Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers
Green is a big fat liar. "The Best" account for less than 10k a year - across all disciplines. Cut all other visas then give these people green cards then citizenship.
75% of STEM workers leave the field due to substandard conditions. There isn't a recruiting problem, there is a retention problem.
The Technologies Changing What It Means To Be a Programmer
The only differences I've seen the last 20 years are:
2. Average developer skill getting worse
Wiring Programmers To Prevent Buggy Code
I believe that a far more productive idea would be to apply strong electroshock therapy to managers that insist on unreasonable due dates since that is the single greatest cause of software bugs (cutting corners to meet an arbitrary date).
How Many Members of Congress Does It Take To Pass a $400MM CS Bill?
75% of STEM workers leave their field. There isn't a recruiting or training shortage, there's a retention issue.
2 simple reasons:
1. STEM workers are paid less than other disciplines that require similar intelligence, skills, and experience.
2. STEM workers are pushed to lower social levels. In some places I've seen them regarded lower than the janitorial staff.
Ask Slashdot: When Is It Better To Modify the ERP vs. Interfacing It?
Interfacing is typically 4x the complexity with less return.
Oracle ERP is the most flexible for custom configuration and programming. It took me only a week to get productive with a PLSQL book (many years ago).
The basis of the issue seems to be lack of standardized business processes. What you face isn't a technical issue, but a functional issue of business process re-engineering for the company. The other is a good change management process.
The other issue that I see is Atlanta because it's probably the most in demand of skilled ERP developers in the USA right now. Try other cities for your development teams. I can think of a couple dozen cities where I can find skilled software engineers with 10+ years experience in the $100k range - they are typically 4x to 10x more effective than new hires.
Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling
Not so much of a leap since Verizon and Comcast have admitted to such.
Wouldn't a simple tracert show the route (and any differences)?
No RIF'd Employees Need Apply For Microsoft External Staff Jobs For 6 Months
highly qualified Microsoft experts.
Sounds like a double oxymoron to me.
States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth
Show me an area with a high minimum wage and I'll show you an area with a large illegal labor force making less.
I travel all around the country and that's a very constant result. If you want to increase wages then 1) invest in education, and 2) change Free Trade to Fair Trade.
Japan To Offer $20,000 Subsidy For Fuel-Cell Cars
More or less. What the environmental religion fails to understand is that regardless if you spend more for a "green" product, somewhere down the supply chain it's always going to end up fueling some truck that gets 4 MPG.
World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use
The bottom line is that outlawing drugs reduces their use, and correspondingly reduce their negative effects on society.
Should it be handled better? Of course. But do it factually rather than the misinfotainment spouted by both sides. Take pot for instance... the genetic and economic damage is huge. 150x the THC is not the harmless stuff the hippies from the 60's smoked. The political Right makes it a boogy man, but the political Left pushes "medical marijuana" which is a bigger lie than "Iraq WMD". Both drive from their marketing basis rather than act on fact.
Seat Detects When You're Drowsy, Can Control Your Car
No button. Standard Big Brother - corp and gov fail when they think they know best.
Seat Detects When You're Drowsy, Can Control Your Car
Traction Control in my car attempts to murder me at least twice each winter. Tech may be better than the average driver... but that means 50% of drivers are better than the tech.
Chinese Hackers Infiltrate Firms Using Malware-Laden Handheld Scanners
Not really. Chinese culture is based on stealing rather than inventing. They regard the USA as a no-holds-barred competitor while we mistakenly regard them as a frenemy. Mismatch of dynamics in our interactions.
The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere
Blame the voters - they put those politicians into office.
US Tech Firms Recruiting High Schoolers (And Younger)
More likely "education" doesn't understand reality.
That being said, a good degree from a good course/school will teach you a lot of fundamentals that a job won't. That'll give you decades of work rather than the quick-dirty-burnout single job from no education.
Study: Global Warming Solvable If Fossil Fuel Subsidies Given To Clean Energy
The article seeks to equate subsidy with investment. Those really aren't the same thing.
By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem
20 years ago I was using a computer monitor with better resolution than the one today.
20 years ago I was using programming tools that were higher quality than those today.
20 years ago we knew that CPUs would have to go multi-core once they passed the low ghz range.
"Tech" today is just cheap toy knockoffs of decades old engineering.
Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice
The dumbest thing about this is that we're talking about it instead of doing something effective about it.
Tesla Aims For $30,000 Price, 2017 Launch For Model E
Unlikely. Battery technology has only improved 5% annually over time without using exotic substances.
Employees Staying Away From Internal Corporate Social Networks
I disagree. Employees are scattered across the globe so cannot meet and talk. Also, there are so many layers and locations that often its hard to find the right person to talk with.
When done right, people with good ideas get recognized and those ideas promoted, questions get answered, and transparency is added.
When done wrong (most the time), ideas are stolen, people waste time, and politics are played.
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