extended punchfests reminiscent of '60's Batman Pow! Blam! Zowie! kitsch
I'm glad you said this. I have actually found myself fast forwarding many shows lately while making the batman kerPOW sounds out loud. Agents of Shield is the worst about this and I'm on the verge of not watching it anymore. Comic book movies got popular again because Joss Whedon knows how to write dialog and emphasize characters. In most of his work the fight scenes are used the emphasize the emotions behind the dialog that continues throughout the scene. Other directors have misunderstood why Avengers is so popular and are just spitting out boring martial arts scenes with shallow representations of beloved characters.
It's the result of government contracting rules which state that a company must have enough workforce to fulfill a contract when they submit a bid. Unfortunately, having an open position for hire counts towards this so companies have thousands of "available" jobs that are dependent upon contract award. With countless companies bidding for the same jobs using the same tactics a single government contract can generate many thousands of job openings that don't really exist and will never be filled. You could argue that these rules are a conspiracy to allow H1B's but many of those jobs aren't even available to non-citizens.
Savings per GB reduction $0.02
Cost per GB added $1.00
This is the actual pricing plan currently offered by Comcast so let's try substituting Channels for GB and see what that does for the price.
If this same ratio were applied to channels then you would save 2 cents for each unbundled channel you removed but have to pay a dollar for each channel you want. As with the internet plan the base price would still apply even with no channels so let's do an estimate. Let's say you pay $50 a month for 100 channels. Removing ALL of the channels at 2 cents per channel would save you $2 for a plan price of $48.
This means that for the exact same price as your bundle you can now only have 2 channels. Going back to all the channels you had in the bundle would cost you $148 for the same service you previously got for $50.
1. The same job they were doing in the military requires a 4 year degree in the private sector.
This is an issue time and again with not having a degree. There is plenty of debate around here about whether a 4 year degree is really beneficial to everyone. However, you cannot debate the minimum requirements for a DoD contractor position. I have seen plenty of people kicked out of a job that they were good at because the requirements changed and they don't qualify for their own job. This issue is exacerbated by predatory for-profit technical colleges who are preying on those same technicians in order to claim their GI bill $$.
2. Education does matter when it comes to writing skills.
The biggest thing that is lacking for enlisted IT admins is the ability to solve problems in a new way and document the resolution. In the military everything has rules and you are not allowed to write the rules yourself. In private industry everyone is responsible for helping to write the rules for their own position and ensure that the existing processes stay updated. Prior service personnel tend to be very bad at this part of the job and require extensive training in professional writing.
It's obvious to everyone else on the interwebz that an evil big corporation that spends billions mining an asteroid and creating an orbital station from the materials should not be allowed to own that station because it's made up of celestial bodies that can't be owned.
Just be sure you don't eat the space corn when you take your space vacation to space Disney. The corn was grown on an asteroid so Asteroid = Corn. You ate the corn and it became part of you so Corn = You. According the the transitive property of an equality You = Corn = Asteroid so you can no longer claim ownership your own body which will be put to work serving space corndogs at space Disney.
I'm so glad the FCC is looking out for the public interest.
or this: http://www.fcc.gov/guides/rece...
After receiving those grants the telecom companies negotiate the term "broadband" to the lowest speed possible so that that their current DSL networks meet the standard without upgrades.
The result of this is the telecoms receive the grants and the people receive nothing.
There are only two ways to increase income in a government contracting company. You can reduce overhead or you can get new contracts. Unfortunately, the sequestration has severely limited new contracts so companies are slashing costs in order to show increasing profits. This cost slashing almost always occurs at the expense of the labor who make up the greatest expense.