Re: Is retirement in the USA
Mandatory retirement at a set age was abolished in 1986 by an amendment to the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).
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The point of the suit is that he's never told Apple when he intends to retire. There is no mandatory retirement in the US in general. Mandatory retirement at a set age was abolished in 1986 by an amendment to the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). There are some exceptions for occupations that have high physical fitness requirements, such as military personnel and airline pilots.
One of my best Systems Engineers is 74 and had no plans to retire anytime soon. I will turn 66 soon and I plan to work well into my 70's. Apple should settle, as if he can document his claims, they don't stand a chance.
T-Mobile already does. 5-G fixed mobile broadband for $50/mo. No contract. I have both Comcast & FIOS into my house (load balanced) for business reasons. Both are cheaper or equal in price to the T-Mobile deal, but there's a 5G tower near me. It will be interesting to see which one raises prices first causing me to substitute T-Mobile for them.
As for Starlink, I used to be only able to get 1.5Mbps DSL into my Vermont cabin, until after 18 months on Starlink's waiting list, I got Startlink. It usually measures out around 60Mbps down, 12 Mbps up, which is a vast improvement. But it does drop out occasionally despite my having a clear view of the sky. Since the DLS is only $24/mo, and my router can handle two ISP's, the DSL is always on to handle those Starlink glitch times.
There is also the issue that there is no general correlation between blood alcohol level and breath testing, for a whole lot of reasons including the lack of specificity of the sensors. The sensors will interpret all organic molecules, such as ketones, the same as ethanol. They also will interpret organic molecules found in cleaning products and personal care products, like other alcohols, propanols and the like, the same as ethanol.
It's part of the neo-sharcropper economy, which is a clone of the worse version of sharecropping.
In traditional sharecropping, the landlord fronts the money for owning the property & for planting the next crop, the sharecropper does the work, and the landlord & sharecropper share in the proceeds of the crop sale. The goal is for both the landlord & sharecropper to make money and this system has them co-invest in the crop, albeit in different "currencies", and share the investment risk. It's a brutal system in practice, barely above slavery & feudalism.
The digital sharecropper economy ah la Uber, Amazon delivery, and such, is vastly more abusive to the "sharecropper" than in normal sharecropping. In the digital sharecropper economy, the "digital landlord" takes on almost zero risk and simply skims cash off the cash flow. The "digital landlord" thus makes money regardless of the profit & loss of the "digital sharecropper". The "digital sharecropper" takes on 100% of the risk both in terms of capital investment (owning & maintaining a vehicle or property) and in terms of operating profit/loss.
"SpaceX was last year given permission to launch more than 2,000 of its broadband-beaming satellites at 540 to 570 km above Earth instead of its usual 1,100 to 1,300 km range."
Every Starlink in the sky is at 550km or lower. What is this sentence talking about? https://satellitemap.space/
You measure against phenomenon (such as the Hall Effect, Quantum Hall Effect, or even optically using the Zeeman Effect) that rely on what Physicists call "first principles" if you can. If you can't you can calibrate some other sensor against a first principles measurement.
Bitter magnets (yes, Bitter should always be capitalized as its after Francis Bitter, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Bitter) have been around a long time, about 90 years. Superconducting magnets have been around over 100 years. Measuring ultra-high magnetic fields, both pulsed and continuous, has been around a very long time. I used to do it at fields up to 22T continuous in the '80's as a grad student, later worked in a lab that did it pulsed up to about 50T. Been out of the field for decades, no pun intended.
Germany does not have the US's 1st Amendment.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
In other words, a Law like in Germany would be a violation of the US Constitution. The US 1st Amendment means the government cannot prevent publication of anything. (Private parties can if publishing violates a contract such as a non-Disclosure Agreement.) Even classified documents that end up in a publisher's hands can be published in the US, as was done with the Pentagon Papers in 1971. (The people who gave the classified documents to the publishers can be prosecuted for doing that. Participants in a trial who violate a judge's gag order can be held in contempt if they talk to the press, but the press can't be prevented from publishing what they learned.)
In the United States, all trials are public. So your name is public as soon as you are indicted.
Amendment VI of the US Constitution
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
The "hockey stick graph" is universal at all CO2 monitoring stations all over the world.
Thinking you are the first to think of a possible problem with data collection in a field you have no expertise in is the definition of hubris. To then fail to consider that there's a reason the Mauna Loa is fit for purpose and use your ignorance to invalidate (in your mind) and entire planet's data collection is psychotic, not just scientifically illiterate.
BMW just released additional monthly charges. $9.99 per month subscription to be able to unlock the doors to be able to enter the car. $19.99 per month to unlock the doors once in to be able to exit the car. $29.99 to be able to start the engine, but this subscription requires the other two.
BWM is just trying to be at the cutting edge of randsomware, which is what this is.
"So, if you mention extortion again, I'll have your legs broken." - Mayor Carmine DePasto (Animal House - 1978, Present VP of Marketing at BMW)
I used to work for NASA. Yes, French Guiana is better equatorially, but that is less relevant today than in days past. The real issue is lots of cheap launches in rapid succession. That requires rocket factories with quick & cheap transportation to the launch sites, and reusable rockets ideally that land back at the launch site. No one comes close to SpaceX for lots of cheap launches in quick succession landing back at the launch site, or nearby. Nobody.
Obligatory favorite Patent Application. As someone who is in charge of IP for my Division on top of my regular duties, I know that many patent applications are filed & then abandoned because it's not worth paying the expenses of patenting for exclusivity but it is worth paying the application fee to preclude anyone else from patenting the "invention". That's almost certainly the case here, where my favorite application is for the business process of Patent Trolling:
"Patent Acquisition and Assertion by a (Non-Inventor) First Party Against a Second Party"
As near as I can tell the Windows GUI team must not use Windows themselves (Maybe Macs?). Every iteration seems to require more mouse clicks to do the things people do most. Every iteration makes it harder to work efficiently.
My company (market cap $4B) doesn't allow Windows 11 on any corporate machines, and only since the start of 2022 upgraded all the PC's on the factory floors OS's from Windows 7. To Windows 10. Plan is to stay with Windows 10 (Enterprise) until EOL. Too expensive to waste time on Windows du jour written more & more for people who don't do any work on PC's.
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