Where I work, we call that "job security."
Where I work, we call that "job security."
Dark matter is like the UFOs of astronomy. It's only called "dark" because they don't know what it is yet! UFOs are only "unidentified" until they identify the flying object. There's no reason to think that "dark matter" is something mysterious or alien, astronomers just can't see it...because it doesn't glow!
Exactly. In suburban Houston, every subdivision has a contract with the sheriff's department in which the subdivision pays a monthly fee, and in exchange the sheriff's department guarantees that officers will spend a specified number of hours per week in that subdivision, patrolling. Without the contract in place, sheriffs would have no legal right to patrol the subdivisions, which are technically private property.
College campuses, very large businesses, stadiums, they all pay for on-duty police protection. The police department gets funded, and people are protected. How is that a bad thing?
The fact that they even claim it's unbreakable makes it obvious that the claim is just commercial hype.
Every new encryption technology is unbreakable at first. But with time, somebody always comes up with a way to defeat the system. Always.
Real researchers are always careful to qualify their claims. For example, they might say that "it is unbreakable by today's processors using known technologies."
Most students won't be scientists, but science is required, in part to help students understand the basics of how science works.
Most students won't be artists, nor can many of them succeed at being good artists, but many schools require at least some art or music, in part to help students have a basic understanding of this important part of our lives.
Most students won't become programmers, but they should at least understand the basics of how you tell computers to do things. This understanding will help them solve real-life problems in life, since we are already awash in a sea of computers.
Yes, some computer language instruction should be required, but there is no need for much more than a taste, except for students who choose to pursue a career related to programming or engineering.
We found people weren’t aware of where they should look in the UI.
Amazing, they must have finally done some actual usability testing!
How hard are CEOs to replace? Consider this:
How well is Tim Cook doing replacing Steve Jobs?
How well did Steve Ballmer do replacing Bill Gates?
How did Léo Apotheker do replacing HP's Mark Hurd?
Yes, a great CEO is extremely hard to replace. I've seen this on a smaller scale as well, smaller companies whose founders retired and turned over the reins to investors...the result is usually not pretty.
It's not about how much money someone needs. It's about how much money someone is worth to a company.
CEOs are much harder to replace than tellers. And the loss of a CEO is much more detrimental to a bank than the loss of a teller. This is what makes CEOs worth more than tellers (to a bank) and why it makes sense for banks to pay CEOs much more.
Are some CEO's overpaid? Yes, of course. But should CEOs make less money just because tellers make less money? No.
There are security concerns in every company, without exception. Obviously, even the NSA itself had inadequate security!
Yes, many times security concerns are brought up, and brushed off. But this is not necessarily an indication of a problem. Every security risk must be weighed based on the likelihood of occurrence, and the severity of the impact, should it occur. Many of these calculations are inexact, and must be based on incomplete information.
Should Target have protected themselves better? Probably. But hindsight is 20/20. The difficult part is to anticipate the problems that might occur, without crippling your organization through impossibly tight security.
After watching the healthcare.gov debacle, it would seem that surpassing nation-state-created software is a very low hurdle!
Which is it, dollars or bitcoin???
Seems the concept is so new that the language hasn't caught up yet.
10. When I reply to a post, show my reply in place, under the comment I replied to. Currently in beta, my reply doesn't show up until I re-load the whole page.
9. Let me edit my post after I've submitted it...please!
I see a lot of complaints here, but not a lot of specifics. Here are a few items that could use improvement:
1. The Comment Threshold doesn't stick. I don't want to read all the 0 and -1 comments. I can switch it to what I want, but I have to re-set it each time I select a new story.
2. The "Load More" button should go away. I want to be able to scan quickly through the comments, without having to click to load more when there are lots of them. That's what broadband is for!
3. The "Parent" link is gone from the bottom of each comment. When my threshold is set to, say, 2, I might still want to read the parent of a comment that catches my eye.
4. Too much white space.
5. Too much WHITE.
6. The Moderate link isn't as easy to use, too spread apart.
7. The comments don't appear below the survey results, even though it says there are comments about the survey.
8. When posting, pressing the Enter key twice to double-line-space between paragraphs...quadruple-spaces instead of just double.
What makes a language good?
French is a language that is kept pure by the tight control exercised by the French Academy. It has a unique, pleasant sound. It does have weaknesses, such as the lack of phonetic spelling. But is it good? By many measures, yes. Is it successful? Well, it's not dying, but it's not exactly taking over the world, either.
English is nearly the opposite of French. English is promiscuous, allowing in words from any language that is convenient at the time, and even new made-up words. New words and syntaxes become standard just by being used by enough people. Is it good? Well, it does the job. Is it successful? Yes, certainly, it is a language considered essential in many countries. It may be that the very lack of purity of English is what has made it so successful.