* Posts by DrSunshine0104

79 publicly visible posts • joined 18 May 2021


Google institutional investor calls for wider cuts: 30k jobs


Re: Late stage capitalism

I come from a family where my grandparents are substantially wealthy (but I didn't nor have any of it right now) but my grandfather grew up extremely poor. Even he has seemingly forgotten the difficulties of growing up destitute. And REALLY doesn't grasp the amount of sheer luck that allowed him to arrive at current state as he subscribes to Ayn Rand's 'Objectivism'. (as a lover of philosophy if anyone wants to argue her tripe is philosophy, I will have a god-damn street brawl with you). I don't think the trope of losing one's self and changing because of you success is really unfounded from a person who has grown up adjacent to a very successful person. Not to completely discount his skill or intelligence, he is definitely a smart man who was good at his job, but he didn't do as much of the work alone as even he thinks.

Derek from Veritasium made a video that does a decent job of explain success blindness, especially when it is amplified through the culture here in the States.


World of Warcraft Classic lead dev resigns to protest 'stack ranking'


No more likely they are referring to you inability to understand for various and wide ranging reasons why a person might take a job you deem as beneath your quite obvious superior intellect, as you don't work for Blizzard or enjoy their games. I mean if you cannot understand it, it must mean it does not make sense!

But, no. You are probably only a decimal of competency that you try to pose. You shuffle through the day terrified that someone might ask you to prove your competency only to disappoint everyone. If you cannot even attempt to abstractly brainstorm a reason why people might to take any job or like doing a well-defined task repetitively, I really doubt your cleverness or competency. Having the maturity it examine one's own weakness and problem solve is an absolutely must on my IT/dev team. You are showing your ass.

But, I used to play WoW way back in the aughts, I have worked a position that paid less than my skill and wasn't handed a 6 figure income out of university... so you shouldn't listen to me.

How to track equipped cars via exploitable e-ink platemaker


I absolutely commented that this would happen when the original article came out on the TheReg. But did I imagine, at least from the description, it would have been so easy? This is almost as embarrassing as the time the governor of my home state claimed a news reporter was a hacker while pressing F12. https://www.theregister.com/2022/02/15/missouri_html_hacking/.

Someone wrote a toy software and the California government dropped the ball on due diligence and didn't have third-party auditors actually pen test the software. Though, I suppose the saving light is that it is only test bedding the plates.

Tesla fails to push racial discrimination lawsuit into arbitration


Re: Shouldn't even be an issue

*IF* I remember correctly in the US you can get out of arbitration if you petition the court to allow it. I think it is a pretty high bar it most cases but I feel an accusation of violation of Title VII the court would side on the protection of the plaintiff's rights and grant them access to the courts. You shouldn't be able to voluntarily sign off your codified rights to arbitration even if there is even only a hint of impropriety.

Google accuses Indian antitrust watchdog of plagiarizing EU ruling


Re: Google: Get Better Lawyers.

Mostly spot-on. A better argument from Google would be to say that EU count findings don't have precedent in Indian law. Which is a valid consideration but plagiarism? What a joke, sounds like Google is running the clock, trying to make it expensive, or written by a undergraduate intern.

At least in the US, most text produced by the federal government is copyright-free. Otherwise it would hinder the spread of government information. Imagine CNN having to pay to the federal government to inform citizen of a new federal law they are currently subject to. I would be shocked to find that the EU copyrights their text, or at least in a restrictive manner.

Intel settles to escape $4b patent suit with VLSI


Re: "investigate the validity of the company's patents"

I have worked as a civil servant for quite some time and it is not generally laziness or I have been very lucky. Sure, you can find some lazy people but you can find that anywhere.

It is almost certainly budget restraints. We spend a huge amount of time tracking money, talking about budgets, creating budgets and finalizing them is a several month long process and money is always an enormous restraint in low budget departments. Which is fine by me, it is public money and it should be carefully used on things with the most impact.

You probably need to look at it more politically from career civil service perspective. The USPTO is almost certainly underfunded for the amount of work they do and even patent fees probably recover only a percentage of the actual cost of filing patents. I have worked in fee recuperated departments, getting more than 60% of you operational expenses recovered would be good. The fact is people will complain to the politicians about fees and because fees and budgets are controlled by politicians, you can rarely actually recuperate costs But appliciants less likely to complain from a general ledger line for the operational budget. While 2000 USD for a fee seems like a lot it would actually only pay personnel expenses for a single clerk for only about a single work week, no money for capital projects or copier paper.

