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Nah, he just wants to buy up more MSFT and he's trying to set a trend to drop the price short term so he can get a better deal.

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Wait, so he's saying that he's moving from MSFT to AAPL because AAPL has better lock-in? Personally, I'm staying with MSFT because MSFT has already learned the follies of relying on lock-in and is moving on where AAPL is repeating MSFT of the 90's mistakes.

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"repeatedly"? Source? I've worked in Amazon warehouses and they are far and above any other workhouse job in terms of both safety, pay and workload required. Granted, I only worked at 2 different Amazon warehouses so my sample small is probably smaller than yours.

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It all depends on what your standards are. The working conditions at Amazon warehouses as reported repeatedly by the press would be completely illegal in most Western countries outside the US.

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Well, that's meaningless, given that they're in that US. By that logic, the working conditions at most white-collar jobs in the US would also be below your standards, as many EU countries require more vacation, shorter hours (France) and other work rules that don't apply here in the US.

You can't expect Amazon or Walmart to adhere to the laws of a country a facility's not located in. If you think the laws aren't strict enough, then change the laws.

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Well we should expect that to happen. we should expect companies to have their own standards which are superior to the mandated minimums.

Apple are doing this with sourcing.

The big mining firms, like BHP Billiton, often apply much higher environmental and safety standards than the local laws. I saw this in a plant in Mozambique, several in South Africa and Australia and one in Colombia. Australia had the toughest laws, but even there the imposed corporate standards were higher than the minimum. It's the right thing to do, but it's also just good business to treat your staff and environment well.

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No, Apple is doing this because of pressure from their consumer base in the US, and not from an altruistic sense of right and wrong. It's just good business.

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based on this, it shouldn't take more than half a day under the worst circumstances (single EBS drive with crappy performance), and if you Raid together enough drives, you can do it in about an hour. Correct me if I'm wrong, but you pay for EBS by size, not physical disks, so the more you can split up your data in blocks, the more performance you're going to get.

http://stu.mp/2009/12/disk-io-and-throughput-benchmarks-on-a...

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2 TB in one hour is about 4.9 Gbps. Cluster Computes have 10 GbE internally, but I'd be surprised if they have that all the way out to EBS.

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I prefer Anonymous because it it's legible at low resolutions. Any font can take advantage of high resolution, it opens up a lot of freedom to the artist.

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Any idea on what it actually does? How does it detect "danger"? It seems more like an attempt to co-opt internet freedom movements than actually do anything at all.

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Theyll be able to spam, hopefully millions of websites, at once, with the same exact political message.

If they use this sparringly ( only for things as big as SOPA ), most site owners wouldnt mind.

And the impact, together with all major cities suddenly blasting a cat light, will likely reach the news.

At which point, people like the EFF ( which are also part of this initiative ), will likely have serious, well spoken individuals available for interviews and such.

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Windows had disappearing scroll-bars since the early 90's. It was called scrollbar.display=auto.

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That meant they disappeared when there was nothing to scroll (correct?)... not disappear when not scrolling.

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Looks like Apple wants to spend its billions in profits on lawyers. Almost everything on the iPhone exists as prior art. I can't really think of anything original on the iPhone other than the unification, control and polish. I think Apple realizes this is not patentable.

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reddit is still a great site once you remove the default subreddits and find some of the more active but smaller subreddits. /r/truereddit regularly has in depth articles that are still accessible to a general audience.

Science subreddits with a cognitive barrier to entry like /r/neuro are a great source of news specific their scientific communities. Geographic subreddits such as /r/[yourmetro] are also a great way to keep in touch with the general vibe and events of your city.

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~or~ how to get a bunch of people to train your neural network

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