That's just crazy talk, man.
That's just crazy talk, man.
I didn't mean to make it sound that bleak. The first 8 hours are ok. They're productive. I don't sit here tearing my hair out doing nothing waiting for everyone to leave so I can type. I actually don't mind the open office plan very much. A private office would be *much* better, but this is ok.
But when I do work over for an hour or two I like it a whole lot more. I'm not terribly social (yeah I know, a computer programmer that's not terribly social go figure). I like to code in the dark and with a perfect quiet around me. It's much more pleasant and I seem to get a lot more done. Or maybe not - maybe I just enjoy it so much it feels like I get more done.
Yup. No work from home policy and we have set hours.
A speed bump is no obstruction if you're driving within the legal speed limit.
Sounds like they should put up a speeding camera or radar trap in that neighbourhood of yours.
I'm out of mod points or I'd mod you up.
My two cents - we have an open office plan where I work. So I like to stay after hours and work. Why? Because the lights are off, I don't have to listen to people milling around me all the time having conversations about the weather or last Sunday's game. Just me and the work I have to do. No distractions. It's blissful.
I can get more done in 2 hours like that than the previous 8.
I think this would pair nicely with your SpaceX business, don't you?
Prior to massive regulations insurance was affordable.
Um, that's if they're willing to sell it to you. I could not get insurance for epilepsy pre-ACA because the medications I needed were expensive, and also because people always called 911 after every seizure which meant routine ER visits, about two per month. Since insurers wanted to keep their insurance "affordable" for healthy dickheads trying to decide if they even needed it, that meant telling me GFY- which they did because there were no "massive regulations" preventing them.
Not true,but I do give you bonus points for posting like Dr. Seuss.
Patents have become another "must-have" item in a scientists resume. It presumably shows you're able to create practical applications from otherwise abstract research results.
In practice, of course, you can patent pretty much anything you want if you put your mind to it, and the vast majority of granted patents are never implemented in an actual product and never make any money at all. So researchers just jump through another set of hoops to pad their CV with, usually, a completely worthless patent or two.
The researcher is happy since they got another item on their career-critical CV. The university is happy since granted patents counts toward university rankings. The granting agencies are happy since it shows their research grants are producing tangible results. Too bad the actual end result - the patent - is utterly worthless.
A lot of research can be very high quality and still not a good target for a patent (or patentable at all). Patents really cover the industrial application resulting from, often, many layers of increasingly abstract or obscure research results.
The funny part about this is that, before the release of Top Gun and the Pepsi ad which played at the beginning and "sponsored" the videoptape, new releases on VHS and Beta were pushing $90 in 1985 money. And that was so you could watch it on a 25-32" CRT. Amazing how things change...
While your math adds up, I still can't get past the logic. Is the movie somehow worse if it's viewed two months later? $2
Worse, no, but it's also not topical. Part of the experience of seeing a movie when it premieres is being part of the buzz surrounding the discussion of the film. Humans are a social animal (realizing this is slashdot, I feel this must be pointed out), and sharing experiences - such as books or entertainment - is part of the enjoyment of the entertainment.
So, no, the movie is no worse, but the overall experience is diminished. For a second weekend showing, I'd be in for $30, maybe even $50, for a blockbuster. For a third to fifth weekend - most of the social shine is off of it so, no. Granted, I have a 125" screen and a nice sound system so I lose very little watching movies at home but it's still fun to go "out" with the family to see something brand new.
For all the good it will do for you. Republicans own the House, the Senate, the Presidency, and about 2/3rds of the Governors currently. What they want they are going to get.
One of my very most favorite old-timey sins! Hubris.
"The DRM is supposed to thwart copyright infringement by stopping people from ripping video and other content from encrypted high-quality streams."
Sounds an awful lot like "The Titanic is Unsinkable" doesn't it?
In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy.