Bug for bug comparability with Windows is HARD and even worse is that Windows and Unix have fundamental differences in the way they structure resources. Native and cross platform apps are the only way that Linux will not be a second class platform when it comes to games.
Unfortunately the DNC was stupid and had emails containing people's personal emails, home addresses SSNs etc which Wikileaks failed to scrub in the rush to gain attention so it may not have anything to do with what side Facebook is on.
Last time I went on vacation, I blew through 1 GB a week on my data plan without doing any major downloads.
The fact that it only works on cell phones makes it useless to me.
Well you know what they say: "Anything is easy if you don't know what you are talking about"
One thing that came up in the original Youtube lawsuit was that the content owners themselves can't tell what is infringing and if they can't, how do you expect Youtube to manage?
why are you paying them?
Some hopefully would have been working on new models so not vital to production any time time in the next few months. Maintaining stuff - probably won't need those guys this week. With zero plans for the future it's amazing how many people seagull managers can do without so long as they are quick packing their bags to leave for the next gig before it's suddenly found that all the people who used to deal with various problems that crop up have been fired.
Sometimes it's not management's fault.
The problem in this case is that spinning drives are losing ground to flash and are a declining business. The "Performance drives" part of the drive market is already losing money for pretty much everyone leaving only the bulk storage part of the market still making money. I suspect that over the next while, we will see fewer updates on the performance drives while the drive makers concentrate on the larger/slower "NAS" drives until at some point, there aren't enough drives being sold to justify manufacturing them at all.
Meanwhile, the managers get to chose between firing some people now and delaying how long it takes before they need to close the business, or trying to keep everyone until they run out of money and have to fire everyone.
The stockholder's on the other hand, are idiots. No one in their right mind should be investing in spinning drives.
I wish I lived in your world. I have watched products fail because people kept replacing the software foundation (language database). I've seen programmers change technologies on 2.0/3.0 releases. I've watched programmers run into trouble and then try replacing the language as the means of fixing the issue(it rarely works). Some programmers and their managers are addicted to shiny. At a previous employer one programmer went crying to my boss because I wouldn't let him replace perfectly working C with Erlang.
For me, it depends on the complexity of the script. I can do some pretty crazy things with Bash, but at some point just hammering it out in C is less work.
Do not forget the time lost each time the programmers rewrite the project in a new language. Eventually the software has to actually do things and going from PHP to Python and then to Ruby etc just delays the actual release.
The key word here is "accredited institutions." If that's done right, it is less abusive and potentially less of a problem for workers than an H1B since they can shop around for better jobs.
When it is not necessary to make a decision, it is necessary not to make a decision.