Not sure how much weight a tranny can carry.
The current rail service is, for all practical matters, just for freight. The only passenger services is on that money losing AmTrak and some tourist trips here and there.
Rail carries gazillions of tons of fright now in multi-modal containers.
Self Driving Trucks that can't handle local traffic are useless.
Freight Trains, you know, the topic of this entire article?
This issue is something not addressed by Obamacare and is actually completely different from the question of how people get insurance.
One of the fundamental flaws in the old and current system is that it is completely opaque as far as costs go. People needing non-emergency care have no way to determine which provider has the best prices and what they will be charged for. It's like buying a car..you get one price from the Salesman but when you get back into the finance office, you have all this other crap added on that you aren't sure you need or even what it is.
Until this crap is straightened out, consumers will never be able to make informed choices and the people paying the bills, insurance companies or government, will never really know what they are paying for.
Fix this and you are a long way towards a better solution for all involved.
You go ahead and live in your little 1000stft apartments, riding on filthy subways, walking in the heat and the rain from the station to your work/home, getting mugged (by the cops or the bad guys), never really seeing the sun, etc.
I'll stay in my 2,400 sqft home, with deer in the back yard, a nice greenbelt in the neighborhood (where you don't get mugged), the smell of wildflowers, a 10 minute commute (5 minutes to the grocery store), and low crime.
If it needs a human in "more populated areas" it's no better than putting trailers on a train and having local drivers pick up the loads there.
Of course trans are more economical and I expect more "environmentally friendly".
CRM Dynamics suck donkey balls..seriously.
Shitty Outlook integration, the security is a nightmare. It can't even handle multiple domains. Our company had them working our installation for 3 months straight trying to get it to work.
Stay away from it.
Odds are you will see this report used in some anti-fracking publication as a reason to completely ban fracking.
So, extremism goes both ways.
So there could be two groups, those who look to improve their skill, who quickly distance themselves from the group that doesn't. Of course, there will still be wide variance in skill between the members of each group. I'm sure you can think of other ways it could happen.
No, I can't. I started out and I sucked. I got better eventually through experience. In order for it to be truly bimodal, people have to start in either camp A or camp B and end in the same camp they started in. Because if you transition from one to another over time, any point in time will capture a group of people in between the modes. Now, you can argue that people don't spend much time in between those modes but you haven't presented any evidence for that. What's more likely is you have geocities coders on one tail and John Carmack/Linus Torvolds on the other tail. And in between are people like the presenter and I. And since I'm not instantaneously going from bad to good, the reality of the situation is most likely some degree of a normal curve filled with people trying to get better at programming or even just getting better though spending lots of time doing it and learning a little along the way.
For all your attacks on the presenter, your argument of a bi-modal distribution sounds more flawed to me. I would love to see your study and hear your argument.
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This guy doesn't know how to measure programming ability, but somehow manages to spend 3000 words writing about it.
To be fair, you can spend a great deal of time talking about something and make progress on the issue without solving it.
Another reason to waste a lot of time talking about a problem without reaching an answer is to elaborate on what the known unknowns are and speculate about the unknown unknowns. Indeed, the point of this article seemed to be to advertise the existence of unknown unknowns to "recruiters, venture capitalists, and others who are actually determining who gets brought into the community."
So he doesn't know......programmer ability might actually be a bi-modal distribution.
If he had collected data to support his hypothesis, then that would have been an interesting article.
But you just said there's no way to measure this
One of the big reasons they're happy to eat it is that they haven't learned yet (some of them never do) that they don't have to take that kind of treatment and that good managers don't need to treat their subordinates that way. And, of course, there's also the fact that there are lots of other kids out there trying to get their foot in the door making them easily replaceable and bad managers know how to play on their understandable insecurity.
The scientists didn't say anything about a warp drive. They did say the other stuff, as did two other independent teams.
Honestly, it reminds me of fucking managers losing their shit when they inquire about the status of a large project and hear something they didn't expect to hear.
These guys simply reported what they observed and people are losing their shit over it.