a failure to include OOXML 'will cause problems for citizens and businesses who use office suites which don't support ODF, including many people who do not use a recent version of Microsoft Office or, for example, Pages on iOS and even Google Docs.'
So, Microsoft is then admitting that their products cannot save into free standard formats, then. Me, I'm all for stepping back a decade and a half: Make the document standard RTF only. That should support any old or new word processor (and any new word processor that won't do RTF should not deserve the name...) And it would let the UK government kiss off having to use Microsoft products, too. I'm sure there is a reason why that's impractical, and maybe even a good one which doesn't involve Microsoft poisoning the IT world. But what would it be?
Yeah, I'll be candy-assed enough to admit I had it on my iPhone. An enjoyable diversion for the 'I'm too brainded for anything else,' times.
After the initial trademark story broke, I deleted it from my phone. Yep, King, you might not feel my tiny backlash, but I'm never downloading another of your games again.
Anyone else do the same thing? (And, btw, I'm fucking amused to be able to fucking say I'm trying to Fuck King.)
There are reason[s] why the idiot is in the position the idiot occupies. You may not agree with the reasons, you may not be able to work with the person, but you are a consultant and not internal.
And there are reason[s] you are the consultant there. It is doubtful that one of those reasons is because you need to pass judgment on that idiot, or that the employer wants your opinion about that person's competence.
So, suck it up and deal. If the idiot is truly an idiot, let their management discover it and handle it. If you are truly competent, you will either find a way to work with the person anyway, work around that person, or find a politically expedient way to exit the contract you're on in such a way it doesn't discredit you. Such is the life of a consultant. And, if you don't like that, then get hired as an internal somewhere, be exposed to the full office politics etc. and try to keep surviving... and you may become the same idiot you're complaining about.
People with technical prowess... are readily available out there. People with good people skills... are readily available out there. What makes a person truly valuable is to possess technical prowess plus the people skills. And if you had that, this question wouldn't have been asked. But good luck, as I'm still learning the fine arts of both of those, too!
If this argument had any legal standing it would present it in court not in the media. IMHO it is just another example of the Assange's egotism and narcissism
And if the legal investigation had any legitimacy it would have been buried years ago. I find it hard to believe that a prosecutor, anywhere, anywhen, would invest this amount of time and effort in an attempt to investigate a borderline rape complaint across borders, where the complainants are shaky etc. Lovely to think there would be agencies and bureaucrats so dedicated to justice that they'd dog every rape allegation in such fashion. But the world don't work that way. Unless, of course, they have some other reason for having a hard-on for Assange.
So, if it was your ass in the crack, you'd just fly back to Sweden, then. You wouldn't try to use whatever channels you have access to, to call in the world to view the bullshit?
No, I most sincerely would like to think I am an heir of Patrick Henry. And John Paul Jones.
However, I am also just anal, nitpicky, and realistic enough to know that the War of Independence was also (and quite likely primarlily) fought over economic terms. Ye rich landholders doth determined yonder far land wast cutting into the most sacred profits of landholders, and without ye rich landholders having the influence so desired and required in the halls of Parliament.
Now that we havest our Independence, such as it be for a land incredibly more crowded than in 1775 and so different economically as to have been on a different planet.... has not the flavor of that freedom changed? Must it not be so that today's current equivalent to the landholders interests are like protected? Such that we peons who pullest the 9 to 5 or equivalent continue to enjoy our ability to own iPads and freely expend our resources on high speed Internet and frozen yoghurts?
Truly, I'm not saying you're wrong. But first show me a better method to prosecute those who would perpetuate suicide bombings than going up to people and asking, "Are you Taliban?" and arresting those who say Yes. Show us a way to be both secure and free, for there are those who desire to eat their cake and have it too.
No, actually I can't see a more appropriate response. After the EPA and other agencies looked at his data and rejected it, the scientific debate was over. If Hayes wanted to make more contributions as a scientist, the only way to do it would have been to produce more scientific results.
Not speaking to Hayes per se, but I'm sure that the Roman Catholic church considered Copernicus and Galileo's debate over after publishing their decrees. How lucky we are that the universe continued to be the way it is instead of the way people thought about it. There certainly is some point where scientific debate ends, but not when Authority Says It Does. That really is the province of organized religion and politics, friend, not science.
Premature optimization is the root of all evil. -- D.E. Knuth