It's not that research labs would hire coders to look for cures for cancer (they wouldn't), the problem is that people go into IT or programming professions, rather than getting degrees in biochemistry (or whatever is best for doing cancer research). And the reason people do this is obvious as you pointed out: the unemployment rate is very high, and that's for PhDs, who are precisely the people you want doing important research like that. It simply doesn't pay to spend years of your life in school getting multiple degrees, (and doing doctoral research that your professor takes all the credit for) and then find that you can't get any kind of job when you're done, and certainly not one that'll pay for all those hefty student loans you've racked up over the last 8 years. Meanwhile, all your friends who went into CS and got out after 4-5 years are getting paid 6 figures and have little trouble finding jobs.
the problem is the original article is talking about the supposedly best and the brightest of IT
This isn't just IT, this is everywhere in American society these days. Our own political leaders are no different; they're obviously corrupt to the core, and only in it for the money and power, and don't do anything to actually improve the state of our society, which is why our roads are falling apart and our bridges collapsing, while our taxes are sky-high (in the areas where good paying jobs exist). Basically, our society is just falling apart, because no one really cares any more, and why should they? Our leaders don't, and our citizens are too dumb to elect decent leaders or hold them accountable.
You can still get old leaded resistors, and they're no more expensive (frequently less expensive in fact) than SMD resistors.
Raw materials are only a small part of a product's cost.
I haven't read the article, but there's several reasons where doing things in NJ is ridiculously expensive:
1) property taxes are the highest in the nation. Alcatel-Lucent-Bell Labs is actually demolishing parts of its historic Murray Hill campus to reduce square footage, solely to reduce their property tax bill. Other companies have left the state, or threatened to leave and gotten special tax breaks, because of property taxes.
2) it's right next to NYC, and lots of New Yorkers have been moving over because Manhattan is so expensive these days and northern NJ is commutable by train and bus. This has driven up housing costs (which are then again compounded by higher property taxes).
3) corruption. This is probably one of the most corrupt places in the country, just behind Chicago.
Some cheap android device + sat phone. Duct tape those two devices anywhere on the plane where you can feed then 5V.
Problem solved. I understand the safety precautions etc, but streaming critical data would not be a huge data stream, and we solved that problem with very small devices a long time ago. Building a device with a GPS module, accelerometer and satphone chipset would be enough to give basic positional and attitudinal data and would be completely isolated from the rest of the plane's systems except for the 5V feed.
You do NOT need a $100k contractor sourced device to add "tracking of last resort" functionality t a plane.
Tesla already has at least one showroom in New Jersey to show their cars. There's one near me in the Short Hills Mall, and I'm pretty sure at least one other mall in northern NJ has a showroom too.
Teslas would cost too much if they were made in New Jersey. You think $108,000 is too much for a car? If they were made in NJ, expect them to cost at least $200k. California is a much cheaper place than NJ, as strange as that sounds.
If you want native, wxWidgets.
Cross platform. Open source. Sane licensing. True native drawn widgets.
Maybe, but assuming a "brown guy" is neither a citizen nor a documented immigrant is racist. It's not wrong to hire some white redneck guy to paint your house or install a sprinkler system for you and pay him with cash, so if you say it's wrong to hire a brown guy to do those things, that makes you a racist. What if the brown guy is a citizen and his family has been here for 5 generations, and he just happens to be poor (just like countless white people who live in trailers in Mesa and Apache Junction)?
If you live in Mississippi and need some odd job done, it's not uncommon to hire some white redneck guy to do it, and pay him in cash. In Arizona, it's more common to hire some brown guy to do the same thing.
God forbid someone make an on-topic reply to a joke. Noooo we can't have that, anything on topic after a joke *must* be whooshed.
Pro tip; If you see a resume that says; "20 years of iPhone programming experience" -- that's also a sign that someone is fudging the numbers.
No, it's not. That's a sign that HR workers are complete idiots.
"As desperately as he has tried to get me to, I have never, not once, called smitty racist. Even as many times as he has called me racist without anything to support his claim, I have never called him one."
So what was this?
That is a link to someone else calling smitty a bigot. That comment was not from me. Again, I have never called smitty a racist, in spite of the large number of times that he has desperately and plainly tried to bait me in to doing so.
It's no mistake that the modern era of victim disarmament laws
Holy leap of logic, batman! If you are trying to make a point you need to fill in the blanks.
I'd prefer that the data be destroyed in accordance with the FISA court orders, and against the California court's orders. Then, I'd like to see the California court judge get pissed, and hold the NSA in contempt of court and order its officers arrested.
+1 on this.
ZFS/RAIDZ is THE solution to this problem.