And yet, I much prefer this method to having to watch ads, so long as the thread's priority isn't so high that it interferes with the running of the machine.
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That sounds too simple, there must be a reason for it other than the new youngsters suck at programming compared to the older generation.
I was thinking why not use the stealth bombers to drop a little cloud of leaflets with the american flag on one side and the word "boom" on the other over their major city?
Self reported merit is not the best guideline. It's easier to say "the world doesn't appreciate my genius" than to admit that there are skills that an excellent programmer might lack. Like anything else, being entrepreneurial is it's own skill that improves with practice and people can expect to fail over and over before they finally succeed. I suspect that the entrepreneurs that have actually had a few working projects aren't the ones coming up with the silly ideas since they have a better working knowledge of what works.
It probably also has a lot to do with there being no shortage of half-assed implementations of ideas, it's the extremely well part of the implementation that sells anything. If people get a product off you and then have to spend forever getting it to do what they want then you haven't actually done them any kind of favor.
Before I click the assassination link, are those people carrying guns in a war zone while fighting against America?
Yes, after clicking it, it looks like they are. This isn't some guy they shot in New York for being a political enemy, it's someone who moved overseas, to Yemen, and joined a known terrorist cell which is currently waging war on America. The idea that they are actually going to walk in and arrest him before taking him to trial is the dumbest thing I've ever heard.
Why? For one thing, how are people supposed to "work their way through uni" except by unskilled labor? Lowering minimum wage just means that people who are born poor will find it harder and harder to work their way out. It's not like American unskilled labor doesn't get paid terrible wages already compared to any other first world country.
So your saying that the best way to regain America's strength is to drop working conditions to match India, that's the best way to make life better for Americans? Have I misjudged the argument, tell me if I've misinterpreted you.
That's a fun story, but you completely missed the point. Of course if you make all the decisions for people they'll never learn, but the flipside to that isn't to make them suffer for your crappy teaching methods.
That sounds like two positives. Everybody else should be judged fairly on their actions, and if their actions are bad, they should be ashamed.
What seems stupid to you doesn't seem as stupid to other people, but the reverse is also true. Just wait till you get defrauded over a rental agreement and it won't seem like such a silly idea.
A lot of historical societies dealt with these kinds of problems by being "king of resource mountain". If you get your ceasefire broken once, that makes you a victim of betrayal, but the third time it happens you're just being gullible.
I'm pretty sure that in America the H-1Bs have to be paid the same as a local, except that practically they are often underpaid and if they complain they are shipped out before the matter gets to court. There's no point in having laws if they're never enforced.
Personally I don't see the problem. For a lot of those project managers they wouldn't be able to get the cash through regular channels anyway and Kickstarter lets them get their business off the ground. There are also loads of people who refuse to fund anything that doesn't already have some work put into it; eg, they don't want to bankroll someone's vacation. They want proof that the person running the project is serious and capable of doing the work.
I think that being too focused on making sure you only donate to things where there's no output is a bit elitist. I'd rather put cash into something that'll be self sustaining after my input, not something that has to be kept running by regular cash infusions. I've heard it said that banks will give loans for pretty much any business plan, except a plan that depends on people putting in work or money for no reward.
I dunno, after using both I still trust Windows more than Linux. That being said, Windows had loads of problems in the past so it's not surprising that governments moved away from it in their weapons.If you were implementing a Solaris based solution or something custom based on a real-time OS I could understand wanting to use a UNIX based system. However, it's possible for someone to submit a slightly broken feature as part of a patch and insert a backdoor into a linux system; you're assuming that you'll actually bother to look through all the code eventually or that you'll know the security holes when you see them.
Yeah, pay based on performance of the product are for the founders. Employees and contractors generally expect to make a fixed sum. I'd personally prefer a fixed amount based on fixed goals for the finished product, just make sure to specify everything you need in the contract and leave enough in the budget for stuff you forgot to include the second time.