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IBM announces the layoff of 500 people who held positions in their solution architecting and RFP response departments....
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IBM announces the layoff of 500 people who held positions in their solution architecting and RFP response departments....
Higher fat content, more preservatives and additives, less fiber. Quite possibly also a correlation between lower income levels and consumption of these processed foods, with some of the elevated use of tobacco and alcohol products in the working class
However, what is the solution? Let's come up with some practical, affordable ways for people to eat healthier vs. throwing your frozen pizza rolls in the microwave and scarfing them down 5 minutes later.
Proof of the old canard that a roomful of chimpanzees with typewriters will eventually reproduce the works of William Shakespeare? Or perhaps just a way to profit off the Bard's intellectual property. We all know how literate the weekend morning cartoon crowd is....
And the Tim Burton remake was kind of crap. Especially the end where Mark Wahlberg returns to Earth and finds out that somehow this ape general is now lionized there, even though the movie took place on another planet. It would have been a good ending if Wahlberg was unable to return to Earth and ended up back at the ape planet, only to find that the general (who had been disgraced before Wahlberg left) really had been proven right by time and his vision that apes and humans cannot co-exist as equals had been born out.
(Mine's the ape suit on the hook by the door.)
That DIDN'T succeed?
This problem predates the Trump administration. Barak's boys didn't cover themselves in glory on this issue either.
That maybe those bathrooms have that nasty, scratchy bus station TP, and Mr. Dodd wanted something a little softer?
For my upcoming attempt to fly from San Francisco to JFK with my self-esteem tiger along for the ride.
(I guess I'll have to sue the airlines for diminishing my self-image.)
For the last 35 years or so, Republican and some Democrat congresspersons have refused to increase fines with inflation. The result is that fines that were something of a deterrent 30 years ago are now a slap on the wrist.
(Sherlock would not approve.)
DC has a lot of tech talent around, mostly drawn by various defense contractors and other Beltway bandit integrators and IT outsourcing firms.
I didn't think that the SF Bay Area would make the cut. Amazon is looking to this second HQ to cut labor costs and reduce the competition for tech talent for their openings. Moving to Silicon Valley is not going to accomplish that.
And now he's the spokesman for the British Black Pudding Association.
@Steve Davies 3
The good news is that the PM gets Amazon Prime TV and free delivery on their Amazon.com purchases once they plunk down the 3 billion Sterling.
While episodes 1 was from 1979, and III, and V never happened :)
After the success of GoT, George R. R. Martin could probably get his tax returns filmed, so be thankful this isn't his tax returns!
Considering it is the SyFy channel, which 80s popstar is going to be casted in this series? Boy George could play an alien without requiring much makeup (just throwing that out there)! And what part does Tara Reid get?
Which brings to mind the idea of using "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" as NATO's new, more relatable hymn.
Tom Petty music publisher tells Spotify "Don't Do Me Like That"
Niel Young music publisher stops searching for a "Heart of Gold" at Spotify, flings sue-ball.
The Smoking Man was seen leaving El Reg's offices, and the editorial staff have been assured of abnormally large tax refunds this year.
@AC "where's the secret alien material hiding in Vegas, that supposedly we can't defend ourselves from?"
Have you ever pondered where the Blue Man Group came from and why they are so popular on The Strip?
Simple--the aliens space mined all the iron before our piddly backward solar system formed. See? That was easy! Don't any of our boffins actually read science fiction? How about the SyFy channel--don't you eggheads get cable?
(Mine is the chainmail anti-shark diving suit, in case of Sharknado.)
And the water where this sub was found is fairly certain to be much shallower than wherever MH370 is. And the geographic area where MH370 could be is vastly greater.
I suspect that they will find MH 370 some time in the distant future, on some oceanographic expedition, for now it is entirely lost.
Well, new steel is contaminated because you have to force in a lot of air (bearing radioactive particles from all those open atmosphere nuclear tests from the 40s to the 60s) to properly smelt the steel.
But it seems to me that structural steel made before the atomic/nuclear tests would be just as good.
Aren't there just dilapidated old bridges/factories/skyscrapers we can get our precious low-background steel from? For example, here in the SF Bay Area, they have replaced half of the Bay Bridge between San Francisco and Oakland, which was built in the 1930s. The old eastern span cantilever bridge is mostly torn down now.
Where is all that steel going? It has to be at least 5,000 or 10,000 tons of steel made in the 1930s, and not corroded because its been sitting at the bottom of the sea for 75 years.
Shouldn't we be using these resources rather than blowing apart shipwrecks that hundreds of people died on, and then using a claw to pull the scraps up off the bottom of the sea?
Inevitable Team America: World Police video
Sadly the shark does not have laser-bearing headgear. North Korea is still a poor country after all.
The Blockchain Virtual Reality Data Visualization Register? I'm just throwing that out there.
(Will the editors of this fine publication let me know if they are going to take my advice? I'd like to buy up a few shares before the re-branding goes public.)
"A fool and his money are soon parted"
"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time." -Abraham Lincoln
"There's a sucker born every minute." -misattributed to P.T. Barnum
The Royal Navy announced the addition of a saltwater pool to the facilities aboard the Queen Elizabeth, because "nothing's too good for our boys in uniform".
That's not actually true though. Legally this has already been adjudicated that constitutional protections apply to anyone in the jurisdiction or custody of the United States and its territories, or American citizens who are abroad. The rest of the world being protected by their own governments and various international treaties.
There aren't even any legal protections if they U.S. government gathers intel on you and hands it over to your home country, except again in treaties between nations, your domestic laws and whatever embarrassment the U.S. or your home country would gather from such a shady deal.
