Well...staying AC was certainly a short-lived idea.
I'm still a private citizen if (and it's a slim 'if') I win the general election, I imagine the countdown to my inevitable corruption by the dark side OR nervous breakdown will begin.
In this situation, the patent system (which ostensibly is set up to benefit our culture) is being abused and ultimately hurting society. To hell with software patents. And this is coming from a software developer.
This is one American who is looking into emigrating if our road to police-statedom continues on apace. Please, U.S. government, continue driving the best and brightest away.
Of course, this is politics that we're talking about, where it's pretty common to hold two completely conflicting viewpoints at the same time.
I have a 12TB NAS at home in a RAID5. The entire setup was under $700. Who is in charge at the DEA?!
Please Mike, admit that you are an obsessively compulsive clean-freak, ninja apologist that likes the smell of lilac.
I've always thought of it this way: If you've ever listened to a post-game NFL interview, you can simply hear how dumb some of those guys are. Then you realize that the vast majority of them have college educations.
I'm 31 with 3.5 degrees and would go back to school in a heartbeat if it were financially feasible. But I'll be the first to acknowledge that college isn't for everybody, especially those taking $50K in loans to get a degree in art history only to find themselves working at Starbucks when everything is said and done.
Some people may want to give the work an entire read before ponying up. Lord knows I've ready some really bad books by some supposedly good authors [cough]American Gods[/cough] where I wish I could recoup some of my lost money. Give the slow readers some time and they should come around.
I'll only buy a book if it's DRM free. If it isn't, I'll usually buy the paperback and acquire the proper file from the usual haunts. I have a Kindle (early adopter) and my girlfriend has a Nook. It's nice to be able to go back and forth without having to worry about encryption. I also make it a point to donate to Calibre once per year. The program has quietly made the lives better for people who still choose to read.
Don't let their identical DNA fool you, they differ on a number of key issues.
Hope I don't get sued!
Is that anywhere near [REDACTED]-ia, Washington? Or is that closer to [REDACTED] Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system.
I work for a state government as a developer. There are a number of projects that I've been involved with where the mere mention of using open source software is met with derision. The cost/benefit analysis I typically give is that a few weeks of my salary is far less than a commercial purpose, but even then we still shop around and get quotes from contractors (where the real money is!).
My personal theory is that no government agency wants to save money since it means they'll have to do without the difference for the next budget cycle. I've heard stories of tens of thousands of dollars being spent on useless software just to ensure that the agency in question would be able to maintain their budget.
Done and done...I also threw out my girlfriend who was using it. Don't want to get sued!
This sounds an awful like an actual conversation. Man, I hope you're behind a lot of proxies because the NSA is coming after you to find out how you bugged a politician's office!
My theory is that most CEOs and marketing types never got over the 6 year old "me me me" phase and they simply want to take their ball and go home.
I wrote a greasemonkey script to remove Fox News articles from Google News results. It may be censoring, but when it's done by an individual to weed out twits, it's worth it.
Let's get all of those Yakov Smirnoff jokes out of our systems. I'll start...in America you can abuse power, in "democratic" Russia, power abuses you! Wait...I may have that backwards.
How do those jackboots taste? When you get down there to lick them, do you use Tabasco sauce or do you prefer the all natural flavor?