I found the best way to survive the scary lay-off periods is to position yourself as the go-to guy/gal for fixing other peoples' batshit crazy setups. If your management thinks of you as capable of getting into unfamiliar systems, figuring them out, and repairing/improving them - they're not letting you go anywhere, except on vacation to keep you happy.
Indeed. In my experience, the folks who talk about making systems "so complex only they know how to fix them" don't actually really know what they're doing anyway. The real truth is usually that they've got things set up so batshit crazy trying to hide their mediocrity in this "you can't fire me now!" excuse.
Most athletes need to make split second decisions, but as an athlete I can tell you that mostly comes from talent + practice. Do the smarter athletes excel when compared to equal talent? In my experience yes. But would I compare Peyton Manning with Albert Einstein? Would you?
Yeah, because private enterprise always has the best of intentions. And they've never messed anything up themselves, either. The best way to fix it is to not be so naive as to think one extreme in either direction is the best way to fix it.
Offtopic my ass. Pure troll. Disagree with Obama all you want (I do plenty), but only a total ignorant assfuck would believe he is anything like Hitler. In fact, I would say anyone who posts such bullshit is more like Hitler than Obama is. You, sir, are as stupid as Obama's health care plan.
To your point, the problem with a lot of newer phones like the iPhone is there's still enough juice flowing through them even when they're "off" that water damage is a lot more dangerous than it used to be.
The worst for me would have been my old Motorola Razr that survived a full cycle in the washing machine, then tumbled dry. I left it off and let it dry for a week before trying to power it back on - and not a thing wrong with it.