I have a daughter that graduated high school. In her class, most of the top 10 students were female (she was one of them). They all excelled at Math and Science - Calc, AP Physics, AP Chem, etc. She is the only one pursuing a tech degree.
The point is that part of the reason there are less candidates is interest. And if you are hiring a position, and 90% of your candidate pool is white male, it is not racism, if the best person for the job is a white male.
Should a less qualified candidate be hired for a job just to check a diversity box? I enjoy working with a diverse bunch, i believe it adds value - I am against H1B as it has lowered salaries, but I am all for more women and minorities in tech. I think the way problems are viewed, and needs identified are different for others from different backgrounds. But I don't think racism/discrimination is the main reason we don't have diversity in technology fields.
The last sentence sums up what Elon Musk has been saying about AutoPilot:
"even though Autopilot is quite capable, there's still no substitute for an attentive human driver, ready to take control at a moment's notice."
The technology is not called "self driving" - it is called autopilot. Similar to plane where course and speed are maintained. Tesla reminds users to keep hands on the wheel and remain attentive.
No news here. Couple that with the cost of the hack, and there is not much to report. I could fool a real driver with mirrors and some Acme landscape canvas.
The author makes this statement: " This is why people buy from Apple. It designs everything from the trackpad to the box the computer comes in, which unfolds neatly to reveal everything you need. Apple reduces friction to the point where even my mom could upgrade the RAM on her iMac, and it can do this because it controls everything that goes in that box."
The problem with this statement are many:
1. Only the small iMac today allows the RAM to be upgraded. The larger iMac has a glued in screen and nothing is accessible anymore without cutting it loose
2. Apple constantly changes the rules on what a user can upgrade - so if you want to avoid some OS headache in the future (remember TRIM support) - you have to spend a fortune on Apple branded parts
3. Doesn't Dell, HP, and other manufacturers do the same? Many also have gaming PCs.
4. How do you game on a Mac? Steam, some things yes. But otherwise bootcamp - not the same as an equivalent windows machine
5. And where is the power video card you wanted? Show me any Mac that lets you order that or upgrade an existing Video Card.
The entire article is dumb. It is no different then someone talking about building an Electric car. You can do it, it is not for everyone, or you can buy one from Kia, Nissan, Tesla, and others.
If you have sausage fingers and little mechanical aptitude, then don't embark on a project like this. It is like saying building a wooden table is still way to hard. It is if you don't know what you are doing, and so you can buy a table from 10 different stores. Same with a gaming rig.
All that VueZone equipment is headed for the dustbin of IoT history. There is nothing wrong with the access points or cameras. There is nothing wrong with the cloud-based service VueZone relies upon—except that it is no longer cost-effective for NetGear to offer the service.
Earth is a beta site.