Staying in the headlines.
Staying in the headlines.
Yes, ignore the scientific aspect of the joke!
ts Disney, so big budget + Disney = Johnny Depp as main character.
d00d! They could remake the PotC movies set in the SW universe! Reuse the plots, rename the characters, switch sailing ships for space ships. It'll be the biggest hit since last week's canned fare.
The first one was just some fun comic space opera. Then someone started taking himself too seriously.
So what about your tin foil hat supplier. Are they in on it too?
You know, that's an industry that would really profit by pushing conspiracy theories.
And they probably provide an NSA backdoor in their hats.
There is magnitudes more money on the other side.
Do the math. Wikipedia claims half a trillion in fossil fuel subsidies versus almost 90 billion just in renewable energy subsidies in 2011. That's not an order of magnitude, much less several orders
And subsidies is the only money involved, right?
So the insurance companies are in on it now, taking bribes from the shadowy international group of scientists perpetrating the hoax so that they'll use climate data even though intentionally using inaccurate information would be very bad for their business.
"Because the effect of that would be to push even more transactions into unregulated "dark pools". Why do you believe that HFT is harmful? Do you have any evidence, other than fear of something you don't understand?"
Yes - (1) HFT has the potential to cause extreme volatility swings. (2) HFT essentially introduces a tax on every other buyer and seller in the market (because it actually widens the difference between the post and the offer).
On point #2, I'll just leave this here: http://qz.com/95088/high-frequency-trading-is-bad-for-normal-investors-researchers-say/
Remember this next time some businessman says he shouldn't be regulated because competition will sort everything out.
carefully controlled studies
Citation needed. I remember when we discovered for all their bleating about tablet UIs, they had clearly literally never tested GNOME on an actual tablet
All XFCE has to do is not fuck up.
Dear XFCE, Please: just DON'T FUCK IT UP. Thanks.
Christ, at this stage the revived CDE is more appealing than GNOME. Zippy as hell on modern hardware, too ('cos it doesn't do anything).
As long as XFCE continues to behave sanely, we'll be fine.
but the ad industry is worried about putting more power in the hands of large technology companies
I guess they'd be the ones to know how sleazy an industry can be.
http://manboobz.com/ has everything you could want.
Two attendees of the Monday meeting said the discussion was dominated by the interests of major technology firms
Prof: So the American government went to IBM to come up with a data encryption standard and they came up with ... Student: EBCDIC!"