Rekursiv was a computer processor designed by David M. Harland in the mid-1980s for Linn Smart Computing in Glasgow, Scotland. It was one of the few computer architectures intended to implement object-oriented concepts directly in hardware. The Rekursiv operated directly on objects rather than bits, nibbles, bytes and words. Virtual memory was used as a persistent object store and unusually, the processor instruction set supported recursion (hence the name).
In the United States, a municipal bond in which the issuing locality pledges to use all revenues at its disposal to pay bondholders, including the raising of property taxes.
Should a sufficient number of residents not pay their property taxes that it impacts revenue for bondholders, the terms of the bond legally require the municipality to raise property taxes to make up the shortfall.
There are two basic types of general obligation bonds. A…
... continued with his self-reinforcing cycle of buying competitors, improving the efficiency of his operations, pressing for discounts on shipments, undercutting his competition, making secret deals, raising investment pools, and strategically buying rivals out.
For many of his competitors, Rockefeller had merely to show them his books so they could see what they were up against, then make them a decent offer. If they refused his offer, he told them he would run… Continue
Added by bishopdante on September 26, 2010 at 20:56 —
This would take months to write it so short, and would give a person a headache. Let a bunch of wiki thrashers thrash it all out for a while, and it settles on the brief & comprehensive.
Social classes are economic or cultural arrangements of groups in society.
Class is an essential object of analysis for sociologists, political scientists, economists, anthropologists and social historians. In the social sciences, social class is often discussed in… Continue
Added by bishopdante on September 26, 2010 at 6:21 —
Because of money, we no longer see the direct repercussions our purchases have on other people and the environment. The degrees of separation between the consumer and the consumed have become so wide that we're now completely unaware of the destruction and suffering that is embodied in the 'stuff' we buy.
Take this for an example. If we grew our own food, we wouldn't waste a third of it as we do today. If we made our own tables and chairs, we wouldn't throw them out the moment we… Continue
Added by bishopdante on September 26, 2010 at 2:48 —
I think I'm going to get in trouble for expressing my opinion so stridently, but I'm going to put up a page on my site for people who want to send me Press Releases. It's going to have this picture on it.
It really pisses me off that press people consider me an outlet to push their marketing messages. It upsets me that people in the world can look at me and only see ways that they can scavenge some limited advantage through which to push their agendas. They see my personal… Continue
Added by bishopdante on September 25, 2010 at 21:30 —