Interesting observation. My sample size is 5 children, and though it's not statistically significant, it does offer some insights. My children who came of age before ubiquitous connectivity are better conversationalists and are more connected with "tribal knowledge" of the spoken and relational kinds, whereas my youngest are totally connected to the Internet teat and are more disconnected from familial and "tribal" inputs. It will be interesting to see what they and millions of their peers do to the political and social institutions of the US. If you're not a little scared by that prospect, you're not paying attention.
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If tech companies didn't use H-1B visas to hire in low wage foreign workers at the very same time they're forcing out existing skilled workers I'd totally agree with you. I have no issues with offering "educated, hungry, motivated people" from the rest of the world access to US labor markets, but some sanity needs to be injected into the process. As it stands, we have many (HP/IBM/MS/FB, etc..) companies essentially lying that there's a "STEM shortage" on one hand and hard data supporting there's no STEM shortage on the other. There's a balance to be struck with the variables of pay, availability, education, residency and motivation that's been out of whack for some time now. Companies need to be forced to be more selective and to provide better justification before hiring tens of thousands of otherwise ineligible foreign nationals to fill jobs in the US while at the same time some efforts beed to be made to ensure those who get hired aren't wage slaves to their visa status.
Optimized to solve the problems of 1995. Architecting for the IOT will demand integrated approaches using commodity systems, not re-hashed monolithic 60's architectures. IBM has a new hammer and everything looks like a nail, if you ask them.
Yep. Every time..
We can't even explain the current "non-warming" period or its causes, what makes us think that man-handling the climate will do more good than harm? Also, who decides who gets the rain and who gets the drought? Vast conclusions from half-vast data..
At minimum, he should have been recognized with the rest of them. To snub him this way is disgraceful.
The Apple fanboi brigade would faint at the sight of an iPone 6 regardless of what was actually in it or the screen size. They'd buy a brick if it had the Apple logo on it.
Larry was heard laughing and saying "Oregon confused selling with delivering.."
IBM has morphed into a shell company with more emphasis on selling contracts than crafting solutions. They've sold or are selling off anything resembling their traditional HW offerings. IBM's value-add is what, exactly?
Seeking leadership from Obama? More likely to get blood from a stone..
Economists, as a whole, make climate science seem precise by comparison. What other field can give a Nobel Prize to someone who's never had a single correct prediction? Other than Climate Science.. and, well, there's that whole Nobel Peace Prize thing.. Never mind.
Welcome back Ambassador Spock..
I'm old enough to remember the Food Pyramid and the groupthink 'science' that led to it. To say I'm suspicious of the current AGW craze is an understatement. Anytime contrarian scientific findings and theories are discounted out of hand, my BS detector blows a fuse. Take the politics out of current Climate Science and let's look at *all* the data and theories.
Are Democrats trying to raise the H1-B limits? How? Seems to me they're much more interested in out Southern Border.
Gutierrez and his fellow Democrats seem only interested in Hispanic illegal immigration, not those H1-B legal immigrants from Asia. I suspect the roots of this are simply that Asians are a mixed bag politically while latinos tend to vote Democratic as a bloc. The one time I asked the question of my local (D) Congress critter, they gave me the deer in the headlights look in return. I don't think they have a dog in that paricular fight, but they should.