Verizon later conceded that they had transferred his account despite having neither requested nor being given the 4-digit PIN they had on record
So it's not the phone, it's the company that didn't abide by their own policies.
`If I were a student, I'd be terrified. I didn't cheat, but I could still be accused of cheating for having a solution "too similar" to some other solution. Saying I've waived my right to defend myself against accusation because I didn't admit to something I didn't do would drive me crazy. I'd have to lie about cheating just to avoid the more severe punishment, despite not actually doing the behaviour the administration wishes to discourage.
The fear of punishment that's unconnected to misbehaviour will drive lab rats into neurotic self-harm, and students are pretty similar to lab rats.
The story has antigravity, faster-than-light travel, force-shield projectors you can wear as a belt buckle and you're okay with the unrealistic physics, but you dismiss the entire series because you don't like the abstractly-defined maths in the first book?
If you thought Asimov was unaware of chaos theory, then you haven't read past the first book, and you also don't know the author's other works.
"All employees are required to register with Google Fit. Employees who are not healthy are inefficient, and their salary will be adjusted accordingly to the value they are withholding from this company by being insufficiently healthy."
Just like when employers demand the social networking data of every employee, sometimes even requiring Facebook passwords.
> Thorium 232 + a neutron -> Uranium 233.
I thought it was the number of protons that determined which element an atom belonged to, and different neutron counts were isotopes. Would Carbon 12 + two neutrons = Nitrogen 14 ? or Carbon 14 ?
The only change they've made that bothered me was when Google Hangouts was integrated. Now when I use IMAPS to pick up my email, I get mismatches between the new message count and the actual number of unread messages in the Inbox; the "missing" unread messages are the short notes someone's sent to me via their fork of Jabber XMPP, which appear in the webmail interface but not in the IMAPS (and I would assume POP3S) interfaces.
Isn't this what Aaron Swartz did? Is the US Government going to "make an example" of McAfee too?
"Somewhere along the way, however, we tricked ourselves into thinking..."
So: when a good idea is implemented poorly, then bad things happen. Why is this news?
'DevOps' isn't killing the developer; people who are abusing developers are killing developers and using [place idea here] as an excuse. If you focus on 'DevOps', then you're going to throw out an idea and do nothing to prevent people abusing developers and using [idea n+1] as an excuse.
"60 hours a week? Don't be daft."
All my technical problems are fixed in less than 30 hours a week. The other 30+ hours a week are fixing problems caused by users; either because QA is toothless, or people not following instructions, or employees who need to be bailed out.
I'm reminded of an old joke from Poland:
"Oh, we have freedom of speech just like in America! Freedom after speech, not as much."
Times have changed.
The time an offender is locked away is not just for punishment -- it is also to assure victims and targets they are safe, so they can get on with and repair their lives. You would need to give the time-dilation drugs to the victims outside the prison, so they can subjectively spend the years it takes to heal the trauma and feel safe again.
Are you sure these are lies programmers tell themselves? Or lies they believe people wish to hear from them?
"An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup." - H.L. Mencken