I'm pretty sure the Handbook of French Military Victories would be thick enough to clobber you on the head with it
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You're testing them wrong: Whiteboard coding interviews are 'anti-women psychological stress examinations'
Re: "writing code" v. solving a problem
> 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.
So you really didn't touch the settings at all, huh? Well, this print-out from my secret backup says otherwise
Re: "the concept of saving face"
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
Frontier: Yes, yes, we've filed for bankruptcy protection, but that's not stopping us giving key staff $38m in bonuses
Coronavirus masks are thwarting facial recognition systems. So, of course, people are building training sets from your lockdown-wear selfies
Re: Google virtue signalling ... the prerogative of wealth, but it's an irrelevant posture
> 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
Forget BYOD, this is BYOVM: Ransomware tries to evade antivirus by hiding in a virtual machine on infected systems
Beer gut-ted: As many as '70 million pints' spoiled during coronavirus pandemic must be destroyed in Britain
DBA locked in police-guarded COVID-19-quarantine hotel for the last week shares his story with The Register
Britain has no idea how close it came to ATMs flooding the streets with free money thanks to some crap code, 1970s style
Canada's .ca overlord rolls out free privacy-protecting DNS-over-HTTPS service for folks in Great White North
Facebook sort-of blocks anti-quarantine events – how many folks are actually behind these 'massive' protests online?
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.
Honor MagicBook 14: Nice keyboard and ports aplenty – but with a webcam forever fixed on all of your chins
How to make a stranger's insecure 3D printer halt-and-catch-fire – plus more alerts from infosec world
April 2020 and – rest assured – your Windows PC can still be pwned by something so innocuous as an unruly font
Re: An attacker could also embed an ActiveX control marked 'safe for initialization'
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.
So how do the coronavirus smartphone tracking apps actually work and should you download one to help?
Microsoft attempts to up its Teams game with new features while locked-down folk flock to rival Zoom... warts and all
We're number two! Microsoft's Edge browser slips past Firefox in latest set of NetMarketShare figures
Re: Why the decline of Firefox?
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.
Amazon says it fired a guy for breaking pandemic rules. Same guy who organized a staff protest over a lack of coronavirus protection
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.
2020 MacBook Air teardown shows in graphic detail how butterfly keyboards were snipped for scissor switch
PC owners borg into the most powerful computer the world has ever known – all in the search for coronavirus cure
Tech won't save you from lockdown disaster: How to manage family and free time while working from home
Surge in home working highlights Microsoft licensing issue: If you are not on subscription, working remotely is a premium feature
I brought home my PC (not a laptop, a small tower) + screen + cables, (with autorisation from the boss). Then I can use a VPN to connect to the company network. Yeah, it was some kit to move around, but once set up, it's way better than what was proposed to those without a company-provided laptop: on your personal machine, install vmware player, use this Win10 image and connect to the VPN from the virtual machine; once on the VPN, you can connect remotely to your PC (since security doesn't want any connection to the VPN from personal machines)