Is Montana the Next Big Data Hub?
I would think if this was even somewhat true it would be evident from attempts to recruit talent from outside Montana. I haven't heard or seen any postings to attract experienced talent. This sounds like another "Promote the story to get more funds from the government" and press for the local politicians to start another mediocre fake Silicon Valley. Another place to put technology that only needs cheap inexperienced labor from the local schools. A warehouse for servers where the only talent needed is ability to push a button for hard reboot and pull out a drive or motherboard... A+ Certified only requirement, unless thats too expensive. The more experienced employees will still be elsewhere remoting in when needed.
Or am I just being too harsh :-)
Apocalypse NAO: College Studies the Theological Ramifications of Robotics
The chief commandment remains in the O.C. Bible as "Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind."
A major theme of Frank Herbert's Dune was the revolt of man against machine, and how no artificial intelligence was to ever again be allowed.
Why wouldn't we expect those completely invested in the idea that we are the apex of life? Any threat to that is a threat to their dogma. They would be the first to flip out if intelligent life were to ever be found.
Immigration Bill Passes the Senate, Includes More H-1B Visas
There are qualified people looking for work that are ignored, because of age or length of time unemployed. There are plenty of people out in the employment pool, but this is a way to keep salaries down and not to do any spending on training. Where has all the spending for training gone? No company is willing to invest time and money into existing employees. Plenty of recruiters have told me that companies want a 20 out of 20 in their wish list.
Stargate Universe Cancelled
The channel had great ratings for BSG, and had a lot of potential wasted by execs that didn't understand or care about a scifi audience that built the channel up. Could have done a better budgeted B5 show, or one of the many Fox shows killed too early like Firefly. Why the heck is wrestling and ghost stories on a scifi channel?
I actually like SGU more than many of the episodes of the SGA episodes. Previous commenter was right in calling it more adult. It could be great, but NBC doesn't know what it has. Its a good money maker for a niche that doesn't have competition in the subject matter.
I'd invest in a new SciFi type channel if I could. Maybe Speilberg, Lucas, or Cameron would see the possibilities.