About the common core, I'm not entirely sure what the criticism is. If you read the summary, it looks like an improvement in both math and English. The focus is on making sure kids understand math, rather than being able to solve problems.
Some teachers criticize standards like this because they advocate 'teaching to the test.' Well, if your students aren't able to do basic math, they would be better off if you taught to the test than whatever you were doing before! It wasn't working!
If someone has read more deeply through the standard, and has found things that should be changed, then that would be really interesting to hear. But 'he is rich!' is not a valid criticism.
go home Sean Young, you're drunk
In theory, the big company would expect you to work 45 or so hours a week on average,
I'm going to say you're doing this wrong, that's definitely too many hours.
The startup, on the other hand, is giving you stock options and expects you to work 60 hours a week and oh,
There are surely some startups who expect this, especially of the first 5 employees or so. Once the get 15 or 20, they start to mellow out and you should have no problem finding one that will be satisfied with 40 hours a week.
My first reaction to this comment was "certainly not, not in a competently executed experiment..." But looking at the methodology these guys use, their SPANE test thing grades people by general happiness, rather than a temporary state that they are steered into. So yeah, you cannot rule a general correlation between the two things, or even more generally that the problem solvers report their SPANE scores higher (which doesn't strictly mean that they are happier...)
It's actually depressing the number of lousy experiments that get done lately. It wouldn't be surprising if you dug into this study a little deeper and found that because of methodology, nothing can actually be concluded from the experiment. That it's a completely inconclusive experiment.
I spent the last few months looking for a new job in Silicon Valley. What I found was startups are paying roughly as much as established companies, but the startups also give stock. For a programmer right now, it's not even a hard choice which to choose (of course, there are exceptions, like salesforce.com and Google.com that still pay well or give stock, even though they are established).
Seriously, why would you take a lousy job building internal C# software when you can work for a startup and get paid the same or more?
Problem: More material to read than time.
Solution: Read faster.
Sounds good to me.
Don't confuse GOP with conservatism. The union-side of the Democrat Party doesn't give a shit about the environment. See how that works?
A corporation will line up for gov't teat faster than anyone. Wrong is wrong.
AFAIKT Aura is a more than just a UI Toolkit, it's a complete Window Manager. A replacement for Gnome (wow! I hope that takes off!) Apparently it's been running on the Chromebooks. Here is Linus' take on the topic.
The main reason I would be reticent to use it is because Google doesn't always have a strong commitment to backwards compatibility. So you may end up having to rewrite pieces of your code, just to keep them compiling. If you're ok with that though, go for it.