Fossilized grounds from Starbuck's secret dumpsite.
Never give away part of something you might want all of later.
It's harder to point to all the other regular Joes who got lemons in their driveways because it was considered acceptable behavior to show up drunk on the job and just bolt a few things together before taking another break.
And it seems it's even harder to mention the CFO's and finance folks in the car manufacturers who put product profitability goals into place that ensured that substandard product was made no matter how drunk the workers were (or weren't). E.g., Ford refused to upgrade paint processes in the late-60's/early-70's, so that the paint on their autos flaked off after about three-four years, the auto makers targeted large, high profit margin vehicles during the oil crisis of that time). But, of course, it's all the union's fault.
Yes. And the only reason that we're hearing more and more about it is that software companies are starting to run out of H1-B visas. Otherwise, they wouldn't give a shit.
Numbers? Yes. Quality? No. Look at the recent scandals about selling co-authorship of pre-written scientific papers to boost one's publication count. Many horror stories about scientific publishing in China can be found here.
These are often just typos here on forums. Basically spell checkers fixing up things without the writer bothering to proofread before hitting submit.
Writing is writing and publishing (even on the web) is publishing. If one doesn't care enough about what one publishes to proofread a post before hitting send, one probably doesn't care enough to do a good job at anything - autocorrect or not.
It seems people will say "shitty inner-city areas in the USA are dragging down the average". That's totally true.
And one must also remember that the US is doing little to actually improve the "shitty inner-city areas", anyway. You can bitch about the way that these tests are constructed and administered, or how our results really don't compare with those of other countries but, in the final analysis, these tests show that we're really not doing very well. If you think that the inner-city is what's not working, well, then we should do something about it.
Also note that because of our baroque, multi-stated "solutions" in education, anything we try to do at a national level is (by default) inefficient. We'd be better off with a national curriculum (that wasn't set by the textbook manufacturers sucking up to Texas and California).
How is this more efficient than tenure? Why bring yet another external party into the mix? Seems like a jury-rigged solution, actually. Try harder next time, Mr. Goldberg.
Exactly! Now you've got the picture!
... a general criterion makes no real distinction between a classical pianist and someone who likes listening to Miley Cyrus. Only one of those should be weighted positively, and I'll let you guess which.
Wow! That's a convoluted way to let us know how much you like Miley Cyrus! Knowing that, I'd bet you're a Bieber believer, too!
If Facebook wants to expand through mobile, they'd have to make a mobile app that doesn't run as slow as (non diarhetic) crap. Which it currently does. Just sayin'...
As to suits: It bears repeating, though: know your audience.
This. A thousand times this. Also, for those who are considering relocation, this varies from region to region. Northeast and urban midwest and south will have slightly higher clothing standards than the more laid back west coast and mountain states. And, of course, the more you're meeting with the public, the better you'll be expected to dress.
They're swirling! I think they have about two years before the inevitable "Drain of Doom".
Dinosaurs on Europa! We should go there, bring a couple of 'em back, and open a theme park! I'll call it "Jurassic Park XIV: The End of the World"!
And something like the OP will happen when pigs fly, making the Floydian metaphor complete.