Re: Corporate welfare is not "liberal"
Foxcon isn't necessarily a bad deal.
Foxcon wanted IL but IL is a mess. So they went over the border.
The only real issue is Lake Michigan water supply.
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Foxcon isn't necessarily a bad deal.
Foxcon wanted IL but IL is a mess. So they went over the border.
The only real issue is Lake Michigan water supply.
The discount is based on the number of jobs they actually bring in.
Its a question of who ponied up a ton of tax incentives.
Financial markets... NYC/NJ, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, etc .... So there's no need to be in NY for that.
Government? If VA is so important, what did a certain 'No Such Agency' open up a data center in Utah?
The funny thing... you're not going to find a single plot in most cities that can house 50K people or cities that can absorb the influx. I said most, but in Chicago, you could. There's one plot down the road from me. It would have been the best location because of location of transportation where you can live 20 miles away and still have an easy commute. (Metra) then private bus or walk to campus.
The only thing that needs to be in VA are lobbyists.
The issue that you and many miss...
When a judge gives a court order, Amazon can't refuse. They can fight a subpoena, but not a court order.
Failure to respond means contempt of court which Amazon doesn't want to do. (No one wants to do)
But from the article:
However, Amazon finally handed over the recordings after Bates gave permission. The recordings didn't provide anything useful however and may even have helped Bates' case that there was several reasonable explanations for what may have happened. The charges against him were dropped in November 2017.
The common thought is that Alexa doesn't record until the command word <Alexa> is said.
So its important to know what was in the recordings. Was it a command/question to Alexa, or did it contain background noise?
Meaning the recordings would indicate just how much information Amazon collects from you, assuming you own an Alexa.
That's what we need to learn...
in Android land... you have to ask how much data is being sent back to Google in an effort to track you so that they can spam you better with ads.
While Apple still does a bit of spying on you... the price difference covers the bit more privacy.
It looks like you'll end up with an ipad mini , blue tooth head sets and watches for devices to replace that simple phone.
By the time you get the notice, its too late.
Yes you will be blocked from applying for those 'open roles' which actually are no longer open and the position is frozen until you and your team are gone from the rolls.
Your managers know about the layoff long before you do and if they wanted to keep you, they would have told you to apply for a different role or would have had the other manager call you and then tell you that the manager called him out of courtesy and that you should take the job...
IBM and other big corporations do this.
Dude, quit trying to be a lawyer.
Kavanaugh was never caught in a lie or lying.
The so called perjury trap is that you have two witnesses who say two different things and therefore one must be lying so you have a possible case for a perjury charge. If only you could prove that what was said was a lie.
We know that Kavanaugh didn't lie because of the questions being asked. If the answer is subjective ... e.g. did you drink a lot? (To some one beer is a lot. To others downing a 6 pack while at a party is not.)
You don't have a lie.
There's more to this and if you really want to get down to it... we can investigate the lawyers and the accusers and probably find that it was all politically motivated and they lied.
When the author writes:
Newly seated Justice Brett Kavanaugh – who has been credibly accused of sexual assault and lied repeatedly during his confirmation hearing – was also critical of the arrangement. He repeatedly called it "strange", suggested there were other better options and warned that it had the "appearance of favoritism and collusion."
You know that there is unnecessary bias in the story that really has no place in Journalism.
Kavanaugh is a Supreme Court Justice.
That's all you had to say.
Instead you push out unnecessary rhetoric which actually is being shown to be completely false.
Creepy Porn Lawyer and his client are being referred to the DoJ for possible charges.
Ford's lawyers are also being investigated.
While I would expect this BS from CNN, I would hope that a more respected technical news site, even if web only, would hold their reporters to higher standards. And even then, we're still talking about grading on a curve.
Not exactly true.
IBM will offer some key employees, back loaded retention packages.
IBM will not touch Red Hat for a couple of years and may keep Red Hat a separate company as a wholly owned subsidiary indefinitely.
(Yes I escaped from the borg after my gold plated handcuffs came off.)
Google created Alphabet as their holding company which helped create 'glass walls' between divisions which also helped reduce the threat of Government intervention and calling Google a monopoly ...
So there is a precedence also considering that Red Hat has its own strong brand ... don't want to weaken it.
Actually AWS can lock you in.
