Choosing a CEO like a Hollywood filmstar: Better take Tom Cruise, a sure win!
Yeah.... I hope every one of those has been ENDORSED BY OPRAH.
How about CEOs we haven't yet heard of instead of somewhat burnt-out prima donnas?
10181 posts • joined 3 Jun 2008
Yeah.... I hope every one of those has been ENDORSED BY OPRAH.
How about CEOs we haven't yet heard of instead of somewhat burnt-out prima donnas?
Well, you better have some confidence in the point where your data comes out ... that's the starting point, innit?
I remember the Sarkozy being presented by a special mobile made by Thales with extra-special crypto sauce. Maybe it was just for phoning the wife while still being safe from Paparazzi or NSA forking the stream on the telecom switch, but I doubt it.
> "I traded my heels and Ann Taylor outfits for Gap khakis, button-down shirts and comfy Clarks."
> "I’m sure many of you reading this are wondering why I didn’t report him to HR"
That would be reaction of the whiney "but the world owes because I have vagina" feminist claptrap crowd. BAD!
This is good for NZ right?
Less uncertainty and fear of being sued translates to less monopoly power for the Big Players, saner, more flexible and better manageable economic activity (with a higher pressure to innovate instead of looking for rentier revenue), less Ferraris for the lawyerastic bloodsuckers and finally an avoidance of useless work and waste for the patent office, the judiciary and the state's gun wielders with its concomitant danger of seeing incestuous empire building and rampant tax revenue destruction for the benefit of the few.
Being a trademark, you *can* use a generic word in a commercial context, more precisely in the commercial context listed in the application. There is still a difference between the "TM" and the "(R)", the latter must be a non-generic name (or something), while the former allows you to grunt in the direction of competitors but may not necessarily preclude them from using the same term.
Better ask Groklaw.... oh wait.
There are rumors that US companies are currently using IP weapons of mass destruction!
LAUNCH CRUISE MISSILES!
Really, if you can buy that machine, you can source your officeworker-reaping AKMs directly. And get delivery of a few boxes of ammo.
I remember Drexler speaking about honest-to-God nanotechnology (the one with the nanobots, what nanotechnology meant before marketdroids looking for the next big thing found about it) and saying that one day one would be able to put together a rocket engine in a vat filled with the appropriate salty solution and a few grams of magic nanobot powder. Just rinse when the light goes green.
This seems nearly as good.
> expected to exist
For some values of "expected", I reckon.
> holographic imagery and handwaving UIs
Japanese animation was there before.
> white flag designs
This joke is getting pretty stale, especially as "the French" are totally on board the latest USUK freakshow of starting yet another illegal war in the next week or so. Another Black Bomber / Rice / Hague /
Should probably be "The only Waze is Bureaucracy".
Seriously, WTF? Monopoly in the mapping market?
Today network experts are just as capable, it really does change a lot of about histroy will be written.
Oh that old trope again....
Really - nothing is better than a cruise missile leisurly cruising into your refugee camp / hospital door / aspirin factory. As you will witness momentarily when bomberprez unleashes another show of amazing fireworks, totally not okay by any democratic consultative process.
All this cyberwar hype is just hype, momentarily hypeable because open networks are currently, well, open, not very well built and not very well managed. This please MIC people because they can cream off. It also pleases politicians because they can call for more control.
Subversion," Rid notes, has quite different meanings and effects in liberal and authoritarian regimes. Occupy Wall Street was a form of more or less legitimate subversion in the U.S.; Occupy Tahrir Square in Egypt has quite a different political valence. "In liberal democracies subversion has been successfully legalized and institutionalized," Rid writes. Meanwhile, authoritarian regimes such as China and Russia tried to push for the United Nations to adopt an "International code of conduct for information security." The proposed code of conduct would have specifically obligated nations to “combat” the use of information and communication technologies that “undermines other countries' political, economic and social stability.”
Rid frets, "The real risk for liberal democracies is not that these technologies empower individuals more than the state; the long-term risk is that they empower the state more than individuals." Given the NSA spying scandal, this observation seems disturbingly prescient. "Open systems," Rid argues, "no matter if we're talking about a computer's operating system or a society's political system, are more stable and run more securely." That much is absolutely right.
Nokia =/= Humanity
Deal with it, AC!
Time for a revenge torrent.
It exists but it's nowhere where it was originally INTENDED to be - a do-all language for military (and of course other high-reliability) applications, and the more-or-less single language to use in that case. That idea was doomed from the start.
Yes, it should be used more often. Instead of C++ hackarounds.
