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Comment: Re:Number of interviews... (Score 1) 454 454

Actually any veteran - like me - who has worked with IBM's (and other company's) card sorters knows the best solution. To that extent it isn't a tech question though it requires serious knowledge and the ability to generalize and apply what you learnt. OK

Comment: Re:Number of interviews... (Score 1) 454 454

Actually any veteran - like me - who has worked with IBM's (and other company's) card sorters knows the best solution. To that extent it isn't a tech question though it requires serious knowledge and the ability to generalize and apply what you learnt. OK

Comment: Re:from the Institute of the Blindingly Obvious (Score 1) 454 454

Actually, the development process itself is now dumbed down. You don't anymore want the genius programmer but only the one who can just code to specs. So the advantage that the supposedly better US graduate has is actually a liability. Another thing. Nowadays no product (and that includes hardware and consumer goods - is meant to last for more than 3 of 4 years before it gets obsoleted - mostly by newer platforms, hardware or models with more features. So the other advantage that a supposedly better US stem graduate can produce better products is also neutralized. So the solutions are: The so called US stem graduate should work for a lower salary. and There should be a genuine laissez-faire in the student loan market to drive out the ultimately unemployable. OK

Comment: Re:Wine or ReactOS Opportunity (Score 1) 154 154

Not sure whether it would be allowed (legal). I mean that AFAIR, the EULA said that windows (xp in this case) is the property of microsoft and even though the buyer bought a copy, they cannot disassemble, patch or modify it. Also you can't just sell your XP copy.
OK

Comment: Re:Conversion? (Score 1) 129 129

PDFs are static in the sense that you can't change the page dimensions once you create the PDF. Imagine, if the PDFs were created in book format (2-up) and you had scroll up and down to read the the text. The problem would be worse for people on the move who have to use tablets. OTOH HTML .. The drawback with pure HTML (just HTML) is that it's not possible to bookmark a page. In the balance, I would prefer HTML. OK

Comment: Not just in the sense of areas to avoid, but .. (Score 1) 452 452

Not just in the sense of areas to avoid, but in the sense of having fewer modern conveniences that we might take for granted, these places already exist. This lack of facilities and conveniences engenders frustrations that eventually boil over and end up as neighborhoods controlled by gangsters or terrorists (as in the "les banlieues" of France).

Imagine the situation in the large and restless cities of Asia, Africa and LatAm.

Some of the facilities that they lack are - Access to banking, good sanitation and housing etc.

OK

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