I'm not sure size matters except at the extreme scales. I've worked in everything between 100 and 2500 employees, and while the details change, the basics remain: Management is interested in business cases. To get their support, speak their language.
Yeah, obviously nobody has ever thought about that possibility before, so engineers have certainly not worked on making the system fault-tolerant.
who no doubt cleared traffic to make the test a little easier.
Nothing in the article nor in the video backs up this assumption. So why was it in the summary? Having been to Japan, I doubt they would've done this, as the whole point of running the test on a public highway is to show it can cope with other traffic and real-life conditions, and making the test invalid in such a stupid and public way would mean quite a bit of lost face.
Been there, done that.
When you talk to managers, you need to talk business. Throw every reason you think important into the trashcan. Then build your case from the ground up as a business case. Show that it saves the company money or increases productivity. Basically, make the case that your proposal == more $$$.
If management has ever complained about IT being slow or unproductive or their new iPad taking a week to set up - that's your door. Show them how productivity would increase with the expensive IT guys doing the IT work and lots-cheaper help desk guys doing the cheap work. Make sure to use the word "waste" a lot, because it's a red flag to managers - you they leave with the fear that they are wasting company resources unless they follow your proposal, but without you having said that directly, because they have to think they came up with that conclusion themselves.
And read up on the bikeshed problem - include some trivial, easily understood parameters in your proposal that management can discuss and decide upon.
And finally, understand that there may be reasons you don't know about that could lead to your proposal being rejected no matter how good it is. I once got a project rejected that everyone agreed was good because the company was about to merge with another one and nobody wanted to make a decision in that order of magnitude (a few million) because management had already begun the "there's one of us in each company but only one position in the merged one..." game.
What a dodge. I think we're done here.
Yet another HMD with a really crappy resolution (960x540).
This. As soon as I heard the resolution, my interest dropped to zero, then through the floor, left a hole somewhere in the basement and is probably on its way to the center of the earth right now.
Smartphone screens have more resolution than that these days. Wake me when they've doubled it.
The whole "rider" thing in the USA puzzles me to no end.
How isn't this considered fraud? To attach something entirely unrelated to a law as a trick to get it passed? To me that's the definition of fraud and deceit.
Really? The country that had official racial segregation until 1968 lecturing others about racism?
And then wondering why the rest of the world considers them idiots and laughs whenever they don't have guns pointed at them.
To my point:
The basic education in these countries in considerably higher than in most of the big countries because they understand that brain is their primary capital. In Lithuania, for example, not having a college degree is considered shameful and despite just having 3 mio. people it has 15 public and 6 private universities.
In all the smaller european countries, being fluent in at least two or three languages is standard. What americans often don't understand is how much speaking a foreign language adds to your general education, because language and thought are closely related and having more than one way to think about something available is a dramatic improvement. There's a reason that until the early 20th century, an educated gentleman in the western world was expected to speak about half a dozen languages. So much, in fact, that if you read philosophers from that time, you will find plenty of quotes in ancient greek, latin, french, italian, english or german with no translation provided because they expected their readers to understand all those languages.
I take it you've never been there nor do you know people from there.
Highly informative, thanks a lot.
I am surprised about the 6th. Does that mean they have the right to be judged by their peers, i.e. other corporations instead of a human jury? How far of is that, do you think?
These are the people of which Churchill said, "the best argument against democracy is a 2 minute conversation with the typical voter."
Which depends dramatically on the country. Small, educated countries like the northern european ones or Lithuania, for example, would give a very different picture than a large one with tons of idiots like, say, the USA or Russia.
Same thing in Europe. Even the same limit - withdraw or deposit above 10k âuros and you are in for a bit of paperwork. It's not a big hassle, more of an inconvenience, so I'm not singing the "evil government nazi control freaks" song because I realize that the opposite of control is not only freedom, but also anarchy, crime and (after a while) tyranny.
(and before anyone trolls, of course that doesn't mean I'm all for total control. Part of growing up is understanding that the real world is complex, has shades of grey and most things are not binary.)
But cash is hard to automate. Washing $100 you stole from someone's wallet clean is easy, you just go shopping. But washing $1 mio. you picked up in a drug deal or bank robbery isn't that easy anymore.
Also, how did a value, any value, ever get assigned to a bitcoin?
The same way value gets assigned to everything. If you find someone who is willing to give you $10 for your X, then your X has a value of $10. It also works the other way around: If you can buy dinner for $10, then the dinner is worth $10 - and your $10 are worth one dinner.