Re: Software luminary?
Well, if he didn't step in during the initial phase of name resolution design, we'd be in far far worse shape. Back then it's just host table forwarding from one machine to another.
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Regarding housing and land development sort of bring to mind Guy Ritchie's last gangster film RocknRolla where this high end gangster makes his living doling out building permits through his thorough corruption of the planning board. Without these entities, how's a corrupted politician going to be able to afford that vacation house at the beach?
I have a choice of going ultraslim (one of those lightweight thinkpad) or ultra-beefy (HP 17") on my last round of company issue laptop. I opted for HP 17" because I got sick of sluggish computer and not enough screen space while working from home (hey, I'm not getting any younger, and my eye-sight, lasik corrected is still getting worse).
I can always justify the extra extra weight as more exercise done per day I have to lug this heavy thingie.
I still remember there was an enterprising fella that hooked up his diesel generator to the grid and claimed solar power tariff refund benefit. He was only caught because he was generating solar power day and night. Yes, he was making a significant amount of money generating power via a diesel generator and claiming solar panel generation.
When you want to eat pork in tropic region, and refrigeration isn't widely available, spam is almost a godsend. With spam being canned, you can keep the 'meat' around unrefrigerated, so it's population in tropic island with large Japanese population is quit understandable.
Feynman was the stalking horse used by some of the other people on the commission (such as NASA insiders, Air Force General) to get the proper information out. They kinda of knew what cause it right away, but they really cannot disclose it without being exposed. So they use a complete outsider, feed him hints and have him go through the whole show and tell. The movie The Challenger Disaster, which is based on Feynman's memoir on this let you know it wasn't him, but a group effort.
My only complaint with Nexus 7 2013 is battery time. After 5.0 and now 5.1 update, the battery just runs out quit quickly and charged slowly. Perhaps the battery on this slab is going, but I'll miss it. Morning exercise on treadmill wouldn't be the same without this tablet for me to do my morning reading.
The reason why they have to do this kind of ruse is that FBI was running out of time. The betting ring was for the duration of World Cup. I figure the SAIC who authorized this thought by the time they got a judge to sign off on the warrant, the gamblers would be long gone. Better to ask forgiveness than permission. Well in this case, forgiveness is not forthcoming.
Former LAUSD superintendent John Deasy had a sweetheart deal with some of his buddies to supply the school district with these now obsolete fondleslab. He uses construction capital fund (stuff that's supposed to go towards building stuff that'll last longer than 10 years) to pay for these. He didn't bother trying to get bulk discount from Apple or from any other suppliers. Deasy is now under indictment for corruption.
A much underrated satire, Demolition Man where they LoJacked every citizen of San Angelos. So the police department figures that their fugitive criminal would be hard press to get any money, since all transaction is based on the biometric chip on the hand. John Spartan is quit put off by this draconic development but added that Simon Phoenix only need to rip off some unfortunate soul's arm to get what he needed.
The charge of soliciting hits on 6 individuals are on a separate docket. Admitting to being DPR doesn't help in this case. That being said, this case hinges on the government proving that he was DPR and that goes a long way to their next case of hiring hitman to eliminating his former employee/competitors.
As someone whose healthcare plan only got worse and more expensive after Obamacare kicked in (I'm in California), I'm chalking this one up as pure incompetent. They can barely get the system up and running, did zero load testing, and you actually expect them to follow any semblance of privacy concern?