Except that what he is proposing is extortion, or as trump would call it, business as usual.
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Re: I Wonder...
I tried to use Python for an RPi project once. I needed a couple of different packages but couldn't find working versions of each that both worked on that same version of Python. After wasting half a day just trying to find functioning packages I switched to Java and got it working in under an hour.
Apple was the only Fortune 50 company to foresee COVID-19 pandemic risk and properly insure against it – Forrester
Re: Things we can prevent and things we can't
The problem is that most governments don't like spending money on things that don't make them look good. Spending money to prepare for a pandemic that doesn't happen looks like a waste of money. Or worse, spending money preparing for a pandemic that happens while the next government is in office only helps make them look good.
You're testing them wrong: Whiteboard coding interviews are 'anti-women psychological stress examinations'
Re: "restocking their supplies back to near-normal levels"
Except that this still means trouble for the industry. This industry was built for growth, and that growth is all but gone, apart from temporary anomalies. Things will correct themselves, there will be more layoffs and a few more players may drop out, leaving even fewer choices for buyers.
Trump's bright idea of kicking out foreign students unless unis resume in-person classes stuns tech, science world
Lockdown team building: Actualise the potentiality of your workforce... through the power of video games
After 84 years, Japan's Olympus shutters its camera biz, flogs it to private equity – smartphones are just too good
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses... but not your H-1B geeks, L-1 staffers nor J-1 students
Most of the big tech companies are growing massively in Canada, because there is plenty of tech talent available.
Canada is the most highly educated country in the world, and the tech companies have finally realized that. I had little trouble finding a new job right in the middle of the pandemic, in fact I had more interviews during the pandemic than before it started, and I'm still getting calls and emails from recruiters.
Re: H-1B visas [ ... ]
And I'd bet the number of fines levied as pretty close to zero. Politicians love to complain and find someone else to blame for your problems, but don't actually want to do anything about it.
It's the same with the undocumented worker problem. If companies were levied heavy fines for hiring illegal immigrants, then few companies would do so, and so few would bother to enter the country illegally since there would be no jobs when they got there.
But this will never happen because too many big donors rely on such cheap labour to maximize their profits.
Belief in 5G conspiracy theories goes hand-in-hand with small explosions of rage, paranoia and violence, researchers claim
A memo from the distant future... June 2022: The boss decides working from home isn't the new normal after all
The incumbent President of the United States of America ran now-banned Facebook ads loaded with Nazi references
Re: They actually have a plan...
This wouldn't surprise me, The few smart individuals left in the Republican party are likely aware that another 4 years of trump's complete incompetence could result in the Republicans being shut out for a generation once the full extent of the damage becomes apparent to even the dimmest trump supporter.
Re: Where will this end....
This is outside of computing, but there have been a number of calls recently to rename streets, towns, counties etc. that happen to be named after some long dead racist. If the person in question was well known for their racism and despicable racists acts then I could see the point. But when no one other than historians even know who this person was then the name has no racist meaning in today's world.
Machine learning helps geoboffins spot huge beds of hot rocks 1,000km across deep below Earth's surface
"That implies he was ever on or owned his own trolly to start with"
Well he may not own the trolley, but he may have manged to con someone into thinking that putting his name on the trolley would drive up business. But that doesn't stop him from claiming to own the trolley, at least until the trolley runs into financial trounle, then he will claim he had nothing to do with it, never even heard of the trolley. Doesn't even know what is a trolley.
Or did it? There are now reports that many athletes attending the Military World games in Wuhan back in October had symptons similar to covid-19. It's possible that it was brought to Wuhan rather than originating there. Though it was certainly spread from there as all these athletes came from around the world and then went back home to spread those nasty critters to dozens of countries.
Re: Amazon is a shady bookstore
It's an even more slippery slope if you can force retailers to carry products that they don't want to sell.
In the USA over the last few years a few big retailers have stopped selling guns, or at least reduced the amount of retail space available for firearms. If there was any legal way to make them continue selling guns then the NRA would have been all over them. Let's not give them an opening, there is enough stupidity going on over there as it is.
Trump issues toothless exec order to show donors, fans he's doing something about those Twitter twerps
Beer gut-ted: As many as '70 million pints' spoiled during coronavirus pandemic must be destroyed in Britain
Breaking virus lockdown rules, suing officials, threatening staff, raging on Twitter. Just Elon Musk things
We're in a timeline where Dettol maker has to beg folks not to inject cleaning fluid into their veins. Thanks, Trump
Forget tabs – the new war is commas versus spaces: Web heads urged by browser devs to embrace modern CSS
Out with the old and in with the new as Java 14 arrives, bringing with it first Project Panama enhancements
Broadcom sues Netflix for its success: You’re stopping us making a fortune from set-top boxes, moans chip designer
Coronavirus pandemic latest: Trump declares 'two very big words' – national emergency – and unexpectedly ropes in Google to help in some form
US prez Donald Trump declares America closed to those flying in from Schengen zone over coronavirus woes
Trying something to make it look like they are doing something, rather than doing what they should have been doing weeks ago.
Many countries are testing more people in a day than the US has tested in a month. The numbers are so embarassing that the CDC took them off their web site. When pressed in an interview the surgeon general refused to give numbers.
This all looks like an incompetent government trying to pretend the problem isn't there. If you don't test then you don't have cases to report, problem solved.
Boeing didn't run end-to-end test on Calamity Capsule, DSCOVR up and running, and NASA buys a Falcon Heavy
Our 'solution is killing us in a number of areas' IBM said about doomed £175m Co-Op Insurance project
Re: Old Codger Talks about the "old days"
I was involved in one of these large projects, we had about 40 people from all over the company involved in writing the requirements and reviewing the vendor responses. It was between our current vendor and 3 others. In the end our current vendor's proposal was ranked dead last. We put together our recommendation and sent it up the food chain for approval. The CEO picked our current vendor.
Then 6 months later he left to become CEO of another company, the parent company of our current vendor.
If it's Goodenough for me, it's Goodenough for you: Canuck utility biz goes all in on solid-state glass battery boffinry
Re: Still a problem though
Perhaps, but higher voltage also requires more/better insulation. So the weight could come down but the cable might still be huge.
Superchargers are already pushing 300amps at 480v, how much higher can we go before it's too dangerous to allow the average idiot anywhere near the charge? Maybe there will be new job openings for pump jockeys to operate these 1000amp chargers
Still a problem though
Even if this works as advertised, there still limitations as to how fast you can charge the battery. To charge an EV battery fully in just minutes would require a cable the size of a fire hose, unless someone finally comes up with a viable room temperature stable superconductor.