Disclaimer, I work for Coverity. There's a write-up on why Coverity didn't find it out of the box here:
Probably, because until now, a plane's transponder hasn't been deliberately turned off, followed by no mayday communication, and then likely deliberately flown off-course to one of the most remote and inhospitable locations on the planet.
As another poster stated on the original article:
It would appear that someone on board deliberately, covertly and professionally flew it away, to the remotest spot within fuel range.
Trying to cover his tracks meanwhile, probably to avoid the stigma of being found out.
Pretty sinister, looks like the plane was pretty much flying to the South Pole.
I consider interviewing to be similar to sales. You're selling yourself and you need to be able to effectively counter objections. It's a skill that very quickly becomes rusty.
One book I found helpful is the Adams Job Interview Almanac as it helps identify the reason why questions are asked.
Doing so isn't easy and is a skill that must be practiced. In the current commercial for AT&T with the 4 women and 1 man professionals, would you be able to understand why each question is asked and be able to answer effectively?
Would have been funny if he answered, "Yeah, I wrote NET::Ftp".
I think so. I remember reading in a museum somewhere about a hypothesis that ancient trees didn't decompose... they just kept piling up.
Based on a genetic analysis of mushroom fungi, David Hibbett and colleagues proposed that large quantities of wood were buried during this period because animals and decomposing bacteria had not yet evolved that could effectively digest the tough lignin.
Laptops will be around for while. Desktops not so much.
I think it's a matter of time where one's smartphone will operate both as a smartphone in the traditional sense and as a portable work computer. Plug it into a docking station at the office to get the big screen and keyboard.
> Proprietary software tries to leverage the time and energy of a small group of talented people, to prduce a product of greater sophistication than an individual software hack can produce in a sensible amount of time, and extort money out of them for the service of providing an already made package that should suit thier needs. (Should). This is done to get a slightly higher amount of monetary valuation of "time" from the customer, and offer a "bargain" in time expenditure vs value to the customer.
Yes for the core product. But a lot of the value that proprietary corporations provide is in the area that the talented people often don't want to do. Things like support, bug fixes, documentation, improvements of mundane old features, and customizations for a select few.
Biker here for about 15 years. Definitely concur here.
The two most dangerous conditions are when vehicles are turning right or left at intersections. Doesn't matter if you have the right of way or not, you have to assume that they don't see you and will plow into you.
Also remember that even though they are muck lighter, bikes suck at stopping compared to vehicles. Think tire surface area contacting the pavement and mass.
Took me several collisions (luckily none severe) to learn my lesson.
Absolutely yes and at least become familiar with other departments at your company. It will really make you appreciate the roles that sales, marketing, technical support, product management, professional services, accounting, legal, etc. play.
As for myself I transitioned from pure development into professional services (customer-facing post-sales installation, training, integrations, trouble-shooting). As much as I liked development I'm finding I'm really good at this role even though I consider myself an introvert. This group works really close with sales and technical support and I've learned a lot about those departments.
Benefits include: travel to exotic places, exposure to many companies (good networking opportunity), short-term projects with rapid closure, more time and brain energy to pursue personal projects, and very importantly: I'm no longer part of a cost-center i.e. when billable I'm making the company money! It offers some protection against off-shoring.
Drawbacks include: travel, no social life, and I miss hard-core development.
I realize that this may not be the path you intend to become an entrepreneur but relaying my experience for the benefit of others.
Reminds me of National Geographic. They came out once to my neck of the woods where I grew up: idyllic farm setting in the mountains.
I guess the natural beauty wasn't good enough. They wanted one of the locals to bring a bathtub outside to the field and pose in it. We were like eh?
They lost a lot of good will because of that.
I remember at the time I considered RIM to be good for business and good about security and privacy. Then they sold out.
I don't think it's the amount of data (sure it's a factor) but instead a single request ends up being multiple requests to a variety of servers including the image cache server, the ad server, the cookie tracking server, bung-hole analytics... never-mind legit servers such as the database cluster etc.
Heck, it's servers all the way down.
4 years ago when I used Atlassian products JIRA was great and worked just fine for our company. Crucible was fine too. Fisheye seemed a bit slow.
Customer support was responsive. I don't think their other products deserve the vitriol your posting but this backdoor, if indeed put in intentionally by them, is pretty damning.
Fwiw, FogBugz released Kiln Harmony that allows devs to use either git or hg.