As a Discordian Pope, I don't care what monuments they put up only that there are five of them, and I'd kinda like one to be a cabbage but am flexible on that.
yes they are trying to get an army of disposable low quality coders. Yes they need some good folks and will always need to some good folks to put together the infrastructure.
A company like facebook though is a little bit of technology developed by good people, and whole lot monkeys that know just enough about it string it together with the presentation layer.
Speaking as someone who would not be offended to be labels a TEA party member my problem with illegal immigration is its a basic question of rule of law. If the law does not work or we don't want to enforce it, than it should be repealed or amended. If its on the books it should be enforced. No exceptions no playing favorites, collar them a prosecute them; deport them. Its a stupid policy but we should change it not just ignore it and fail to enforce it.
I'll vote for the last. Taxing "long term" (greater than 1 year is long term?) capital gains at a a max marginal rate of 15%, even if you're a billionaire, while middle class schnooks pay a higher marginal rate on their earned income (IRS term), is obscene. Have you noticed the vast political movement to change that? Or that the average person in the street, fed "information" by the sycophantic media, are even aware of such an absurd disparity?
The problem here is there are people who are middle class and people who think they are middle class. You are middle class if you have a professional job or are a tradesmen with some savings and the ability to make choices. You quit and move to a different city because you want to for example. If you nothing but debts and your credit is maxed out and would be looking at foreclosure after a few months if you lose a job, you are not middle class. I don't care how big your McMansion is or have many SUVs you have parked on the driveway with no equity in. You sir are still poor.
The actual middle class has savings in investments and that 15% tax rates helps them lots. Its what enables them to save enough to retire and maintain their standard of living. Does it also function as give away to the very wealthy yes, but rates should be the same for everyone. Maybe it should be 15% on the first 100K and go up from there but just blanket raising the capital gains would be bad for middle class America.
Its not their responsibility to train you but we probably should ask the question whey they don't want to. Is it because the American education system is not turning out young adults that are even fit for entry level positions in tech firms?
Is it that other nations are turning out young adults that are so much better qualified?
Do companies no longer see a benefit from developing and retaining talent in house? People used to have entire professional careers at just one or two organizations. Why has this changed?
It is a problem that companies don't seem to want to hire anyone without a decade of experience now. Those of us who are fortunate enough to have than but young enough not have ageism close the doors to us as well can do okay, for now...
I like many of my peers I talk to at different organizations, get great reviews but never "promoted" I mean we get title promotions where they add additional roman numerals on our business cards and pay bumps but the job does not really change. When something like a team lead position opens up they almost always hire an outsider. It was clear at one company I spent a lot years at I was never going to get moved up in the organization sense. As soon I left an went somewhere else laterally for a little while though, I saw the position I had wanted their open up and got the job with no more than a phone call "So you want to come back? Great!". I am certain though had I still be occupying my old desk I never would have been considered for the potion.
As I have stated before I have many friends with very similar experiences. Its weird as a policy I don't really understand it. Maybe the idea is it brings outside ideas in. I can understand seeking to do this if the business practice/unit at a given organization is immature in terms of process or unsuccessful but when you have a sub organization that is working why not promote from within?
What is going on?
We've found tolerable solutions to our other toxic waste problems.
Yes if you consider shipping it off to some place in the third world to poison them instead of us a tolerable solution.
Most of solutions to other toxic waste were really only ecologically sustainable when the population was a few billion people small. We are going to eventually run out of places to dump stuff.
So you could add it to water and turn it into wine?
No probably just some nasty brownish sludge. All of the volatiles including the alcohol will be gone. The rest of the what was once there will probably be heavily oxidized and taste pretty nasty too. Its not instant coffee ( which is generally pretty bad itself).
Right, the problem is solved but we need to get real about the proliferation issue.
I say the genie is out of the bottle at this. The policy might have made sense in the past but now our insistence on not having breeder reactors around is creating more risk then its preventing. Lots of people we did not want to get the bomb have the bomb now. China -check, North Korea -check, Pakistan -check, India -check, and Iran is so near it now that the Iranian nuclear issue is a political play thing. The President can send the Secretary of State out to strike a meaningless deal where the various parties don't even agree on what the language means just to distract from domestic issue, because it no longer matters they take the final steps anytime. All of these plays could without our ability to stop them spread it farther as well.
So it comes to the morals issues now. Firstly is clearly immoral to leave future generations piles of toxic waste for which the only solution for dealing with is one we have deemed unacceptable in our time.
Secondly though, what right do we have to deny another sovereign people nuclear power. We certainly under no obligation to give it to them but to deny them is wrong. Look what convulsions our own economy goes through whenever there is a oil price shock. It should be clear that cheap, abundant, reliable energy is critical to, if not the driver for success in the modern world economy. As a practical matter support for nonproliferation policies at this point is synonymous with support for poverty and inequality and war.
means coal, at least until it runs out, at which point it means rolling blackouts.
Except that as a practical matter coal will never run out. The only thing that could really disrupt the supply of coal is the NIBY crowd and the regulators. Most estimates suggest we have centuries of supply in domestic coal.
