Is there a BT profile whereby my smartphone can connect to the audiotainment system and use the screen to render maps? Because that would be awesome.
I was once working in a software company, doing maintenance on a product (an embedded telephony module) which was pretty much going to be end-of-lifed soon. It was one of the most enjoyable times of my career. There was me and two other guys, all of us junior engineers and no supervision whatsoever. We were able to make radical changes at our own discretion; I was a young man and didn't really mind spending nights and weekends working on that stuff. We got some things wrong, but we also fixed very very old bugs and re-wrote an entire module to test out some ideas we had about performance bottlenecks. The customer, who was basically running out the clock on warranty was somewhat surprised at all the releases he was getting, but didn't seem to mind. His test and field staff were actually quite happy.
The whole thing didn't put off the inevitable, because nobody in the company paid any attention to the fact that the product had actually been re-engineered into somewhat workable. In any case, there was no follow-up planned, so eventually the entire product line was closed down and the customer was migrated to something else. But we had fun while we could and learnt a lot.
In terms of cost of insertion (USD per kg), ISRO blows all competition away. If, in the future, poor African or Latin American nations wish to put low earth satellites in orbit for remote sensing, weather or similar uses, they won't use Falcon 9.
Individual organizations in India still gets aid in the form of direct funding for (Non Govt. organizations or NGOs are mostly prohibited from taking money directly from external sources and the govt. has recently cracked down heavily on this) for individual projects, along with World Bank funding, etc. Some of these are Indian branches of foreign organizations, on which the rules are somewhat different.
I remember there was some discussion in 2012 regarding British aid to India (as it turned out, it was to institutions such as Oxfam, etc.) and the Indian govt had said that by 2015 even this would be phased out. I know there has been a heavy crackdown recently with regards to any Indian organization receiving foreign money directly.
Its not just about the selection process; it is also about nurturing a person once hired. No interviewing process is 100% accurate and you will never get people who are the exact match for what you need. It is possible that minorities are being hired but then are not fitting in and the organization is not using the resources it has to make it happen.
Most wireless protocol stack implementations are the same; allocate deterministically once and never de-allocate.
As a friend of mine used say, de-allocation in a virtual memory system is strange; sbrk() will . All you do is possibly to release a page in vmem which was never going to get swapped in anyway. There is a chance of additional TLB cache flushing being avoided, but I am not sure that the difference is worth it.
A new language is not a technology.
You still get those wind-up clocks. We have one from a German company; I keep it because the alarm makes a sound like a banshee; it is the one alarm clock guaranteed to get my son out of bed in the morning.
It was a free game. She didn't profit from it at all.
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Except that these are two separate problems. One is how to grow the economy. The second is how to distribute the outcome of the growth. The problem with your position is that you have already given up on the second; you are reconciled to the fact that the 0.1% is going to get the lion's share of the outcome of the economy.
You can hold off on immigration; but eventually robots will take over and do most of our jobs for us. If we still stick to the current capitalist model of society (and robots count as somebody's property/capital), and do not find a way to distribute the output of our robotic friends equitably (without requiring each and everybody in society to do meaningless jobs just to participate in the economy), we are all in trouble.
I am 44 years old. Working in software for more than 20 years; a rather specialized sub-field of software. Completed 20 years in the business. About 10 years back, when I started looking around and saw that all the folks 10 years older than me were either completely clueless about what to do or had shifted to management, I made a conscious shift. I started specializing in maintenance work; old, 10-12 year old products. The smart young ones don't want to do maintenance work; it is un-glamourous, doesn't give them skills to put on linkedin. I love it; especially solving bugs from the field which are non-obvious. Its like detective work......and requires in-depth domain and product knowledge. So far, I have kept my head down, and out of sight. My customer's appreciate it (especially the field guys, who have their own customer's to face) when I come up with answers for them, and I am not competing with every 25 year old speaking knowledgeably about SMAC and Cassandra and stuff.
There was one person who was mentally challenged and he was tortured as a form of leverage on his family members. They actually tortured a mentally handicapped person.
Read the original X-windows code. Impressively baroque OO written in C, with structs and function pointers, just as God intended it to be done.