If you don't understand how... its already to late. ;-)
There's nothing shocking here.
Its called taking your money (profits) and running. Its the end of the year.
So if you bought earlier this year or so... (longer to qualify for Capital gains and not ordinary income) you would be smart to move out of tech.
There is also a bit of a question mark due to Trump's tariff talk and also the 2018 midterm elections.
So no need to panic ...
The Australian government isn't exactly the brightest example of forward looking, progressive thinking people.
Is that because the sheep have revolted and are now buggering unsuspecting male farmers rather than the other way around? So the smart Aussie is always looking over his shoulder?
Or it could be used to track a path of a physical thing in the supply chain (where individual suppliers cannot be trusted). It would be also rather inefficient and very laggy. Oh, and the whole "proof-of-work" is a total non-starter, unless you are into speculation with "instruments" which they are not.
Uhm no... not really.
Take farm goods. Are you going to place a sticker on every watermelon and then try to track it?
If you said yes, then you have no clue about farming or watermelon growers. Then consider the fact that you may track the carton used, but that doesn't mean you couldn't have cross contamination along the way. There's more to this.. but blockchain doesn't help.
"Bonus points that it actually debunked the latest buzz-word fad, and consigned it to the circular file."
Sure, but does the solution that you debunked use AI? Maybe that's why it failed. ;-)
Its not a ponzi scheme, its someone trying to re-invent the wheel while not really understanding the technology. There are two components, the actual blockchain, and then the distributed ledger.
There is a niche where blockchain can make sense. but most of the examples touting blockchain are outside of the niche. Maybe this is one reason why IBM's stock is way down?
Actually, if you read the last line... it could explain why he chose this as the CoC:
"nor sleep with their colleagues' spouses."
That said, anyone who claims threads to be evil doesn't know how to use and manage threads.
It separates the men from the posers.
I've been saying the same thing for years now...
If the US wants him... they will tag him in Australia. That's his last stop and they will pull his Passport.
Apple OSX is derived from Mach (micro kernel) that run NeXT-Step.
In terms of developer platform. I'd take a mac over a linux box but would still run the code on a cluster of linux boxes. There are a lot of things that the Mac gets right.
With respect to ARM vs Intel... The Arm chips could make sense if you're running something like a macbook air where all you need is enough power to run a web browser and some other stuff.
Where Intel comes in is when you want to run a lot of things at the same time or need a bit of CPU/GPU horse power and memory that you can't get via an ARM chip.
So for Macbook Pros, still need the intel chip.
That said... Intel needs the competition to continue to improve their chips.
There were 3 charges and 2 of them had their statutes of limitations run out.
The third charge still exists.
The Swedes could still want him, but I don't think its a high priority for them these days.
Assange may be a twat, but he's not stupid. If he can flee and can get out of the country (e.g. dye his hair brown and get on the chunnel to France using an Ecuadorian passport...) He won't say anything until he's well outside of UK's jurisdiction.
He'd then risk an extradition request for jumping bail, however I seriously doubt that they would do it or even a country attempt to honor it.
But no, he won't get out of the embassy without getting nabbed.
You'd think the Embassy could provide those already.
Here I was about to up vote you because I thought you were going to do it to save the cat.
At this point, its not clear that Sweden will still want him. There's just a single charge and if put on trial, memories would have faded so Sweden may take a pass.
This doesn't stop the UK for enforcing the jumping bail. And they will do that since he's cost them a pretty penny in terms of overtime.
He 'walks out' or is dumped out, he will face UK music, then back to Australia. Then its up to Jeff Sessions to see if the US wants him or not.
First, had been arrested in Sweden before fleeing jurisdiction. He would have been sent back to Australia, long before any extradition request would have been sent. So bollocks to that.
Second, even if he had gone back to Sweden from the UK, again the UK could have nixed any extradition such that he would still have gone back to Australia when it was over.
That said, Australia would have handed him over 'toot sweet' [sic] Meaning that he was already arrested for hacking US systems while a kid so he has a record in Australia and the complaint would have been a second offense against the US. Not to mention the US and Australia are on good terms.
So if the US wanted him... they would get him via the Australian Government.
Actually, had he not fled, he would have been arrested, faced the charges and would have been tossed out of the country most likely not serving any jail time except for any time he would have spent while charged awaiting trial.
