I looked at the Launch Code site linked in the article. It looks like they get you a job, on some kind of provisional basis, while you are in the program. When you complete it, that company may offer you a permanent job, no guarantees. This is much more than taking a single MOOC class. According to the article these people are studying 20 hours a week. This is much more than a typical college class.
This program works because local area businesses are willing to back it by allowing students to learn on the job. It would fall apart quickly if it was just a regional study group.
Isn't that the same as taking a traditional class that meets on a college campus? In my view the real benefit to the St. Louis program is the pairing with an experienced professional. The student can see a direct benefit to participating in the program, due to the high probability of a job offer at the end.
I do think this technology make sense, but I am sure this would not be a one-for-one replacement of the the traditional black box. The black box would need to kept as a backup in case the transmitter fails. That also means that investigators will inevitably want to recover the physical device, to verify what was transmitted via wireless, even in cases where there was no interruption in the feed from the aircraft. That being said, you would likely be able to narrow your search area in cases like these since you would have some telemetry up to the point of a catastrophic failure.
I think you took me too literally. If you have trusted this person to be in your home when you are not there, then why can't they grant the police permission to enter?
That line carried a lot of weight with me too. She was a resident of the home, and had the right to admit or deny entry to the police, even over the other resident's objection. I guess the moral of the story is make sure the people you live with are equally complicit in your crimes.
I do see a slippery slope here, but generally agree with the decision. The police shouldn't have to verify that the person answering the door is a resident or owner. The fact that they open the door should be enough permission.
Another factor may be the context of the interview. You will get different responses if you quickly pull someone aside and start in on your questions, versus a scheduling a volunteer.
Late night comedians prey on this. Find a person on the street, perhaps on their way to work, then ask them some random questions. The results can be funny, but the person isn't stupid, just not in the right frame of mind, worried about how they look in TV, etc. Phone surveys must suffer from the same thing. It was just supposed to be "five", "quick" questions, but as it drags on the interviewee becomes more concerned with getting dinner on the table.
Mr. Wright's fellow commissioners pursued Apple over what they decided was poor design of the iPad. The case arose when some parents complained that their children had ordered virtual goods, such as digital currencies within game apps, without their consent. Like many other online services, Apple's iTunes store does not make users retype passwords every time they want to make a purchase. Once a password is entered, purchases can be made for 15 minutes without having to sign in again."
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Not many details to go on here, but I would handle this like any other project. Triage the problems and requirements, then work with the system owner to work them off. Be respectful to the developers who came before you. They may have been handed the same lousy situation, and done their best to work within the boundaries provided. If you are nice, they should be willing to help you understand the history of the app. They may have sacrificed robustness to accommodate some other requirement when they first wrote the system. Since you seem to have other options, then you don't have a lot to loose, and perhaps much to gain if you can bring this system under control.
You are correct. Also consider that many of these utilities are regulated such that they cannot increase rates with market demand. Pepco (a DC area power company) had its rates fixed in many areas for a long time. They sacrificed long term maintenance projects so that they could hold to those rates. This is not to say there wasn't other mismanagement, but it is a factor.
I am not sure this is a fair comparison. Most people watch movies once or twice, only buying their favorites. Songs are played many times in the same week. Certainly, do the math, and what makes sense for your own viewing/listening habits, but I think most people would find that buying music is better in the long run.
We need to think of this like spam, where the cost of sending the second and subsequent spam messages is negligible. Even if these guys can't sell 95% of the card numbers they collected, it did not cost them much to collect them. Even to sell 1% of their take at $35 ea. is a lot of money. The volume is key here.
I largely agree on the points of being expensive and toxic, but also add that there are way too many options. Some are able to work with a dimmer switch, some are instant on, and there are at least 4 color temperatures that I can find. I don't recall incandescent having this many options, especially with the color temp. In my experience, many people don't pay attention to all these factors when making their purchase, and then bring the bulb home, see the color difference, especially from a "warmer" bulb, and complain they are all dimmer, or don't come on right away.
Second this. Most colleges will grant you exceptions/accommodations if you have a diagnosed learning disability. This is sometimes codified in state laws or guidelines. This is not to say that you will be given a free pass, but like the original poster said, most educators want their students to succeed. They cannot help you unless they are aware of your problem, and how it can be over come.