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Gotta love the GPS tracking functionality though...
"Unfortunately when the carry-on is in sleep or airplane mode location tracking is not available; however, once the bluetooth button is pressed the suitcase wakes up and begins sending its location allowing you to find it."
So it only works when your phone is in range (probably like a few meters away from you) or someone somewhere activates bluetooth?
The whole ignorance to market/targeted research becomes more a thing the more time passes --am still at a loss determining what passes for intelligence lately. Internet connected luggage screams of terrorist device to me, so kudos go to the airline authorities BIGTIME! That device almost warrants a criminal investigation or at least an audit concerning the manufacturer/developer of that device possibly psychological screening. Inarguably creepy.
I spent mostly my career in government (Federal research), I'm not sure I would classify it as boring. Sure the deadlines are not as stringent, but some of the capability that I had to come up with are challenging compare to the private sector. Most of my development in private sector are implement known technologies. In research my development involve more theoretical and computational, much more challenging in my view.
With greater challenge comes greater rewards and often the greatest is satisfaction through accomplishment; commercial development has reduced to a level equivalent to cut & paste AGAIN so understand your points and pro-actively agree. R&D is still the venerable black hole it's always been; it draws the dollars and the talent into an inescapable orbit maintained exclusively upon creative thought fueled by the process with no beginning and no end --cyclic, self-serving, inspiration.
I was in pretty much the same industry for my first few decades and then when I started my current job in a completely different industry I ran into a mountain of new terminology that is unique to this one. I have been here two and a half years and I still run across terms that are new to me.
"They have a consciousness, they have a life, they have a soul! Damn you! Let the rabbits wear glasses! Save our brothers! Can I get an amen?"
Wait till they get you to build VAR engines, forecasting using things like the K formula and other arcane financial stuff.
Then they will want you to change tracks and become a data scientist because you have been working with their systems for a while.
Ah the heady world of financial acronyms, make a point of asking for an explanation of every acronym you do not know the meaning of and remember the same acronym can mean different things based on the context. You may never get invited to another meeting
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity -
I'm old. I know stuff - JSOP
I was a CS student between '86 and '88. I remember having 2 required documents for most assignments:
0: handwritten or typed pseudo-code
1: a green-bar printout containing code and results
The green-bar had an ascii-art cover with my name and terminal #. I remember having a special notebook with 80 columns...then I quit school and worked a trade job for 10 years. When I got back into it (programming) in the late '90s things had changed dramatically...I remember the feeling I had when I realized that the computer lab was a thing of the past.
Up until a few months ago, O'Reilly Auto Parts still used them to print customer receipts. They are currently transitioning to newer technology (e.g., thermal).
For those businesses that rely on impact printing (multi-part carbon forms), manufacturers are still making them.
"One man's wage rise is another man's price increase." - Harold Wilson
"Fireproof doesn't mean the fire will never come. It means when the fire comes that you will be able to withstand it." - Michael Simmons
"You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him." - James D. Miles
In a way. Back in the 80's I spent a lot of time working in the computer center at our local Air Force base. The 2nd floor of the building was one huge room, over an acre in size. It was filled with mainframes, super-mini's (VAXen, mostly), the washing-machine style hard drives, and of course line printers. This was back in the day when nobody thought about hearing protection. The noise was incredible.
As a result I have chronic tinnitus (ringing in the ears) . I have a hard time maintaining a conversation if there's any background noise. I don't listen to classical music nearly as much as I used to, as the strings tend to sound weak and muffled (loss of frequency range).