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You should hire lots of talented foreign workers at lower wages than domestic workers make using short term visas. Then, you can argue that the workers that you've spent the last year training have skills that no domestic workers have and use this to justify permanent work status (green cards). This will take 3-5 years to process, so you will benefit from the cheaper wages for a good amount of time before they are able to jump ship. Finally, rest assured that most big tech companies engage in this practice, so you are very unlikely to be prosecuted for immigration fraud
I've always been surprised by the Beast Quake phenomenon as I wouldn't imagine that fans screaming and stopping would occur at a frequency that resonates with the ground's natural frequency. If someone herw knows something about geology and earthquake harmonics, I'd be interested to hear a better explanation. Is it just that there is one rather large jouncing type event that is felt some distance away or is there a sustained resonance?
I am a strong proponent of running a laptop as a dummy terminal that connects with both a high power desktop and a cluster/server/supercomputer. Various configurations work fine, but I've been happy with the speed/latency of using VNC over a VPN. The only issue comes in high latency (satelite) internet, which various regions of the country are constrained by. The cluster/server/supercomputer interface can either be through a batch scheduler, or SSH or whatever. Further, if the cluster and the high power desktop are co-located, data can be quickly transferred between them or they can both be served by the same data server.
I am personally doing my part to conserve galaxies and I hope that all of you are too. Please, please, please help do your part to conserve this valuable resource before it is too late. Not just for today because it's Universe Day, but for life.
Please have Sony remove all the copyrights on all of their music.
In the interest of due diligence, I must ask whether Mike Daisey is behind this investigation?
I've always felt that the Drake Equation is not worthy of the term 'equation' since its just a simple probabilistic estimate from multiplying a ton of other probabilities and instances together. Consider for instance, the Schrödinger equation, which has a differential formulation that provides solutions to so many physical situations that arise in quantum mechanics, or Maxwell's equations, which explain all of electrodynamics, including light, and were the inspiration for Einstein's theory of special relativity.
Really, they should just be recruiting an army of nerds to sit in a room driving avatars, whether they be drones, remote tanks, or humanoid robots.
Since all mass curves spacetime I can curve spacetime simply by existing and being a bit overweight. Its just too bad that I'll have to wait until 2015 for the nobel prize!
As Apple slowly looses market share in smartphones, how do you know the slow exodus isn't just due to the popularity of Android and Windows? I know that people are often unhappy with the games that Apple plays, but is there really an exodus due to unhappiness? Where is the proof?
1) Quitting a great job because of a conference is a really bad idea. Get some perspective, man!
2) You can't really learn much (anything) from a conference. It just gives you a good idea of the stuff you should learn when you get home. Instead just read the conference abstracts and study the subject areas that look interesting. Have your work buy you 2 books on the subject matter and spend one work hour per day working through examples.
3) Enjoy the job that you otherwise love.