But to your point, I finished my BS in CS last year and work in the field now, and to be quite honest the most important classes for me were not Computer Organization, Operating Systems, Programming Languages or even the Crypto/Security classes. Yes I would be less effective on the job without them, but I got much more out of my Ethics, Uptopian Literature, Science and Fiction Literature, Democratism and Anarchism classes. Those classes engaged critical reasoning skills, which surprise, surprise happens to be pretty fucking important in our field, no matter which end you are on Networking, SysAdmin or Developer. Plus Snow Crash and Hitchhiker's Guide were some of the assigned reading in the Lit class, and I never, ever would have even heard of White Noise, He, She and It, The Periodic Table which were also pretty excellent. Sure, appreciation for literature doesn't pay the bills, but you gotta enjoy something right?
I believe that attending a 4 year school isn't a decision to make on a whim as a career booster. Though the market has sort of dictated this, you should only be spending the effort on an advanced degree if the pursuit of knowledge, not a paycheck is what you're after. With such a heavy push on going to college these days the experience is becoming diluted and a lot of people who shouldn't be there are, and are stuck holding the bag of student loans when they're done - see College Inc.
TL;DR: If you want to be a technician that gets paid well for implementation/installation - save yourself the money and go to a trade school, or better yet get a union job. My uncle retired from NYCTA and has a banging pension the likes of which you'll probably never see again in the private sector
Proponents of stricter gun controls say that the staggering numbers of U.S. weapons that end up in Mexico show that something must be done to control arms smuggling."
But it could be said this is precisely what the current administration wants to happen in order to be able to pass more laws banning firearms. Back in February, CBS Evening News was one of the few media outlets to report on Project Gunrunner, a project that seemed to allow large numbers of firearms to cross the border into Mexico despite protests from ATF agents.
"For months, ATF agents followed 50-caliber Barrett rifles and other guns believed to be heading for the Mexican border, but were ordered to let them go. One distraught agent was often overheard on ATF radios begging and pleading to be allowed to intercept transports. The answer: "Negative. Stand down."
According to the CBS article, two of the guns allowed to walk were found at the scene where Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered, and despite arrests for the guns themselves, no further mention has been made of the murder.
Theories will vary wildly, but it would seem the government is purposely allowing guns to cross into Mexico to "prove" that the illegal gun trade is a problem in order to garner support for more gun laws, rather than consistently enforcing the ones already in existence."
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Though these are just aggregates of turnstile data, so they know that X people entered at Times square and Y people exited at prince within about a 4 hour resolution(the scheduled turnstile audits). The only new thing this scheme would add is to tie the specific entrances and exits together. I'm not sure how useful that actually is, you can extrapolate the most frequently ridden lines based on the aggregate entrances and exits from it. Plus to tie it to particular riders, anonymous or not is an AWFUL lot of data to process.
Ha, I see what you did there.