I'd love to see how Boeing is maintaining GPL compliance with their Android based phone. Does anyone believe they won't make any modifications to the core OS? And how much will the NSA pay for a backdoor?
If device security and privacy came down to just the OS, then Android could be secured by a group of like minded individuals. The problem isn't the OS but the hardware and the firmware that drives it. Android's radio image is proprietary and out of public view. This means there are going to be undetectable processes running on your phone regardless of what OS you load. So unless these guys are building their own chips and writing their own firmware, how can they guarantee privacy?
I just opted out.
"We want information...information."
The Lord already took mercy on my soul when my ex-wife moved over 3000 miles away. Then "BoB" Dobbs came along with his pipe and helped me sort out the rest.
Someone should work out the licensing with the publishers of "Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs" and create a full manuscript. I would buy it and put it right between to my copy of Principia Discorida and The Book Of The Subgenius.
Maybe your concept wasn't that great to begin with.
I didn't say they COULDN'T be great, I'm just saying too much polish and people see you are unfamiliar with the culture, which lead some to question just how much exposure you've really had. Besides, since when has casual meant you are slob? Just because I don't wear a suit and tie doesn't mean I'm unclean.
Really? Oh no! We'll all be turned into godless communists who are in league with the Bolshevik Martian invaders. Soon we will force everyone to wear their underpants on their heads!
You can keep the "nicer" areas. I'll keep the mountains, forests and ocean, all within a couple hours of where I live. Nothing I've seen on earth is nicer than that.
You show up to interviews in a suit around here and you'd better know your stuff. A lot of people will see a know-nothing trying to cover their intellectual inadequacies by a bunch of slick polish. It's one of the few aspects of the Redmond culture that I agree with. Suit and tie are a serious Bozo flag. We care more about results than window dressings.
The last time a recruiter tried to call me about a contract position - at MS, orange badge no lessl - I told him I would need at least 97K/year (I picked a prime and added some zeros) and would consider nothing less than permanent employment (blue badge). The guy left me alone after that.
What a whiner. I get sh!t done all the time.
You couldn't pay me enough to live in LA. I'd sooner live in Burien.
You don't understand? Really?! Could it be that MS programmers are a dime a dozen around Seattle? Could it be that you are expecting an LA salary? Maybe you should focus on developing skills that are a little more in demand. Non-MS specific skills are a little harder to come by around here. How is your Java? GNU-Linux? etc... Many companies are looking for people who can think outside of the MS-Certified-Box. Those that drank the MS.NET Kool-Aid can pick up cheap talent from the local community colleges and high schools.