Bonuses are a convenient way for the corporation to reduce its tax liability.
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Why can't we do the equivalent of SETI@Home or the protein folding thing or hell, even bitcoin mining for fusion simulation?
What a lot of people don't realize is that top brass gets compensation that's often not in their salary e.g. stock options. Salaries are taxed at the ordinary income rate. Bonuses and options are not. More than likely this was a weasel move to garner public support while secretly loving the fact that his tax burden has been significantly lowered.
There goes Gawker.
Pass the donuts!!
But but but but but....they get free tuition at Stanford et al.
They're filming a sequel to The Arrival and are trying to method act it.
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Yup. Aside from being written in common C/C++, not only does it work cross-platform for desktop environments but also for tablet/phone environments.
Oh, man, what this says about homeopathy.
Way back in the golden age of CGI software development, those of us on the cutting edge always marveled at the amazing work John Knoll (of Photoshop and ILM fame) did and we all wanted a button in our 3D programs that made everything look as good as his work. Never happened, of course, because you can't code real talent. But, in one of my plugins, I put in an Easter egg which was a giant button that said "Create award-winning animation"
Given the 90+% Bullsh*t Rule of the internet, all this study shows is that Google makes it easier to look up bullsh*t.
Aside from the long standing problem of professors teaching what was the hot thing when they were working in the private sector and now passe or obsolete, there is not much more fragmentation and specialization in STEM careers. 20 years ago, if you knew C, C++, and Unix, you had one foot in the door of most places. Now, employers need to fill positions that often use obscure development tools and environments. They're less likely to hire a generalist and less likely to be willing to train a generalist. That said, it's now vastly easier to search for a job than it was 30 years ago. You may have to go far afield to get one.
There's only one problem with an otherwise perfect hypothesis: Most soldiers on base don't walk around armed. Hell, even Marines guarding embassies overseas aren't often armed. Look at stock photos and you can see that while they may be walking around with M16s, there are no magazines in the gun.
As though dozens of voices cried out in terror...and were silenced.