The company also touts “PortaPimp” and “PortaHo” games, where pimps and hookers fight each other for money.
Bond markets were choppy again Thursday. The yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note was recently at 1.720%, according to Tradeweb, compared with 1.689% Wednesday. Yields rise as bond prices fall.
But lone wolves are also used for more mundane activities such as intelligence gathering, said Metzger, who claims to have his own moles in the FBI. Well-placed individuals in government and private business constantly update him on what “the enemy” is up to, he said.
This wouldn’t be in court if the support information was delivered to customers as a series of written manuals; SAP clearly would have been able to purchase the manuals from Oracle’s current customers. If the customer had promised not to resell the books, perhaps Oracle would have a breach of contract claim against that customer, but SAP would not have violated any statutes. And I doubt that buying printed manuals would have constituted an unfair business practice. Oracle would have been left trying to argue that SAP interfered with Oracle’s contract with the customer. Not a very sexy case.
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Rumors about Microsoft’s Wallop have been greatly exaggerated, mostly due to the blogging community’s inability to penetrate the site’s invitation-only front door.
As for Esri itself, the company is seeing a massive uptick in local government users this year, says Christian Carlson, Esri’s director of state, local, and provincial governments, . In Cobb County, Georgia, for example, election officials mapped their polling locations and wait-time data to make its website more user-friendly. Between October 14 and November 4—the county’s early voting period—the site received more than 110 thousand views. In all, county voters cast 81,303 early ballots this year—about 30,000 more than in 2012. Hard to say if that increase has anything to do with voters having more information—it’s a crazy, energized election anyway—but it’s definitely not hurting.
KlipFolio is great for reading a few sites’ headlines. It even shows the first couple of lines of each story in a message bubble when you hover the cursor over the link. The customizable weather feature is quite handy. Users have even added a few custom scripts that make KlipFolio quite useful, including one that pulls headlines off Google News and another that will tell you if a given Web page has changed.
Sanada, 50, fancies himself as another Steve Jobs. A picture on Sanada’s site shows him cradling an iMac, just like a famous portrait of Jobs. But close inspection reveals Sanada’s big toe poking through a hole in his sock. The picture is a rather weird, straight-faced joke.
The idea for the firefighters’ database came from the Aviation Safety Reporting System, which has been gathering reports of close calls from pilots, flight attendants, air traffic controllers and others since 1976.
Gawthrop compared that Islamic “ideology” and its adherents to a “paper with iron filings on the top,” brought into contact with a “very powerful magnet,” which moves the iron filings back and forth. The iron filings “for the purposes of this discussion” are Muslims.