Spoken like a true coward that doesn't know how to do it and doesn't get it. I can't hire people to do what I do and we enjoy what we do. It's the journey. When you figure that out you'll be much happier.
2) We cross train. Not as in sports.
3) We're all family and our family is very engineering and math inclined. It seems to be a genetic trait. Some people have it. It makes machines, and even electronics and code, fairly obvious while to those without this trait things look too complex. Some people are born engineers. Training enhances it, yes. But there is an inclination. Just like starting out with good genetics in livestock or farm working dogs.
Sugar Mountain Farm
Sold mainly in Vermont since we intend to stay small. One only needs to work so hard and one only needs so much money.
Problem is Apple is putting too much emphasis on glimmer and glitz. They need to focus on functionality, speed and legacy compatibility. A new OS should always be faster, less buggy, more stable, etc. It should also run smoothly and easily on the older hardware, gracefully falling back on functions the hardware won't support. Doing old things should always be the same or better, never worse.
We are a small family farm.
We're building our own USDA/State inspected meat processing facility - almost done.
I designed the facility myself from scratch.
We have done all the construction of our building.
We will do all the work in the facility ourselves.
We built much of the equipment for our butcher shop, mostly out of stainless steel.
We built many of the tools to build the above equipment.
We invented techniques, tools and processes to do what we need to do.
More people need to innovate.
It is quite doable.
And in MacOSX 11 and iOS 9 Apple will officially abandon all previous file formats so you have to rebuy all your music in their new wonderful format.
Imagine how much less spamming and hacking we'll have! No more Russian brides. Yeah!
"I have noticed that many of the older software developers are burnt out. They would rather do their 9-5, get paid, and go home. They have little, if any, passion left, and I constantly wonder how they became this way."
The reason you are seeing this is that the good creative developers left to start their own companies leaving behind the people like you describe. Fairly classic.
A significant difference in the distribution. But you're probably urban and don't understand this.
In other news Google points out that although the Sun and stars shine with bright light they also have light bulbs in the Google offices and in their next office buildings they will be eliminating the light switches so that lights shine by default.
So does this mean that I'll get faster, better service?
Does this mean that I'll lose the service I now have?
Will the price skyrocket?
One of those three. I live in a rural area, as does much of the country. We have a big country. This is not some piddling small urbanesque country like they have in Europe with short distances. The USA has vast distances between homes and businesses in the rural areas.
Basically what I hear him saying is he only wants to subsidize the urbanites and to hell with the rural folks. Typical bureaucrat. They are from the cities and don't understand the real world outside their borders.
The reality is I already pay $130/month for what costs about $20/month in the city but I only get 1.5Mbps rather than the 25Mbps they get in the urban areas. I suspect that rather than getting better service I'll simply lose what I have. When a piece of hardware goes down the phone company, the only ISP around, will just not replace it leaving a black hole in the telecommunications landscape. No cell. No landline. No internet.
"Our robot can be silent and as efficient as animals. The only things you hear are the feet hitting the ground."
He doesn't have very good hearing. Real animals can be a lot quieter than his motors. His robots are making sounds - he just isn't hearing them.
Furthermore his future goal of 30 mph is pretty slow. I have dogs that run twice that. Real cheetahs run almost three times that.
Not to diss his achievements with his robots but he should stop spinning the PR so hard. Exaggeration isn't necessary.
"When antibiotics are used to kill them, dying viruses release toxins"
Too bad SlashDot isn't a science web site...
(Antibiotics aren't used for viruses.)
Save your 'outrage' for something real and meaningful. This is not a real problem. You have not been harmed. Get over it. It has been normal for decades for music players to come with free sample songs.
If you're limited to three dimensions then I'm sorry but you won't be able to understand. Here...