The whole point of getting people into an office together is so that they can communicate and get work done faster than if they were all telecommuting. I think headphones hurt that, it's annoying to have to tap people on the shoulder to ask them something. Obviously you shouldn't bug people if you don't have to, but this applies with or without headphones.
Oh that's true! Thank God for that.
If Postgres is on par with Oracle then it has fallen a long way.
Look at the date on the PAPI NOTAM: it is after the crash. The plane took out the PAPI lights.
Correcting myself: there are other non-visual approaches (GPS for example) that could have been flown with the ILS out, but these require more work and given the weather conditions a visual approach would be chosen by most pilots.
Your emphasis is on the wrong runway. He was on runway 28L, the glide path component of the ILS was out of service, thus he would have been flying a visual approach. The PAPI lighting (giving a visual cue about the glide slope) was working at the time. Even if the ILS was working I'm sure many pilots would have opted for a visual approach given the perfect weather conditions.
It was forked: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenJDK The problem is that the browser plugin and WebStart parts of Java are not included in OpenJDK. But OpenJDK is excellent and widely used.
The Australian government is excellent at selling to the public products that the public have paid to produce. In the US (at least in theory) products of the US government are in the public domain and not eligible for copyright. I know, there are tons of things the US government produces that are exempt from this. I know this is a simplistic view, but Australia should not be selling things to people that they have already bought with their tax dollars.
I didn't see this mentioned, but the sponsoring company has to make a Labor Condition Application for H-1B applicants. In this application they have to show that the visa candidate is going to be paid a salary at or above the "prevailing wage". Of course there are ways and means to avoid this but at least in principle is supposed to make a H-1B worker no more attractive to an employer than an American.
Did you know that people in North America pronounce "solder" as "sodder"? I had no idea until I moved to the US and I still find it hilarious!
You're never going to get a straight answer about why the position is vacant, waste of a question.