There's no such thing as Earl Hickey's version of karma.
How dare you! That's my favourite documentary show.
The other system IS a way of acquiring truth. Since it is the feminine path it is no wonder most men chose to remain ignorant and blindly ignore it.
This is funny (ha-ha), ignorant and bigoted all at once!
To believe in science
There is nothing to believe in.
Science provides a reliable, repeatable, disinterested, transferable framework for the study of Nature (well, phenomena in general).
By "disinterested" I really mean disinterested: it has no favourites and makes no moral or ethical judgements. It just lets us measure things and to make reliable predictions based on past measurements (observations).
This is the killer feature of Science. Nothing else lets us do this.
considering it takes Oracle longer to patch an exploit in Java than it does for Apple to patch an exploit, if indeed they acknowledge one, perhaps it would not be a bad thing to let ol Larry take 120 percent of nothing, and standardize on another universal API across the web.
This is the correct answer.
i think the next step is to be able to raise and lower the lights as the girls enter and move about the room, allowing them to get even closer.
And what about the sweaty stink from the geeks' armpits?
There is the linux kernel, then there is busyox, the GNU tools, the gcc toolchain and all kinds of other 3rd party FOSS which is licensed under all different kinds of terms and conditions.
We just ignored the PHBs and got on with the job.
It seems to be the only way to make progress these days.
Completely true. I used to work for a very large company of > 150k employees who decreed that we wouldn't be allowed to touch certain types of Open Source software with a 10-foot pole, completely missing the fact that their entire line of copier products was based on Linux...
There was a complete disconnect between the PHB-side of the business and R,D&E.
It's not racism, it's just a sad fact and here's my experience.
For several years I worked as a Software Engineer at Xerox in the UK and we survived for 3 years after the global economic crisis hit in 2008. But management, always looking to save a few percent on the Engineering budget every year (despite always breaking even and returning to profit), finally cut it to below a level where they could continue to fund us as a cohesive unit, so they did a deal with HCL where we were all transferred to HCL who could do the work for the price (allegedly) and provide more engineers!
So HCL's plan was to take as many of us as possible off the Xerox work and to replace us with Indians, sending us newly-acquired, expensive staff to do contract work for better-paying customers (many miles from home for months at a time).
The HCL CEO sold the story that Westerner engineers are spoilt, lazy and ignorant, compared with intelligent, diligent and self-motivated Indians.
What HCL provided was very young, inexperienced and very poorly-paid Indians, perhaps straight out of university, to acquire knowledge, pick up work and to train off-shore teams of similarly-inexperienced staff.
Nothing was impossible. They were instructed to say "yes" to everything.
They were posted here for 3 months at a time, often expected to assimilated decades-worth of institutional knowledge in that time and to work all the hours god sends.
You see, they were brainwashed that everything is possible if you just try hard enough and that success is entirely down to the individual. Managers wielded metaphorical sticks, and let me tell you, they had the pointiest hair I've ever seen.
This is "empowerment."
If you don't succeed, it's because you didn't try hard enough. Not that projects were completely mismanaged...
So these poor young men and women, being paid a pittance and with no living expenses for being in a much more expensive foreign country, were apart from their families for several months at a time and living in tiny rooms, expected to work night and day, to do the work of entire teams of people who'd taken a decade or more to learn their craft and getting shouted at and lied to by their management.
That's the reality, so cut these poor guys a bit of slack. It's not their fault. It's the fault of The System.
Just what I've been waiting for! Oh, maybe not...
Phil the Greek is ace. He produces a never-ending torrent of politically-incorrect and quite amusing quips. LIke the one he asked the local driving instructor on a remote Scottish island: "How do keep the locals sober long enough to get them through the driving test?"
Money and/or votes can't buy that. It's priceless.