If you read the article the information about the exec and where and when he was traveling was public, they just looked up the most likely flight he would be on and used that.
... is a job best done by people who understand it. Yet the security czar of the US Government bragged in an interview that since he didn't know anything about security he was better able to deal with it.
Is to lie. Tell them you are moving to a city which doesn't have comcast. So they can't do anything but disconnect you. Of course once Comcast is the only Cable company left you are screwed.
but I classified it as top secret.
To be hooked up to some device while we work to measure how likely we are to wind up at the top of the stack rank. It could be completely automated, if it determines you just wrote sucky code it generates a pink slip email and a robot carries you out the door. Instant better code!
I was constantly amazed at how clueless the executives were when talking about the company with people being laid off present: "We're excited about the future things are going to be great, everything is roses, etc". Like they were saying "getting rid of all of you is so awesome."
We don't need no stinking QA on that screensaver. What could possibly go wrong?
anyone there cares about customers.
... nothing. Rubber stamps are never wrong.
If people were really against his positions, why did he get elected? Probably because he ran against a hamster and they had no choices. I wish we could vote no.
The computer with a bug that was actually a fish is a new one to me. Imagine if debugging today was called fishing.
... we know better than people who devoted their lives and spent a decade being educated in a scientific discipline. We stayed in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
U2's have been flying for 50 years. I smell rotten fish. How does collision avoidance software not understand altitude?
and it's very hard. We had good success not in stopping a commercial cheat system directly, but identifying the cheaters correctly. Our game was small enough that by making the cheat developer work too much they eventually decided it wasn't worth the money they spent on development. Most big online game companies don't care enough to even bother doing anything, other than maybe buying some commercial product that's easily bypassed. They make enough money up front that pissing off some customers isn't important. The funny thing is that people spent more on the cheat product than on the game.
bragged that the ship was unsinkable and look how well that turned out. Of course the CEO is going to say that but that doesn't mean much.