I do see a lot of bigoted comments in the whole chain.
Do understand that all the things mentioned here are part and parcel of developing countries where concept of equality etc takes time to manifest.
Since we are going the anecdotal way, amongst my friend circle it is quite different. None of us bar one stayed in America and not because manual work is beneath them. Everyone wants to stay in India now, due to myraid reasons ranging from bigger opportunities, parents a,d relations etc.
Similar to Japan being made,fun of and then later respected, I believe similar path will follow for all the developing countries china, India and Nigeria included.
Please consider that just 3 years back this same forum used to make fun of code quality etc, which nowadays I don't see. Consider first that humans are equal other than,in the opportunity that they get, then all these things wil be secondary.
I do see a lot of bigoted comments in the whole chain.
Does this also mean that if you sleep less, you become older fast?
Or binary hadron collider?
Is it possible to have two circles of say same circumference each and then redirect the electron/protons to a junction between them where it can collide? With such a contraption, we can keep on revolving the protons until it reaches the required speed.
Obviously this would have been amongst the first ideas to be checked and rejected, but what are the negatives in this idea?
This is slander. Unless he is tested positive, it is extremely unfair to him and the hours he put in to be labelled a cheat without a shred of evidence against him. Cynicism is all well and good - but this goes beyond that. Shame to the mods also.
Since one possible reason is overloading, when they were towing it, how many containers did they drop to sea. If they had dropped enough they could have saved the remaining? Or is my lack of shipping knowledge showing here?
Personal attacks on anyone - especially on things people have no control of - is rather distasteful and takes focus away from the actual issue - slashvertisements.
We should see how this affects e-commerce though.
This could be one salvation for the brick and mortar stores. They were being run out of business by e-commerce - and now the extra 3% could come as salvation.
E-Commerce might now push the Cash on Delivery then
Very true. I always wanted to be an inventor, and have now more than a few patents. My first few patents were taken by the company where I was working during that time - even though it had absolutely nothing in common with the work I was doing for them - even the domain was completely different.
Primarily due to this, and partly due to the fact that they did not even implement the patent and try to sell it - rather they wanted the patents to bolster their resume when they went to their clients -, I left them and decided to work for my own. Started 2 companies till now, nothing has gone anywhere - but at least my patents are mine now.
I consider these total takeover of any work done to be a big deterrent to innovation overall. If I am coming with an idea, it should be mine and mine only. I am being paid for the work they expect me to do in the company - not thinking of ideas of my own. The companies doesnt even pay well for those patents and then complain that they are not innovative etc. I do understand that a very small percentage of patents make money, but for an inventor, it is his baby - giving pennies for it is like insulting him.
I would prefer this much more than the umpteen politics and yro posts here.
So, even though it might not pique your interest, there would be many others who might be interested.
Also, look at the comments on that site. It is quite illuminating and does give an idea of how computers really came through.
History does teaches lessons a lot.
I feel this more Anti-Black and Anti-Hispanics than anything else.
My understanding is that the biggest factor to a persons growth is the expectation upon him/her.
If a person is expected to be incompetent, more often than not, they grow to that role.
This is very well elucidated in Tipping Point, wherein a research found that if there are more than 5% of high-income people in a locality, automatically, within 10 years, the high-income people percentage goes up (to around 40% - I dont remember now), because the overall expectation on others goes up - from their parents, spouses etc.
Here, when the expectation is that Blacks and Hispanics are of lesser competency than Asians and Whites, they will grow to fill that role.
Such a rule, from a group of scholars, is quite shocking indeed.
Another factor here is that Imran Khan is one of the few politicians who stands up against extremism. He was previously the captain of their cricket team (and a very capable player and leader - I must say), and was even then known for his secular, non-conformist views and opinions. Of all the people from Pakistan to detain, he should be the last.
You should really read about Ayurveda.
This was/is a very widely used/implemented/tested set of traditional medicine in India, and can be very effective in many cases.
The studies associated with it are not very scientific, and the efficacy of the medicine for many serious diseases are not very good compared to Allopathy, but it can be very effective for many types of diseases - especially minor but quite debilitating diseases.
Do read about it, because it is not correct to completely disregard some types of medical practices without intimate knowledge about them.
I had done a study myself - we come from a very large family of very accomplished doctors - all of them allopathic - and my current view is that the Homeopathy, Reiki etc are quite a sham, while Ayurveda is quite a serious area of science. YMMV though.
I disagree on this moderately.
Unless you take the risk, there is a low chance of escaping out of the drudgery. You play your cards well, and the maximum that can happen is that you will lose out on a job - and maybe 1 year savings (which you should keep before you start out on your own). Which can happen anyways in such a toxic atmosphere (as mentioned by the OP) anyways - the difference is that with entrepreneurship you have a chance of safety and even hitting it rich, while in the job, you have nothing.
I have tried to be an entrepreneur twice, both after I was middle aged, have a kid, with mortgage, both times failed, but still am in a better position (job wise, not financially) than what I would have been - had I been in a job. One thing I did was that I never took any loan to start the company - that would have messed me up though.
The biggest part of both the adventures was that it was fun - it was nerve wracking, extremely panicky at some times, had a bad temper - but in the end, it was fun. Daily job is no fun after some time - so I prefer this energy compared to the daily job. And now I have assets - the code and programs I wrote during this time is mine - and I always have a hope that I will be able to sell it some time - with a job - do we have any assets?
Not in this case though.
People re-engineered the solution and found the way he solved it - and it checks out -
So, this is real.