In terms of decision style, most people fall short of the creative ideal unless they are held accountable for their decision-making strategies, they tend to find the easy way out—either by not engaging in very careful thinking or by modeling the choices on the preferences of those who will be evaluating them.
This is the kicker. Not only do people reject creativity, but they hamper their own responses by conforming to what they think the boss will like. So if you don't agree with your colleague or their interpretation of what the boss will like, you're screwed. What tends to then happen is a breakdown in communication, as you will want to present to the boss directly instead of via the misguided (in your opinion) minion.
If people stopped trying to predict other people's reactions, they'd be more likely to be themselves. Sadly in the corporate world this means that bosses only get a limited set of responses from anyone not directly below them in the hierarchy. Shame.
Article says nothing about the Cranberries.
Modelling epidemics is important. Mass transit and all that just means that the next major flu bug could well screw a hefty percentage of the population.
Zombies were once a semi-real concept, because defining death has been refined only recently. The French word for undertaker is "croque mort", literally the "dead biter" who would bit corpses to make sure they were really dead.
A guy on the French version (Koh Lanta, it's called) did indeed die. The season was cancelled. It was a massive scandal, where the on call doctor committed suicide.
It did not increase ratings, and it caused a lot of pain an heartache.
What do you think is? Location, Age, Size, Strength, Socio Economic Status of Parents? Birth is a pretty arbitrary place to put the legal transition from tissue to person. There isn't much difference from a 9 month fetus and a born child. Conception where all the dna is in place would be the earliest point you could make it. I've yet to hear a coherent logical rational as to why one is legally a medical procedure, while the other is a murder.
Does anyone know if anyone is actively looking for that type of exploit?
At least one of the judges (^chongo^) was a contributor to this very site many moons ago, not sure if he's still here. (Had|Has) some fine prime number & math pages.
I strongly suggest taking time to look at just what previous entries have been able to do, including print musical notation, a working spreadsheet implementation, and a flight simulator. With obfuscation & size limits.
Ahhh memories. Never could enter myself though, can't even write normal C with any proficiency.
Give it away happily, It is someone else's problem. If you do a good job you can hope for other more interesting work from that company or another. If you just try to hold onto the project and keep control you'll be stuck making your own work environment worse and worse.
Your a contractor do a good job, hand it over to someone else to maintain. Let them know that editing is always easier than creating and if there is any other project you want them to work with or if they need continued advice or direction let you know. You can get paid for making drawings on a whiteboard and not have to mess around with the actual coding..
I have a setup with a satellite dish, Freesat box (Technisat HDFS, which is also a PVR if you add a USB HDD) which has a network adapter. iPlayer works via broadband for catchup TV, the rest is all just PVR. Virgin have a Tivo like box for cable, but you'll pay heavy subscription fees for that.
Freesat gets you most of what you need. For Video on Demand Netflix runs in the UK, selection not as good as US, you can as others have suggested get a VPN as needed to look like you're in the US.
A “real” [programming] language is one that people who don’t want to learn anything new are already familiar with.
Lies and Statistics.... Now leaving the flamefest carry on , carry on.