Why not just buy a Windows 10 stick for about as much? At least Microsoft won't abandon Windows.
When was the last time a Christian, a Jew, or an atheist flew a plane into a building full of people while praising their God? Fuck them. This shit keeps happening over and over again, and every single time some idiot comes out and starts telling everyone that "they're not all like this". I don't care. A sufficient percentage of them I so ass backward that we need to do something about all of them at this point.
Just declare Paris a "gun free zone".
>> would be paid a taxless benefit sum free of charge by the government
By the _government_? Really? Or by Finnish taxpayers?
My last Dell laptop sounded like hair dryer. Never again.
Dart and Go are being developed by two completely separate groups of people, and they've been all along.
Ubuntu, which most people use nowadays, has privacy-invading features too in default install. See those Amazon links when you search for something on your machine? That means your query was sent to Amazon.
As a developer, you're typically not in a position of power. In large companies as long as you're obviously not going to leave, you're pretty much universally perceived as a cog. Sometimes as an expensive cog, but a cog nevertheless. The most power you can have is when you vote with your feet and go work elsewhere.
To a company this means they'll have to replace you with an unknown dude, who is difficult as heck to hire, and they'll likely have to pay quite a bit more money as well. So some tactical effort will likely be made to keep you (assuming you're valuable). This never leads to any kind of long term improvement though, so whatever irked you before this tactical last-ditch thing will continue to irk you in the future, and you should leave anyway.
10 times out of 10 NVidia non-GPU chip benchmarks are paid for by NVidia and are complete bullshit, designed to get fanboys to buy their latest chip. There have been no exceptions with Tegra to date.
Basically, a way to get people to leave, without going through the trouble of laying them off or providing severance. The often overlooked part of this is of course that good people leave first, and mouth breathers and managers of all sorts hang on for dear life since they are unemployable elsewhere.
This is Google, they have almost all of the things you've enumerated available to every full time employee.
"One bonus per" policy was introduced after it became fashionable to do peer bombs for great work. Peer bomb is when a number of people get together and each of them awards a peer bonus to someone. If a lot of people get together, the resulting sum could be quite substantial, though usually it wasn't more than 5 people.
Someone is about to learn about Simpson's paradox: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...
Do you even measure "quality and velocity", let alone "increased productivity"? Do you control for confounding variables? I bet the answer to all of that is "no". For all you know it might be hurting all those metrics, but you feel good about yourselves because you do "stand up meetings" every day and talk about how you couldn't get anything done the day before, but today you will definitely be able to do it.
A failure will not appear until a unit has passed final inspection.