That effectively describes much of the "asylum seekers" of the SECOND world as well, since the 50s.
Because it's pointless. How does a necktie and buttoned down sleeves make anyone a better programmer or sysadmin?
That depends on your line of work. If you're a coder for a bank, then no.
But moving up to management levels in many companies, you'll do very, very well.
And there are some serious paycheques to be had if you're a senior accountant. A cousin of mine took off several years to raise her family, giving up her $200,000/yr salary because her husband made several times that at the same firm.
Of course, it depends on where you set the bar for being "rich". But you can potentially earn millions annually working for others, just not by writing code.
Do have links? All I've found is something about some missing May 2014 data from China.
So which datasets are more reliable and which years are shown to be the warmest in those ones?
"The raw, unadjusted temperature records always have said 1937" ??? That's a hell of a lot of adjustment, given that no year from the 1930s makes it into the top TWENTY warmest years globally. Are you sure 1937 was ever really a contender?
The raw data sources AND the code for the GISTEMP rankings have been available for years. Surely the acute minds of the warming skeptics would have long since ferreted out the deliberate falseness in their work.
There is someone who has taken the time to analyze data independently as objections have been raised. It's been a few years since he did the bulk of the work but it should still be valid - http://tamino.wordpress.com/20...
More recently, there are the findings of the BEST project - http://berkeleyearth.org/summa...
Then the complaint would be that "IDE" wasn't explained. But I agree that those "users or potential contributors" AND the project are better off without each other.
If a short paragraph that contains the following: "KDE Community, KDevelop, CMake, development, unit test support, UI, QtHelp, PHP language support, namespaces, Google summer of code, cross compile toolchains, version control system" is not enough to clue you in, attract your interest or prompt you to type in "what is KDevelop" into Google (another website whose front page does not explain what it does or its benefits
"large scale government subsidized build-out" - and right there, half of America just started sharpening the pitchforks.
Every country has its challenges; in the USA, political polarization will scuttle most good plans.
Except that she's only a figurehead. The real power resides in Westminster and the Prime Minister.
That's nothing new. It was already old when Paula Deen shared one with some half-Alien lady on her TV show.
"At least the US isn't ruled by a great-grandma"??
It could only improve it. My great-grandma was a remarkable woman, practical, restrained & wise.
Same can't be said for most of the occupants of the Oval Office for the past 40 years.
"but merchant shipping is lucky to not have a hull covered in rust and bilge pumps running constantly to keep the ship from foundering" - the (not so) invisible hand of the free market is manning the pumps?
It's been a long time since I've heard someone other than Carly blamed for the demise of HP.
They should treat them like most industries treat sales - you get a modest salary and anything else depends on hitting your numbers.
You can build some flexibility into it but that's better than spending hundreds of thousands to millions while waiting to see if your high-ranking hire pans out.
Better yet, hire two or three - or more, depending on the target & timeline - give them a graded pay scale depending on performance and tell them that the best performing person after 6mths to 1 yr gets a contract of x years and the rest get a modest severance.