Newegg’s awesome. I will purchase my hard drive from them when I get around to getting it.
If only Congress were this worried about privacy when it comes to the police and/or federal agencies.
Apple has to explain to Congress that companies want to keep their money and will do whatever they can to do that. I say, if it’s legal, then go for it.
“The tax system is broken; it’s not competitive,” Mehlman said, noting that Apple faces far greater taxes than its tech competitors, like Korea-based Samsung. “The policymakers made the code, and it’s not nearly as flat, simple and logical as it should be, so companies across all sectors do what they can to minimize [their] tax burden and maximize research and product development. Tech is no different.”
Girl arrested for felony science [danger: autoplay video] that should have warranted a week of detention and probably a long, boring safety lecture will not be formally charged. At least now she knows better than to experiment with chemical reactions on school grounds.
Commander Hadfield is the best thing that’s happened to space since the moon landing. I only hope someone will step up with the updates and stuff.
His son also deserves a lot of credit for keeping the Twitter and G+ (and tumbr?) feeds going.
Before we go changing regimes in Syria….
Losing a war is much easier than winning one. Before the United States enters Syria, it should ask itself a series of questions. Can it take out the regime of Bashar al Assad easily? Answer—most likely yes, in the manner that the “lead from behind” air war decapitated Muammar Gadhafi’s rule. Is the aim of an American-led intervention to foster a postwar consensual government? If so, postbellum Libya reminds us that without Americans on the ground, Arab idealists usually go the way of the Mensheviks in Russia or of Abulhassan Banisadr’s secular socialists in Iran. In addition, Iraq warns us that putting U.S. ground forces into an Arab Middle East country could ensure some sort of constitutional succession—but most likely at material and moral costs that very quickly would be too high even for the present supporters who are calling for a “humane” intervention Syria.
If history is any guide, if we cannot articulate the purpose of entering Syria, the sort of government that we wish to follow the Assad regime, and how much blood and treasure we are willing to spend to obtain that end, then we may well lose the war before it starts.