Patent clerks are probably faced with the choice of getting through the queue or researching each fully. If the length of time to get a response on an application increases significantly then you'll have applicants ringing the politician. Most politician are there to showboat and don't have a grasp of operations, so their response would be to cut budgets which only makes the problem worse. Meanwhile, the companies that are targetted by patent trolls are targetted because of their money. These companies can afford these battles and to them the costs of the legal battle are often small compared the amount of money the generated through ownership of a patent. It is daft, but everyone is happier politically (which is more important) if the USPTO churns out patents than spends x3 longer carefully researching.

Tesla driver blames full-self-driving software for eight-car Thanksgiving Day pile up


Nothing like rolling out beta software into production environment. Just remember to save frequently and make backups of your will and life policies!

Too big to live, too loved to die: Big Tech's billion dollar curse of the free


Thanks for the suggestion. I have used Proton and have been pretty happy with its service, but good to know what is out there.

US House boots TikTok from government phones


Why would TikTok be on government-owned devices in the first place? I am the admin for MDM in a small local government agency and we can afford such IT oversight and management.

But, I wonder if this is the case of making a statement and making it official, and there are nearly zero US government mobile devices with TikTok installed.

Microsoft patent eyes ads in streaming online games


Re: Too much advertising?

I grew up around Branson, Missouri in the States and could only wish that was true for billboards/hoardings. The 65 highway between Springfield and Branson, Missouri is a blighted, hellscape of outdoor advertisment. The adverts become background noise for the residents but they were always there...

For those not familiar and my UK brothers/sisters: Branson is the off-off Broadway for every has-been musician and actor to entertain Boomers of a certain persuasion. The roadways to Branson are absolutely paved with billboards for stupid show, conventions, and guns (very American).

Having worked for a short stint in the advertisement department of a large company, marketing is probably the least scientific of a profession outside of the arts. They would just throw money at shit and it was insanely difficult to track the actual impact. So no, there will always be a fool, and often the same one who will pay for spot that provides no benefit.

Musk bans private-plane-tracking @Elonjet on Twitter, threatens legal action


Re: Publicly available ≠ public

I am sure it has been pointed out before, but filing a FAA flight plan generates a public record that people can request from the US government. If people know the tail number of your aircraft then anytime it takes to the air with a flight plan, they'll know where and when you travelled.

If he doesn't want people to know where he is going, then he needs to avoid information leak about his jet, which would be insanely difficult. It takes dozens of people to maintain a jet and keeping them all from knowing or talking about the aircraft would be impossible. The same reason why conspiracy theories are fantasy.

If he wants to personally own a jet then he basically cannot leave US airspace and only fly VFR. Otherwise fly charter or commercial.

Windows Subsystem for Linux now packaged as a Microsoft Store app


Anyone else find the moniker for this feature a bit weird. I follow the phrasing, but still sits a bit odd with me.

"Windows Subsystem For Linux"

This sounds like someone describing Wine; sounds like a Windows compatibility layer running on Linux kernels. Add an apostrophe or something.

World's richest man posts memes as $44b Twitter acquisition veers off course


I am a bit concerned to know how someone who was already laid-off managed to help others back into Twitter's security system. Did Musk lay-off HR and SecOps first thing?

Investor tells Google: Cut costs now and stop paying staff so much


Re: TCI Fund Management

Self-reflection is never an option to these people. 'Someone else's fault' is their credo. Tightening of the belt is always someone else's duty.

Country that still uses fax machines wants to lead the world on data standards at G7


Re: "still uses fax machines" - off the high horse, please

I have worked in state/local US government and still see fax machines quite a bit. I have heard the reasoning for this is because a fax machine is a end-point to end-point communications device.. The logic being (and completely ignoring the realities of modern infrastructure) that the data sent between the two parties was never at rest on a device not owned by the intended recipient and therefore not modified or copied. I have never asked our legal counsel if this is true or not. If so, it is probably just a case of the conservative lawyer culture or laws lagging behind reality.

Wells Fargo, Zelle slammed by Liz Warren over rampant online banking fraud


At this point if anyone still has a Wells Fargo account really needs to have their head examined. It is like continuing to do investment schemes with Bernie Madoff after he was busted. You are just a piggy bank that Wells Fargo can smash.

Strong support for Snap and Ubuntu Core as Canonical meet IRL


Pretty soon Linux Mint is going to have to go full LMDE because it is going to be way too much work to get a convenient, working system out of a Ubuntu base. Or they'll relent and have Snaps enabled by default. I find it unlikely, they are constantly making reversals from Canonical and they enable Flatpak by default over Snaps.

All the US midterm-related lies to expect when you're electing

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Re: Dems preparing for loss?

Who is they and are they actually unified? You link to Elizabeth Warren's press release and article written by an unrelated reporter, both which seems to have slightly different thesis. I think it is a bit broad to say 'they' (implied Democrats) from your two examples.

Warren et al. are asking election equipment companies how they plan to protect elections while they consider financial considerations, their threat mitigation plans, etc. They are conducting oversight, which is their job.

The article, which seems to have no partisan narrative, is illuminating possible threats to the election process that the author has identified.

Finding and mitigating threats are not the same thing as a threat actually realised. There are lots of threats in our lives that remain possibilities and are not actually experienced. We buy insurance or wear seat belts, even if it is the safest car in the world(TM). We search for civilization ending meteors even though we will likely all be long dead before it happens again.

It is not a contradiction for Democrats to highlight risks to the election system but then determine an election was secure. If the election was compromised there was a certainty a flaw in the election process. But it does not follow that if an election was secure there were no threats. And this kind of thinking and lack of critical thinking is why American democracy is on the ropes

Reducing partisan divide alone does not boost support for democracy, study finds


Re: Glad to see researchers finnally pulling their noses up.

There is a 'slight' difference in someone or a group of someones setting up a guillotine with a Trump effigy and then thousands of people walking to Congress and pushing their way in, killing and getting themselves killed, vandalizing and stealing.

Version 252 of systemd, as expected, locks down the Linux boot process


Re: For a second....

Then it gets more convoluted by the time you factor in American English dialects. Some regions of the US use autumn instead of fall. There might be a dialect seen more often by those outside and inside the States because of commerce style-guides, but there is a lot variation regionally in usage and spelling.

My only issue is people who act incensed a another culture using a different dialect of English. I can never tell if they are being contemptible or daft. If you have a middling grasp of the English language and reading comprehension you can almost determine the word usage through context.. It is is English. If there ever was a mongrel of languages, it is English.

The GNOME Project is closing all its mailing lists


Yuck. I don't visit GNOME mailing lists but yuck. Discourse is only good for chatting in my experience. Anything beyond that, it is busted bots, prior knowledge of arcane, undocumented functionality, and emoji spam. And if you disable what should be aesthetic features of Discourse you can actually break functionality... amazing engineering.

I want information not a conversation with a emoji-happy preteen. I want organized information, not information metaphorically written on a postcard and tumbled in a bingo cage. Searching forums can be a nightmare depending on how intelligently a person labelled their post, but sure, let's make that worse.

God, I sound like a grumpy old man at 36.

Rent-calculating software biz accused of colluding with 'cartel' of landlords


Re: This classic 'market forces'

This describes the 'market forces' in the US medical system.

One party in the medical system is always under duress. And from my macroeconomics 101 class, the free market only really works when both parties are not being forced into the transaction. And I don't think there is a reality where even 10% of people would accept their death as the part of the trade-off of not getting medical services.

Having a safe place to sleep is a cornerstone of human needs, this almost meets the same issues that the US medical system suffers.

Microsoft's Lennart Poettering proposes tightening up Linux boot process


Re: I was tempted to reject outright

I am not saying this is a slippery slope but you can keep extending this, "What can you trust?" mentality until you arrive at the light passing to your eyeballs. Can you trust your init, your DE, your application, your display manager, etc? Pretty soon you have to have all the applications on your system signed by a 'trusted authority' and we have arrived at the hellscape of MacOS development. The initrd isn't built with bits that are not already on your hard disk. The bad actor would have to be already on the disk and would be in a place where it could be discovered.

This isn't my bailiwick and would gladly be told how I am mistaken but this just seems to keep kicking the trust problem down the road without actually solving anything.

Apple perfects vendor lock-in with home security kit


The non-smart door locks I have exposed to have been universally slow. It takes 2-3 seconds to full retract the bolt. I could have turned the bolt in far less time with a key, and it doesn't sound like a paper shredder while I am at it too. I am not sure what the use case is for a homeowner. If my hands are full, it doesn't solve anything, I still have to turn or press the handle. If I am travelling light, bringing my phone doesn't sound like travelling light.

Musk grumbles about 'overpaying' for Twitter but says he's excited


"...asked the judge to delay the trial while he figured out financing"

Proof enough that this was never more than to stir the pot and market himself. This is not a serious person.

You want to take a company private at 40+(?) billion, you dick around for months and not the get the financing started until your threatened by the seller in court (probably to avoid discovery)? My understanding, despite being so rich, he is going to have to do a lot of collateral and borrowing to get this done.

Then go public and trash talk the stock you want to buy? I have a feeling the SEC will come knocking again. God, this man is insufferable.

CEO told to die in a car crash after firing engineers who had two full-time jobs


The whole 'its immoral' was where I jumped ship. Leave it to a CEO to consider the dollar a moral system.

Scanning phones to detect child abuse evidence is harmful, 'magical' thinking


Re: You misunderstood

For me, as a US government employee, and the person who handles the deployment of our mobile devices that is couldn't less true. EVERYTHING on our gov-owned phones are archived. There isn't active scanning for illegal stuff on our phones, so if someone was storing illegal imagery on their work phone I wouldn't actively notified about it but if it was there, it is highly likely that would have been archived.

I personally don't want active monitoring on our phones though, it would likely be a huge waste of my time and then it also fosters, in my opinion, a negative environment for the worker. That and I hate the general work-culture move from actually managing people to using tools and policy to manage people. So many 'managers' are not managing people, they just a grunt worker have a quota of other employees as their product. It suddenly because IT's problem to track what their employees are doing instead of the manager actually talking, mentoring, and guiding their subordinate's work.

Water pipes hold flood of untapped electricity potential


Re: The elephant in the water pipe?

My thought originally but I would imagine the engineers would account for any pressure loss in the system and size pipes, valves, etc accordingly. Maintaining pressure in the water system is not only important for service expectations but water safety too. If the feeder to the impeller is big enough compared to the mains to the rest of the community the losses wouldn't really manifest. Nothing is free but gravity is as close as you can get, it would take time/space, and assuming the engineers balance the flow through the impeller, the water in the pipe would would pressurize because the head of the water column didn't change, gravity is still there 'pressing' down on the water.

California legalizes digital license plates for all vehicles


Re: Ok being a Brit....

You see, changing our units of measure to the (far superior) Metric system doesn't make money. It would cost us money, so we'll be stuck with a weird archaic system that has little logical reasoning... forever. But make a registration plate that is mostly a novelty because it uses technology, a person can make a buck off that.


This sounds like a bad idea. How do you keep a person from changing the number on their e-ink plate? The device is in complete control of the end user, even if they use some kind of key to verify operations, this is ripe for exploitation. E-ink doesn't need constant voltage and as far as I know doesn't provide feedback of what is displayed. Just disconnect the screen, 'flash' the display to a fake reg number. Even if there is cryptographic information on the plate, you might be able to selectively flash the screen.

Business can't make staff submit to video surveillance, says court


Coding by Faceroll

I guess I know now not to seek employment with Chetu.

Also, what the hell is the company supposed to learn from a video of the employee? Unless that person is a performance actor, not sure why they need to see me while I am doing work. My face/office isn't producing product or coding. Everything the company needs to see if I am being productive is the code and documents I am producing. That is what I was hired for, not my beautiful visage. If I want to spin plates and juggle while coding, and I am still producing at a acceptable rate, then there is no problem. But I guess the US, is where a country where a company can dictate what you do with your healthcare why not dictate what expression I am making while coding.

Fivetran slammed for dropping SQL support. CEO: 'Blame me for this'


Re: waah

Seems like it is analogous to SQL as is C to ASM.

It can also infer tables and relationships from the desired SELECT statement.

I am definitely not the most clever when it comes to RDBMS design but don't really see the benefit either. Inferring design from the SELECT statement seems a bit short-sighted and recipe for having a janky structure that is inflexible for future needs. Seems like you need to know all statements now. Or complicating data recovery when you need to look at the tables and they are all named obtuse names like 's_user_3738bec' because they were all programmatically designed.

Or maybe its great, I don't know.

Foreign spies hijacking US mid-terms? FBI, CISA are cool as cucumbers about it


You should work on your reading comprehension and sit for your high-school civics classes again. What the article is describing is not hijacking but politics in action. A candidate being such a rubbish person that section of party actively campaigns against them is not illegal, it is not hijacking, it is campaigning.

I tend to vote Democratic in anything above local elections because I think state and national platforms for the opposing party is against my self interest and those I care about. Not because Democrats are 'my party'. I swear the fact we have a two party system and some states enforce a 'straight-ticket' has melted people brains about what a healthy democracy looks like and what is legal.

Rather than take the L, Amazon sues state that dared criticize warehouse safety


Re: Who are their lawyers?

Not an entirely valid but not entirely invalid point. I worked in local government for quite some time and have even written local ordinances. Sometimes policy is written intentionally vague, but not for nefarious reasons but for practicality. It shouldn't be surprising that enumerating every possible situation would not only be a huge waste of time but it would also be easier loopholes for the laws to be abused. Despite the common trope, there are vagaries written into laws all the time, lawyers and courts work with them all the time as well.

In fact, the suit described in this article is exactly how the author of the law would have expected the vague definitions to be challenged or defined. There is the argument that it then tilts the definitions in favour of those who have the money to challenge the law, but that is also the imperfect system we have in the US.

It is a bit like the paraphrase, "I cannot define pornography but I know it when I see it."

Elon Musk tells Twitter: My takeover deal is back on


Re: hmm

I think, at least in the US as an American, there is a lot of hero worship of successful business leaders and that is confused with with being intelligent. Would I concede that Musk might be good at organization of people to produce a product, absolutely. I don't think that is really a question. But is HE the one with the brains? No, of course not, it is all the people he has hired that are the real brains. And that is absolutely okay. Not being the smartest person in the room doesn't mean your are not valuable to the organization or even the most valuable.

Otherwise, the man is a fool with money as armor.

Girls Who Code books 'banned' in some US classrooms


Re: God botherers strike again!

In American politics any political movement, action group, or bill that has some kind of "X for liberty", "X for responsible X", "Real X for X", usually anything that defines an in/out group, or uses some kind of nationalistic/patriotic phrases is absolutely that should be scrutinized to the fullest extent. I feel, growing up in the MidWest, that 60% of those groups are usually promoting something the opposite of what their title tries to promote. It is propaganda usually.

Americans tend to be low information voters. Some people vote on topics with only the barest of understanding of the topic. A yard sign for "YES to Prop A" is less likely to work over "True, Bald Eagle Lovin' Americas for tax responsibility. Vote YES on Prop A". People will go to the poll, never read what Proposition A does and vote: "I am true American and against tax waste and therefore Proposition A must be okay..." Nevermind, I have never met someone who was for tax waste or consider themselves psuedo-Americans.

Scientists, why not simply invent a working fusion plant using $50m from Uncle Sam


I love science. I will read about physics, medical, philosophy all-day, any day. More money for basic research is never a bad thing to me. Fusion may still be 50-years away but 50 million to the US government is nothing; for something as game changing and with such a high potential, I would say that needs to be 4x that amount. Oh, yeah that's right Northrup Grumman would be denied the sale of 2 fighter jets.

I once had an argument with an old boss over why basic scientific research wasn't a waste of time or money. He was a Ayn Rand-ian type who thought if it didn't make money it was useless. I tried explaining how that didn't make sense logically, it would be an even larger waste of time to dream up fanciful gadgets to sell, and then do all the basic research to implement it. Then if a product failed we would have scientists looking for jobs all the time instead of making scientific progress on their topics, a university is a stable place for them to land jobs and work on topics that might take generations to crack.

How one Ukrainian software maker planned for survival as invaders approached


Re: Maybe he was drafted

The people who use 'they look like me and talk like me... hurr' as justification to allow their fellow countrymen to be killed, while not being part of the Russian plutocracy's nationalistic bullwhip, are not people firing on all cylinders.

Soaring costs, inflation nurturing generation of 'quiet quitters' among under-30s


Re: Sell it somwhere else.

The idea of 'quiet quitting' presented as moral quandary for the worker and not so much business management. As though the worker should be happy to eat shit and it is not a moral quandary for the company to only give the worker shit to eat. They demand a laissez-faire system but the moment the worker starts using the system to push back in the few ways they can (unions, 'quiet quitting', public opinion), suddenly it is a big fucking deal and they 'should be happy they have a job'.

I will definite go above-and-beyond when I am working, especially when it benefits me: when I want a promotion, pay increase, want to explorer career paths, prove myself to my team. But to do 15% more work, just because it is needed to keep the business running and I don't get more pay? Forget it. You'll get what you pay for.

I like project management. I have taken on a couple lead roles on some small projects because they needed it and I would like to explore it as a career path. The company is happy, I am happy, even if they don't offer me it as a position I can go elsewhere with it. However, I won't become the overflow project manager on a regular basis unless I get something more out of it. It is just how it works, I don't know why so many CEOs and business leaders need to have macroeconomics explained to them. Like 'other duties as assigned' is a blank check and will allows them to ignore how the labour economy operates.

