When Obama mentioned Snowden's name, you could see a bit of disgust and a sneer streak across his face for a brief moment. He then felt the need to point out that he was ahead of Snowden, planning to confront the system anyway.
You're very sparing with the details here. What do you do that is technical? If you're a sole technical person in a non-technical office, I assume this means you're IT. Why exactly are you interviewing someone to be your supervisor? How did this happen? Are you being forced to have a supervisor because management wants to reign you in? So many unknowns. Why wouldn't management make you the supervisor and get you to hire underlings if they feel they need more bodies? This reeks badly of a top-heavy organization.
Is there really a significant difference if NASA blew this out of proportion or if the media did? The end result is the same. They look bad when they have to backpedal and release underwhelming findings.
An anonymous reader writes: While you start shortlisting candidates for interviews, simultaneously start giving calls to the top candidates as they are most likely to be picked up by other employers soon. Link to Original Source
Otis_INF writes: To honor Alan Turing, two researchers at the CWI built a simple LEGO Turing Machine, to show everyone how simple a computer actually is. Primary goals were to make every operation as visible as possible and to make it using just a single LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT set.
An anonymous reader writes: Why has someone just paid $10,200 for a first-gen iPad that isn’t fully-functional?
The main reason is due to the fact this model never got released. It’s a prototype unit that Apple manufactured with not one, but two dock connectors. Everything else remains the same as the final, shipped iPad in terms of hardware configuration, but that second dock connector is totally unique. It shows Apple was experimenting to see if they needed a second connector for docking the tablet in landscape mode.
An anonymous reader writes: Starting a new job always creates a mix of emotions. Excitement, trepidation, nervousness. Landing a job at Apple is only going to enhance any and all emotions due to the reputation and high standards the company exudes.
So how does Apple greet new hires? One of those new employees decided to capture a photo of the letter that awaited him, and it's both inspiring and daunting at the same time. It also points to Apple expecting you to work overtime including weekend when necessary.
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