The blind leading the blind.
It was a soundstage on mars.
'It's become very public and very personal. Literally, neighbors are asking people, 'Why are you spying on Grandma?'"
Were they my neighbors, I would be asking the same thing.
Were they my friends, I would shun them.
Were they my significant other, I would leave them.
The notion in the USA that the minions are innocent and "just following orders" is ridiculous. Unless conscripted (which these people are not), they are as complicit as their masters. These people are damaging the USA in profound ways. They deserve it to be uncomfortable every step of the way.
Nexus 5 $350 no contract, direct from google:
iphone5s is $650
The only real comparison is to compare phone prices without contract, because on contract the additional cost of the phone is included in your bill which you pay over the term of the contract.
The N5 is so close to half price of the iphone5s as to make no difference. I used to grudgingly admit iphones could beat out androids back in the G1 days. The only thing apple has left these days is brand.
The biggest thing I have noticed correlated with pedigree schools is "being an elitist dick"(TM). It's anecdotal, but the better developers that I've met didn't go to ivy. By ivy here I don't mean colloquial Ivy, but tech Ivy like MIT and Stanford. The ivy devs I've met haven't been any better, but many will certainly tell you that they are, and that their $300k in debt is worth it.
The best flag that shiny startup you are applying to is doomed is when you read a requirement like "Must have a degree in x from a TOP university". It is something people who don't know how to evaluate new hires use as a yardstick. If you are so bad you need to resort to that then the odds of you bringing together a good team pretty low.
There are truly extraordinary programmers who not only don't listen to music while they code, they don't listen to music at any time. They don't see the point. I don't put myself in the extraordinary programmer bucket, but I have only the most superficial and passing interest in music. For example, I never have it on when I'm coding. I feel that it distracts me slightly and that I want all my mental resources available to focus on the problems I'm working on.
Everyone thinks their specialty or interest is something that the rest of the human race is missing out on. I am often amused when I talk to musicians and fine artists because they think my life is incomplete since I can't play the cello (if they are a cellist) or do an extraordinary oil painting. I could say I feel their life is incomplete because they often don't seem to write very well (I did philosophy) and can't do anything which eliminates work for humanity (I am also a programmer), but I don't, because it's shortsighted.
Humans currently have a very limited time to exist. Step 1 for a human is making sure you can provide for yourself and survive (most humans want this). After that, let people do what they want. It is their limited time to spend in the way they think will make them happy. *This includes children*.
" If there is anything I have learned, it is that most humans have a desire to throw out the old and accept the new without any sort of hesitation"
The above quote is in stark contrast to my own experience in life. I'm not much older than you (29) and I have found that people often require extremely powerful motivators in order to accept "the new" otherwise known as "change". There are different personalities of course, but the personality "I want to learn it once and be an expert forever" is pretty common in my own workplace. A lot of people don't push themselves to learn. I don't mean outside the workplace, either. I just mean learning the proprietary in-house tech we have. Folks learn it as much as they absolutely need to then kind of check out when it comes to the more in depth stuff. Not all people of course, but not an insignificant part of the population either.
Other examples abound. How many 60 year olds were texting a decade ago? It certainly isn't that they are too stupid, because a lot of them do it now. Old people are just as smart (smarter?) as young people with the unfortunate disadvantage of poor reaction time. It's that they had methods of approaching the world which were well worn and change is scary.
The tech crowd is not plagued with the "change is scary" mantra to the same degree as other crowds. I've found that it accepts change faster than most other demographics I've been a part of.
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Just be sure to be patient with your kids when you are teaching them logic. Humans (all humans) suck at logical naturally, but they REALLY suck when their brains are developing. Remember how learning basic math was challenging? It wasn't challenging simply because you hadn't seen math before. Your brain was not as equipped as it is in adulthood to deal with logic.
You may find that your kid takes a long time to pick up certain concepts, fails completely to pick up other concepts, while they pick up still others without blinking. Be patient. Try to let them guide their own learning process. They will get everything eventually, but the path to getting it might seem roundabout to you and fraught with strange failures.
The reason gamers tend to forgive valve for steam is because Valve treats it's customers well. They make a product which offers a lot.
* Steam games download very quickly.
* The user interface is lightweight and intuitive
* Steam games (by valve) are usually polished, artistic masterpieces.
*Convenience of having your game library in the cloud instead of scattered around your residence.
* A useful IM system which integrates well into most games
*probably more I'm not thinking of
You do have to trade something for this, but you DON'T have to trade always-on DRM. Steam isn't like that. You can play steam games offline. The only thing you are trading is that you can't resell your games. For me, this is an agreeable trade as I never resell my games anyway.
The reason people object to the crap EA et. al. does is because they try to take without giving anything back. They provide no added value in exchange for taking away the ability to resell games. In fact, they actually cripple games in order to achieve their goal.
If the steam value trade doesn't work for you because you want to resell games then I do sympathize. However, saying steam is the same as EA is hyperbole.
Steam != EA
"People still want to argue about it. We can’t be any clearer – it’s not. Period. "
In order to understand what a thing is, or what motivations and intentions are, we look to the action of an entity. We listen to the entity when it speaks because there is a chance it will point out some nuance of behavior we have missed. However, we do not accept assertions regarding action when those assertions are incongruous with those actions.
EA is a member of the set of companies that believe they can do whatever they like so long as they claim they aren't doing anything wrong.
Please, everyone, do the gaming community a favor and stop buying EA games.
I used to think that. Actually, no. Authorities in areas with high populations of illegal immigrants don't actually pursue them with any vigor. Partly this is because the police force is often made up of relatives of illegal immigrants (or people who are children of illegal immigrants). Areas like the central valley of California have enormous populations of illegal immigrants. They hang out in well known areas looking for work, or do a variety of other things which make it clear they are illegal, but are hardly ever threatened by authorities (unless they do something else dangerous to society, like smoking mj, or speeding).
In my opinion illegal immigrants, and people who abuse employees illegally, get away with it because those crimes require detective work to uncover. You can bring strong evidence of crimes before police and, unless those crimes are part of a very small set which police are comfortable pursuing (because they are easy to pursue) or you somehow have political clout, the police will do absolutely nothing about it.
I have apps on my android phone from about 5 years ago. They work fine. All you are going to want on the thing, presumably, are apps related to cooking or the oven itself.
You won't need to upgrade the hardware, because you aren't going to upgrade the software. You're going to leave the OS on it as-is for 15 years and use it to run super-simple apps which you could probably run on a computer built in 1999.
If I were designing this thing in hobbyist mode I probably wouldn't even have bothered making something with specs as high as the manufacturer is supplying.
The IP laws in the States do not protect the size and security of the paycheck of the lowly developer. The lowly developer is paid exactly as little as their company can get away with. It doesn't matter how much the company makes assuming the company makes enough to stay viable. These laws protect the size and security of MBA moochers at the top of the food chain. If my company, for example, made 200x what it does... I would not get a raise. If it made 1/200th of what it does, I wouldn't get a paycut.
My big problems with this:
2) it is nearly twice as expensive as the Russian nuclear
Were that it were only twice as expensive. Your link points out the Russian vehicle is 580 mil. The enterprise is priced at a tril. This is roughly 1700 times as expensive. If my math is right.