I still have a couple of 5.25" floppy drives. I'm not proud of this, but I just can't quite bring myself to throw them away, just in case I need them. I still have a 3.5" floppy drive in a computer that I use regularly, and I still have my SCSI internal Zip Drive and my SCSI internal Jaz2 drive, though those aren't actually installed in anything running at the moment.
And my wife is still annoyed that her old Smith-Corona word processor's floppies are proprietary, and she has no way of reading some of the research papers she did in high school and college. We still have the media, but no word processor.
Hence two separate networks.
If it's that important, then the employees should be able to handle having two separate systems, one for internal use only, one for external use only.
This is totally a trolling lawsuit. I mean, just look at their website.
It's fucking stock wordpress.
Maybe they're just being frugal. Maybe they're trying to pass on as much money to the artists they represent as possible.
Frankly, the danger is that we can't really know what the actual scores, without the pervasive cheating, would have been. There might well be 30% that passed that would have failed without cheating.
If over 50% of the participants were able to cheat, then it sounds like they need to work on their testing procedures in addition to their scoring metric. In this day and age it's not all that difficult to random-generate tests and source questions from sets so that one set may have 30 questions that apply to the same topic and three are randomly chosen; it means that for a 100 question tests there'd need to be probably a thousand questions grouped into sets, but if it's that important then it's not unrealistic to do the major work once and to maintain it properly from then on out.
I can tell you one thing, if such a system were implemented there'd probably be an uptick in efficiency as now it'd be a lot harder to screw around at work. Sure, a lot of people would be really pissed that they can't do non-work tasks at work without using a system seeing such monitoring too, but given that salaries in the defense sector are generally pretty good, that's a tradeoff that one could probably stomach.
The constitution is the law you dumbass. No other law is needed or is superior. The fourth amendment and other [un/en]umerated rights prohibits search and seizure upon your life without reasonable suspicion and backed by warrant.
It's a real shame that the Supreme Court doesn't really agree with you.
That's the entire point of having separate branches of government.
Those that shot-down a civiian airliner deserve 100% of the blame for shooting it down. That's a given.
Those that provided weapons without providing proper training deserve some blame.
Those that gave orders in the heirarchy to the crew that fired the missile deserve blame, even if they weren't actively involved in the choice to engage the target.
Those that chose to fly through that region also deserve some blame. Not as much blame, but some.
And honestly, I don't have a problem with the concept of blaming, at least to a small extent, the victim. That doesn't mean that one should shame the victim, but from situations as insignificant as not maintaining situational awareness when walking through a rough neighborhood and being mugged to as large as flying through a warzone all have a kernel of blame attributable to the victim, in that the victim's choices assisted in being victimized. The world is a harsh place, and while the perpetrators of violence are 100% responsible, there's still more blame to assign to some of those that fail to take basic steps to protect themselves or those in their charge.
I've lost my faith in Riddle to make anything good.
I'm just worried that he'll insist that the protagonist is a replicant or something like he did for Blade Runner, when there really isn't that vibe in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. He admitted in an NPR interview that he never read the book before making that movie, so I don't think that he's qualified to make such declarations.
It would also make sense that since SI prefixes are fairly well known and since Giga- is the largest that most consumers are familiar with and associate as being large, it's a way for them to name a plant so that it has obvious technological associations, while still allowing for growth (Terafactory, Petafactory) as both the need for manufacturing capacity and the public's understanding of bigger SI prefixes change.