Now Microsoft is faced with a marketplace in which Windows no longer has a monopoly. Unfortunately, Microsoft never really learned how to innovate, so what is left?
Patent lawsuits, of course.
The once powerful Microsoft, a company that could kill off a start-up just by announcing an intent to compete with it, is now reduced to trying to maintain its power over the industry via legal bullying.
And the fact that Microsoft had to buy some (most?) of the patents to use in its bullying merely underscores the appearance that Microsoft still does not know how to innovate.
Well, drummers still have a lot of work, and drum machines are a rare site nowadays.
imo, Ghostery is very helpful in this scenario.
Tenure was designed for college-level professors so that they could conduct their basic research without concern for short-term profit.
To apply such a noble cause to sub-college teachers is a travesty of concept.
And I say this, having been influenced by an awesome teacher during my high school years.
Put into place a evaluation system based upon the quality of the teacher.
Do Not put into place an evaluation system based upon the teachers going on strike in order to get that system activated.
...It's good enough for me..
Good enough. Just barely meeting the grade. A D-minus.
Yes, I would agree, FireFox 29 is a D-minus effort.
Unfortunately, the rabid [sic] release cycle seems to do little more than encourage the developers to make changes for the sake of changes, not for the benefit of the users.
Stop this insanity.
It exists. It's called a credit card, underwritten by a real bank, which will adhere to actual banking laws instead of "whatever we decide we want to do" (emphasis mine)
PayPal has been a very bad player in this area, apparently closing accounts on a whim, locking up the monies in those accounts, etc., etc., etc.
For that reason, I've never given PayPal direct access to my bank accounts, in spite of PayPal's constant hounding to do so.
PayPal just has not been behaving well in this space. For me, PayPal is a payment service of last resort, not of first choice.
I don't understand what the programmers of all these crypto libraries were thinking here. Even for the most basic and unimportant program, the rule is "if the data comes from outside, verify!" This is vastly more important when cryptography is involved, so why is it that all these crypto libraries seem to blindly trust whatever the Internet is sending them?!
From what I read of the OpenSSL source code, it would be an insult to programmers everywhere to call the people who barfed up the OpenSSL code "programmers".
Just what did anyone expect him to say? That Apple is losing marketshare to Android?
For reasons known only to them, they wanted phones, tablets, notebooks and desktops to all use the same interface. Since a start menu doesn't work well on a phone, they opted to remove it.
Hmm... Sounds like Firefox 29...
... yes, FireFox 29 is a mess.
Life is difficult because it is non-linear.