This just sounds like you're a developer that for some reason thinks he's better than a computer repair tech. Just because the problems are different doesn't mean they don't require some complex problem solving skills.
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Definitely your opinion and thanks for the anecdote but that is the exact opposite of my experience.
IMHO, if a person can be demonstrably productive working remotely, they should be allowed and even encouraged to do that.
Basically, because bosses still only feel like they are in control of their workers if they have all their staff sitting neatly in their cubicles. If someone isn't in the office, they must be slacking off.
Unfortunately this petty human behaviour is what has been holding back real telecommuting...we've had the technology to do it for ages, but even tech companies don't generally allow it.
What were you doing with them up to 1 year old? Were they somehow more interactive, and lost this functionality when they hit 1?
I'm not sure how a child watching Sesame Street via Netflix on an iPad is different than watching Sesame Street on an actual television.
They talk about it in detail on the TLC show, Super Structures, when they do the episode on Cheyenne Mountain/NORAD.
Watch that - maybe they are lying, but thats what they claim their capabilities are.
And, if you think about it for even a moment, they would in fact need such capability, so they could detect if someone was launching a nuclear warhead at them from the other side of the world. They want to know about such an event the second the missile is airborne. *shrugs* They don't need to wait for the missile to come "over the horizon".
It's not my claim or dream, it's NORADs. You are free to believe them, or not, but I don't think that their only means of object detection is ground radar.
NORAD claims to monitor all flying objects around the entire earth, from ground level to 22,000 miles above the surface. They do not disclose however, how they are able to achieve that.
Ok, internet tough guy! You are really scaring some people with your big talk and threats...probably couldn't back them up anyway.
It's not that simple and I expect you know that. A lot of people view "the bosses" as, on a different level, and they are uncomfortable sharing their real feelings for many reasons including fear of the consequences of doing so. That is why there are shows like Undercover Boss, actually.
In other cases, workers may not even know what makes them more productive - so it would be hard to actually get this information from them by simply asking them. It is easy for workers to say what makes them feel better, but not what makes them more productive necessarily.
The ISP wants to keep the cost down for someone who only uses the internet casually
Wrong! The ISP wants to maximize its profits, period.
Not only that, but given enough time and PR work, they can effectively redefine the publics perception of what evil is.
"Americans have grown pretty fat and lazy but we are still a relatively heavily armed people, and you can't exactly go around ordering F-15s to drop napalm on suburban Cleveland. "
LOL! Those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it, as they say.
Don't remember the MOVE Movement? The govt dropped a military grade C4 bomb on a civilian townhouse complex in Philly...woo!
Well the Versa was pretty good and a decent car but with the new 2014 if you get the stick, you can't get any of the nice options, which is really just stupid. My '07 Versa is a 6spd manual with the tech package and it's served me well.
You can use the mouse, still? The tablets generally have a touchpad built into the cover and there are always bluetooth options available.
If you were looking to run something old you would probably use either of these options.