DC and MD are the big winners
They get access to the jobs without providing any taxpayer subsidies.
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They get access to the jobs without providing any taxpayer subsidies.
"do people really not realize that you can change the appearance of things"
They realize it. Just are used to working with tools that care about UI/UX.
Unless you believe North Korea, Syria, Cuba, Russia and any other third world dictatorship report their incarceration rate.
I'd say it's more punitive than it is deterrence
"I take your point, but if you really wanted '* Hello' or '1. Hello' in an ordinary paragraph, how do you tell Powerpoint "no, I don't effin' want that"? "
If you are in to putting paragraphs into your PowerPoint presentations you've pretty much missed the point.
You ask for one product and they install another and this is considered OK?
Different world I guess.
Not a legal requirement.
Electronic submission to secure servers is an option.
This is a choice made by the contracting office.
Nadella had a choice to continue a failed phone strategy which at best would require $$$$$'s in continued investment with $'s in marginal return. Even in 2015 it was clear that all of the profits were going to the top two vendors with scraps left for everyone else.
Turned focus to all things cloud including cannibalizing office on shrink wrap sales for cloud subscriptions.
Easy call now but a tough sell at the time with the Windows/Office hegemony entrenched.
He made the tough call to walk away from a multi billion dollar mistake.
Should he have done a better job of messaging, absolutely but in the end he made the right call.
You can thank Steve Sinofsky.
At the time the Windows team wanted to own everything and the internal turf wars were fierce.
Not the first IT product to be smothered by internal politics.
Groupon is saying something is obvious long after it was patented. They don't believe it was invented.
They actually don't but even if they did it's better to cannibalize your own sales than to lose it to your competitors.
Lesson Satya learned from Balmer and the Windows owning the world days.
That's all very well and good but why send it in the middle of the night.
If it's only CYA than just wait until the next day.
It's annoying at best to see a message in the middle of the night and see it's a complete waste of time.
Good way to ensure your messages go in the ignore pile.
Microsoft supports the OS for 10 years and your droid phone manufacturer supports the OS for maybe 2 years (maybe) so yeah that's a great comparison.
"I hope the CxOs will find themselves at the short end of a heavy, court-imposed fine to get those ex-employees their due."
Nice thought but that's not the way US bankruptcy works.
You'd have to prove fraud and not just incompetence or negligence.
Surprisingly high hurtle to prove in court, or maybe not since corporate law is paid for by corporations.
Domo did a 15 to 1 and just went public today.
Lots of big name backers.
IPO at about a quarter of th last funding round.
fool and his money number 2.
Assuming it's not a joke I'd say no way they are covering their costs with the phone miner.
You are assuming they held the stolen coins.
More likely you'd sell them immediately, use the funds to short the bitcoin market and using a margin account dramatically increase your profit.
Kind of brilliant actually.
May be true but when you weren't expecting it's still a gut shot.
Even if you were it's still know fun.
Been there done that and I have the t shirt to show for it.
Yes they have
"Sometimes there isn't an option. Especially if you're in a state whose murderous taxes and regulation have already driven out any potential alternative employers"
And that would be the state of denial
Actually there is a push to add OCONUS (outside US) data centers to reduce latency and improve performance particularly for the Navy Pacific Rim. Think Hawaii or Guam.
In theory that's what SIPR is, a DOD/Government secure "cloud".
Unfortunately the performance and capabilities are far behind any commercial cloud.
And as WikiLeaks shows most secure doesn't mean completely secure as long as humans are involved.
San Diego like much of Southern Cal is very spread out.
Quite possible to take 1-2 hours to reach the airport given the areas truly awful traffic.
Plus because of security requirements it's recommended you arrive at the airport 2 hours before the flight.
So yes it's quite possible for it to take longer to fly than to drive.
A little confused?
Are you saying the lottery is a tax?
I'd agree if you mean it's a tax on those who can't do the math on the minimal odds of winning.
"Mr Sommers contends he has been punished enough. I do not accept there is no sunlight; there are a number of photographs of him on a balcony connected to the premises he inhabits"
Well it is London so I'm not sure whether having a balcony helps with sunlight
Reality is Montana has a population of a little over 1 million spread over 147,164 sq miles (381,154 km²).
There is only one city with a population of 100,000.
It's very expensive to provide service and the low density is a barrier to entry.
