Grandpa, leave the slang to the kids, you suck at it. Nice lawn, though.
I worked at sun for about 5 years and was let go when oracle bought sun.
I worked at the menlo park main campus. I am older than 50 and I'm white. during my 5 years there, I got good reviews and was the main guy for one of the products (software) that ships on sun servers.
all you have to do is walk around the outside of any major silicon valley campus and you'll see the same thing over and over. yes, its mostly indian and we all know this, even though the media does not want to outright say it.
and I'm 90% certain that I was let go because all the rest of my group was indian and I was making a good salary there.
it happens to me at almost every place I'm at, these days. the inevitable firing when the numbers from the company go downward and they need a quick 'profit boost' by letting go of the senior and well-paid engineers. this rarely happens to the indians, though.
Whoa whoa whoa.. back up a bit with the gender mud, I'm pretty sure Obama wants to be called he.
Doesn't matter. They'll just be calling us all "cucks" since we don't beat our wives or espouse genocide against people of color.
A population density argument makes sense for things like public transportation, but not for electric vehicles. It's a phrase that gets trotted out all the time for as an argument against various public-good endeavors, but I often find that if you replace it with the phrase "political will", it makes just as much if not more sense.
The telemetry malware has been backported to 7.
This is personal to me. A friend I knew in high school, went into the service with, and kept in touch with couldn't afford insurance and caught appendicitis. It ruined his credit and nearly his family. In 1992 when he had a heart attack, he just laid down and died rather than calling 911.
That's what happens in the US when you work full time and can't afford insurance.
Trump's father died at 93, so
Yes, but Trump's father didn't piss off the entire intelligence community. Accidents happen...
You make it sound like your opinion is somewhat unusual. I got a meager A3 2016 model few months ago after using an HTC for 5 years - naturally the last 2 of those years I used it to call as the enforced SW obsolescence made the phone almost unusable for anything else.
I dropped the phone 4 times int he first week - it was simply too thin and slippery. All my habits that worked for the HTC were not effective anymore [how to handle it; where to put it, ect.] and new ones did not help. So I went back to the shop and got a protector screen and a case. That transformed it into the GSM I always wanted. Reading books, some movie watching and music. Some gaming as well [for the first time on mobile platform for me]. Great!
And then I heard about the jack and was furious. True, most of my music I listen on a dedicated player which together with the ear plugs costs as much as the best telephone out there, so quality is paramount to me. I also have the phone and Koassilator phrase synthesizer - and the ear plugs go into all 3 devices via the jack. A dongle? Never! The plugs have L-shape contact minimizing stress - I don't need anything sticking out from a fragile, thin, slippery phone!
I look now for several weeks during my commute how many people do not have cases and screens on their phones. I found 3 persons out of at least a hundred [almost everyone uses their phone in the train]. Same at work - one guy out of 50-60 people.
So, I think most of us do not buy this whole scam but I am also afraid that sooner or later all companies will switch. For all kinds of reasons [marketing hype, enforced obsolescence, DRM control, vertical integration] but by Bob NEVER do anything that actually benefits your customers. For real!
Elegance and truth are inversely related. -- Becker's Razor