I chatted with a 50 yr old 'pool boy' in Veradero. I asked him his occupation. He said: "Economist". He was earning 300 times as much cleaning hotel pools in the special tourist area than he would have in his profession.
In Trinidad, Cuba, there are extremely well-trained doctors and nurses at clinics... except that there is a real dearth of medicine available.
Cubans are crushed by their so-called government. It is heinous and loathsome.
"Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time." Churchill
Note to self: Always, always put a Linux partition on EVERY Windoze machine!
Yeah, yeah, I could carry a bootable USB around, but this way, it's always IN the machine.
My problem is this: WHO is going to PAY me for my time? Isn't it time that a consumer watchdog agency said: "Enough is enough, Microsoft. You have cost users countless BILLIONS of hours and money. If this were a car, Ford or GM or Toyota would be BANKRUPTED by the recalls."
Each staff member is a profit centre. If you hire someone who's return on investment is 20% less but their ethnicity fits your company's profile, your competitors will eat you for breakfast - while hiring the best staff away from you.
If you really want to effect change, create a double-blind hiring system so that race and gender become non-issues - and you end up with the best staff. Period.
This isn't about paranoia, it's about the fact that our personal rights are being completely abrogated by governments that are out of our control.
Our true freedom is doomed until we demand action so that due process takes place - legally and by the rules.
It's time to use the system to give itself back to us: with court challenges and by voting out non-supportive elected officials.
Exposure of incompetence and malfeasance with articles such as this are where to begin.
I don't mind it — but it leaves me to wonder: Are Microsoft employees modding down non-supportive comments? What do Slashdot readers think?"
Interviewer [Hacking into yet another security-flawed MS Smartband product.]: "Thank you for coming. Could you tell me why you left your last employ?"
Job Candidate: "I was
Interviewer [Noting elevated heart rate of interviewee]: "What did these duties consists of?"
Job Candidate: "I am not at liberty to discuss them."
Interviewer [Seeing Smartband perspiration levels soar.]: "Was there a problem with your performance?"
Job Candidate: "None whatsoever."
Interviewer [Running lie detector against heartbeat data.]: "I am afraid that this interview is over."
Job Candidate: "But I was being sexually molested and am involved in a court case that I cannot discuss!!"
Interviewer [Noting extreme blood pressure levels.] "SECURITY!!"
Whether the new design is adequate or not is moot: when Putin takes over the country, he will completely shut down any real news and everything will be fine.
Yahoo! Groups is bloated with spam that can't be blocked by its admins.
Yahoo! Messenger is so fraught with bugs and bloatware that users are fleeing in droves.
The main Yahoo! website is dated and mindless.
Yahoo! Mail is an abomination of unusable kludges and missteps.
Lastly, who uses Yahoo! to search for anything anymore, anyway?
Put a wooden stake in it, this thing is dead.
Let me put this out there: if they don't want net neutrality, mark my words, all the petitions in the world won't make a whit of difference.
Let's review this topic in two years and see whether I'm right.
The tides stop.
Republicans and Democrats dance together in the streets.
Ahhhh, the circle of life!