Capitalism has a nasty habit of flushing out inefficient organizations, sooner or later. All the worse because we are now on a global scale where virtually every other country suffers a lower standard of living than us - which means they will work for less. If you are relaxed at work or looking for something to do, start worrying.
Robotics technology is following the same price/performance curve as any other technology. Eventually it will become sophisticated and cheap enough to replace most human manual functions.
The fat client lives...
You want to be snarky? Go ahead - enjoy it and feel good about yourself. But remember that the professional world in which you play is a VERY small one, and word gets around.
our new thermal overlords.
That's the way the legal system works. There is liability in EVERYTHING. You carry E&O insurance so you don't lose your house.
Whoever owns control of the car wins.
Like a mood ring?
We have a rule in the US that a human must make the final call before delivering any ordinance, be it by soldier, drone, or robot. The problem is that many foreign countries that figure this out won't have this moral impediment. Yes, this is worth worrying about...
it would have happened by now. Everybody leaves them on.
Seems like an obscure sensing mechanismI wonder how accurate it is...
Huh? The magnetic bits start to lose their little minds after 10 yrs. Yes you need high band width a to d (at least 20 bit) but that is cheap these days. And it all comes down to the speakers reproducing the music since they add so much distortion the original sound is lost anyway.
Very common in older mainframe shops. Poor source control. You can reverse engineer it but good luck.
Can you "hack" a "Smoot?"
Apple made their mark controlling and simplifying the user experience to achieve broad market appeal.
/.ers will inevitably want them to go the other direction and load up the feature set, as all engineers will. Without Jobs, the engineers will get the upper hand and the feature set will expand, thus losing their broad appeal. Unless someone else comes along who can stand up to the engineers, Apple is toast.