That's how cocked up this thing really is.
He's trying to play the role of a martyr yet had he stayed and faced the music, he would have been labeled a typical Aussie sexual predator / lout. End of story.
He would have been sent packing back to Australia and that would have been it.
Your personal take of a false flag by the US is laughable and not even worthy of a B movie (direct to hulu) or something like that.
Look, Trump's beef w China and tariffs are more than just trade. He wants to apply pressure on NK.
At the same time... you don't even think about China's activities surrounding their man made island which they now have put military forces on and are claiming ownership over some oil fields that are supposed to be owned by Viet Nam (IIRC).[Note: I could be wrong about the other countries involved... going from memory]
I'd say that Bloomberg's reporting seems to be accurate consider ancillary factors going on.
Do you really bork a bunch of hardware over a firmware upgrade that has malware associated with it? Or do you just upgrade to a fixed release? Or go back to a prior release?
There's more, and what's interesting is which motherboards... blades.
I believe this falls under an easement appurtenant (That's the correct spelling)
Had to deal with an issue on this topic with my condo association.
IANAL, just spend too much time dealing with them...
I think in the court of public opinion, Khosla is a prick.
But to your point. I'd check the property lines. Usually you own up to the curb and the sidewalk crosses over the city's easement. You are responsible to keep it clean. If you live in an area where it snows... and you don't.... you can be hit with fines from the city, but more importantly if someone gets hurt... you will be sued and could lose. (Homeowners insurance usually covers this, YMMV)
How much did it cost your friend to get the case tossed? ;-)
Yeah, that's the thing.
Each time someone does something stupid... its going to cost your friend.
If your friend was as rich as Khosla he would be sued more times than not.
I think many missed what I was saying and focused on the legal liability...
The point was that Khosla's lawsuit dealt with easements and this is where he will lose.
(And has consistently lost. The beach (below tide) which is public property is 'land locked' (yeah I know about the water...) and thus an easement apprutenant ?sp? is required. (Meaning that you john doe, has the right to cross his land to get to the public beach because there is no other way to get there. )
His only legal objection deals with potential legal liability.
To your point, yes you can put up all the signs in the world, yet one slip and fall, you can bet your bottom dollar that a lawyer will suddenly appear and sue Khosla. Even if its frivolous, there's a cost.
While the city should annex the path via eminent domain, Khosla demanded too much money.
Here the city would have to sue Khosla to get the land at a more reasonable price. Khosla is the type of guy to push it where he's going to spend more on legal costs than the land is actually worth, just to be a bully. (His ego needs the win.)
Like I said, the issue is complicated.
In general, for all property owners, there can be some legal liability when you have easements for the public on your land. But for the most part. in general, most land owners aren't dicks.
Its a bit more complicated than that.
Yes you are correct about the 1976 law. However... here's the rub. He owns the surrounding land and its a bay. Going from memory, there's an out cropping on either side so he owns all of the shore such that there is no way to get to the mean tide line without crossing over his property. Its not like they could walk along the tide line and enter the bay.
That law isn't being challenged or in question.
Now going from memory, the lawsuit deals with easements. And while his expensive lawyers can try to be creative, they have an uphill battle trying to argue against the fact that there is an easement even though there was no actual easement recorded.
He lost and now has lost his appeals.
But here's the thing.
One has to ask about his liability for anyone who crosses on the easement and trips and falls. Can he be sued?
Thats an issue to be figured out...
Yes. Were he to enter in to the US illegally, I'd call him an illegal alien.
Extraterrestrial ? Yes to that too.
IIRC other species could become Pak due to the bacteria found in the root. I'll have to re-read Ringworld Engineers some time when I get the chance. FFS I think its been over 15 years since I read that.
BTW, Larry Niven is on LinkedIn. ;-)
They were aliens.
Read all of his stories regarding the Protector and the Pak.
Aliens also meaning extraterrestrial as well as a different species.
Can you say Ringworld? Ringworld Engineers?
I get that while Larry Niven’s stories had discussed this material, these guys actually simulated it. BTW, good luck in trying to mine it... ;-)
But I have to ask... the simulation is based on the material as it is within a Neutron Star, or assuming that they could actually manufacture or mine it... would it react the same outside of the effects of a Neutron Star? Would it lose its liquidity?
