American universities produce the best software engineers, IT managers and programmers in the world, but many can’t find a job or have taken pay cuts in recent years. India’s Navin Kabra, 20+ years of being a software engineer at various levels, explains why in a comment on Quora: Because there are too many software engineers in India, and not enough in the US. Because India is churning out 1 million […]
Archive for June 2017
Sometimes you have to cringe when a Capitalism fan praises the wonder of the “free market.” For example, “free market competition lowers prices…” Sounds great, but visit a store and compare the price of batteries from various companies – each one is within a penny of the other. Listen to the CEO of a major airline who explains: “we no longer compete on price because that’s bad for profits for […]
Will Facebook “change your status” to “go directly to jail” for what it identifies as suspicious posts?
“The long term promise of AI (Artificial Intelligence) is that in addition to identifying risks more quickly and accurately than would have already happened, it may also identify risks that nobody would have flagged at all including terrorists planning attacks using private channels, people bullying someone too afraid to report it themselves, and other issues both local and global,” Those are the words of an early version of a Facebook […]
After hours of research you decide to post a comment on an article you read on the Internet. A few seconds after your comment appears, replies flood in refuting your position: “All your facts are wrong. Grow up, jerk.” “Clueless comment from dope!” “Keep you uninformed delusions to yourself! Sometimes, these tirades continue against comment for hours, even days. Confused, I had no idea where these tirades originated until I […]