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These are a few thoughts from the point of view of a hobby economist and friend of old cars. (I have a 1970 Jaguar E. :-)
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I just received an email bounce with an error message saying:
It was an important email. I had worked into the night to prepare some source code from a programmer in Nigeria for somebody else to work on. I was not amused to be told that my email was "inappropriate".
It's the end of an era
Amazon.com has now secured the right to sell DRM-free music from all four major labels, snagging Sony BMG.
On Monday, Sony BMG announced it was lifting DRM from its digital music, but only through a gift card service called Platinum MusicPass, which was available through bricks and mortar retail channels. Amazon wouldn't have any such shenanigans, and cut the strings Sony had attached.
ACM Turing Lecture 1972
The Humble Programmer
As a result of a long sequence of coincidences I entered the programming profession officially on the first spring morning of 1952 and as far as I have been able to trace, I was the first Dutchman to do so in my country. In retrospect the most amazing thing was the slowness with which, at least in my part of the world, the programming profession emerged, a slowness which is now hard to believe. ...
After an outcry of many bloggers, Facebook reinstated his account.
I just bought the Asus R1E Tablet PC, and I'll write my thoughts, problems and their solutions I find in here.
[This text is just a draft so far!]
First of all: The correct R1E specification doesn't seem to be available anywhere. ASUS Germany seem to have no idea what they're selling, and the retailers don't even try to get reliable info. Here's what I found out so far:
By Dan Goodin in San Francisco
A senior database administrator for a consumer reporting agency in Florida has admitted stealing more than 8.4 million account records and selling them to a data broker. He netted $580,000 over five years from the scheme.
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