What do you do when you are trying to maximize short term shareholder value in a distribution based business?
Cut R&D, get rid of sales staff for new markets...
Hit your profit goal, sell stock, get bonus by the time the company goes under you're long gone with your friends at McKinney.
Usually it takes 3 years in hardware for a R&D cut to show in sales figures... Mark it down also mark down the current CEO will be chilling on his new island by that time
Those were replacement parts purchased on contract. Some small business probably got the contract for replacement parts and decided to cut corners
For items that absolutely need to be TAA compliant a lot of auditing is done. Especially with products that require that all handling is done on a NOFORN basis. If one of the units we manufacture and market under these regulations would be found to have a ROC sourced component it would be good night sweetheart for us.
This is the model that passed peer review despite not passing the smell test, right?
Also the model that hasn't predicted anything yet? It simply correctly models past elections back to 1980. That's not quite the same thing.
A lot of it is also crap: The model for example claims a huge multiplier effect for unemployment ONLY for incumbent Dems, incumbent Reps are not affect by unemployment in this model.
Basically they threw bunch of crap of crap together , tweaked it until they got past elections correct... it also required them to be able to selectively dismiss 7 measurements from 8 elections
And not I didn't come up with this analysis, Nate Silver did. http://www.twitter.com/fivethirtyeight
PB Blaster is an excellent product but some of the stuff put out by specialty companies such as Zep or Chemsearch is just another cut above. From my experience Zep 40 is an excellent penetrant + ptfe lubricant.
Pretty sure Android is profitable for Google. (est $3.7 billion per year in revenue)
Can't validate the comment on Google Docs but I'm pretty sure their enterprise Google Apps Domain accounts continue to grow
Does this mean that for balance we have to start including YECs, flat earthers, etc as reviewers in studies? Cause that's definitely how the scientific method works.
The ones without a filter are called former sales engineers.
If you ever see a SE with an amazing resume but 3 or 4 recent 1-2 year stints on there? Those tend to be the ones whose filter broke mid career. I love those. They are a fantastic resource for competition research... it's like a waterfall of delicious negativity.
That would be the technically accurate claim and for a number of hardware products that my employer manufactures.
In our example we assemble in the US, design in the US, program the firmware in the US, program the chips in the US but source a number of the raw parts from TAA compliant countries. I'm pretty sure the Nexus Q can claim pretty much the same manufacturing mix minus the TAA compliance, not that that matters for a consumer device.
That said I'm going to buy one... I don't care if it ends up being a paper weight, I'll support on-shoring wherever I get a chance.
Yeah, screw poor children! Why don't they get jobs.
Why not the 2009 budget that included the first TARP passed under Bush?
Or the fact that Bush enacted policies with $5.07 trillion of new cost
With Obama at far under $2 trillion
If he has the money to throw around then a rack made for branch offices and network closets with integrated cooling etc like a Liebert MCR would be perfect. Since its basically a plug and play configuration integrating cooling, PDUs etc.
you aren't perfectly free to drive as you have to be licensed to drive and most likely insured to drive.
So really you are perfectly free to walk from New York to California as long as you don't walk on the Interstate
This maybe the first time in Slashdot history a 3 digit UI got modded down as Trolling...
You mean like the SSN-23 Jimmy Carter?
Do you suffer painful illumination? -- Isaac Newton, "Optics"