Seriously tough, I think that when people choose to use a browser that messes with system internals above other browsers that are NOT messing with the kernel, they get what they ultimately deserve.
I don't think people have this coming to them given that:
- most people don't "choose" a browser -- they just use the one that comes with their OS
- an extremely small percentage of computer users actually know what a kernel is
Should users be more educated? Maybe. But I don't think it's going to happen because most people don't care. They just want their computer to work.
What people really deserve is great software with as few bugs and security holes as possible irrespective of their technical understanding of computers.
The question I have is how much squinting at fine fonts I'd do at 1920x1200 on only 17" of screen - it's great on a 26", but can't see it being that good on a laptop.
I had a Dell M60 with 1920X1200 17" screen and I did find the fonts to be a bit small. Sure, the room was nice to have but I did have to increase some fonts so that they would be easier to read. e.g. when reading online documents in a browser I would increase the default fonts for a more comfortable reading experience.
Patents only last 20 years. Copyrights should last no longer, but at least patents are of a reasonable length. TFA says Google owns the design, but that's incorrect; it only has a 20 year lease on the design.
Design patents are only valid for 14 years as compared to the 20 years that utility patents are valid.
2. Overtime policy - This generally doesn't vary much due to have a legislated minimum here (1.5x pay past 8 hours a day (or 12 if that's your schedule) or 40 hours per week), but it's always good to know.
The laws vary by province so check your local listings. For example, in Ontario Information Technology workers are exempt from overtime policy (among other policies).
So I would definitely clarify the overtime policy before accepting an offer.
Hey, I'm sick. I need help!
I'm normally as disparaging of teenagers as they come, having recently left that "I know everything there is to know" stage of my life (I'm 22).
I think you may still have some more more moments in the future where you realize how little you knew as a teenager and how, at 22, you vastly underestimated the amount you didn't know as a teen.
This isn't a flame at you, I just think it's what happens as we learn more and reflect.
I don't even RTFA and you want me to RTFL? Inconceivable!
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
"Funny? Sure. True? Yes and no."
So it looks like everyone is right on this one.
I don't usually buy 'Advil' or 'Bayer'. I buy 'ibuprofen' or 'aspirin'. I have little need for a brand name attachment to the drug I'm after.
Where I live, Aspirin is a brand name trademarked by Bayer. "Today, Aspirin is a registered trademark of Bayer AG in Germany and more than 80 other countries." See http://www.aspirin.com/faq_en.html for more info (if you are really bored).
People with technical skills are a dime a dozen (unless you are striving to get into some very abstract programming job)
In my experience this isn't true. I guess it depends how you define technical skills, though. But in so many IT shops you see the same problems from the same sorts of programmers (who, I assume have technical skills?): Why wouldn't you check for null? If you caught the exception, why wouldn't you log an error? Why would you catch an exception and then ignore it? Why would you use a cookie to determine if a user was admin? Why didn't you use a transaction for those two database operations? etc. I'm not making this stuff up. I guess it's Sturgeon's Law for programming.