I think your ignoring how some of these people get into this criminal line of work. Suppose you had been doing honest work as developer, or maybe even something like a pen tester. Suppose one day you discover a really reliable vulnerability you can exploit in some really really widely used software, maybe the SMB service on Windows or something. It works just about everywhere and gets privileged access.
Now you got choices:
Tell the vendor - who may be happy to hear from you so they can quickly and quietly patch it. They may even pay you a small bounty. The may also do nothing. They could potentially even try and prosecute you. I can tell you I WOULD NEVER CHOOSE THIS OPTION, little possibility for reward lots of potential for pain.
Publish it in the legitimate white had security world -- Probably the best choice. You'll be getting your name out there which can really help you. You might even be able to make some money off it directly by talking about it at the various *cons.. The vendor or project will be forced to fix the vulnerability which is good because that actually makes everyone safe. If you publish in the proper venue at least people who care enough to follow this stuff will be able to take some mitigation steps until a proper fix is available.
Sell it -- risky sure, but might not be all that difficult these days. Could be lots quick money. Awful hard to say no to a quick $50K shot in the arm. You certainly risk jail and could lose everything, but that calculation then depends on your current situation. If you have a good job and are living comfortable with some savings you'd probably be crazy to try it. On the other hand if you're sitting there wondering how your paying the rent this month and contemplating ramen noodles for dinner again; taking your chances on something like that might be pretty appealing.
Exactly This ^^^
You want to motivate someone to really learn something show them the power of the thing. If you try to teach programming or math by showing kinds "hey you make 3d animations" many are not going to be interesting; because many won't see value in the application. On the other hand convey this can open endless possibilities its a tool that you can use to accomplish YOUR OWN goals, and kids will take interest.
For one student that might be animating their favorite comic book character, but for another it might be reading in a bunch of statistics and optimizing a fantasy football lineup. So you do need to show them some applications in the real world, but a truly great teacher might let some of the students define what that application is, because that would prove to them and all the others, that isn't about calculating how many swimming pools you can fill in hour with a 3" diameter water pipe, and some given pressure. Its about being empowered to do what you want to get done.
And what about all the mining to provide the rare earths for the high efficiency compact generators that have to go in the turbines. How much harm to birds has the tailing from that done? You don't have a point, other than that basically any activity may do some indirect harm to these birds.
The larger issue here is this is just another case of the administration playing favorites. If you happen to be someone Obama likes for whatever reason the rules don't apply to you. You're a unionized teach oh well you can get an exemption from NCLB, You're a big laybor union and there is an election coming up bye bye employer mandate... You're UAW member forget bankruptcy law and the bond holders rights I'll just give Chrysler away to a foreign company.
OTOH - you're an individual who had trouble buying insurance no relief for you pal, you own a coal plant the EPA is gonna destroy your business fool.
The rules SHOULD be applied as written and uniformly to everyone one. Either it everybody should get exempted from rules protecting eagles or nobody should. The Obama Administration is a blight on not only this nation but the world, for anyone who cares about the rule of law and real democracy.
Not certain buy I would guess FAT32 because of this 'common name space for long and short filenames' as FAT12 and FAT16 did not support LNFs. Hopefully and this what actually matters at this point it also covers exFAT
You can't exercise it off because exercise itself does not burn many calories at least not in proportion to what you can easily consume in a sitting. What it does do though is raise your metabolism. it causes your body to basically use more fuel all the time, so that its ready to support those more frequently occurring higher activity levels. So being physically active for a least a little while every day really is very important for most people to maintain a healthy weight.
Diet and exercise is fine advice for someone like me, who the doctor has suggested could stand to lose 15 pounds. I can accomplish that without drugs, and by doing it now, I'll likely improve my eating habits and not find myself needing to take off even larger amounts of weight later. But my eating habits are already pretty good compared to many, and I get lots of exercise ( I love walking and do walk anywhere I can get on foot safely ). I just need to arrest my sweet tooth a little.
Once people become obese though getting enough exercise to burn any serious calories can be very difficult. They can't walk to the store to do their shopping or spend 20min on the elliptical at home because they'd be exhausted after five. Yet they have all these fat cells their body now thinks it needs to maintain screaming eat constantly. Not impossible to conquer with will power alone perhaps but probably really freaking hard; at to the fact that because they can't get exercise easily their metabolism is probably lower than it should be and they can't burn the extra calories by working out so its going to take a seriously long time before they see any improvement. There is nothing more psychologically challenging then lots of hard work, and discomfort without any short term payoffs.
Yea I agree they did it to themselves and when it comes to who should have to pay more for a plane ticket, medical insurance, and similar where obesity decidedly raises costs, yea I think they should be expected to pay. They should have recognized a problem early and done something about it when it was possible, if they became obese as children their parents should have intervened.
But they are where they are now and if a drug can help them better themselves, why would you want to deny them? Once they get healthy they are going to need to learn good habits to stay healthy but that will be much easier for them if they could get healthy first.