Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics maker, is considering setting up a display-making plant in the United States in an investment that would exceed $7 billion, company chairman and chief executive Terry Gou said on Sunday.
The plans come after U.S. President Donald Trump pledged to put "America First" in his inauguration speech on Friday, prompting Gou to warn about the rise of protectionism and a trend for politics to underpin economic development.
You really have to admit that 30-50k new jobs is significant.
Gou said he told Son that the United States has no panel-making industry but it is the second-largest market for televisions. An investment for a display plant would exceed $7 billion and could create about 30,000-50,000 jobs, Gou told Son.
You can hate on him all you want, but if fear of Trump can bring manufacturing jobs back, the people whose livelihood depended on manufacturing jobs and who voted for him are going to be happy they did. As for the rest, you should all wish for more success stories, despite your personal opinions. It's not like any other president hasn't been an asshole. Why? "It's the economy, stupid!"
And you SHOULD write free() every time you write malloc(). Allocate it in one place, use it, free it. Anything else is just begging for problems. As I said, if you take something, put it back when you're done. Even Java runs faster if you expressly call the garbage collector when you're done and have only thousands of objects to check to see if they can be deleted rather than waiting for the GC to pile up a million objects and then decide that "oops, I need to free up some space, lets walk those million objects, oh wait, let's lock up the whole UI for 30 seconds because this sucker is running on a computer with a YUGE amount of ram and we took it all
Avaya noted that its foreign affiliates aren't included in the filing and will operate as normal. Avaya said the $725 million in debtor-in-possession financing, via Citibank, is enough to minimize disruption and continue business operations.
Not surprising, Avaya has canceled the planned IPO.
The "DANGER of AI" is that the AI will be somebody's bitch. Whose?
AI is "merely" another form of power, and adversaries-who-have-power are always a threat. Don't worry about AI; you should worry about $THEM getting AI, thereby causing $THEM to have an edge over you.
100.0% of techs are just like this. When you're pointing your nuclear missile at someone else, it's good. When someone else is pointing one at you, it's bad.
It's not excessive work if you just remember what your mother told you - if you take it, put it back when you're finished with it. Memory management isn't that hard once you keep that in mind. Programs should be deterministic. You don't need valgrind if you know what you're doing. Then again, the same people who think that it's okay to write random shit and then test it in the hope of detecting leaks would freak out if they ever had to write in assembler.
Because each person will probably want to use a different subset, so eventually you end up with code that uses a lot more c++ than you ever intended, which means everyone has to be aware of all the peculiarities of all of c++, the stl, etc.
Consistency is a virtue.
It's a poor workman who blames his tools.