If you are a good engineer, you have something that no business person will ever have (except at the very top maybe): You are really hard to replace. Use that!
And this is the reason that Cisco and IBM can lay off thousands of engineers, so they can replace them with either contract workers or cheap oversees engineering?
Being a "good" engineer is hardly a defense anymore, which in part is what this article alludes to.
but it really rubbed me the wrong way to see him refer to layoffs as an act of courage.
Real courage would have been to retrain those fired workers for what they needed. But he much rather pull in H1B workers who really do not have the skills either, but are a whole lot cheaper.
This really does set off the BS flag.
where was the incentive for the drug company to create this drug?
Their unique (if not stellar) accomplishment will quickly bring more capital into their company which will enable them to develop other more profitable medications - perhaps using the same or similar technology behind this serum.
And it should not be forgotten that this is the kind of thing Nobel prizes are made out of.
I heard the phrase "We are making a supply chain for EPMs" near the end of the video (5:33)
What he meant was Electro-Permanent Magnets described here. Which could have been the reason why the phone had problems booting in the video.
Apple has made a commitment to running its iCloud on 100 percent clean energy. Amazon, meanwhile, operates the dirtiest servers of any major tech giant that operates its own servers—only 15 percent of its energy comes from clean sources, which is about the default national average."
My cornea has what the doctor says is a 'fog', an unknown disorder which makes me a very poor candidate. Sister has it as well.
...when you are using linux.
Take a name off that list, and add Dan Bricklin/ Bob Frankston, programmers of the first spreadsheet (Visicalc).