Yes, I understand that VW cheated the regulators in terms of emissions. Fair enough. They cheated. They got caught. They should pay the price.
What I don't understand is end users being upset. In my life, I've purchased 5 cars to date (all new). Never has the emissions level of the vehicle been a factor, at any level, in my decision over which vehicle to purchase. Horsepower? Yes, Fuel efficiency? Yes. Cost? Yes. Emissions? Not even on the radar.
What am I missing?
Concur. I started in the industry 29 years ago (dang). It was cool. It was fun. We actually got to build interesting new stuff. And, yes, there were boring patches, but a lot of the time I actually woke up Monday morning thinking "I get to go to work today."
Now, we struggle to get permission to implement best practices. Instead, management wants to perpetuate the mistakes we've made for the past N years.
Actually, the biggest issue I seem to be encountering is "me, me, me". I used to encounter a team ethos among most, if not all, of my co-workers. Now, nobody seems to care about the team or the mission. It's all about them, and if things don't go precisely their way, they do their best to make everyone miserable. What scares me about this is that I'm afraid of becoming like them. Maybe it's time to spiff up the resume. Any good SW development firms in Canada (Ontario and Quebec excepted)?
I get that you're not on-line for long. But, when you are on-line, what sort of bandwidth do you need? A few years ago, I looked into working from the family cottage on a quasi-permanent basis, but there was nothing really available that met my needs.
Satellite tends to be okay on the download, but, even if you can do upload via satellite (when I was looking, upload was by land line - ick), it's really slow.
If you can get cellular data with tethering, that's not too bad, but you'd want to check on reliability and the actual limits imposed by the provider.
WiFi might do, but possible issues include reliability (what happens when it goes down), access (how many people share the connection, and does the provider really want to have you working through the connection), and security (shared WiFi?).
There are some rural providers that provide wireless connections to individual customers (the antennae look like small microwave antennae). That may be a possibility for you, but I"ve no idea on the cost.
I'd love to be able to work that remotely. Totally not possible with my current job. Sigh
Question: Does Windows 10 spy on what you do using a VM? If not, run your preferred *NIX variant in a VM under Windows 10 and do whatever you like.
If it does spy on your activities within a VM, consider flipping things around: *NIX running a VM that contains Windows 10.
I do understand that there is value to MS in sending data home and, yes, there is some value to us in having data sent home to MS. That said, if it is out of my control, the cost is far greater than any value I receive, so it ain't gonna happen. I was intending to upgrade one of my computers to Windows 10 Enterprise, but until I can confirm that no data get phoned home outside my control, not a chance. And in case Satya is listening, yes, I've managed to discourage my employer from upgrading to Windows 10 (given that security is a major consideration for us, data being phoned home outside of our control is a non-starter).
Am I the only one who thought that they ought to have posted the paper on-line on a site outside the jurisdiction of the judge in question?
I'm all in favour of responsible disclosure, but years should not be required to resolve a serious security flaw.
Keep in mind that my time has value. The cumulative value of the time I wait could be significant over the course of a year.
Agreed, although a modern VCS really really helps avoid this. Wish I'd had GIT back in the '80s.
"I'm not afraid of dying, I just don't want to be there when it happens." -- Woody Allen