I initially only saw it as white/gold, but can now see it either way.
This is a classic example of a horrible cell phone camera destroying the image. It severely overexposed the photo, making what was actually a dark blue appear to be nearly white, and what was black to appear to be yellow/gold.
A good camera (cell phone or otherwise) wouldn't have done this. Cell phone manufacturers need to step up their game.
In my line of work, software development, college is more of a liability than an asset.
Of the people I've hired or interviewed for jobs, the ones that stand out and end up being the most valuable to the company aren't the ones that went to college to study Computer Science or a related discipline. It's those who were hacking away teaching themselves to code when they were young. If someone waits until college to begin learning how to code, they're already well behind others, and it's also a pretty strong sign that they don't really have the passion for it.
In addition to that, in a fast-changing area like computing, texts and professors teaching are always several years out of date. College can give people an understanding of the science behind software, but as far as being able to write code, most graduates are basically worthless. College really doesn't do anything for preparing someone to be a useful developer.
I suspect this is true in many other disciples as well.
I have to use Comcast as my ISP because they're the only ones in my area that offer speeds over 1.5 Mbps. And it has been horrible.
Every day my connection drops at least a couple times. And it isn't my router. Comcast's own gateway device shows that the connection is lost, often for multiple minutes at a time. Comcast's techs reassure me that everything is fine and that there is nothing they can do.
Even when the connection is up, speeds are pretty inconsistent.
It isn't like I live in the middle of nowhere, either. Suburban area, population of 300,000... with our neighboring sister city even having fiber available to most of its residents, and my city having fiber available to about half.
Comcast needs to go to bat for their customers. We need to feel like Comcast is there to help and represent us, not be adversarial. Right now everything they do feels very anti-consumer. That's what needs to be fixed. A small percentage of their customers may be unhappy enough to be vocal, but I can't imagine that the rest are actually happy with the service they are receiving. It may very well be that none of their customers like them.
What are you talking about?!??!? Virtually every smartphone sold since the iPhone 3G has a real GPS chip in it! Phones use cell tower and WiFi to help establish a general location more quickly, but as soon as the GPS chip locks onto the satellites it takes over.
...it means that relying on Google to keep something around that they don't make money on doesn't work.
They've introduced a great many of high-profile products over the years, very few of which are actually still around. Other than Search, it is likely that nothing is off the table when it comes to selecting products to get the ax.
I beg to differ. If anything, we've moved way farther to the left.
Government has gotten bigger and more powerful. What was once considered immoral behavior is now acceptable. Regulation by government has increased almost exponentially. Government control over social programs has expanded continuously over the last century. All of these are principles endorsed by the left.
The right, on the other hand, endorses reduction of government power and programs. Even if they never follow through.
They may have a product that is available, but they don't offer a competitive product to the marketplace. They rested on their laurels for way too long before they started to innovate, and the recurring fees for using their product really turns off potential buyers.
If they killed their fees and negotiated decent rates with cable companies and satellite providers they could potentially be competitive. But their business model is flawed so they've moved from being a real player into near irrelevance.
This would destroy the economy. No music or movie producer, director, author, or software development company would ever release anything again if their works can be legally copied, and they'd all be forced to close their doors. We'd be left with poorly produced music, movies, TV, books, and software, because the professionals that produce these things now wouldn't be able to afford to do so, or have the time because they'd have to have another job to pay the bills. Why would anybody buy when they can have, legally, for free?
Look at the difference between open source and commercial software. Open source doesn't have the polish or selection of commercial titles.
As the architect and author of niche market software, I'd find something else to do if I couldn't guarantee a living by selling my works. No way I'm going to dedicate years of my life to try to sell something that everybody would just end up getting for free.