I have (2) Commodore 1541 5.25" floppy drives made in the 80s and they both still work. The floppy disks I bought years ago were already a decade or three old and they still work fine.
Because age discrimination is alive and well (not to mention rather blatant in this field) thanks to the fact that it's almost impossible to prove.
Install a TV tuner card and record it yourself. Media Center is the main reason I have a Windows 7 machine in the house, for this very purpose. Set it to record whatever you want and it works.
I should clarify that I've never understood it because I've never seen it named or defined so i've been trying to figure them out on my own. At least now I know what it's called and I can find some literature on it.
This part got my attention: "Just gotta check out the man page.... And that's where I stopped, every time. I've yet to truly understand Extended Backus-Naur Form, and my eyes would glaze over." - Finally! I'm not the only one! I've always had this problem too. At least now I know what it's called. The formatting used has never made sense to me. Thankfully, we have the internet where I can google examples when trying to learn a new command.
I don't cheat and nor do I tolerate software sticking its nose in business other than it's own and my DNS records are none of anyone's business,regardless of what they use it for.
I was thinking about signing up. Not anymore.
So you go back to step 1: the problem is badly described. The Systems Development Lifecycle dictates that you, as the new help solve the problem. Start at wherever there is trouble. In the scenario you describe, it looks like we need to go back to step one fix the root problem: it is badly described. We cannot build any system to high user satisfaction that is badly described. One can only start over and build from scratch. If that's not possible, we will have to break the problem down into manageable parts and dig deeper for root causes and solutions.
Maybe you should have presented YOUR solution. Telling the boss "no I won't do it" will get you nowhere. Telling him "Look at my better way of doing it" will get their attention. The best lesson I've learned in business is to never take a problem to my boss unless I bring with me a solution to solve it. If you can't solve the problem, find someone who can, or else the boss will. Business needs are not going to change.
Structure contracts, fees, tangible goals so if the "expert" slows you down, you get paid more.
How very ethical of you. Someone caught doing that should be sued.
THIS. 1000 x. Mod this up, AC or not.
We will not have "driverless cars". Ever.
Is this to say that the Earth's climate has gone through natural changes over the centuries? Warming and cooling? All by itself?! I thought global warming - I mean - climate change - was caused by man burning fossil fuels.
Say it isn't so.
I disagree, based on presumed innocence. If you accuse me of infringing on your patent, you should be required to provide proof, as would be the case in any other legal proceeding. If I'm charged with a crime, the burden is on the prosecution to prove my guilt. Consider also a civil case. if you accuse me of being negligent in keeping my floor clean, causing you to slip and fall, the burden is on the plaintiff to prove that the floor really was a mess and I was negligent in not cleaning it.