How is Ada doing?
I'm sure there is a lot of effort and excellent engineering going into forcing the square peg of Java into every hole (body orifices excepted, I hope), but -- did they even mention languages more appropriate to this "third era" than one that has been designed squarely in the "first era" and is being controlled by Godfather Larry? How will the JVM be applied to this heterogeneous computing? Won't other VMs be more appropriate? Where is Erlang for example? What if I want to run ancient PARLOG code from the 5th generation project?
an exploding galaxy for example
I would like to see that. Structures 100'000 ly in diameter don't explode. Maybe we are talking about merging black holes?
During the 1920s, a typical year might find 700 banks failing, with deposits totaling $170 million. In 1930, 1350 banks failed, with deposits of $837 million; in 1931, 2,293 banks collapsed, with deposits of $1,690 million; and in 1932, 1,453 banks failed, having $706 million in deposits. This enormous increase in bank failures was enough to give any bank pause—particularly when the bankers knew in their hearts that no bank (outside of the nonexisting ideal 100 percent bank) can ever withstand a determined run.
As a reaction, one by one, states imposed "bank holidays", thus permitting the banks to stay in business while refusing to pay virtually all of the just claims of their depositors (a pattern that had become almost traditional in America since the Panic of 1819).
Nevada had begun as early as October, 1932, but only 9 out of 20 banks took advantage of the state holiday, the others remaining open. Louisiana declared a brief holiday for the hard-pressed New Orleans banks in early February, but the bank holiday movement began in earnest with the proclamation of an eight-day holiday on February 14, 1933, by Governor William Comstock of Michigan. This action precipitated the bank runs and deflation of the latter part of February. For if one state could, with impunity, destroy property right in this manner, then others could—and did—and depositors began an intense scramble to take their money out of the banks.
On the request of bankers for government to save them from the consequences of their own mistakes, state after state, beginning with Indiana, declared moratoria and bank holidays. Governor Ritchie of Maryland declared a three-day bank holiday on February 24. On February 27, the member banks of the Cleveland Clearing House Association decided arbitrarily to limit withdrawals from all their branches, and no state officials acted to stop this blatant infringement of property right. They were promptly followed by Akron and Indianapolis banks. On February 27, the Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Delaware legislatures authorized the state banking officials to restrict the right of withdrawal of deposits.
By March 4, every state in the Union had declared a bank holiday. President Roosevelt closed down all the banks throughout the nation for an entire week, from March 6 to 13, with many banks remaining closed even longer.
You no trust in glorious russian engineering? Rockets built by Chief Engineer, who was Stalin's purge survivor, while country wrecked by Great War for Motherland. Still firing strong and lifting goods into orbit today. Consider USA, needs borrow german honorary SS member to get rockets off ground in first place, forgets all about Goddard. I laugh.
It's okay as long as a honestly riveted flying saucer is not parked alongside.
It's news when it's news. Not earlier.
Otherwise it's "out there", "fringe", "tinfoil hat" or "Paultardism".
> Did you know that the KDE project recently lost everything
What. They have less sysop nous than a fly-by-night outfit that sells packages of Bami Goreng on the side?
Microsoft denied there was any backdoor. In a lengthy statement, a spokeswoman insisted that users cannot expect "privacy without good security".
Indeed. We want privacy with excellent security, not "no privacy" with just "good security".
Mickey's soft: just say no to this package..
As long as lube is involved and there are state-sponsored donuts at the end, we can go pretty far with nary a peep, just a stream of "denials" and "excuses" followed by "calls for investigation", then more "excuses" and "denials".
when will Microsoft finally wake up and start working their way out of this mess?
.. I'm thinking "never".
The next operation will be an attack on Syria in response to the "Assad kills his own people using chemical weapons, so the President has to do something" meme (yet another "Radio Gleiwitz" type show). That should cause minds to wander.
Sounds like the superstring theory of leakage.
...and a few Petunias
You may not know it, but Dinosaurs were into Intelligent Design and never doubted that Raptor Jesus would deflect any asteroidical crap heading their way at the last moment if they just kept the Faith going strong.
after the Israelis evicted the PLO out of Beiruit in 1982
Hell yeah. That's was a success story. Don't remind me.
The Independent's Oliver Wright just tweeted the following:
"For the record: The Independent was not leaked or 'duped' into publishing today's front page story by the Government."
