Bite me, AT&T. Auto repair is competitive.
* Cell phones in the US have a small pool of providers, especially the nation-wide crowd.
* They primarily operate with 2 year contracts, and it's hard to get a phone without one.
* There's a financial disincentive for buying a phone without a contract.
* Text message rates (for which there is very little data usage, being measured in bytes) have been increasing.
* Data plans have been increasing in price and providing tighter bandwidth restrictions at the same time.
I loathe AT&T, and I'm stuck with them. Competitive? I'd get out in a heartbeat if I felt I had somewhere to go. T-Mobile has been the closest saving grace to AT&T, so I really don't want to see that absorbed.
Thanks to the Fed did -- they did one right there.
... "there" isn't a mixup on their part. Honestly, it'd be great if the Slashdot API reacted in the same year that I clicked on preview.
Does this story come with any indication that their isn't a mixup on Netflix's part?
With what libraries and languages what you worked in C? Won't those change? If you're a games person, are you up on DX9? DX10? 11? Database backends? SQL? NOSQL? Have your version control skills expanded to match existing systems? Still using CVS? SVN? Git? "The Cloud"
Evolving skills are a demonstration of the ability to continue tackling new problems. I personally don't care less what knowledge you're exhibiting as long as I see things that are on the leading edge still showing up on your resume.
I suppose I mis-stated myself. They have nothing special in the trade-secret sense; ostensibly nothing that can't be derived from looking at their website.
What the hell could EBay have possibly stolen from Craigslist? The site only charges for job postings in a few cities, and that's an easy and publicly declared business model. The webpages are statically generated on a periodic basis, and that's as dumb-down simple as it gets. Unless Ebay walked off with Craiglist's super-secret-neverf-get-spam-through implementation (which I don't think they have), I don't get it.
Craigslist is nothing special, just simplicity done right.
There has been a lot of push at the recent DEFCON conferences, and associated conversation since, to look at alternatives to the current CA system. Moxie Marlinspike has been pushing a remote-view notary system called which is currently a Firefox plug, and Dan Kaminsky has been pushing for DNSSEC.
There has been an awful lot of discussion about the technical details of SSL certificates on the Security StackExchange (Stack Overflow cousin) website, including the related blog post I penned: A Risk-Based Look at Fixing the Certificate Authority Problem.
Besides the articles that were linked to, I'd also check out somebody's question of "Trustworthiness of kernel.org post attack" at http://security.stackexchange.com/q/6768/836 (the site is a cousin to stackoverflow.com).
Hell, I miss the days when the pilots would sometimes just leave the door open, and I'm a pretty young guy. It weirds me out whenever I get on a bus service that has the driver behind a plexiglass cage. I won't say the cockpit door isn't a reasonable security measure, but the bus thing is asinine.
I don't think box cutters were ever a credible threat. The thing we had all learned is that unless John McClane is involved, you'll be a few days late getting home and see another country should your plane get hijacked. Hijackers weren't resisted because nobody feared they were going to die -- why risk injury? Aware that the goal of the hijacking is death, there will always be enough motivated passengers on a plane to fight back with anything they have. You can hit pretty hard with a metal Macbook.
Before the September 2001 attack, you could have hijacked an airplane with a herring. While some hijackings still happen in modern day (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_hijackings), it's more common for passengers to overpower hijacking attempts.
The question mentioned the US specifically, so it was a US-specific answer.
Federal law prohibits websites from collecting personal information from anyone under the age of 13.
A Twin Otter is sent to medevac a fisherman from a Russian trawler to McMurdo. The victim of hammer blows by another crewmate, the incident perpetuates the hammer as the traditional weapon of choice for discerning Antarcticans who go apeshit.
That is the case primarily because the system seems to have lagging displays and other indications of really shitty design.
It isn't easy being the parent of a six-year-old. However, it's a pretty small price to pay for having somebody around the house who understands computers.