Another reason not to trust H.R. consultants - as if anyone needs one.
The lawyer representing an Orleans human resources consultant charged with attempted murder in an attack on a 101-year-old veteran says she will consider asking the court for a referral to a psychiatrist.
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RIVER NORTH — Some of Chicago's yellow lights are too short, according to an administrative law judge who said he's thrown out "60 to 70 percent" of red-light camera tickets he's come across recently because of the discrepancy.
The city uses the state and federal standard of having yellow lights display for a minimum of three seconds at intersections. But an administrative law judge, who hears appeals from motorists ticketed by red-light cameras, said during a hearing this week that he has seen evidence that yellow times are slightly beneath that at some Chicago intersections with red-light cameras.
Over the objections of the city, Fagel was allowed to present his video evidence on two of the red-light tickets that he said showed yellow light times slightly under three seconds.
Judge Robert Sussman dismissed the two red-light camera tickets and then surprised the hearing room by saying the Department of Administrative Hearings was seeing a large volume of red-light camera violations that listed a yellow light time of under three seconds.
"We're having a big problem with these yellow lights," Sussman said. "Sixty to 70 percent are coming up under three seconds."
Sussman said he has routinely thrown out any ticket for which documentation shows the yellow light lasted less than three full seconds. And he said he will continue to do so until the timing is fixed.
The practice of too-quick yellow lights was SOP for red-light cameras for years, because otherwise they would have failed to generate enough revenue to justify themselves.
None of this is new, it's been covered in the main-stream media before, Florida tried to do this state-wide and got caught a year and a half ago. Here's the map identifying the traps.
I work at a funded startup in the Seattle area and we've had several
No way would we discriminate on age. The talent pool from what we've seen is crap.
Could it be that the toolchain you use attracts more than its' share of mediocre talent?
Are you saying that software development languages in their current state are perfect and there is no reason to learn anything new or different? If so, in the not too distant future I predict you'll be walking out of your job with your personal items in a cardboard box.
That's not what I wrote. I wrote that there's no real reason for projects and programmers who are already implementing solutions using other toolchains to make the switch. Why re-code the wheel? If, for example, you coded your project in Java (which has been open-sourced for years and runs on multiple platforms), why would you switch to
I think you missed my point, so please allow me to elaborate. For someone who wants to go from Windows to other platforms, an open-source
For people who are already using toolchains other than
And since the official Java implementation is open source (OpenJDK) and has been for years, why not just stick with it if you're already using it? So really, the majority of people who aren't already using
Henry Ford warned us about this. He was criticized by everyone else for paying his workers more than the competition. "I've got to pay them more so they can buy my cars." He used technology to make that possible.
At some point in the future, even if people are willing to work in almost slavery conditions for peanuts, there simply won't be enough jobs to go around (especially since those "grunt" jobs are in many cases the first to be automated). And people won't have money to buy the products.
A future where everything is free is all nice and good, but "you can't get there from here." At least not without some serious, possibly fatal, pain.