I use hosts file to block time wasting sites at work. Just map them to 0.0.0.0 and enjoy the productivity.
If this is true, I will sell my stake in AAPL and never buy their shares again. This would indicate Tim Cook's lack of vision and focus, and his inability to listen. If true, that is, which I bet it isn't.
Have you considered finding work? Shit, with a degree and experience you'd have to try pretty hard to make less than 3x what you make now.
The number of orders at Lamborghini and Ferrari has just doubled for the next few years. Keep in mind that at least half (if not two thirds) of this money will inevitably be stolen. That's just how "business" is done over there. IRS would have a field day discovering the discrepancies between what folks officially make, and what they actually spend.
The guy deals with A LOT of bullshit on a daily basis, and this was a BS patch anyway. That would be the end of it if the dude didn't start coming up with excuses. If you know you're wrong, fucking say so and make things right.
You know where else I have heard about using patents "defensively"? At Microsoft, circa 2001-2002 when I worked there. It was all about using them "defensively" back then. Then Microsoft had found itself struggling in a number of markets and started suing people left and right to extract royalties. Google will do the exact same thing a few years down the road, for the same reason.
Makes you think what he would have thought if back in the day a Korean company released a near-copy of Apple II in a nearly identical case and with nearly identical UI.
I wasn't ironic at all. I know a ton of people who do benefit handsomely from their computer science degrees. Heck, I'm one of them. I know of only a handful of guys who got lucky and got anywhere in this business without a degree. There are exceptions to any rule, but this particular one seems to put the probability mass on the side of getting a degree if you want to work in software.
I'd rather regret the things I've done than the things I didn't do. Nothing ventured—nothing gained. But since you're in doubt and have a stable job, you might as well use that and get them to pay you more. What's a few tens of thousands of dollars between friends, right?
>> "I don't have a computer science degree"
Found this sentence and did not read the article. The guy lucked out by being in the right place at the right time, and now he's spouting his confirmation bias to anyone who would listen. I'm also pretty sure he doesn't know what "confirmation bias" is.
>> I'm looking for a computer that will teach him basic computer literacy
Computer can't do that. Only a human can.
I graduated at the top of the class. I was the one giving people "math wedgies".
Music he does on his own. His dad plays electric guitar at a pretty advanced level, so he's kid of attracted to that.
No, he seems to be pretty good at it. Much better than I was, anyway.
I might be a hardass, but my kid does math homework even in the summer. An hour in the morning, an hour in the evening as a prerequisite to doing all the "fun" stuff, like computer games, watching cartoons and so on. He doesn't seem to mind too much. That's in addition to private math teacher that he goes to twice a week year round.