The other interesting thing to think is protect against what... Yes, you could probably protect against a low yield EMP produced by a solar flare - however, there will be no protecting against a high yield nuke detonated over an area (where the EMP is the least of your worries). EMP is only one of the things that would need to be protected against - there is blast damage, fallout, fuel supplies... Yeah - if a high yield bomb goes off over the US we are all screwed, whether we spend 0 dollars, or 100Billion.
Were you asked to do something or were you asked if doing something is a good idea?
If you were asked to do something then fucking do it. Any sticker shock is the CTOs problem to explain.
Time to bring Goodwin's law out.
Just because you are a guard at a prison, doesn't mean that saying "I was just following orders" is a good defense. It is YOUR job to know details and question things that come out of people's mouths to determine if they are good for YOUR company. Many times the answer is, yes it is a good idea - you don 't have to pay for upgrades, maintenance, or other things people always seem to forget about... Other times, keeping things in house is where you want to be. You should be able to find out what is correct for your organization and make sure that is what happens.
heavy objects sink in water
I will say an aircraft carrier is very heavy - but floats on water, what the authors meant to say was Dense objects sink in water, as even light grains of sand sink to the bottom.
You can thank the college of Phycology for the misunderstanding - when you read something like that in the first paragraph of the paper, makes me doubt anything else they have to say.
By the way - when did you stop beating your Significant other?
13% Social Security
That tax bracket hits right in the middle of your average tech worker, especially in high tax/High property value areas like California.
I purposely did not include things that are not taxed as a percentage of income like property taxes/sales taxes/use/car/gas/etc taxes - they can easily punch that value up another 10%
We keep talking about the "super rich" that don't have problems with these things (in fact they don't pay death taxes - they pay lawyers to not pay the death taxes), why don't we talk about hard working people that have built capital in a family business that has to shutdown when they die rather than let their heirs enjoy the benefits of their labor.
Do you see the Son as winning the jackpot?
I see a family that has built equity from the land/small business - wanting to let their children have a good, hard earned living.
As far as I can tell - everyone's definition of "Societal Interest" is what is best for them, not always what is best for other people. Which is more important to the society? Animal Welfare, Health Care/Disease researc, Education, the Arts, the Poor? How do we as a Society determine that? How should that interest be enforced? Wouldn't it be easier (and therefor more efficient) if people voted with their wallets and donated money to causes that they determined were the most effective at solving the problems that are important to themselves?
This has the other effect of removing the incentive to bribe politicians into giving more money to each particular type of charity (so more money ends up going to the people being helped instead of lobbyists working to get the government to give more money to cause X). It also significantly reduces the amount of overhead going to people doing things like "Grant Writing" that don't help - but are just simply overhead. I actually cringe at thinking what percentage of "academic research" budgets go to such tasks instead of actually doing research.
And demanded equal rights.
"The oaks are just too greedy;
We will make them give us light."
Now there's no more oak oppression,
For they passed a noble law,
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe, and saw.
Rush - "The Trees" Nothing like using more H1-Bs to bring down EVERYONE's living wage to make us all more equal. For my next magic trick I will tax the rich at 90% and watch our income tax receipts go to 0.
He is badmouthing poor Transit infrastructure planning that he is responsible for and asking for people to pay his company for substandard service that can be provided with cheaper alternatives.
I also think it is funny that he is referring to south bay as the suburbs of San Francisco. Realize that San Jose (South Bay) is a larger city than San Francisco, Cupertino (Apple) is just minutes from downtown San Jose, and within a mile of the actual city border. San Fransisco has INSANE property values and would be very difficult for a company to build a building that can host 10K+ employees there. It was hard enough for apple to get permission to build in Cupertino.
To say the younger crowd is interested in living and working in the city isn't quite right. Many of the younger crowd prefers to live and work in the "suburbs" to the convenience of living, shopping and parking all without the burdens of getting mugged, having my car broken into and having streets that smell of urine. Frankly NYC and SF are both hellholes to be tolerated at best. I would never live in San Francisco as it is way too expensive, the schools are bad - and frankly anything that is worth going into the city for I can drive there, enjoy the evening and then Go home to a nice safe place in south bay.
We moved up to assembler to allow us to not have to memorize the 1s and 0s
Then we moved to our first language C/Pascal/Lisp/so many to choose from to compile a language into assembler
Then we moved into management and finally get the visual tool that we want. Managers compile programmers into machine code using Power Point
I am very visually distracted. Something like this would make me (and anyone else like me) unable to productively work as I would always be trying to see what the motion was.
There are so many things that can affect compile time more than the compiler - and the end customer really doesn't care anyway. Frankly, if you want a 3-5x speedup, just put the whole thing on an SSD and let it fly.