Alien because of the Pak Protector reference.
Written or oral?
Right now if you have good Thai to English and English to Tamil, or Welsh, You can translate. You don't need to go direct, but to an intermediate universal language.
But to your point. You need to take it in context.
Where you have trouble is understanding idioms or slang expressions that are based on cultural contexts.
I can do fiber to the home , or 1GB/s via broadband.
That's because I live in the city and there's fiber everywhere.
Dude, have you been there in winter?
They don't plow the streets so if you don't have AWD or 4x4, you will be stuck.
And when its -15 without wind chill... yeah right.
At least in Chicago, you have a real city and public transportation that works and its only -15 for a couple of days...
Not to mention two baseball teams, a hockey team, football, soccer (football) ...
No, not really that useful.
At issue is that for most tasks the regular random number generator is random enough.
For tasks that require a better random number generator, they will use alternative that are already available.
So sure it moves the issue to vendor, (e.g. RH, SuSE, etc ...) but it really is attempting to solve a problem that is solved thru other means. I guess you could say it reduces the burden on the other apps to supply their own random number generator. Thats about it...
The alien because one of the best sources for entropy (randomness) comes from listening to background radiation/noise from space...
It depends on the contract.
The 'unlimited' plans have contract language that if the customer were to exceed X GB per month, their network connection will be throttled. However they are still able to use the network to get and send data.
The alternative is to either stop when the amount of data send/received hits X or to charge a premium if they go over for the next Y GB and to automatically charge Y for every GB they go over on their plan.
If you think this is bad, try having commercial grade service on the same network that provides residential service for your broadband. I would be pissed except that I can survive the downtime and if necessary use my cell as a router where the penalty for going over my data plan is much than the cost of going with an ISP and trying to get a fiber pulled to the building. (Aren't SOHO's great! :-P )
Yes, you are correct that this isn't a Net Neutrality issue.
However your example isn't correct.
Net Neutrality deals with the peering agreement between two networks and their traffic.
A better example would be if the Fire Department's central command is on L3 and because of all of the real time high def videos that are being shared, news reports, weather, etc ... (meaning a lot of traffic) that is flowing one way to the fire stations that use Verizon, that Verizon throttles L3's traffic coming from the Fire Department's HQ. Or all of L3's traffic to Verizon.
Many people don't understand how the internet actually works, including politicians who are supposed to get the facts before they vote.
Note: I tried to give you a better example, I am sure that you can poke holes in it. But you get the idea.
Google's security team turned down Epic's 90-day request and published the information one week after the patch. It's not clear when Google informed Epic it was going to publish the details; the issue tracker page refers to an email sent direct to Epic.
Google does have some explaining to do. Maybe they don't think its evil on their part?
The correct solution is that when an account is created, it should send a verification request to your email account. No verification, no usable account thus no flood of emails. (Unless its a flood of accounts being set up in your name using the same email address...)
Sorry, no sympathy here.
I for one would love to see you go to a range with your plastic AK-47 and try to fire off a couple of rounds.
The gun would explode on the first shot.
If you're going to make that argument, then you have to consider the sale of an 80% ready Glock or AR-15 where you can easily complete if you follow directions and have a couple of shop tools available. Nothing fancy.
And that is next on their agenda. They fear that gangs are going to buy the legal kits and then make guns.
While its a real threat, its not realistic because most of the gang shootings are done with recycled guns where after a shooting the gang sells the gun to another person/gang so that you can get the gun, the guy with the gun, but he won't be the shooter in the crime.
Living in Chicago, talking to the right people, you learn things...
Uhm... who said anything about plastic?
Yeah. That's the thing. You could use a 3D metal printer to print the components to make a gun.
There is one company that manufactures these printers did just that. They printed a .45 ACP 1911 and then put it out on to a test range.
It worked flawlessly. The goal was to show that its possible to use their printer to manufacture specialized parts that can withstand the high pressures of a gun and thus be useful in engine or other machine parts.
The company didn't release the cost of the gun, but said you could easily buy a lot of 1911s for the price so that its not realistic to make a 3D gun when you could easily buy one.
In terms of plastic guns... the barrel will explode after one or more shots from the pressure of a .22lr.
Anything larger would be dangerous on the first shot.
