Not as useless as bitching about it, kid.
Not as useless as bitching about it, kid.
Sounds about right. With all the MS employees looking to jump ship, I can't see why anyone who wants to hire a Windoze developer would spring for a ticket to interview a candidate from a different city.
Aggression is pretty easy to define, really. If you use force against someone in any way other than as a proportional response to force they have used, or are in the process of using, against either you or someone whose interests you represent (by mutual consent), then you are an aggressor.
The U.S. would not be an aggressor for assisting its allies in their defense against Hitler. On the other hand, invading a country for its oil, without provocation, would obviously be an aggressive act.
Given the US is one of the biggest arms dealers around the world regardless of side I think YES you can say the same about engineers.
The U.S. is a major exporter of arms, but it restricts the export of the most effective weapons, reserving them for its own use. If you're working on something which isn't restricted for export (to anyone) you can claim not to discriminate. The same is not true if you're working on something with limited distribution. And thanks to general export bans to certain countries, you would be hard-pressed to find any weapon which isn't restricted in some way.
and is not in direct conflict with the defense limitations of their own/home nation
Exactly: they discriminate. They don't sell weapons to other countries which could realistically stand up to aggression by their own.
Look, the article you're commenting about says they're going to treat the water with their Advanced Liquid Processing System prior to discharge. That will take most of the radionuclides out. I know most people can't be bothered to do even basic research before making unfounded claims, but maybe you should consider it? In cases like this, where there are real risks, unfounded fear mongering will detract from those risks in the long-run.
Yes it is, If you knew anything AT ALL about computers or electronics you would know that. Go look up how audio pathways work in a computer kid.
They have had wireless charging for a decade for larger vehicles. the Golf carts at the local golf course have done this for at least 10 years. you drive on a rubber mat and the golf cart starts charging, Exact same thing for a car unless they claim they can charge the car from dead to full in 20 minutes, then I highly doubt it as inductive charging cant handle that much power in a wide air gap transformer (This is what "wireless" charging is)
Saying an engineer shouldn't design a better weapon is like saying a doctor shouldn't treat a wounded soldier.
Ethical doctors treat the wounded on both sides. Can most (military) weapon designers make the same claim?
I see nothing unethical about designing or manufacturing weapons for defensive use, so long as you sell them indiscriminately to anyone in need of defense. Knowingly designing or manufacturing weapons for use by an aggressor, on the other hand, would make you complicit—much like selling a weapon to someone knowing that they plan to use it to rob a bank or commit a murder.
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.
""In our article, we describe how the complete concept of air gaps can be considered obsolete as commonly available laptops can communicate over their internal speakers and microphones and even form a covert acoustical mesh network,"
This is 100% bullshit.
That is 100% wrong. XP is a pain in the ass to pirate and Windows 7 is the absolute easiest to pirate. Windows loader, one click and I'm done. Windows XP requires a mess to keep it from blacklisting the generated key.
You really need to learn about piracy before you talk about it, because windows 7 has a huge OEM hole that makes it effortless to crack. Windows 8 is getting about as easy to crack as well.
XP is not "dying" I have servers running Windows NT 3.51 that still make more money an hour than 100% of the people here on slashdot. and they are 100% secure because they are on a segregated and airgapped lan.
When you have something working and you have enough spare hardware to keep it working, why waste money and time "upgrading" simply because some idiots think you need to. Short of someone doing a "mission impossible" break in my servers are 100% hacker proof. Oh and here's a tip they ALL have the administrator password set as password1234.
They are specialized servers that can play back 16 broadcast quality MPEG2 streams into digital video in CATV headends. 16 at the same time all from a single pentium 1 processor and barely any ram. the playback cards play the video directly from the SCSI hard drives. The replacement today from Seachange are less capable and break down more. These require nearly ZERO attention and continue to run year after year just printing money for us. and we have enough spare parts to handle any issues and give us a year lead time if we ever needed to do a complete upgrade to current tech. If an OS if supported means nothing at all if you have sysadmins and network people that actually have a clue as to what they are doing.
Technically, it's a barge.
Yeah, obviously nobody has ever thought about that possibility before, so engineers have certainly not worked on making the system fault-tolerant.
The world is coming to an end--save your buffers!