Incompetence or intentional.
Incompetence or intentional.
Actually you can. The use of power tools doesn't eliminate the possibility of precision. Anyone that's been forcibly subjected to shop class can attest to this.
It's pretty easy to isolate different requirements for different class of operators.
Not that I buy for a minute that any part of a Trump administration gives a sh*t about "the little guy".
If the propaganda is true, then this seems like a "problem" that will sort itself out. No need for mindless hysterics.
That said, I'm still waiting for this stuff to be viable on the consumer level. I would love to "believe", but blind faith left me a long time ago.
The stupid humans crossed (what is now) Bering's Straits, started too many fires and melted too much ice. The ocean-levels rose and there was no way for them to walk back... The Shamanry was settled — it was all their fault.
When you keep your data in the cloud, and don't keep backups on hand, you're at the mercy of the powers to be
Indeed. And the even bigger picture here is that the Government — the single biggest "power that is" — is the primary source of problems. Every interaction with it — be it the TSA agents, the police (even if they aren't after you), the DMV, a hospital, or even the Post Office — carry a high risk of being unpleasant if not outright horrifying. Having an uneventful encounter with these officials is the surprise, not the other way around.
Folks demanding, government takes over this or that are either idiots or hope to profit personally without being subject of the takeover themselves.
Turns out that they did indeed move in with lower prices, and that their competitors fled, but they kept the lower prices.
Well, whatever they actually did, they were accused of jacking their prices back up after driving the competition away.
This is one of those cases, when the facts do not really matter, ha-ha, only the public perception does...
OTOH, since robots will have all the jobs, they won't have anything to retire from.
could dangle deep discounts to drug suppliers -- with the condition that they turn their backs on Sanofi's Auvi-Q
We've had antitrust laws for over a century now, since Standard Oil was using similar tactics against competition. New "regulations" since then are mostly junk...
Law-suits brought by the unfairly injured competitor seems like the best means of resolving these problems.
You should be aware that you don't need to be an engineer to perform most work. The exceptions where you do need to be an engineer are things like designing industrial machinery and bridges.
Or medium- to high-voltage electrical equipment, which is what anyone claiming to be an "electrical engineer" is asserting that they're competent to do.
Really, it should be required for anything where poor design can negatively impact the public. At a minimum, that should include safety-critical things like the software running on medical equipment, but I would argue that the scope should be much broader, e.g. by holding IoT device makers accountable for their product's lack of security.
So because of falling bridges, you can't solder your own radio?
That's a strawman argument. You can solder your own radio all you want, obviously.
What you can't do is offer your radio-building services to the public, claiming that your expertise as an engineer means they can trust that the radios you create will be (a) electrically safe (which is an issue once you're talking about stuff with more transmission power than a cellphone or walkie-talkie) and (b) comply with FCC regulations.
such for specific projects rather than for extremely vague words such as "engineer" in a broad sweep?
Except for low-voltage electronics (that have only become prevalent relatively recently -- i.e., in the least few decades), the vast majority of things engineers do are safety-critical! Claiming to be an "electrical engineer" is claiming to be competent to design things like high-voltage electrical substations, or (if you want consumer product examples) at least cathode ray tubes, microwave ovens or switching power supplies -- i.e., stuff that actually can kill people if someone screws up the design. It's not just about insignificant shit like integrated circuits and PCBs.
and saying "I'm am engineer" to lend his letter more weoght.
AND THAT'S THE PROBLEM!
If you haven't proven yourself to be competent (e.g. by earning the license), you don't deserve to have more weight lent to your opinion. Claiming to be something you're not in order to gain advantage is fraud.
Do you have actual complaints about how The Clinton Foundation spends donations
Clinton Foundation was an influence-peddling scam. It was receiving money, when Clinton was a Secretary of State and seemed a shoe-in to become President. It closed down its international wing after she lost the elections.
Had it been really a charitable organization, it would have instead flourished, when the proprietors finally left the distractions of politics and could concentrate on the sincere charity work. But no, the most charitable thing you can say about this charity is that it is "at crossroads" now that they have no influence left to peddle.
“We’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”
Barack Obama, 2010 [emphasis mine]
Over the shoulder supervision is more a need of the manager than the programming task.