But I also take care of my organization's mobile device fleet. I hate it and don't care about mobile devices, I am not going to work overtime on that project on a regular basis. I will do the bare minimum to maintain that mess and if you want more you need to pay more.

Satellite operators want option to exceed deorbiting rules


I guess I don't see why it isn't disposed of more-or-less immediately at EOL. It isn't an asset that can be rehabilitated and it has to have the fuel on-board to de-orbit. So why wait any longer than it is necessary to make a safe transit from orbit to atmosphere? Either space-traffic control(?) is really backed-up on getting transfers completed or they are just wanting to play games with ledger books.

The years were worth the wait. JWST gives us an amazing view of Neptune's rings


Re: Just needs oiling

I wasn't certain it wasn't a typo, I read it at gating at first.

At least from the description of its function gating seems more appropriate.

Now's your chance, AI, to do good. Protect endangered eagles from wind turbines


Kind of like the complaints put forth about the cost of mitigating climate change. Think it is expensive now? Wait until millions potentially billions of people have to migrate to avoid sea level rise. All the money in infrastructure and real estate that is now underwater. Having to move food production to new areas because they are now too wet or too dry. Our economy is based upon how the climate has been for the last 20,000 years. Yeah there has been blips in the 20,000 years where global avg temperature has risen or fallen but it has always returned to the mean and still yet, it killed a lot of people/animals in the process. Climate change is talking long-term permanent changes in a incredibly short geological time scale. Way too fast for evolution or adaptation to adjust, and potentially to fast for humans to compensate technologically.

Afghanistan’s Taliban government bans TikTok


Re: "Ironically, US Senator Marco Rubio"

But it is okay for Rubio because he believes in the correct god.

Don't want to get run over by a Ford car? There's a Bluetooth app for that


If it is a Mustang there is nothing you can do. It going to hit you.

Don't say Pentium or Celeron anymore, it's just Processor now, says Intel


Re: Who talks like this?

You would think if you wanted to 'streamline' communication of the product's value across the brand you would move the Celeron/Pentium offering to use the Core naming schema, even though they are not the same architecture. Call it 'i1' or something, your average person doesn't give a damn about the architecture inside, they'll now know a i1 is less than an i3 in performance. Even I don't really care about the architecture inside. Does it work? Does it not become a space heater? Can it run the applications I need? Great, I don't care if the electron inside turns right instead of left when it comes out of a gate.


Can't wait for the Microsoft X-Box X Series XPro Xtreme with the Intel Processsor X, specifically made for the X-Box X Series XPro Xtreme.

China can destroy US space assets, Space Force ops nominee warns


I feel the Space Force is a waste of time and only weakens our position diplomatically. The Air Force and the Navy did the job just fine and now we don't have the plausible case that the US isn't militarizing space. Sure the job of overseeing military threats in space might be able to be streamlined but creating a publicly armed force for space doesn't really help any future case when any threatening actor openly starts militarizing space.

But, brought to you by the Deal Maker who thought completely withdrawing from Iranian negotiations was a power move.

California passes bill requiring salary ranges on job listings


Re: What are the downsides?

My wife has worked in HR for many a year in the US, and she claims it is simply to screw the applicant over as much as possible. It put the applicant at more of a disadvantage than the company when it comes to wage negotiations. But an applicant could also use it to their advantage too, claim they are getting more than what they actually are, because the other company also doesn't post their wage ranges they can't really verify it.

It is a prisoner's dilemma for companies and being 'merica, the worker gets the shaft.

No, Apple, you may not sell iPhones without chargers


Re: Include one and up the price

Exactly, not sure why Apple is willing to die on this hill. They included the charger before, when a person walks out the door with their phone, ask do you need a charger too? If they do, great you covered your ass. If they didn't you inflated your price by whatever stupid amount you valued your '2nd-year electrical engineer intern's homework project' premium wall charger which was undoubtedly packed into the price of the phone.

The crime against humanity that is the modern OS desktop, and how to kill it


One modern thing I want to keep.

The one thing I do love from the 'modern' UIs is the ability to press the Super key and start typing the application name to launch it.

Mate is my preferred DE and I wish the 'Classic Menu' had that functionality without resorting to the 'Brisk Menu' which is a bit busy for my taste.

But, YES! The OS interface should generally only help me launch applications, and access files. Being so 'integrated' with all the applications, my phone, or predicting my text or next action, is a generally negative feature.