Leaving aside the fact that the Independent article quotes an anonymous "senior Whitehall source", nobody said they were "duped" into publishing anything. The question is: who provided them this document or the information in it? It clearly did not come from Snowden or any of the journalists with whom he has directly worked. The Independent provided no source information whatsoever for their rather significant disclosure of top secret information. Did they see any such documents, and if so, who, generally, provided it to them? I don't mean, obviously, that they should identify their specific source, but at least some information about their basis for these claims, given how significant they are, would be warranted. One would think that they would not have published something like this without either seeing the documents or getting confirmation from someone who has: the class of people who qualify is very small, and includes, most prominently and obviously, the UK government itself.
This the Reg, they like to troll.
Or of course the reference to "lives at risk" and the extreme concern felt by the British (and US) governments regarding Snowden's revelations may not be related to the cable-tapping base at all, but to something else as yet undisclosed.
My popcorn container is running on empty!
They still use those glow-in-the-dark nightvision goggles, I see.
When I was at uni, we already had a book full of that crap. Back then, problems were ascribed to a mythical "software crisis", which no-one ever defined properly. After many years, tons of better tools, and far better software lifecycle management it turns out that, far from being a "software crisis", it was a "management crisis" all along. Now made worse by money-grabbing fumbling lords of arrogance who never had to get near a tech jobl being pumped into the upper strata of organizations.
I think you are being too negativist, so shut up. I would like to see some progress. Rome was not built in a day, so work smarter, not harder. I will be away on holidays the next two months btw, so I expect you to manage. Be grateful for this trust and delegation.
Whatever their colour, DON'T MENTION THE WAR!
Or, these days, Allah.
The absolute rate is not so much a concern for the industry as the volatility. Such sudden fluctuations impact the planning process for companies and customers.
2012-03-22: Saving India from the Keynesians by Shanmuganathan "Shan" Nagasundaram
"At this point, readers could rightfully ask the question "How then did the same team engineer the reforms of 1990–2010?" The answer is fairly straightforward: all that we have managed is a transition from a nearly communist economy (defined as state ownership of production) to a nearly fascist economy (in which ownership of production is private, but the state plans and controls the means of production.) The above transition was intellectually consistent with the Keynesian beliefs of the reform team and hence was not difficult to implement. Even this limited movement in the direction of "free markets" has given the Indian economy tremendous rewards in terms of growth and poverty reduction.
... Given the challenges ahead in terms of disruptions in the global economy, the right thing for the government to do would be to free up capital by reducing their expenditure (leading to lower taxes and inflation) and dramatically decrease the involvement in economic activities/decision making by allowing competitive forces to decide market outcomes. ... While there would be impediments to implementation as cited above, the bigger stumbling block lies in the realization by the economic team as to why the above is the right thing to do. For a team that has paraded the NREGA as its flagship achievement, indulges in price controls as a way to manage inflation, has praised ministers for presenting socialistic budgets, the intellectual blind spot is the real hurdle. With the repeated hyperbole in the mainstream media of Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh being a "brilliant economist," and given that he has surrounded himself with advisers who are essentially welfare/Keynesian economists, salvation truly lies only within."
It is my contention that whenever the word "fair" appears, some economic contingencies have been misunderstood. In particular when the "fairness" is expected to spring from state economic intervention.
"Freedom!" and "Self-reliance!" which are myths
Extreme faceplam demanded. Myths? Is this like the modern version of Logan's Run?
"Freedom and Self-reliance are MYTHS! You will DIE if the government doesn't constantly HELP AND TAX YOU!!11!"
Isaac Asimov, who knew Heinlein from the mid-'30s on, was convinced that his personal political views were largely a function of the woman he was married to at the time. In the '30s, when he was married to wife #2, Leslyn MacDonald, whom Asimov describes as "a flaming liberal," Heinlein was working with Upton Sinclair and his EPIC movement. Twenty years later, married to wife #3, Virginia Gerstenfeld, he re-emerged as a Cold Warrior fixated on the supposed nobility of the military and newly devoted to a "free market" for which he had had little use during the years of the Great Depression.
If so it was, I say, "so be it." Many men have tailored their beliefs to match those of their wives. They have found that it helps to preserve and promote domestic harmony. And they believe that domestic harmony is a valuable thing, a thing worth preserving. Robert A. Heinlein was hardly the only man, or even the first man, to venture down this path.
The word is "horribad".
The Eye of Japetus had blinked, as if to remove an irritating speck of dust. David Bowman had time for just one broken sentence which the waiting men in Mission Control, nine hundred million miles away and eighty minutes in the future, were never to forget:
"The thing's hollow – it goes on forever – and – ZOMG LOL – it's full of stars! ROFLMAOOoooooo....!"