It's a nice thought that competition will swoop if the big guys step away but's it's not the reality.
You forgot open source and or linux
I'm guessing that 100K was the magic number that required board approval.
Or the total was 100K but it was broken into multiple payments to stay below the reporting requirements.
Well then take a trip up the arctic, dig down below the permafrost layer and you can taste what people before the last ice age tasted.
"You cut my contract hours so much I just don't know anymore” as options"
I doubt contract employees are included in the survey.
They don't much care what they think
File last accessed is a file attribute.
When you open the file you change the attribute which triggers a synch update.
If you have admin rights you can mod this.
Personally stopped using PST long ago but we have TB of mail storage.
"Putting aside the Linux kernel, which tops the CVE list this year (in previous years it struggled to make the top 10), ".
Putting aside because there nothing to see here.
High level types negotiate contracts.
Contract may have a minimum number of years of guaranteed salary/severance.
May include unused vacation and "incidentals" such as moving costs.
At will is for the plebes.
"Winner shows off her gains on Instagram"
Is that a Brit colloquialism?
Here we would say she was showing off her guns
Burr is not a Senator from VA.
He's from NC
Philippines, ongoing Muslim insurgency.
Pakistan, ongoing Muslim insurgency.
India, ongoing ...
Saudi Arabia, home of the 9/11 bombers.
Not on the list and are on the list of places he's doing business.
I'm sure that it was an oversight/coincidence.
Rapes are committed relatively infrequently in most Western countries.
So I would not be surprised that a statistically small % commit a statistically large % of those crimes.
It's an outlier in an outlier.
Well it helps when you have to 150 million+ to one of the "founders" including 100 million in 2016.
In this case it was more of a leveraged buy out. Load up on debt to buy the company. Load more to make a special pay out to Silver Lake and then hope to go public to start the process over again. The special pay ensures Silver Lake has paid themselves back everything they invested. The market changed before they could find a sucker to pick them up or to go public again.
"You also seem to think that everyone in rural areas live there by choice. Also incorrect for a large number of people."
OK I'll bite.
What forces you to live in a rural area?
Do you have rules like in China that require a permit to live in an urban area?
If there was any degree of parity Apple wouldn't be the richest company in the world.
The value and subsequent sales price of a finished good generally exceeds that of it's components. If not bankruptcy is a matter of time.
"Trump has a huge ego, but he won't let ego get into the way when it comes to success."
6 bankruptcies say otherwise
"OK someone could take the drive but if they are in the building with unsupervised access to someones desk then you've got bigger security issues."
Either you assume all thefts are from "intruders" or you assume supervised access means someone always standing guard at your desk.
I don't expect a College to have top secret level security, unless your Colleges are run completely differently that this side of the pond.
"The States with huge megacities went for Clinton by double digits, while practically everywhere else went Trump, often by very large majorities."
Need to get you a map.
He won texas, florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio. States with "huge megacities"
Interesting to watch the dismay on the right when he can't fulfill his promises.
Just like the anger on the left with Obama not making all their wishes come true.
In this case they'll find reality is a b*stard
On of the oddities is a felon can be elected for office - and have - even if they can't vote.
"a lot more interested in exposing government abuses"
As long as they don't look to WikiLeaks as a tool for exposure. assange went all in for trump.
Even his Peruvian housemates had to crack down on him.
You missed the point.
You don't have to register by party to vote in the general election.
Of course you have to register to vote, although many states you can register at the voting site, assuming it's your voting jurisdiction.
"Also in the US you have to register with a party in order to vote. IMHO that is a flawed thing because naturally you will register with the party you affiliate to instead of here where your registration to vote is nothing to do with a party."
You have to register to vote in a primary in most states.
No requirement in the general election.
"In many states you can change your vote and some more than once if you voted early"
Provide a reference other than breithbart, drudge, or some internet meme.
Otherwise I'm calling that BS.
The people who set up the call center make nearly all the money.
The guy on the end of the line is getting peanuts.
It's classic boiler room.
Open it quickly, close quickly and move on
No one, I mean no one pays 40%.
Don't confuse the nominal rate with the effective rate.
You get multiple credits, deductions. etc. which substantially lowers the nominal rate.
It makes for a nice sound bite to quote that rate but as with most it has little to do with reality.
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