Arguably, the best coders are ones who work for managers who believe in that balance.
If a particular literature graduate is a good programmer then it is because of those things.
The thing that bothers me the most is that people who know they're guilty end up getting better deals than people who believe they shouldn't give in because they think they're in the right. He was punished for the crime of not cooperating. People learn to deal with situations they encounter regularly, but that doesn't help when the first encounter is a death penalty. If touching a hot stove caused you to lose an arm, we'd all be down one arm.
Also, does "intelligence" refer to any information whatsoever? If he had leaked only the information which exposed illegal or immoral acts by the government, would that still be "intelligence" given that it would be information about our own actions?
OTOH, I have always loved the hardware design of the iPhones. I love phones which have a metal feel. Even the plastic on the iPhone feels better than the cheap plastic of my own phone. I chose my Android phone based on features rather than look and feel. I've never liked that it's entirely plastic.
I loved my Nexus One because it was a great Android phone (at the time) with a metal feel, but when I upgraded I couldn't find a similar phone.
I'm going to put this picture up on my wall to remind me daily about what a worthwhile life looks like and that we should value each and every day that we are alive.
I have purchased two TVs (one 55" and one 65") in the last few years. Required features: Netflix, DLNA, not Sony.
If the company was up shit creek and the employees knew they were going to have to find new jobs in a few years anyway, it's probably best for them to get fired now and take the unemployment.
Then again, perhaps the actual best solution would have been to look for new jobs starting 6 months ago while still working there at full pay.
The idea that I match both the Green and Libertarian parties is interesting. I think this is the result of me putting social freedoms as my highest priorities.
Furthermore, I match the libertarian party 68% and the Republican party 4%. That shows pretty clearly how un-libertarian the Republican party really is (at least with respect to all the issues I care about).
Since I live in California I think I'll vote either Green or Libertarian for president.
Actually, I want a reboot of the entire series done in an edgy dark way where Darth Vader uses the force to rip limbs off subordinates (in extremely bloody ways) when they lose the Falcon or come out of lightspeed too close to Hoth. I want Luke to be a naive kid who is forced to witness the horrible slaughter (on screen) of his uncle Owen and aunt Beru. Obi Wan should be grizzled and angry. Perhaps he'd slap Luke whenever he whined. Han Solo wouldn't just shoot first, he'd shoot to wound, dodge the shot from Greedo, then rip Greedo's head off with his bare hands. Boba Fett would leave a trail of bodies in his wake as he followed Luke. When the Death Star destroyed a planet we'd get personal views from the surface as people were baked alive then exploded.
The thing is, what I've described pretty much leaves the plot unchanged. We just get to see the same events in a darker light.
I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that Disney will not deliver what I want.
This sort of thing is EXACTLY why we need to make copyright much shorter. We need serious reboots of Star Wars done by lots of directors. We'd all get the version of the movies that we wanted.
Perhaps it'd depress wages for high skill jobs, but I suspect it would also lead to an explosion of innovation in all fields.
First, objects traveling faster than sound do not violate causality for a bat. Just because the sound they receive is confusing does not mean that the universe broke or that anyone traveled through time. A supersonic object can make two sounds at two different times and a listener at a certain position would hear the sounds reversed. That's confusing, but it doesn't violate causality (except in the strict sense that a bat would sense that events occurred in the wrong order). Sound and light are not the same of course, but getting your data out of order just means that things are confusing for the viewer.
The reason sound and light are not the same is because sound is not synced with time. Being supersonic does not affect time significantly whereas getting closer to the speed of light causes you to experience time differently than others traveling at different velocities relative to you. Furthermore, time dilation and your speed of travel are synced such that light travels away from you at the same speed no matter what speed you are traveling at (assuming you aren't magically warping space).
I don't know enough to comment on how exactly warping space to travel ftl works with special/general relativity, but I've never seen it debunked. The real problem is that there is no known way to warp space to create this warp drive.
Given that, I'd say that anyone can become a senior engineer, but few people can learn to program even when given a decade of on the job experience.