In 1992, George Soros brought the Bank of England to its knees. In the process, he pocketed over a billion dollars. Making a billion dollars is by all accounts pretty cool. But demolishing the monetary system of Great Britain in a single day with an elegantly constructed bet against its currency? That's the stuff of legends.Though just two decades ago, Soros made his nation-shaking bet in a very different time. Back then, hedge funds hadn't yet entered the public consciousness, restrictions on capital flowing from one country to another were just lifted, and the era of the 24 hours a day news cycle had just begun. To appreciate how Soros made a fortune betting against the British pound requires some knowledge of how exchange rates between countries work, the macroeconomic tools governments use to stimulate economies, and how hedge funds make money
That means that curbing birthrates tends to lead to stability, and that's where educating girls comes in. You educate a boy, and he'll have fewer children, but it's a small effect. You educate a girl, and, on average, she will have a significantly smaller family. One robust Nigeria study managed to tease out correlation from causation and found that for each additional year of primary school, a girl has 0.26 fewer children. So if we want to reduce the youth bulge a decade from now, educate girls today.
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how to migrate a Windows XP machine to Windows 7 using System Center Configuration Manager 2012. A few assumptions are made. You have a fully functional Configuration Manager site installed with USMT 4.0 packages installed (one of the prerequisites when install SCCM 2012). Your XP machine has Configuration Manager agent installed and active in the SCCM Console.
Now on the Properties page, select the "Rate Limit" tab select "Limited to specified maximum transfer rates by hour." radio button, the select the hours (this is local time at the Distribution Point NOT at the Primary Site Server), and the amount to limit use of available bandwidth. Note: This will send a burst, calculate the amount of bandwith there was, send another burst , calculate again and continue to distribute packages doing this so it only uses what is available and limits the impact on network resources.
1. Create USMT Package2. Create migration Task Sequence3. Prepare test device and collection4. Deploy the Task Sequence5. Client migration
On Sept. 13, 1848, at around 4:30 p.m., the time of day when the mind might start wandering, a railroad foreman named Phineas Gage filled a drill hole with gunpowder and turned his head to check on his men. It was the last normal moment of his life.Other victims in the annals of medicine are almost always referred to by initials or pseudonyms. Not Gage: His is the most famous name in neuroscience. How ironic, then, that we know so little else about the man--and that much of what we think we know, especially about his life unraveling after his accident, is probably bunk.
the 2013 edition of the 100 websites to put on your radar and in your browser
The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written: The History of Thought from Ancient Times to Today (1998) is a book of intellectual history written by Martin Seymour-Smith (1928-1998), a British poet, critic, and biographer.
An amazing gallery of photos showing off where Google's servers live. Such a well organised data center is art to me.
You'd think that narrowing down a list of the Top 90 films of any decade would be relatively painless. But even just my personal worksheet of no-brainers for the Best 90 Movies of the 1990s added up to over 100 films--not to mention everyone else's exhaustive picks. Maybe it was the birth of the modern American indie film movement, led by Steven Soderbergh and Richard Linklater, that produced such an explosion of memorable movies in the decade. Maybe it was the emergence of the New World Order (certainly the fall of Communism was directly responsible for Krzysztof Kieslowski, among many others, to do his finest work). Or maybe it's just that we all have a soft spot in our hearts for our post-college-era movies.