COBOL programmers (if there are any left by mid-2037) will probably make a lot of money for those six months.
They are dreaming. We are thinking about throttling them here right now. Why should we let all those other sites suffer due to one service using nearly 75% of our bandwidth.
Customers are DEMANDING those bits. If you can't afford to keep those bits flowing, start charging your customers more.
Unlike Verizon, which hasn't upgraded the 3Mbps/750kbps (on a good day) DSL service it installed in my area in 1997?
Most of all of this is entirely workers driven. It's not blaming the workers per se, except maybe blaming workers for not suing employers when they break the law.
Yeah, that's the problem. If you confront them at hire time, you won't get hired, so instead you end up working 50+ hour weeks, keeping secretive timecards, then trying to sue after you leave. If you succeed, you get a lump sum that puts you into a higher tax bracket that year, meaning you've lost more of it to taxes. If you fail, you get nothing and maybe have to pay lawyers for their time. Either way, you've now damaged relations with your new employer by taking time off during your first month of employment and eliminated any chance of reemployment with your old employer.
The real solution is specific plain-English rules sent to every employer by the labor board about who is really exempt and who isn't, followed by regular audits and massive fines for non-compliance.
The job market sucks, and it's never going to get any better. Off-shoring and abundant work Visas guarantee that.
...and the fact that Americans are doing the work of two or three people now. Why hire four IT workers to cover 24 hour days when we can hire one guy and just make him on call 24 hours a day?
If you don't mind spending thousands of dollars on a generator that can keep up with the car's power drain, and the snickers of everyone around you when you pull into a gas station with your $100K EV to fill up the tank.
Hey, if it's just occasional cross-country use, there's always a pusher trailer.
No, not unless you would like your Internet access technologies refreshed and upgraded about as often as your water pipes or electric lines are. Which is to say approximately never.
Verizon hasn't seen fit to upgrade the maximum speed of the DSL in my old neighborhood from the 3Mbps that it installed sometime in the last century. How can it be any worse than that?
Except that the Prius costs more energy to make than many vehicles with a higher fuel consumption.
I'm willing to bet that it doesn't take much more energy than other cars its weight.
Live within your income, even if you have to borrow to do so. -- Josh Billings