Great, I guess the keyboard or whatever shitty peripheral will get stuck and then after beating and shaking the vending machine for 10 fucking minutes you'll end-up calling help-desk to complain that you swiped and you never got your item so they'll send out an vending service guy and spend $400/hr to fix the fucking crappy vending machine rather keep a stack of $2 dollar keyboards in a closet next to the receptionist or secretary. Then again It's Facebook, so I guess their developers/admins must jiz a lot all over their keyboards while they porn surf through user profiles of hot bitches.
This kind of setup would be perfect for the Fukushima nuclear disaster. If the radiation isn't going to interfere with the electronics then this could be used to fly over the reactors that are unapproachable or even view-able by humans due to the extremely high concentrations of radioactivity.
I Soviet RUSSIA, pigeons hunt you!
Not true, there are quite a few very good corporations that treat and pay their employees very well. We just tend to concentrate on the bad news. One prime example of the top of my head is Google.
Money talks, and we're all guilty in this rat race to the bottom for the lowest cost. When robotics and automation get good enough, even Foxconn exploited workers will be out of work. We're in the middle of a transition to full or almost fully robotic manufacturing, give it a few years, no one will have a job expect robot builders and service men to maintain them.
I recently read how a California woman successfully sued Honda in small claims court without the need to spend any money on lawyers. Actually, lawyers aren't permitted in small claims court so Organic farmers could sue Monsanto for practically nothing and Monsanto would not be allowed to send in their lawyers to defend them.
The big pharma company(ies) will make billions from her discovery wile giving her a mere $100k! If I were her, I would have demanded indefinite royalties or 100 million dollars.
If you weren't aware that MS does give away free licensing as well as preferential licensing costs with Hyper-V then you must have been working in the basement since 2008! Here's proof: http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/blog/?p=3782
Why is this news on the main page? Ubuntu 11.10 is out too and Windows 8 will be out soon! In other news, Kim Kardashian got divorced after 72 days! Who gives a Beep!
RIM??? They still wasting revenue chasing their proprietary pipe dream? I have 3 letters for them: D.O.A.
Possibly, but it depends on what you're coding. If you're a developer creating low level code like drivers then C and even assembly are your only real choices but if you're an app developer you must follow the latest trends and move to the best language that supports the codebase.
.NET will be on a decline as Microsoft loves to gut programming languages every few years. Just look at how many programming languages MS has had in the past and look at their life-cycles.
I can play pong just as well as I did in 1984! I took my Atari 2600 out of the basement, fired it up and hit an all time high score again. Time to hit the Wall Street Occupy protest to complain about evil CIOs and how their greed is destroying my reputation as a highly qualified gamer from the past.
Well, you've answered your own question. Low productivity = low hourly rate (ie minimum wage or lower)...High productivity = high hourly rate. Same difference a far as I'm concerned so it makes no difference as to whether you get paid hourly or on a project basis. No matter how you slice the big picture it equates to the same results.
While possibly true that the human race may live like the Jetsons one day...the biggest issue today and for the next foreseeable decade or more is still outsourcing and loss of employment to cheaper countries. Once true globalization equalizes itself then and only then will innovation/technology truly start outsourcing jobs from humans. Again this will probably never happen in our lifetime or gen Y generations lifetime. I'm more worried about getting outsourced by big corporations due to H1B Indians taking my job than Mr Robato.