After bouncing around the tech world several decades ago I settled into the affordable/employable community college path. After looking into my options and expenses transferring to a 4yr BS in CS was the right option for me. My local, affordable, community college was the springboard. I am grateful.
Rand may be right but his reasons for doing this are not us.
If you live in a region where snow and ice are an infrequent occurrence eventually a day like this will come. It's happened in other communities and while folks should be angry it will happen again. Perhaps not in Atlanta again but somewhere.
Slashdotter has vivid coding dream in Mom's basement and find love.
Seems like an easy call from my chair but I am not, possibly, disenfranchised, poor, abused, indifferent, whatever. For many the return on investment (hey Wall Street) is too good to pass on. Just sayin...
I'm waiting for 9.1. Don't want to be first in the pool.
I guess the Department of the Treasury just prints the money they need, right?
As a US citizen Mr. Gates is free to speak his mind as dictated by the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. He can also now expect to come under "friendly fire" as the political wheels churn but he knew that before writing the book. I see this is a useful debate as candidates are vetted for the coming elections. He may have his biases but as an longtime insider I'd like to hear what he has to say.
If the NSA/FBI/CIA/... was really interested in doing some good with all of the data mining they could solve or at least contribute to resolving cases like this. Prevention would even be better.
Like many IT professionals I use a combination of Firefox (everyday browsing), Chrome (gmail) and IE (OWA webmail for work). Choose the right tool for the job. I've used Chrome with the IE Tab extension but OWA is much better with IE. Ditto for gmail, Chrome seems to be better.
I see opportunity here. Once this beast is _somewhat_ operational it will need to be fed and cared for. That responsibility, like most US government functions, will fall to US citizens. If a security clearance is required even better. Lemons from lemonade I say.
Of course humans affect the environment, how is that disputable? It's the degree and duration of the affect that is not clear. Whether, or is it weather, these human changes are a significant factor is the debate..
The current/latest Pentagon buzzword and future money pit is cyber warfare. Whatever it takes to keep the money tap open.
In my case and back in the day the answer was 1200 baud. I was able to use vi in full screen mode rather than ex in line mode. If you don't know the difference be thankful.