Basically, if you live outside the U.S., your in a largely free-fire zone as far as the U.S. constitution is concerned
Uber really has become the business world equivalent of the Jerry Springer Show. I'm almost expecting that the next newstory out of that company is that an executive once smashed a chair over someone's head, all the while dropping F-bombs
Is that the Royal Navy will be down to something like 30 combatant vessels in 5 years or so. That is not counting the nuclear missile subs that avoid combat unless forced upon them, or those river-class patrol boats with out autocannon onboard that are mostly useful for scaring away foreign fishing boats.
That's not a great look for an island nation of 60 million people that can't grow enough food to feed itself or produce enough energy with its own resources to keep the lights on.
But Netflix and Google WON'T be paying Comcast and AT&T. Instead, they will serve as a conduit of money coming from subscribers through Netflix and Google to the cable companies, thanks to a pass-through of higher prices/more advertising that are targeted at end-users.
Goes to anyone involved in the cost-justification of lobbying expenditures at major U.S. cable companies. Those guys are looking like geniuses right now.
That's a turkey stuffed with a chicken that is in turn stuffed with a duck.
Then you pass out in front of the TV, pants unbuttoned.
They'd instruct the cars to drive through the potholes, or make you pay an extra $50 a month to enable the optional pothole-avoidance algorithm
Camilla says hi!
To be fair though, noted non-EU nations like Norway (I think Trondheim?) and Switzerland have hosted the annual European Capital of Culture since that honorific was launched by the EU. The idea that Britain (which is still an EU member BTW, and could conceivably change its mind on Brexit) should not get to participate just looks really petty.
Not too many British are going to cry over the loss of this honor, but the EU kind of shot itself in the public-relations foot a bit with this about-face. Whatever the outcome of Brexit, I don't actually see the British Isles suddenly floating off to a new permanent home the Caribbean or something. I'm not a geologist, but from what I can tell the UK will remain on the same tectonic plate as the EU for at least the next couple decades, and the two entities should probably make the respectful best of their ongoing status as neighbors.
I think the proper course of action is to evacuate the city and ask Hermann Goering to come back and finish the job.
I don't know about being distracted by the naked lady on horseback. Maybe he's just really into chocolate?
If they only recovered 5 tons of it, where did the other 11,995 tons go? Certainly it did not convert to energy (Siberia would be leveled otherwise) and not all that mass was superheated and changed phase to gas. And I am sure that most of the fragments were not found and have become part Siberia now, but if scientists only found 5 tons, I have to think that a large majority of the meteorite did not land as solid fragments.
I have to think that much of the meteorite was blown to dust by the explosion in the upper atmosphere, and has probably precipitated out worldwide by now.
@Voland's Right Hand
"Neither was Su-27 nor Mig29."
Possessing an air arm that is as effective as Russian naval aviation is not actually something a significant sea power should aspire to.
Mercifully not near you!
I know that most of the West has mortgaged our energy security to the Middle East (or that other well-known haven of philanthropism, modern-day Russia), and these oil states need militaries to defend themselves and their energy resources from even more nasty autocrats. Plus I understand that if we don't sell them weapons they will get lesser-quality ones from Russia or China and there goes our influence and security over our energy needs.
However, I grow increasingly concerned about the atavism involved in selling Israel and Arab police states/autocratic monarchies advanced weapons so that we can see these on TV being used to bomb other arabs who are less lucrative customers.
Visiting Forces Act of 1952? When that visit began, Frank Sinatra was probably number one on the pop music charts! That was back when the NSA officially didn't exist and wags said that acro stood for "No Such Agency"!
(Like "The Chairman", the NSA does it their way.)
They'll just roll up with 40 billion Sterling in a briefcase and hand it over to the British Treasury.
Give Voyager a break. It's 40 years old and maybe it's going up a hill!
And they need some video instruction on how to properly screw over the public if they ever want to make it to the front bench! :)
I'm not sure I see the reason for an Al Qaeda clone to go after fiber-optic cables.
Looking at that one exchange with the 5 cables in Alexandria that was mentioned, if ISIS took it out and then stormed through the streets of Alexandria with 100-200 gunmen killing Coptic Christians or something, would taking out that exchange substantially help them? I'm going to bet not, as the military/police could probably summon reinforcements by radio, and I don't think taking out that exchange is going to badly effect the ability of citizens in Alexandria to warn eachother to get off the streets and shelter.
Could you do the old "We'll take out the cables and take Wall Street/the LSE/the Frankfurt DAX/Nikkei/Shanghai exchange offline and cost the infidels billions in stock losses!" scenario? Probably not, as those kind of targets are going to have a lot of fault-tolerance in case of a badly placed plane crash/subway derailment/irresponsible guy with the backhoe from hell scenario.
Hey, nice of the NSA to tell us what their list of targets is!
The FAA--DARE to fly the open skies of America!!
(Icon shows author of this post donning his white silk scarf and leather coat prior to catching the San Francisco to LA shuttle.)
1) Are women getting paid less if they work in the same job with the same qualifications and at the same company as a man in that position? I certainly hope the answer is "no", but this article doesn't resolve that. We all know that salaries can vary widely by employer.
2) Why are there so few women in IT in Britain? Is part of it that women do not stay in the field as long as men do?
3) As far as hiring, are female candidates significantly more likely to leave the field earlier than men?
-Lay off 680 workers right before Christmas--check!
-Bank with recent history of crappy online banking service that locks out customers getting their money pushes customers towards same crap online banking offering--check!
Where's the announcement that due to the 680 layoffs, the remaining employees will have to work Christmas Day? C'mon RBS, go for the hat trick!
I saw what you did there. (Though I really wish I hadn't.)
Paris--because she's a wonderful human being with no history of involvement in adult entertainment.
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