Re: This has been abused in the past, but guess who it leaves out...
You do realize that this conversation is related to what is happening across the pond, right? It has nothing to do with Brexit.
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Are you developing your people? It seems like the trend is to hire younger workers and develop them in house rather than look to the market for these skills.
Don't take it as a criticism but it's beginning to feel like even the younger workers aren't interested in the things we need them to be interested in and even getting someone that's promising seems to be getting more difficult.
Standard disclaimers in play (not an attorney, accountant, etc.)
As I understand the logic, it's this: Stock based compensation is taxed to the corporate level because it's essentially wage compensation for them. The receiver of the stock is not taxed until they either sell the stock or when they receive dividends for the stock. They are then taxed for capital gains from the proceeds of the transaction.
Is this fair? Sure. We're not talking about the tax model in this measure.
Is it a loophole? Yes. The way taxes are assessed on capital gains is not the same as it is on other forms of income and those of us that don't get that advantage regularly realize that it's a way for corporations to work around the tax laws. There is a lot more to say about this and how it works in the modern world but it's probably too long to discuss in this particular context.
"I thought this was a democracy, where the electorate or their appointed representatives have final word on everything that occurs. Thanks to pro-authoritarian GOP support, I guess we were very, very wrong."
It's actually a representative republic. If it were a democracy it would all need to go through the people. Since that's not workable at our current scale (or just about any scale) we have a republic. "We" are very, very, wrong about a lot of things.
I think it's funny that the evidence against American companies having government mandated back doors is fully accepted but other countries doing the same thing is rejected. Especially when the other countries in question are known and accepted oppressors and human rights violators.
There is no moral high ground when it comes to this sort of thing. It's most likely sour grapes from the US government that they don't have the same back doors into Huawei that China does.
It's about time they got clever with this stuff. The ole "stupid user" routine is beyond tired. I'm honestly surprised that we don't have more games that do this sort of thing. Carving up the components could make the entire mechanism appear to be innocuous in parts but a real problem when they all pulled together to make Voltron.
I would say that they are waiting to see what the demand really is. This conversation came up for other processor platforms years ago and they didn't support them then either because the demand for their product on those platforms was minimal at best. They know their audience.
Open source platforms have the benefit of people that don't stand to make a buck having the time to recompile the product onto other platforms just for fun. (I'm mostly joking here but....)
Freedom of speech is alive and well in the good ole US of A. It's a double-edged sword and many are not fans of the persecution their unpopular/popular ideas may bring about but I've not witnessed anyone being arrested by any government official for saying what's on their mind. I've never heard of anyone disappearing for doing it either. We often confuse government control over these things with other organizations or people when it comes to apparent restrictions. Free speech doesn't come without consequences but it doesn't mean they are government-backed consequences.
For example; this post. We'll see how many down votes I get because you disagree with my words. Fortunately I won't be restricted from saying any of this by my government.
As funny as it sounds, wouldn't that just mean that you could only get to things through someone's search engine? If you didn't reference a domain name, what would you use as a way to locate the site you're going to visit outside of it's physical address?
On the one hand, I see the assassination claim because he was a representative of a sovereign nation in a neighboring nation not directly conducting (obvious) military operations against said nation.
On the other hand, your point is well taken. His involvement with Iranian backed militias that could be taken as terrorist organizations does make him a target when outside his nation. His history of being involved in things that could be taken as war crimes if said war was ongoing also works against him.
President Cheeto Cottonhair is not great and his level of jackassery is high and that makes us want to instantly call this an assassination. It just doesn't feel quite right in this case though. Still debating.
To add on to what Scott mentioned; it's important to know that "speed" has a lot of facets in this kind of conversation. Clock speeds only point to the signal generator and the ability to accept/process instructions. Things like bit width and efficiency also play a big part.
We often use the word speed interchangeably when it's not really appropriate. For example, network speeds being indicated by using how many bits per second the link is capable of transferring isn't the only measurement to consider when latency can have an impact on the ability to realize that potential.
I my memory serves me (and adding to what Scott mentioned), the divergence in the x86 world occurred when the clock generator in the CPU (circa Intel 486) tried to go beyond 33Mhz. The memory available at the time couldn't operate at frequencies higher than that and the system boards' circuit design had a problem with EM interference because of right angle traces and electrons "flying off the track".
Security is very easy to get wrong if you don't understand security. It's still easy to get wrong even if you do understand security, you just realize your mistakes more quickly and usually fix them. The cloud doesn't change that but it least it makes your data just one step closer to those who would like to get it and exploit it.
I'm not saying you're wrong. I'm not saying you're right. I'm saying that it doesn't really matter. It only matters if you are in the public eye or are somehow impacted by public opinion. Even then, I'm not sure it matters as much as you think. Case in point; Donald Trump. He was recorded making statements on numerous occasions that would have ended most everyone else's political career yet he plowed forward and didn't acknowledge the statements and it hasn't held him back. While I think it's all a bad precedent and I don't like where this is all heading I also recognize that it just doesn't seem to matter either way.
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