No it isn't. It's not destroying the industry. It just makes you upset. There is a difference. No "qualified" white guys are being laid off, so I'm sure you'll be OK.
In the end, many people will find that dropping a few buzzwords on their resume is easier than going into business for themselves.
I know Timothy is going to mod me down for this, but just go to soylentnews.org .
Maybe so, but when I was in college (early 90s) I recall considering getting one of those Apple Computer Loans for students, for around $3000. And that was the discounted price. So I'm not sure I would call that a "gift", when Amigas and PCs were definitely cheaper. Of course, I didn't get the loan. I just bought a dumb termial ($35) and a Bocamodem ($200) to connect to the VAX on campus.
Has anyone built a near-silent desktop computer with off-the-shelf components? I'm interested in getting the details. And to answer the original question, I assembled my desktop in 2010 using parts from Newegg (this is boring): Athlon II X4 640, ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3, ZALMAN CNPS20LQ liquid CPU cooler, 8 GB Kingston ECC memory, Antec EarthWatts EA-500D, Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX mid tower case, with various hard drives (Seagate rotating, OCZ SSD). Runs Debian Wheezy. It's not quiet enough.
(c) backed by the federal government, which trumps (a) and (b). The interest rates should be lower.
You complain, but these articles get 1000 posts. Your corporate overlord is doing exactly as expected.
So you and your brother were interested in computing, but your sister wasn't? Dude, you were literally brogrammers! It's your fault your sister wasn't interested!
C'mon, you can troll better than that!
This is not true.
Syntax highlighting and keeping track of start end end parenthesis is nice and all, but if you need it that is a good sign that your code isn't readable.
But I program in Lisp, you insensitive clod!
$30 or so? I can easily drive to SF from LA on ¾ of a tank
In what car? Even in a Prius you just barely make it on a full tank.
The current Amtrak is highly comparable to what is being built.
No it is not. Amtrak out here breaks down frequently, so is unpredictable on long trips. They put ypu on a bus when the train breaks down, which sucks. L.A. to San Diego on Amtrak is OK, but that's about it.
Hardest and thankless job in the U. S. However, you get health care for your entire family, and summers off. Also, if you don't live in a "red" State, likely the teachers are unionized so your salary might be OK, and you might have a pension.
Now CS students graduating from TJ will be slightly less prepared than they would have been.
Up until this last sentence, all of your statements sound reasonable, even though I disagree with them. I think this last statement you made is just wrong.