as you mentioned. Take Kodak, a company I've read a lot on the failure of, given that I lived in Rochester. Kodak didn't "miss out" on digital photography. They actually invented a lot of the firsts in the industry. The company's board made the very clear decision that they had a massive cash cow in the film production/developing business. To chase digital would be to cannibalize their own cash cow chasing a risky new technology in a race to the bottom. They made the best decision for shareholders within the decade time horizon. Also realize that had Blockbuster bought Netflix in ~2004/5, we'd not have great online streaming services today. As Tim Wu expounds in The Master Switch, it is always in the interest of the incumbent to subvert new technologies that threaten the stability of the industry.
But all sorts of legislation exists imposing stiff penalties for auto theft. These don't exist for phone theft.
So stolen phones will be sold on ebay to countries without our regulations.
Head East young man!
Fool. Water going downhill means you must dump the volume of a super tanker's worth of fresh water into the ocean each lift. You've got to have that much flow in the body of water you're using to keep that up. Reuse uses pumps to circulate that fresh water back uphill. Remember that the Panama Canal requires a large damn to supply this water because it uses gravity fed locks. This fresh water source however is the limiting factor on how many ships can transit the canal over a period of time.
Optional will be tomorrow's mandatory. That has been the typical beta test to roll out of Gmail updates so far.
Never under estimate the stupid user. "Why, who would ever do that?" is a bad omen. Consider the delete repo UI for GitHub. You've got type in the conf and the repo name. That's case of making a destructive process suitably difficult.
Perhaps you've never heard of an EMP then. You'll knock out satellites and ground electronics for many hundreds of miles. People notice those.
RTFM: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGM-30_Minuteman "Minuteman-III introduced in the post-boost stage (“bus”) an additional liquid-fuel propulsion system rocket engine (PSRE) that is used to slightly adjust the trajectory."
IANAL, but I'm married to an employment attorney. People with kids are not a protected class, so no. Race, religion, gender and sexual orientation are protected classes. If someone does not like unmarried dbags, there is no legal protection.
FWIW: Ford cared a great deal about his employees. He didn't just want them to work 40 hours a week. He wanted them to have balanced lives, nice homes and happy families. Had incentivized the whole bit of it too and even sent inspectors to make sure it was working in peoples' homes. He was not just a slave driver. Frankly, he was fairly in line with TFA.
Precisely. I went from working heroic hours to 9-5 once we really were Agile. Most of those long hours in the past could be traced back to poor planning and management acquiescing to last minute customer requirement changes. Once you accept that you were doing Waterfall wrong and want to fix it, life can be much better.
Ever heard of Coconut Grove?
I was there, 200m from the bombs. Phone never had issues sending texts, but could not us Google Voice or regular calling to place a call out. Never had an issue with data/text however, which was useful as I texted folks asking "WTF was that?" Local hardwired wifi never skipped a beat, but sites like Boston.com and Letsrun.com tanked almost instantly.
During the Cold War there was a telco exchange in Northern Virginia (I forget the number) that if you dialed through would give your call Federal precedence. It was used by Congress/Senate and high up Federal employees. In the case of a national emergency, those calls would be routed first and others dropped to make way for them. This idea is nothing new. I'm sure something similar exists today with 911 or similar.