I welcome our autonomous cleansing overlords!
188 posts • joined 25 May 2012
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Re: There were studies ...
Some of my coworkers and I noticed the same affect around the same time. We would have a problem with our code and ask another programmer to look at it. While explaining the code to the other programmer, we would, inevitably, see the issue ourselves.
We would joke around and say that all we really needed was a golden retriever that would just sit there so we could explain it to him. After a while, we would literally ask someone to come to our desk to 'play golden retriever'.
I have also seen this practice call 'rubber ducking', the idea being you sit a rubber duck on your desk and explain the code to them.
Whatever the name, it is a highly effective practice.
But why didn't Google decide to simply kill off the company?
They pretty much don't have to.
From what I have seen it appears that Uber is banking on using self driving cars in the future and are just keeping those pesky human drivers around until then.
Assuming that the part about Uber not using any of the stolen tech is enforced, what are the odds of these morons actually coming up with the needed tech themselves (I am going with 'not a chance in hell'). So then they will have to buy the tech (with what, I have no idea, since they have no money and are probably running out of equity to trade), and there is even a chance that they would have to purchase said tech from Google.
All in all, it this doesn't kill them off, it certainly kills off their hopes and dreams for the future.
"This is particularly problematic in countries with very few fact-checkers, where the volume of potentially false news stories and the limited capacity of the fact-checkers made it difficult for us to get ratings from multiple fact-checkers,"
Don't bother trying to make a list of the countries this statement applies to, they don't make a pad of paper that big.
Re: Yes, by all means, bring that cash home
There is a misconception on this. The money could be in any bank or TBills. The overseas part is just an accounting thing. Until they move it on the books and pay taxes on it, they can only use the money for certain things, but could be in a bank anywhere in the world, including the US.
Reminds me of the old joke...
A guy is walking in to the office building he works in when his boss drives up in a expensive new car.
The guy says to the boss, "nice car!"
The boss replies, "yes, and you know what, if you work really hard, put in a bunch of overtime, and do a real good job, next year, I will get another one."
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The hypocrisy is breathtaking
The Republicans always want governing pushed down to the most local level, except when that local level (in this case the municipality) wants to to something they don't like, then they want to push it back up to a level that agrees with them (the states in this case).
Someone needed to say it.
Not sure that Wena is a great name. I keep having phrases pop into my mind like:
I love my Wena.
I am always playing with my Wena.
Would you like to touch my Wena?
My dog will not stop licking my Wena!
Oh my God! My Wena has stopped working!
I am so, so, very sorry. Let the down votes commence.
So, they gave him 8 years for stealing stuff and then they want to tack on 4 more for not giving the stuff back. I thought that not giving the stuff back was pretty much the definition of stealing.
I could see it if they gave him 12 years and offered him 4 years off if he made restitution, but, while I in no way condone his actions, this doesn't seem to make since.