My boss gives me the freedom to handle clients as needed. He requests being kept in the loop for some of the more wealthy clients, but honestly I cc him most email correspondence.
CC'ing my boss ensures that my boss sees the ridiculousness from clients I have to deal with everyday.
When I first wrote it I didn't realize it, then during the preview I laughed a little
New research says if you let kids sleep through their hangover, it will improve their learning. News at 11.
"only applies to streams still using Silverlight"
Stop using Silverlight, or better yet, stop using anything Microsoft releases to try and accomplish what ActiveX and Silverlight try to?
H1B Visa cheap labor? Pft. Just look at home and hire some inmates
As an American living in Europe, taxes in Europe are in your face with everything you do. You can't even leave the city without paying stupid gas taxes and then a road tax. VAT taxes left and fuckin right, my god, I'm happy I can claim that on my US taxes...
Back home in NH, 0% sales. Property tax is high, but I would be paying it in my rent so I'd never know. My income tax rate last year was 23%. Never have to pay any damn road taxes when traveling between states or even cities, unless I decide I want to take toll routes, but I'm not required to pay a road tax (Yes registration, blah blah, but Europeans have that too).
Americans have it good when it comes to taxes. I'd never start working overseas for an overseas company, that would be tax suicide.
Literally the next sentence in TFA:
"Sleep disruptions, apparently, can cure sleep disruption (and Mr. Olsen, like all good sleep entrepreneurs, has the research to prove it)."
Someone's an opportunist.
Don't tell Trump! We can't let him know that Obama sprayed all his very long, made in China ties with this stuff to record everything he says!
Sometimes the customer is wrong
"This "hyper scaling" allows computing power to continue to increase while needing fewer changes in the manufacturing process."
This "hyper scaling" allows Intel to continue to milk customers who expect more than modest gains with every generation.
"You need to have a fast edit-test-debug cycle without waiting for someone else to fix the server side."
Fast? Try yesterday fast. And that someone else? Nope, that's you too.
With Trump in office and his views on climate change/world power, we are all endangered species.
The 3 or 4 hours of travel time I'm saving doesn't really justify the proposed ticket pricing...
"The company hopes the Boom jet will take three hours and 15 minutes to fly from New York to London for a price of $2,500 per passenger in either direction, based on its initial prototype. Transatlantic flights currently take more than twice that time."
I fly from Boston to Munich, Frankfurt, Paris or London about twice every 3 months. Ticket prices for a round trip, in the winter, range from 600 - 800$, and in the summer the prices range from 800 - 1200$ (I fly lufthansa over the ocean, then wizz air to final destination, cheap af and lufthansa offers very good service for the price).
If you are going to charge 2500$ for a one way ticket, and the only benefit is I save 3 or 4 hours in travel time, I won't even think twice about it, fuck that.
3 hours of my time is not worth proposed ticket price (~3x for one way, ~6x for round trip).
Unless they reduce the pricing structure, the only people flying this will be bigwigs with too much money to spend. The pricing structure itself sets the company up for a death spiral. Poor investors, didn't do their homework: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
I haven't lost my mind -- it's backed up on tape somewhere.