All in all, Bill Nye comes across as an angry athiest, pissed off at Christianity and trying to twist evolutionary theory to bash Christian beliefs.
Can anyone point me to something legible on the subject? We'd like to start moving in the direction of provably correct systems and software, but I haven't been able to find much out there on the subject. Agile certainly isn't it, and every time I mention it, I get accused of "trying to go back to the failed software model, waterfall".
NASA does it, the aircraft industry does it - why can't we write systems that are robust? There was a similar article about "1,000 programmers furiously writing commands in 1/2 day to send to the Curiosity Rover", but finding details about how this process is done and managed is about as hard as finding out the truth about a political candidate. Where can one find this sort of stuff?
Because KDE, like Gnome, is slow and a RAM hog. XFCE screams...
The United Way is terrible. They also strong-arm companies into strong-arming their employees into "100% participation". No, thank you.
Wasn't there someone who did this as a psychology experiment a while back? Took out ads in the Enquirer and WWW saying "Send $1 to..." and an address. I forgot how much money the guy got, but it wasn't trivial, as I recall...
And you are absolutely correct - given that you are INFORMED as to both sides of the issue. People are easily swayed by emotional appeals presented on TV, which doesn't present the other side of the story nearly as often. People too easily forget the fiasco after 9/11, when the money given by people that was SPECIFICALLY earmarked to be used for 9/11 victims and survivors was instead used to buy a bunch of shiny new comms gear for ARC.
And that assumption would be wrong.
Until you do a little research. Look into the side of the BOD of ARC and what the executives get paid. It's all public information. I think you'll be surprised.
You obviously didn't actually READ what I posted, did you? ARE was charging enlisted men while giving officers stuff for free. Thats a DIFFERENT issue than you raise, which was American vs. Aussie troops.
A quote from the comments section on Charity Navigator:
I have worked for the ARC for over 11 years now as both a volunteer and a paid staff member. The organization is very top heavy with mostly overpaid executives at the National Headquarters in Washington DC. Generally the volunteers and staff "in the field" are the ones who go to great lengths to serve clients. Many positions in the field have been eliminated in recent years as the executives in the "ivory tower" protect their own salaries and positions. Our Service Members and their families are now served mostly by call centers empoyees who are inexperienced instead of caring employees working alongside our military throughout the world.
backups: always in season, never out of style.