Now if you did a mix of non ferrous metal, carbon fiber and resin filled plastic... you could build an undetectable gun if you wanted. Oh and it wouldn't be cheap either.
The plastic gun isn't really undetectable.
The key would be to make a gun, a real gun, where when broken down doesn't look like a gun so that you can pass thru security and then build it when needed.
This is not a really hot 2A topic, but more of a 1st A topic.
Building your own gun is legal. (Except if its built to be undetectable. )
The NRA is silent because its a non issue. (There is a statement out, but not really a hot topic)
The legal issue is the issue of the 1st amendment and not the 2nd.
Its like bump stocks. A buddy of mine bought one for 'shits and giggles'. He put it on one of his ARs and played with it. He then took it off and put it in one of his many gun safes along with the ATF ruling making it legal. (He lives in one of the 43 states that allows the legal ownership of machine guns by civilians, and owns at least one that I know of. )
The issue isn't your ability to manufacture your own guns. You can legally do that but you can't sell it or even give it away. (God help you if it gets stolen...)
The issue is the absurd fear that someone with a consumer grade 3D printer can print up a gun and then go on a shooting spree. (You can't. ) Or that the gun would be undetectable. There are metal pieces and again, its a .22lr only and will last at most a couple of rounds before it goes boom. Anything large and it will go boom in your face.
So why waste time on this when you have real issues to deal with.
Look, if you want to thumb your nose at Trump, go ahead, nobody cares.
Here, you have an issue of a matter of law which the judge seems to be ignoring, along with some technical facts.
1) Plastic printed guns are a gimmick. You can only fire a couple of .22lr rounds before the gun blows up in your face.
2) There are still ferrous parts in the gun which are detectable while the non-ferrous parts can still be spotted in an x-ray machine.
3) there are other options.
A) a non ferrous barrel, chamber and firing pin with other parts made out of plastic. The non-ferrous barrel could be wrapped in carbon fiber for the needed rigidity to take the pressure from a round being fired.
B) Google zip gun.
C) other ideas out there.
4) Its not illegal for you to manufacture your own guns, you just can't sell them.
So when you consider this... the printing of the plans to create a 3D printed gun is really an exercise of free speech. Which is why its so wrong to stop the sharing of the plans which BTW are out there and you can probably download them off a non US based web / FTP server.
But that's just me... ;-)
Mine's the jacket with the kevlar lining and the side zipper so I can easily get to my legally owned CCW permitted gun.
I think that w celebrity porn, you have a major legal liability if the vids got out in to public.
But guys wanting to fsck their fav porn star? Sure. It makes for an interesting legal contract going forward.
Imagine a new line for Stormy Daniels and her lawyer trying to negotiate a per version payout instead of per performance. (1 sex scene == hundreds of different customers, so she would now be paid 100 times for the scene than just once)
Note: I chose Stormy because she's an alleged porn star / dancer who everyone would recognize her name... could have gone with a crossover starlet like Sasha Grey? (Is that the correct name / spelling?)
...so you can blackmail your boss with that video of him and those women-who-are-not-his-spouse...
Wives aren't that dumb and even if they suspected the hubby of philandering around town... they are not going to believe their eyes. Can you say size discrepancy?
At the same time, you'll be asked to prove a date/time and you can bet unless you know your boss' schedule, he'll have an alibi. Then you'll be carted off to jail and the least of your worries will be the loss of your job.
At the same time... I can see the potential for psychological issues that this may create. Body dysphoria?
(sp? or dysmorphia )
But this reminds me of the Futurama episode w Lucy Liu and the sex robots. ;-) ( Both deal with you trying to live out your sexual fantasy...)
Just a +1 on the William Gibson reference.
You remember the 'Clock boy'?
And I don't remember what CAIR did regarding those honor killings here in the US.
My nephew did his undergrad in the UK. Now my sister and her hubby are working hard to help teach him how the world really works.
The left has lovely ideas. Except when it comes time to pay for them.
You do realize that while you travel on a country's passport (US, UK, etc ...) you are still going to face questions due to regional conflicts that you have no skin in that game.
Clearly you don't know anything about the 'rule of law' when it comes to border control or border enforcement. You take things for granted and don't realize just how easy it is to get in to trouble.
For those of us who have been thru this its no joke.
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