“Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.”
- Thomas Jefferson
Spying on criminal elements of society is one thing, spying on everyone, and assembling metadata into some huge searchable database with a profit motive is another.
I assume all pivacy online is now gone for good. This does not mean it's ok. ie: Privacy in Ubuntu 12.10: Amazon Ads and Data Leaks
"Four or more cups a day lowered the risk of getting oral cancers by 49%." Is that public relations from coffee producers? Did the percentage of oral cancers go down because people died from diabetes? I'm VERY skeptical.
Why'd you flag his post as a troll for? It's a legit assumption, whether its completely ignorant of the study or not. Most of the general public are increasingly unaware of more and more reality outside their individual tiny inner circles of immediate friends and family, and their social media apps. Corporate media is a dubious source of information controlled by the biggest advertisers and trust funds from big oil and other polluters. These types of funders, clearly driven by self-interest, drive the storyline the public chats about, injecting half-truths and lies that promote their own selfish interests into the public conscience, everyone and everything else be damned. So yeah, warm n fuzzy "studies" like this should be initially met with skepticism.
As much as I wish you were wrong... for technical books,with lots of diagrams, eBooks are lacking. eBooks need some critical features:
Robust search & presentation
Excellent bookmarking features.
Palm/Handspring-style stylus/finger writing recognition (including optional stylus for finer, more precise input) for note taking that ties in with bookmarks and search engine, and how about giving us other personal productivity apps as good and useful as Palm's were?
Lack of cpu power is no excuse for this lack of "innovation" in UI and presentation in ebook readers. Stop behaving like uncreative risk-averse fun-killing MBAs running hollywood productions.
Give it everything Palm Pilot gave its users + an excellent ebook reader. Do something, because iPads sitting on peoples laps does who-knows-what to their gonads.
What regulation that allowed viable competition was removed? As far as I am aware, both cable providers and telephone providers have been regulated as local monopolies for almost as long as the former has existed and since before I was born for the latter. Unless someone else is allowed to run the cabling/fiber there can be no real competition. The fact that there are no more than two options just about everywhere is a product of regulation, not a product of the removal of regulation.
I believe he was referring to a wrongheaded 2002 FCC reclassification of broadband Internet service as an information service rather than a telecommunications service.
"In theory, this step implied that broadband was equivalent to a content provider (such as AOL or Yahoo!) and was not a means to communicate, such as a telephone line. In practice, it has stifled competition.
Phone companies have to compete for your business. Even though there may be just one telephone jack in your home, you can purchase service from any one of a number of different long-distance providers. Not so for broadband Internet. Here consumers generally have just two choices: the cable company, which sends data through the same lines used to deliver television signals, and the phone company, which uses older telephone lines and hence can only offer slower service."
Just because you can not, does not mean the rest of us can not.
I use iPad for everything including writing papers....works just fine for what it is intended, and that is subjective to the user. In my use case, I am taking it when I am on a commute like the train, or on the go at classes. It's light and easy to use in closed quarters and when I'm back at my house I simply open the same notes on my laptop to continue. The right tool, in the right place at the right time.
So once again, just because you can not make it work....does not discount the rest of us who can.
Its "cannot", unless that was weak sarcasm. Before you two girls get into a hamster-on-a-wheel style face-slapping fight, you can use decent bluetooth keyboards with the iPad if don't feel like 2-finger touch typing your way through real work.
No doubt Nicira's Network Virtualization Platform will hurt Cisco unit sales now and in the immediate future. Premium Cisco h/w prices will be ending real soon. At least with non-hypervisor-aware models. With VMware's recent acquisition of Nicira, and Cisco expanding its partnership with Citrix, say goodby to the VMware/Cisco alliance. SDNs will virtualize most, if not all, gigantic data centers and enterprise networks in short order. But who will dominate the transition?. Regardless, I wouldn't bet against Cisco's ability to survive and thrive through these coming changes. And I don't think you should stop studying for your CCIE, it that's something you're doing. You should find out as much as you can about Nicira's SDN controller s/w.
VMware is making some bold but good moves here. I wonder why the damn day traders and insiders have recently abandoned VMW stock. One market analyst writes an article about "the server virtualization market being saturated" and they panic and they all bail out. Very very tricky of you, you god damned short-term volatility creating bastards with your inside tips from column writing analysts.
Why won't sharks eat lawyers? Professional courtesy.