I doubt it. I think it's just a temporary measure so that they can get some market share and then start charging again.
Initially, yes. Go with the least expensive hardware possible and a tiny Linux installation and get them out to people who can learn from them.
Getting that hardware price-point was difficult. But they got close.
Then they decided that it needed to run some form of Windows.
Just look at the title: Silicon Valley's Youth Problem
"Youth" being a code word for:
1. work more than 40 hours a week
2. work for less than the median wage
3. no health issues that will conflict with #1 & #2
4. no husband/wife/kids that will conflict with #1, #2 & #3.
5. okay with #1 - #4 as long as there is a possibility of a percentage of an IPO or buy-out some years in the future.
Fuck that. That's not a problem with a lack of "young" coders. That's a problem with their business plan. Items #1 - #4 are really about cash flow (salaries).
So the younger coders are willing to risk a few of their early years in the hopes of a big stock win or buy-out.
Where's the problem?
If there are other systems that need programmers then hire programmers for those other systems. There are programmers who do not fit the "just out of school" demographic. Why not hire those programmers? Why focus on the "young" coders?
Can this "story" be pulled from the main page? Tag it "troll" or whatever.
I tried recently to change my banking password to something much longer, only to find there's a limit of just 14 characters.
That means that they're probably storing them in a database where the field is set to 14 characters. Possibly in plain text.
If they were hashing them (with or without a salt) then they wouldn't care if your password was larger. As long as it still fit into the buffer they've assigned to it. Because the hash of a 1 character password should be the same length as the hash of a 256 character password.
Be worried about that bank's security.
Vendor of X does a study showing that people would be safer using X.
The easiest way to create and remember strong passwords is with a password manager, like Dashlane, which generates unique passwords for you, saves them to your account, and autofills them online.
Seriously, it's time to rethink passwords because if you don't like that I write all this shit down in a spreadsheet that I print out and stuff in a binder, well, it beats the other guys post-its on their monitors.
NOT ON THE COMPUTER!
For work passwords, WRITE them down (pen) on a piece of paper and keep that piece of paper in your wallet.
For home passwords, WRITE them down and then that piece of paper like any other important piece of paper for your home.
If you do it on the computer you do not know that the system has not saved it to a temp file or something that a cracker will find.
People who will physically break into your house and steal your computer are a different threat than people who will break into your computer via the Internet. Protections against one will not help against the other.
Think of the chores that need doing around your house: would you rather have a specialized robot for each task, or a humanoid robot than can do all, even assist in 2 man jobs like putting up a shed?
That does not require a humanoid robot. A spider-type robot would probably be more effective.
And why not have a specialized robot for each task? You don't see too many hybrid microwave oven/vacuum cleaner/cars do you? Why build a general purpose robot that needs a vacuum cleaner so it can clean the house? You're back to buying individual machines AND a machine to operate them.
Is it slow because there's a lot of data in total being transferred, or does CSMA just collapse (gridlock) so hardly anybody is getting anything?
Usually it is because of data. But not necessarily that simple.
You can see 16 SSID's but if no one is transmitting traffic right then then there shouldn't be a problem.
If someone else is transmitting data then it depends whether he is on the same channel as you (or one that overlaps yours). With the 2.4GHz range there are only 3 channels that don't conflict/overlap each other. 1, 6 and 11. If he's not on your channel then there shouldn't be a problem.
Finally, if he is transmitting and he is on your channel then the issue is whether he's using enough broadcast power to cause problems with your communications. Basically, a WiFi channel is the same as a bunch of people sitting in a room and yelling whenever they want something. The more broadcast power, the louder he's yelling. And most people crank their systems up to max power if that's an option.
There is also another possibility. Anything that uses electricity can generate radio frequency "noise". Such as a microwave oven. Which can also cause problems with WiFi transmission.
All of the WiFi routers (access points) would be under central control for things like assigning them to specific channels.
But the "owner" (student) of the router will get to set things like SSID and QoS and such.
So the easiest way would be to set up a fake access point with graphics stolen from Comcast's real site and then collect the usernames/passwords from people who are trying to connect to it.
Then use those to login to other Comcast sites and do whatever evil you want to.
The best part is that the poor person whom you're framing will have a more difficult time clearing his name because the evil activity happening in his name is happening in his city.
So prison is "easy" it's just that you don't want to do the time?
Apparently you have problems with English as well as with math. Whether something is "hard" is independent of whether you want to do it or not.
Whether something is "easy" is independent of whether you want to do it or not.
Not wanting to do it *does* make it "hard".
No it does not. As I've already pointed out. YOU might say that 100 addition problems are "hard" because YOU do not want to do them. But a child could do them in 10 minutes.
So your usage of "hard" would include things that an 8 year old child could do in 10 minutes.
The problem is that some people may never master these low-level computations due to undiagnosed cognitive disabilities (i.e. discalculia or problems with working memory) and this content is being used as a gate-keeper to higher-level mathematics which the person could potentially master with appropriate support.
Yes. And that is why the tasks should be used to identify those who have not mastered the concepts instead of just to assign a grade.
That way the reason(s) why the person had a problem can be checked.
It's the same as if a teacher were to fail a person with dyslexia because she couldn't keep up with a reading assignment.