Re: Gun shells and dive gear
I've heard that the precise questions asked at Israeli customs is more to see how the traveller will react, if it's a cover story or not
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> We concentrate vastly too much on the mechanical process of implementation (coding) and far too little on the analytical and synthetic processes of high quality problem solving
It depends on what type of position you're hiring for. For an entry-level programmer/intern, making sure the implementation ability is present is important. But even then the live witheboard coding is a wrong idea.
I agree that live coding session (with people looking over your shoulder) seems like a counter-productive idea. But selecting people who can stay cool under pressure (with preparation) can be useful when you have those meetings where head honchos ask questions like 'what happened last week?' 'why won't the project be finished at this date?' 'Why do you need another server'...
Also copying Google's interview techniques is a bone-headed idea, as Google receive a lot of highly-qualified applications, so it can afford to reject 99% of applicants.
Politics might be everything, but national-level politicians don't need to be brought in every discussion, especially those which weren't about them.
And the expression politics are everything is usually with politics in the sense of the struggle to allocate limited ressources to nearly-unlimited needs, not necessarily the cock wombles sitting at the top of the pyramid
> Meanwhile, I'm pretty sure the petrochemical giants have their own supercomputers used to figure out where to poke holes next.
True. And there's a good proof of that in the Folding@Home leaderboards, with a Petrobras team in the top 50
I found a few pics of Earth taken by the clusters satellites:
A picture of the separation, by the same camera:
It's really cool how the camera was re used well into the mission, years after the expected life span of the mission. Here's one beer to all the boffins who worked on this.
Right now, for us ActiveX gives us an easy way to communicate between the browser (if you can call IE a browser...) and an application installed on the client machine. We're currently doing this for Chrome (because telling potential clients "IE only" got old a few years ago) and it's a load of work.
Also Google pushed a lot the Chrome installations by asking developer to bundle chrome with their installer, usually for software distributed for free. Google is sometime offering M$ to bundle their browser with the installer for widely-used software (like what happened with VLC). The option to install Chrome and make it the default browser is usually a small checkbox somewhere in the install process, so people less computer literate or who didn't paid attention will leave this on.
Well, that's better. Great fucking job to all who answered. But I should have said I've never seen any case that's not in the past (as your good example reminded me); all I see (in my country) is union representatives doing fuck all and not getting fired or covering lazy arsehole because they're pals, slowing down our work, preventing WFH, blocking public transport, attacking managers and causing the closure of factories by raising such a shitstorm that any potential re-acquired ran away.
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