With GDDR5 memory this could be very interesting.
It's not just the technical qualifications, you have to also find a cultural match.
In my experience, most software companies hiring H1-B do so because by hiring abroad you have a larger pool of candidates to choose from, if you search several job markets at the same time you increase your chances of finding the profile you want. I'm sure there are many cases where this is not the case (incompetence, malice or whatever). But I cannot believe that price is the only driving factor.
Since the consulting firm is out of reach from the SEC et.al. discovery is a bitch and the cases cannot normally be pursued (unless you get one of the officials to testify, which is at least difficult).
Still, really cool hack (in the classic sense), it is conceptually similar to a Von Neumman probe.
I just started doing Cross-Fit, the great thing about it is that every training session is different (I get bored easily) and you get results pretty fast. I also bike to work often, and I used to run a little.
Going back to the poster's question, the thing is, when you get older you have to do something or your body will not be kind to you. What has worked for me is to try something, do it for a while, and if I start to get bored, try something else. The secret to success is to keep trying. You'll start something, maybe you'll drop it (and that's fine), but when you do that, instead of giving up, just find something else to do.
If you are really that strapped for time, try running 20 minutes three times a week. At first, if you're out of shape, you'll walk most of the 20 minutes, but you'll get better pretty soon. One bonus of running is that it doesn't take much time (changing your clothes and maybe a shower), and you can do it pretty much anywhere.
In 2010, the three leading risk factors for global disease burden were high blood pressure (70% [95% uncertainty interval 62—77] of global DALYs), tobacco smoking including second-hand smoke (63% [55—70]), and alcohol use (55% [50—59]). In 1990, the leading risks were childhood underweight (79% [68—94]), household air pollution from solid fuels (HAP; 70% [56—83]), and tobacco smoking including second-hand smoke (61% [54—68]). Dietary risk factors and physical inactivity collectively accounted for 100% (95% UI 92—108) of global DALYs in 2010, with the most prominent dietary risks being diets low in fruits and those high in sodium. Several risks that primarily affect childhood communicable diseases, including unimproved water and sanitation and childhood micronutrient deficiencies, fell in rank between 1990 and 2010, with unimproved water and sanitation accounting for 09% (04—16) of global DALYs in 2010. However, in most of sub-Saharan Africa childhood underweight, HAP, and non-exclusive and discontinued breastfeeding were the leading risks in 2010, while HAP was the leading risk in south Asia. The leading risk factor in Eastern Europe, most of Latin America, and southern sub-Saharan Africa in 2010 was alcohol use; in most of Asia, North Africa and Middle East, and central Europe it was high blood pressure. Despite declines, tobacco smoking including second-hand smoke remained the leading risk in high-income north America and western Europe. High body-mass index has increased globally and it is the leading risk in Australasia and southern Latin America, and also ranks high in other high-income regions, North Africa and Middle East, and Oceania.
The news here is that the risk factors have shifted in the last 20 years, not that "OMG cars are baaaaad", still, salty foods are a lot more likely too kill you than a car exhaust.
Since I heard they were doing Steam for Linux I can't get it out of my head that they should build their own distro. They should probably pursue a similar strategy than the one Google did with Android.
They could partner with hardware manufacturers and certify PCs or console-like devices that they are compliant with the distribution hardware requirements, maybe setting several levels of hardware support. So you can buy a 'level 3' Steam PC, and be sure that a certain number of games run on it without issues.
I would probably buy something like that if the experience was hassle-free enough.
I found astonishing to see the way the customers asked for things. The power play was reversed, rather than the vendor trying to convince the customer that his was the right way, it was the other way around. It was the customer trying (even begging) to sell us on some ideas that we should consider including in our roadmap for the next two or three years (pretty pleaasee?).
I actually was acquired by Oracle, so I started in a small company, and ended up in the belly of the beast. So I was used to thing being the other way around, more like having demands from customers, or we'll go to other vendor. In this case it was more like: we'll buy anyway, but please add this, it will make our lives a lot easier.
I'm not defending them, but an Oracle-size company is a very unusual beast. At the very least it should not be surprising that it takes them some time to move.
Unless an SVP gets involved, it's unlikely that it will be rushed.
Mult-touch patents could seriously cause problems for the rest of the world. Apple might license them at $30-$50 per handset, if they license them at all.
Actually Apple does not license technology.So, you basically can't use it.
It's fine to outsource non-critical parts of your business, but never your core. I would think that building software is at the core of the company based on what you describe, and it should be treated as such, but apparently management at your company doesn't seem to think so.