“The last job of capitalism – having won all the battles against labour, having acquired the ultimate authority, almost the ultimate moral authority over what’s a good idea or what’s not, or what’s valued and what’s not – the last journey for capital in my country has been to buy the electoral process, the one venue for reform that remained to Americans.”—
Look, I wasn’t bothering anyone at all. I was just sitting quietly in my seat between acts tweeting a friend. Apparently, that is a crime in Silicon Valley, California, at least at a Live Nation concert venue.
Shoreline Amphitheatre is managed by Live Nation and situated in the heart of Silicon…
Why Does The GOP Think That Every Favorable Event For Obama is a Conspiracy? Because That's THEIR MO!
I have been thinking about what’s the logic behind the recent outburst of GOP leaders and surrogates like Jack Welch and Steve Forbes to the favorable job numbers claiming that the numbers were cooked.
I have a pretty good hypothesis. It’s because that’s what they do! Whenever, they needed to move on something, they cook the books. As a result, they are projecting their own logic on to Obama.
Here are some examples:
They needed a rationale to attack Iraq and take the focus off Afghanistan - how do you do that? Well, you cook the books - manufactured claims of Iraqi WMD.
They wanted to torture prisoners - as a result, they again cooked the books by creating phoney “findings” led by John Yoo.
They needed to suppress reliable Democratic voters - they manufactured a voter fraud problem and used that as a rationale to pass laws and policies that would suppress African-American, youth and low income voters.
@bfeld I decided to give SkyDrive a try … been using it for two weeks and it is awesome. Stunningly awesome. Perfect.
More from the article:
Two weeks ago I decided to move everything to Word as we started the final push to getting the publisher draft out (which is due on 10/12/12). As part of this, I decided to give SkyDrive a try and see if we could both work on the document at the same time in Word.
We’ve been using it for two weeks and it is awesome. Stunningly awesome. Perfect. We can work in the browser and that’s fine for short things, but the beauty is we can download the doc into Word and it automagically keeps our edits in sync on the server. We can both work in Word – online or offline – at the same time and when we connect all the changes get updated to the server and then pushed down to our individual copies of Word. In short, it does exactly what you’d expect it to do. And – we are both using Word on the Mac – which is solid and a nice surprise to me that any of this really works on the Mac given my generally miserable Microsoft + Mac software experience.
I’m blown away. I also can’t believe no one knows about it or is talking about Microsoft SkyDrive. I can’t believe Microsoft isn’t promoting it front and center. Or maybe they are and I’m just missing it.
Microsoft The Winner in The Apple-Samsung kerfuffle?
It’s interesting that multiple pundits are saying that Microsoft is the real winner of the Apple-Samsung patent trial. The logic goes something like Microsoft’s Windows Phone has truly tried to innovate and it’s approach has been fundamentally different. Due to the uncertainty of Android based phones, manufacturers like HTC will start to switch to WindowsPhone. Here are a couple of articles:
Though, I usually relay this kind of news here, I tend to be skeptical - I try not to breathe my own exhaust. :-)
However, I think a change is coming. Not because of these articles, but because, Sahana (my oldest child) the millennial, design student, used my Nokia Lumia 900 last weekend to navigate in Pittsburgh and proclaimed, “Dad, you’re right! The maps on the Windows phone are much better”. Her iPhone couldn’t find our destination and the WindowsPhone Map app on the Nokia not only found our destination, it also had an easier to use turn-by-turn feature and was much smarter in tracking us as drove towards our target. It was probably not enough to make her switch, but a seed was certainly planted.
So the Apple-Samsung patent trial outcome might indeed help Microsoft, but I think Microsoft is working hard to help itself.
“I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer, born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace and propelled by compressible flow.”—
there goes my hero watch him as he goes there goes my hero he’s ordinary
“For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.”—Statement from the family of Neil Armstrong, full statement here (via jtotheizzoe)
There’s a small group of Pennsylvania voters who have cast a ballot in each of those elections — and every November election — the state has held over the past 50 years. But thanks to the new voter ID law passed by Republicans last year, a large chunk of them don’t currently have the means to participate in 2012.
The adoption curve still looks linear or even less than linear, but it’s exponential and when we get near the knee, it’s going to be shocking. No matter what, unless “we” invest in technical education, all this growth will happen elsewhere.
How to ensure data is not read from dead hard drives?
I have a few “dead” hard drives from old computers - I used to build computers. These have given up the ghost and I just kept them because they potentially have sensitive data on them. Because they don’t operate any more, I can’t use software to wipe them. What is the best way to make sure that data can’t be read off these drives by the casual hacker. I am not worried about the NSA (they probably know everything already). I suppose I could take a hammer to the drives, but that seems a bit harsh.
“I guess I really actually feel we shouldn’t contort the voting process to accommodate the urban — read African-American — voter-turnout machine,” said Doug Preisse, chairman of the county Republican Party and elections board member who voted against weekend hours, in an email to The Dispatch. “Let’s be fair and reasonable.”
Internet users may be flocking to mobile devices, but profits have been scarce as many advertisers remain wary of the new medium.
Mobile internet use accounted for 10.1 per cent of media use in the US at the end of last year but attracted only 0.9 per cent of the total money spent on advertising, according to US research firm eMarketer.