True - though most states usually sort that out at the unemployment office as either being fired "for cause", or just being fired. The latter means you can collect a check, while (in most states) the former means that you cannot.
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You think it's just an American phenomenon... how naive of you.
So, a fully open source
...not when it's bound good and hard to a closed-source operating system and closed-source tools, it ain't.
1) Last I checked, MS SQL Server does not run on OSX or Linux, and
2) GP forgot to mention pricing on MS Office in the pricing squeeze (sure, you can get Office 365... subscription models are effing delicious to MS, especially when compared to set-pricing for licenses that may or may not renew within the next 3 years).
So far their acclaimed commitments seem to be mostly fluff with very little real substance in them..
How about completely opening
They're not doing it out of a sense of freedom or charity, so forgive me if I don't swoon with joy...
Microsoft has been accelerating its "open" source offerings. Certifications be damned, licenses and formats such as SharedSource and Open XML are not open. The vast majority of anything else they've done in that vein has almost all been focused on sucking in devs to the
That sounds like "Cosmos" is cancelled then.
Too bad, as it was the best thing on TV.
It *was* the best thing on TV... when Carl Sagan did it. In the time and place that the original series ran, it was a refreshing and needed mixture of education, propaganda, and philosophy. Yes, propaganda, and that's not a bad thing, considering that most folks at the time had no awareness of the impacts mankind was wreaking on their environment, or the dangers that the then-escalating Cold War posed to humanity.
Nowadays, people are on forced-empathy overload of a sort... everywhere they turn for entertainment, they're bombarded with preaching. Eventually, it turns one off to the idea, then makes one hostile to it - especially when it's being pushed from every orifice of the media, you know?
...and would very likely work references to "climate change" into the monolog a whole lot less.
Either way, they should've brought Dr. Michio Kaku into it. He may be a physicist, but he's a hell of a lot more able to inspire wonder, and brings a certain level of awesome into the conversation.
IMHO, Tyson-DeGrasse only seems able to rabble-rouse nowadays.
...and you'll see the story duplicated at least three times over the next 6 months...
If they had actual evidence as they claimed, he'd be in jail right now and facing arraignment.
Dear reader: let that one sink in for a moment...
He said "should I..." not "I am...", or even "I will..."
QED: There is no criminal negligence, since he's not done anything or even threatened to (save for sufficiently large and fear-fueled values of "should")
By activist you mean corporate lobbyists. They are the ones pushing this computer programming b.s.
A combination of both, methinks. However, you have to look beyond who is doing it, and instead ask why they're doing it.
The activists do it because it shoves their agendae along. They get to put their name in the papers, and more importantly, they get to feel good about themselves while they do it.
The (tech) corporate interests on the other hand, they do it for two reasons: First, they think that by doing so, they get a bigger labor market down the road - thus driving down costs. Second, they get to pretend that they're doing something 'important', while at the same time buying themselves a big, fat rhetorical shield against accusations of $evil from the SJW crowd.
Meanwhile, the rest of us wind up with girls being shoved into learning something they may well turn out hating, and boys sitting in an "language arts" class thinking "WTF?" Both groups will have people in them that end up loving what they've discovered, but I suspect that the majority will have wasted their time.
But you know, both CEO and activist alike in LA can bask in the applause and adulation. Of course, for the LA County taxpayers, well, they're used to the PMITA treatment they get from their local government (to the point of sheer masochism, even) so maybe they won't feel this one as much...
Trees. Quit cutting them down. Plant more. Problem solved.
Strangely enough, at least in North America, we've planted more trees than we've cut down, and have done so for around what, 100 years now? ( By way of example, here in Oregon, loggers are required by law to plant anywhere from 3-5new trees** for each one they cut down, and they have to survive for at least a year after planting.)
Mind you, this doesn't speak for the third world (where firewood for heat and cooking is an actual thing, farming is a growth industry, not to mention the exotic hardwood cutting), and definitely doesn't speak for Europe and Asia (where the former has few forests left, and the latter is largely ignored and therefore unregulated for the most part).
** the number depends on soil quality, slope, and other factors, but it's at least 3.
Sing it with me, campers: KHAN-bahn...
Desperation, methinks. There's been one high-level, err, 'resignation' from this already (because Pearson basically screwed the pooch and yet no one can peg them for blame thanks to the contract), and lots of other executives are nervously eying the newspapers and school board minutes of late...