I think your view of the greatness of the human brain is overrated as long as half or more of the world population still believes in make-believe divine beings that make us do awful things to each other.
I mean, one option is to make it like Europe where people in important positions must give 2-6 months notice, but since I don't think that's possible in the US, 2 weeks is not a lot of time and many companies will not have anyone able to be called up to do a live knowledge transfer.
Perhaps a bit naive, but if you really have a decent relationship with the company, is there any particular reason not to inform them earlier? I'm sure you plan to give notice long before those two weeks. So if you plan to retire/move/whatever two months from now, why not tell them right there and give them those two months to plan ahead as well? Or are you afraid they will turn around and fire you on the spot? In that case they didn't deserve your courtesy to start with.
For the past decade or two I have been paying ever higher environmental taxes and levies. If the pause doesn't exist and the temperatures continue to rise at exactly the same levels as before, then I want my money back!
An overloaded class, no doubt
Must be showing my age, but that's exactly what I thought! Played with Z80, Z280 and HD64180 for years, so I immediately connected this processor to the 8-bit world.
I guess this must mean that Canadian music business is booming! I mean, all those nasty downloaders would otherwise be buying music and movies, right? The billions of losses story?
Show the correlation.
So, as a foreign visitor, I walk into a RS shop to get a SD card. I pay for the goods, and that's all.
What gave RS or its debtors the right to turn my personal information into merchandise?
These puppies are way out there, running on neclear power. No-one to bug them, nothing to break them.
That was my thought as well. I paid for a better environment, and I'm not getting any. So I want my money back.
Better yet, they may well be female virgins, but nowhere does it say they are human. Even in *this* life, muslims are said to have preference for goatse.cx
Don't kid yourself. The personnel with knowledge to maintain the internals of XP are all axed years ago. There's only a few H1B workers applying band-aids if really necessary.
When I worked at IBM, there was Sametime, any and all employee worldwide could be reached 24/7 already. How would Skype help?
Hmm. Wonder if the 'whatis' robot is still there..
Hitachi made that sort-of 16-bit processor. It was the HD64180 which was featured in a project from Steve Ciarcia in BYTE magazine (SB-180). Hitachi later sold the rights back to Zilog who produced it as the Z180.
"...or fail to lock down cables on a carb"
I'm pretty sure that cars still equipped with carbs are exempt from any copyright violation issues..
More to the point, I can imagine that anyone modifying firmware in a self-driving car might be in trouble with just about everyone around them.