Re: This is only surprising to the tech industry
The tech industry also creates many, many things that are useful. Not sure what point you thought you made.
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Unlike the USA, in most of the rest of the world a motorist is required to avoid running over pedestrians on the road no matter whether they're meant to be there or not.
Yes, obviously, but that doesn't mean it's your fault if you're on a motorway and you hit a pedestrian crossing it. Don't exclude the middle.
"I'm not asking for people to take chances, rather give people opportunities"
Yet another orthogonality presented as a mutually exclusive alternative. You ARE taking chances by giving someone a job to someone who seems enthusiastic in an interview. You might say "You should take a chance to give people opportunities", as that at least isn't disingenuous.
Whether or not you want to take a chance on security in order to give someone an opportunity is another matter. I vote we let enthusiastic people become brain surgeons. The skills (and various liquids) will flow from that!
This article is silly, on a couple of main counts:
2) There's a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy here. "Why is Python massive?" asks Purves. "It's because there's a massive Python library. It will be hard to dislodge the ecosystem." - wrong. A self-fulfilling prophecy would be if people were using Python because it's known to be massive, which is undoubtedly true, but not what's claimed here.
You get to pay no NI, and you can pay yourself a low-tax wage and up to 40k in dividends at 7.5%. And corporation tax is super low for you. That's why we have so many contractors these days. It hasn't added up to much additional productivity because people's skill hasn't gone up; you just pay loads more.
(Having said that, you don't get the crushing pension burden down the road, but then with the removal of defined benefit schemes that's not a problem anyway.)
Yeah, I'm currently wrangling with myself... are features found in pricier rivals worth the extra money? Ah well!
Of course not. And the OnePlus phones (or at least the mine, a 3T) have great features like incredibly fast charge and dual SIM. Perfect for chucking a work SIM in and routing all the data through.
You're seriously wrong. Oracle's cloud includes SaaS/PaaS/IaaS, including SaaS applications for Cloud@Customer, and is on track to be $10 billion in sales within 6 quarters. Oracle's cloud is growing MUCH faster than Amazon's (72% versus 40%) and Oracle IaaS is the newest and most innovate IaaS on the market, and the only enterprise-capable IaaS for the foreseeable future.
This is nonsense. Growth percentages without accompanying absolute figures are for salespeople and mugs. AWS dwarfs Oracle's cloud and it's still growing at 40% vs 72%? That is massive.
Oracle will upsell its cloud to its poor, beleaguered customers for a while, but AWS and Azure are far bigger and play across far more spaces. Azure in particular for hybrid is obviously the leader, for the reasons outlined in the article.
One of her predecessors invested in Alibaba, which came to fruition to the tune of $1B, which she frittered away. While Yahoo was already on the ropes when she joined, she was not a good CEO - turning around a business when you have a billion dollars at your disposal is definitely not hard mode.
Completely agree. Other than at the very top end where all bets are off (e.g. banking, 1000s of simultaneous writes a second), Oracle seems overly fiddly and expensive to set up and run, especially when RAC is in the mix, and RAC is often upsold when it's really not needed.
Recommend OnePlus. Under half the price of an iPhone X, with dual SIM, 6GB of RAM, 80% charge in half an hour (of a battery that lasts all day anyway), 126GB storage.
The question Apple has to answer (and the tech press would ask it if they were journalists) is: what is the iPhone X doing that's worth the other £650?
"Languages such as Python" don't enforce types at all (by default; I know about Python 3's type hints), so attempting to enforce values is a little meaningless.
Python is strongly typed, and enforces those types. Google the difference between strong/weak and static/dynamic typing - it's a good education in programming basics that code boot camps don't always cover. Happy learning! :-)
Architects are mostly useless idiots. They will show you a lovely rendered version of your plans then charge you loads for any alterations. In fact they just spend 10 minutes tweaking their Sketchup model. Do an image search for "sketchup house models" to see what I mean.
And anyone can program - tweaking colours in HTML is easy!
Oh, wait. Programmers also do realtime systems and architects also design things like Falling Water. Do that on SketchUp.
The only way you can understand that sentence to mean that you can get that phone subsidised on a contract from O2 and EE is ignoring the word "range" and replacing it with another, like "subsidise".
Yeah, or just "stock". It's an annoying practice of replacing existing words with silly verbised (yeah) nouns. I call it MBAing.
"Doesn't make it right or wrong" - anyone know who said it was wrong?
Speaking of wrong - re your general point: if I paid £1m for a pencil, it'd be normal to call me crazy, regardless of what perceived value I received from the purchase. This is a tech site - we know what stuff is actually worth, and what's silly.
Yeah agree - powerless (and probably 95% absent) product owner makes a huge difference.
To all the waterfallists: you'd be surprised how similar Agile and Waterfall are in achieving results, if both are done properly. The main difference is Agile will deliver what you need now, whereas Waterfall will deliver what you thought you needed two years ago, and now have to lawyer up to argue about what features have or haven't been delivered.
Don't get me wrong, this patent is stupid, but that isn't the same.
However I would be interested to see if it could be challenged based on the fact the GUI concept was not unique (as per your example) and the starting of different OSes isn't unique (e.g. LILO did this in 1996).
So what's left? Perhaps the assignment of storage to OS? When was Lilosetup created?
Why is America not just the home of some very smart people, but also the home of some of the dumbest bravado-drunk brazen know-nothings on the planet? "The equivalent of economic armageddon?" We already had that, thanks to the US underregulating their financial industry. Suing Twitter probably won't have quite as many repercussions, Captain Overstatement.
1) Government makes it illegal to not supply employees (or even people that look a bit like employees) with a pension (DONE)
2) Government drives contractors back to permanent employment by making freelancing pointless (DONE)
3) Government removes state pension for the richest 95% ?
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