1. I didn't know she knew how to activate the voice control (double click home button) but she had enough exposure to other phones/tablets to know to try it.
2. She was four.
3. Somehow I expected my phone to call itself
- Yo Grark
Is it any different from Netflix showing you recommendations based on your past viewings and ratings?
It sure would be nice if you could turn these recommendations off, though. It's more bothersome because it's audible, delays the content you really want, and can't be easily ignored like an image off in the corner of a browser.
Up here in Canuckistan we're generally not allowed to probe too deeply into prospective employees' personal lives, but when I'm doing an interview, I ask the question "Is there anything that would interfere with you performing the duties detailed in the job description?"
It's the same in the U.S. You can't ask even simple things like "Are you married?" or "Do you own a car?" as these could be used to discriminate. You might assume their answer would interfere with their work performance. And that question you posted is exactly what's recommended here as well. All employees must be able to perform their duties. It's up to them to deal with their specific circumstances to do so. When they cannot (as in your example), it's their responsibility to speak up.
But to the original point, given that it's illegal for companies to ask about such issues and BAE didn't in this case (good!), was it disrespectful for the guy to wait until his first day to bring it up?
I would definitely have discussed it with my supervisor once I had accepted the position and signed the paperwork, but that's usually handled on the first day in the office.
Shiva Ayyadurai will certainly have something to say about this!
Or invite over a few friends and split the cost. Oh, wait . .
Why does the U.S. allow India and China to continue leading in deaths from air pollution? We need to bring those jobs back to the U.S. Get rid of the EPA! More air-pollution-related deaths in America now!
Is it possible that California is slightly bigger than my back yard? That would be yuge!
It's a reservoir to hold water long-term and supply it as-needed. During heavy rains, it fills to avoid flooding downstream since the rain will supply the water necessary. During the dry season, water is released downstream for supply.
There is a separate mechanism that releases water when the reservoir gets full. There's only so much flood protection you can provide with a fixed-size reservoir and massive rainfall.
You don't know what you're talking about. We're at war with Eastasia. We've always been at war with Eastasia. Eurasia is our eternal ally and friend.
It's almost like people have multiple—often competing—priorities that they have to balance when voting. Certainly, life can't be that complex, right? Can't we just keep assuming every person can be pegged to a single issue that decides everything in their lives?
To apply the patch, you have to twist the patient's nipples in opposite directions to the beat of the music that plays when Darth Vader enters a scene.
Holy shit, baking soda (trona ore) really is mined! Yes, in that case, it would offset some of the energy used to mine the ore. And as that PDF lays out, there are many other uses for baking soda. I knew of some (deodorizing, leavening, buffer) but not as a grease/electrical fire retardant. Pretty cool stuff!
Now if only we could turn it into solid rocket fuel! Just add vinegar?
Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (5) All right, who's the wiseguy who stuck this trigraph stuff in here?