Weeks later, my sister asks me for a laptop recommendation. I say "sure, what are techie brothers for!" and diligently start my search for her perfect laptop. Two days later, I feel like I've aged two years. Every laptop vendor seems to want to sell a dozen different poorly-differentiated models, with no real way of finding out what is customizable without following each model to its own customization page. And there are so many vendors! How am I, as a consumer, supposed to find what I need? Is there a website, hiding somewhere that I just can't find, that tracks all the multivariate versions and upgrade choices in an easily searchable database?
Failing that, I'd like to crowdsource finding the following laptop:
-Good CPU, almost don't care about GPU (HD 3000 graphics are acceptable)
-SSD HD (or at least hybrid cache)
-Cool running (no leg-burning, in fact integrated graphics might be preferable)
-15" or 17" screen
-1366x768 is acceptable if all else fails, but I'd prefer 1440x900 or more, especially on a 17"
-Optical drive (not external)
-Under $2000, nominally $1500
So why isn't Linux the first choice for all financial services? I don't know any lawyers, financial advisers, banks, etc that don't use Windows. I switched to Linux in 2005 — I'm well aware that it's not perfect. But the compromises have been so trivial compared to the complete relief from dealing with Windows security failings.
Even if we set aside responsibility and liability, business already do spend a
The study reveals how saying "It’s in their genes" could refer to more than just genetic variations that give a physiological advantage like having high levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol because people with positive personality traits appear to live longer than those who do not.
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The Internet Defense League takes the tactic that killed SOPA & PIPA and turns it into a permanent force for defending the internet, and making it better. Think of it like the internet's Emergency Broadcast System, or its bat signal!
When the internet's in danger and we need millions of people to act, the League will ask its members to broadcast an action. (Say, a prominent message asking everyone to call their elected leaders.) With the combined reach of our websites and social networks, we can be massively more effective than any one organization."
Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have found that irises do indeed change over time, enough so that the failure rate jumps by 153% over three years. While that means a rise from just 1 in 2 million to 2.5 in two million, imagine how that will affect a system like India's — which already has 200 million people enrolled — over 10 years.