I am glad there are still a few reputable companies still out there. But I believe them to be the minority.
Any employee taking this option is a fool. They would be voluntarily giving up the (sometimes meager) benefits of being defined as a full time employee under US law. Great for Amazon, terrible for the employee.
Under 32 hours and the law would say no benefits are required. Amazon is actually giving them a straight ratio of benefits instead of dropping them to part-time. It's the opposite of a dickish move, as far as the law is concerned (and Amazon is showing that the law need not dictate when businesses are competing for employees).
There are probably many parents who will jump at this kind of opportunity (plus others who want to start a business, do more volunteering, or just have more leisure time).
Expect scheduled brownouts when the Great Computer gets hungry
Well, that *is* interesting. Will Alphabet* be reducing the capacity of its services in response to high grid utilization?
Or cheaper. We've been hearing about SSD under 30 cents a GB "real soon now" for, what, five years now? At ten cents it replaces hard drives in all small capacities. The slope still puts that many years out.
Maybe 3DXpoint will depress the NAND prices for existing fab utilization next year. Here's hoping.
I back up all my data onto 4.7 GB Truecrypt volumes and burn them to DVD and put them into my safe.
I think DVD is more resistant to EMP than Blu-Ray.
You really think Trump is going to win?
You've just discovered the DRM worm. A real one.
Looks like you'll be buying the White Album again.
Now you've cracked the glass screen.
Well it's interesting since the iDevices don't store a fingerprint. They store a hash of the results of a fingerprint sensor. It's not like they can reconstruct a real fingerprint and send it to the FBI. For it to be useful in a forensic sense it the perp would have to put her finger on an 'Apple fingerprint hash device' whose internals were open enough to satisfy a well heeled defense team and Apple use the device to say this person was or was not the person who fingered the phone at a certain time. Sounds like a lot of hassle to go through for Apple just to add a bit of evidence to a criminal case for a couple hundred dollar device with a cracked screen.
Also sounds pretty clunky for a misdemeanor theft case. Mostly, police departments would like you to just talk to your insurance company and forget the phone.
>"will walk you through the process of using a text message to confirm your mobile device as a secondary layer of security for your PSN account"
Please realize that all this is, is a way for businesses to capture your mobile phone number and then abuse it with marketing. Almost GUARANTEED. Any "security" that requires you to disclose your phone number is a HORRIBLE idea.
Have you turned any of the devices on yet?
And your point? CO2 was at 1950 ppm, and the temperature was only 3 deg Celsius hotter. Full stop. Period. That is a fact. Not a "factoid"
... a motherfucking fact.
So, from this one data point, we can fully conclude that having CO2 at 1950 ppm will *always* result in a planet that is 3C warmer than today? I think that the parent was making the point that a whole fuckton of variables have changed in and around the planet in the intervening 200 million years, so it is making an apples to oranges comparison.
Here, I'll give you an example of this reasoning. Last winter, while standing outside with my coat on, I was cold. Therefore, if I want to cool off on a hot summer day, I should go outside and put my coat on. After all, I had my coat on before and felt cold, which is a *fact*, a motherfucking fact.
Isn't helium that same stuff needed for MRI machines that I keep hearing is in short supply?
That kind of thinking is so sixty days ago.
...even before humans had any significant CO2 output.
Right. This has been known for at least a decade. What, it doesn't dominate the discussion withing the "scientific consensus"?
It's true that he has little credibility on this subject but what a sixty year old guy did in undergrad is practically meaningless.
You're not Dave. Who are you?