I still read some magazines. But only where I am disconnected. I have two that I like, "Dirt Rider". I read while out at our lake lot where I have made a conscious effort to NOT connect the cabin to phone and internet (no TV either). I like to sit around the campfire and read a Dirt Rider. The other I read is Alert Diver, typically while on a Dive vacation where again an internet connection is not always guaranteed. I do read books online, but still find it hard to replace the magazine at some locations. I can be sitting on the beach, throw the magazine on the towel, go for a swim, come back and the magazine is still there. I am not really interested in trying that with my iPad.
When you offer free beer! Waiting for the next drink up.
I guess I would never work for you. I view the 3 month probation as a probation for both parties. Not only are you evaluating the employee, but I am evaluating the company. If we both like each other its a marriage. If one of us has issue we shake hands, part company and go for a beer. Currently we are in a situation where talented developers are in short supply. I am actually interested in a person who is asking questions about our work environment. It shows that they are looking for a place to stay, instead of the next pay check. Honesty in an interview, by both parties, is what will create a successful work relationship. Mistrust and deceit will invoke the probation clause.
Duh, I thought everyone figured this out once they released the movie!
Prototype for "WIFE"
Personally, I find it hard to believe that a cell phone or wireless device can bring down an airliner. Why would a terrorist use a bomb? Why not simply turn on your iPhone?
If I add the lost productivity using TFS vs any of the FOSS SDLC or even simple version control software. The only statement we have been hearing from our MS tickets is "It shouldnt do that" Or "That was by design"... So far I a loosing about 1 man day every 4. And now that we have an "expert" on site, I am full time trying to debug this for MS.
Just think of what this could mean to a handicapped person! Clunky interfaces can no be replaced with gestures! Having helped a couple of handicapped users, this is a dream come true.
This drives me absolutely insane. I am well past my college years, but still attend/teach the occasional course/seminar. Use what ever you want, but if I hear the clicky click click click of your keyboard and trackpad. I WILL ask you to stop (both as lecturer, or student). With the tablets and handwriting recognition available now this issue will quickly disappear.
Because the plane is VERY crowded. Most Mr. Smiths have little or poor weapons training, heck even a number of police officers have trouble maintaining their permits. Because a stray bullet can do a lot of damage. IE puncture a window and watch. So even if Mr. Smith misses all of the people on the plane, he has the potential to do just as much damage as the original terrorist. At least the ground wont crash (in most cases) if Mr. Smith misses.
So how do you identify the terrorists from your own citizens? With a little bit of makeup we can look like anyone...
I agree, the "air marshal" works, but imagine the mayhem if there were no security, and everyone was allowed to board with "whatever" they could hide under a jacket. Mr. Smith with his
.38 and 1 hour of training is not who I want on board if a situation starts to arise.
I travel a reasonable amount and for the last 20 years haven't been able to walk through a metal detector anywhere. I have enough metal parts to excite most scrapyards. I know security is a little bit of a placebo for the public. But what is the alternative? Let anyone walk on with anything? This light measure of security means that we at least stop some of the armatures and make the pros look for easier targets (and their are lots!). I continually see people getting upset over being searched. Why? Should we simply racially profile and only search those that "look" guilty? Look at the "Old" man that just boarded a plane with a great makeup job. My take is that when they search me, and they ALWAYS do because my cyborg joints and parts, I feel like they are actually catching the obvious. When someone is searched, I am not sure why they are getting upset. The reasons are: Look guilty, interesting items, a random number, or a targeted demographic. At least there is some measure of security. To these workers, they don't necessarily think YOU are guilty, you just have something (even the random number) that has triggered a search. The problem I see is the perception that the security people are not viewed as professionals. The media has us convinced that they are all unemployed street junkies that got the only job they could. So far everyone that has searched me, and I fly 3 - 4 times per year, has been more than professional and discrete. If we as a public helped them instead of fighting them, security would probably increase. The media could choose to help, but it easier to find fault than help. Think about how many people fly each day, how many "Terror" incidents there are. Are they successful? When there is a failure, how much is it publicized? When there is a success, where is the publicity? We also need to decide how much security is worth. Are you willing to spend and extra $20 per flight for enhanced security? What really scared me was last Christmas there was an orange alert, and for the first time I walked clean through the scanner without a sound in Cancun. Personally I'm up for the $20.
Seriously, when they started scrambling sat tv. The descramblers crawled out of the wood work. So how much do you think it will cost for a hidden kill switch for descrambler? It needs to be a hidden kill switch so that if you are pulled over, you can point to your inactive cell phone and shrug. Lastly, I am sure they wont pass the cost of the cell phone blocker on to the customer. That will simply be donated by the WeBocCells company and installed as a public service...
I don't know what it is, but I know its not a cell phone. The lady in question appears to be the same age as my mother. She lives in the era of cell phones and has trouble because there is no rotary thing, just buttons; ergo, this old lady can not be using a cell phone or a time travel device. (unless the buttons were really big)