Layoffs in the USA, and hiring increases elsewhere.
I remember a few years back reading how MS was proclaiming that they weren't increasing their H1B hirings. However, they were achieving the same results by doing it in Canada instead.
More recent layoffs
Mother: Who ate the last piece of cake?
Fridge: Gary ate the last piece of cake.
Wife: Where was Gary last night?
Car: Gary was at the strip club with Larry and Moe.
Police Officer: How fast were you going?
Gary:I don't know.
Chevy: Gary was going 57 miles per hour. He was 7 miles over the limit.
Police Officer: Have you had anything to drink?
Gary: No officer.
Chevy: Gary was tailgating with Larry and Moe. The cooler says they have consumed 3 cases of beer.
In the vast majority of kickstarter campaigns that reach their objectives, they do not have giant pay outs down the road. Would you expect to be part of their down the road success? What if it takes 5 more years? Do you still expect to be part of their payout?
I will never understand why some backers think their tiny financial contribution should somehow be worth more than the 90% perspiration and 10% inspiration that the originators put into it.
Hey Project A only asked for $10k and somehow ended up at $500k! We deserve some of that profit!
Never mind that now the developers need to change their entire ordering, tooling, assembly, quality assurance and shipping strategy.
People in this mindset expect ownership without any work or risk.
I feel the same way when any site makes me do some stupid 20 click throughs to read an entire article.
The multiple clicks pissing me off has reached the point of 1 now. If your presenting information, and you have to make me reload the damn page 10 times to update a little paragraph, you're doing it wrong.
Probably a rhetorical question
Has any technology that was rushed / pushed after 9/11 actually worked as promised?
Or has it been the usual over hyped marketing pitch "We can solve your problems! And even ones you don't even have!"
Microsoft more interested in making hipster outdated / we are borg commercials than making a real usable product.
And the medical industry would diagnose the kids as have PTSD and ADHD and medicate the hell out of them as soon as possible.
Yes, I'm rambling.
On a side note, whatever happened to pen pals? Has social media replaced that as well? Get instant notification that the family you visited got blown up...
Yes, I'm a bit of an a$$ today...
I wish I had mod points!!!!
While this is sarcasm, lots of kids today are soft and don't equate hard work to earning something. They don't value half of what they have. Heck, they have little concept of why education is important. Too much instant gratification over trivial things.
Or worse, designed by the HR department using FrontPage or Word. Or asking the intern or PFY to do it using WordPress or some other painful environment
This needs mod points!!!!
I think that's the syndrome where all of USA imports contain lead or other toxic chemicals.
In other random thoughts, this would a great way for Japan to get rid of their waste.... just export it super cheat to USA in all their products. Maybe in that generations PlayStation and call it the PS-235.