You do realize that if the wind is blowing directly toward the wall, a person could hold their umbrella directed away from the wall, and not be hit by the direct rain, and it would be bouncing off the wall back at them. It's called geometry.
Directed energy weapons are not that interesting. I'm more scared of undirected energy weapon and very curious about ballistic energy weapons.
Would they be interesting if they were pointed at you?
If we had a post of the month award, I'd be voting for this one.
Dumb little shits will be dumb little shits all their life
Thanks for proving that.
If you believe that you can " Just have a conversation with your kids...", and them actually doing as you told them, then you've never raised a child. Children, especially teenagers, are irrational, and typically rebellious.
I didn't know who Temple was until stumbling upon the movie made about her. It would have been nice to get her take on how factual it is. My wife an I really enjoyed it.
I'm not talking about myself moron...thanks for playing jackass. This is human nature. Get your head out of fucking Utopia, because it's not real. Few people work for altruistic reasons, they're in it for themselves. They need incentives to push themselves, or else they're going to do the minimum.
Bob, Charlie, and Dave make 50k a year and Alice makes 35k, despite all of them performing the same. Alice cannot get a raise because she's female and every other business out there is only going to offer 35k because that's the going rate for female employees.
Oh Bullshit. http://www.payscale.com/career...
Exactly, and there's little to no incentive to do better than anyone else, because you're all gonna make the same, so why the fuck work hard.
Thanks for the summary. This sounds similar to an incident where I received email from a small bank that shares my own last name. Apparently, one of the bank officers thought he was sending it to one of the owners. So, I received confidential information, which I did not divulge, and informed them of their mistake. That said, could I have shared that information with whomever I pleased? It seems like a the same philosophy.
Just send Slashdotters, we've already got thin skin.
Only us old foggies wear watches anymore.
As far as a "production environment", worked on Data General Nova's with 16k of core, a teletype and paper tape for bootstrapping it. That would have been '77-'79 while in the USAF (Offutt AFB). We also built our own flip flops out of components while in tech school (Keesler AFB). Prior to that, I did get to work on helping build an Altair kit when I was in high school.
The point of requiring creds is not to give a fine-grained measure of quality, but to provide a way of filtering out Bob from Marketing/Website Design who this morning decides he wants to be hired for a C++ solution architect role with no experience, so he can see what it's like....
If I finish interviewing Bob, and haven't been able to figure that out for myself, then I'm not doing a good job of interviewing.
If they don't have an engineering education, than they are not engineers.
A degree doesn't make you an engineer. I've never seen that as part of the definition. Yes, education is needed, that doesn't have to come through college.
Unfortunately, many of those are useless pieces of crap, and the only reason many people get them is because of rules like 8570, which has turned into welfare for these cert companies. Follow the money...they're getting rich, and a lot of it is off of taxpayer dollars.