#discussWhat advice would you give to an unemployed software developer?
- Getting that next job is not a walk in the park, what advice would you give someone in this situation?
- I've gotten every single position I've had through leads.
- From friends, from family, from acquaintances, from schoolmates.
- In a bit of irony, for most of the positions I've applied for, my list of references was entirely with people already employed by the company.
- I'm not a "networker", and I'm naturally shy.
- I work very hard at overcoming my introversion.
- But even I have found references, tips, and leads to be the best way to land a position.
- I'm not super familiar with leetcode as a user of it, would you recommend any advice on how to approach using it to help someone out of their unemployment situation...
- like beyond their basic getting-started instruction?
- Sore eyes?
Boeing's latest 737 Max problems could come at huge cost
- But that apparently became more difficult Friday after the FAA demanded that the aircraft maker explain why it did not disclose that some of its employees had concerns about the safety of the plane during the certification process in 2016.
- In July CEO Dennis Muilenburg told investors the company might have to slow or temporarily halt production of the plane if the approval to have it fly again extends past the end of this year.
- It's not clear that the new investigation into the certification process will affect the separate question of when the FAA will lift its grounding of the 737 Max. But the agency's statement was not encouraging in terms of meeting Boeing's preferred target date of having the plane back in the air this year.
Every new Pokémon coming to 'Pokémon Sword and Shield' this November that we know about, from Alcremie to Zigzagoon
- A pair of brand-new Pokémon games are headed to the Nintendo Switch on November 15, and they'll introduce a whole new generation of Pokémon to fans.
- Players will adventure through the brand-new Galar region, capturing Pokémon and battling other trainers on their way to becoming the Pokémon champion.
- Nintendo has revealed about 25 new Pokémon so far, and there are sure to be dozens more by time the games arrive in November.
- While many fan-favorites like Pikachu and Charizard are confirmed to return, players will spend more time getting familiar with the new species of Pokémon introduced in the Galar region.
- When experiencing prolonged hunger, the balance of hormones within Morpeko's body changes.
- This causes its fur color to change and triggers more aggressive and volatile behavior.
- The energy stored in its cheek sacs also changes from Electric type to Dark type.
Getting press for your startup: the true role of communications
- Early on, most founders and investors focus on getting positive press, but if they’re unfortunate or make mistakes, mitigating bad coverage becomes a common goal.
- When and how should a company seek press coverage?
- Investors love to see public recognition of their portfolio companies, and founders sometimes believe press coverage will solve all their problems, yielding a panacea of inbound customers, employees, and new backers.
- Whether it’s a fundraising announcement or a product launch, more exposure can only help, right?
- For some startups, landing a story with trade press may be better than being written up by a generalized tech publication.
- On the other hand, if you’re spending a ton of money on Facebook and Google to advertise directly to consumers, getting coverage in the right publications may be much more efficient and impactful.
You now need to make more than $500,000 a year to be in the 1% in America, new study shows — and that's the highest it's ever been
- You'd need to make at least $515,371 a year to be in the top 1% of taxpayers in 2017, the most recent year for which data is currently available, an analysis of Internal Revenue Service data by Bloomberg's Alexandre Tanzi and Ben Steverman found.
- The median taxpayer made $41,740 in 2017, according to Bloomberg.
- But if the bar for being part of the 1% is getting higher, it's gotten even more difficult to join the 0.1%, Bloomberg found.
- America's wealth gap is widening — and it could have detrimental impacts on the nation's economy, Business Insider previously reported.
- Sen. Bernie Sanders released his own, considerably more aggressive, wealth tax proposal in September.
- The idea also has the support of ordinary Americans: An Insider poll from January 2019 showed that more than half of the Americans surveyed support Warren's wealth tax proposal.
HTC Vive Cosmos review: Too late, too expensive
- Now here comes the Vive Cosmos, HTC's first true successor to the Vive and business-focused Vive Pro. Technically, the Cosmos is an upgrade in just about every way, but there's just one problem: It costs $699, which makes it far more expensive than the Oculus Quest ($400) and Rift S ($400).
- The Cosmos also comes with a year's worth of Viveport Infinity, HTC's subscription service that gives you access to a huge games and experiences.
- It makes sense for HTC to try and offer a more customized experience for Vive users, but the Lens app still feels a bit half-baked.
- Once I worked through the software issues, the Vive Cosmos managed to deliver a solid high-end VR experience.
- So sure, the Vive Cosmos isn't perfect, but on the whole I think it's a solid high-end headset.
The Razer Blade helped me ditch my MacBook — but I bought a desktop instead
- Well, it turns out I’m going to need a whole lot more than two months to get the hang of 3D editing, but it was more than enough to gather my thoughts on what it was like to live with the Blade as my main work and entertainment station.
- Needless to say, you must bring it wherever you go, since you’re likely the only person using a Blade laptop in your surroundings (unless you work at Razer, I guess).
- For the most part, you can cruise through less intensive games like CS:GO and Rust (which is what I mostly played on it), but don’t expect the Blade to hit incredibly high FPS rates with newer titles (like the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare).
- If you spend lots of your time on the road, but you still need to do CPU and GPU intensive work (or simply tune in for a serious gaming session), then you won’t regret going for the Blade.
An Iowa family came home to a spooky sight: their basement was flooded with animal blood and remains
- With Halloween just around the corner, this Iowa family won't need to spend any money on spooky house decorations.
- The Lestina family was getting ready to put their home in Bagley, Iowa, on the market, when they discovered that their basement had flooded — with animal blood.
- The Lestinas live next to Dahl's Meat Locker, and the two buildings share a drainage system, KTIV reported.
- However, when the meat locker's system backed up while getting rid of hog and cattle remains on October 3, the Lestina's basement was filled with nearly five inches of animal blood, fat, and bone.
- Lestina told KTIV that many of the family's belongings were ruined in the blood flood, including a bed the family was saving for their toddler son.
- Lestina told the Register repairs will cost an estimated $2,300, and the meat locker offered to help clean up the mess financially.
UK quietly ditches porn age checks in favor of wider online harms rules
- The technical and regulatory challenges of introducing age verification across adult websites has attracted much criticism, including from privacy campaigns concerned it would sum to logs of porn viewing habits linked to personal IDs. The reason given for ditching the plan now is the government says it has decided it no longer makes sense to introduce the age check provision at this stage — given wider plans to introduce comprehensive legislation to regulate a range of online harms, as set out in the Online Harms white paper earlier this year.
- A spokesman for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport confirmed the intention is to incorporate the objectives of Part 3 of the DEA into comprehensive online harms regulation that will place a duty of care on platforms to protect users from a range of harmful content.
THE RISE OF BANKING-AS-A-SERVICE: The most innovative banks are taking advantage of disruption by inventing a new revenue stream — here's how incumbents can follow suit
- BaaS platforms enable fintechs and other third parties to connect with banks' systems via APIs to build banking offerings on top of the providers' regulated infrastructure.
- This means banks that launch BaaS platforms can actually benefit from fintechs entering the finance space, as it turns fintechs into customers rather than just competitors.
- Business Insider Intelligence Other benefits from launching a BaaS platform include being able to monetize such platforms, establishing strong relationships with fintechs, getting ahead of the curve in terms of open banking, and accumulating additional data from third parties.
- In The Rise of Banking-as-a-Service, Business Insider Intelligence looks at the benefits banks stand to gain by offering BaaS platforms, discusses key players in the industry that have already successfully launched BaaS platforms, and recommends strategies for FIs looking to move into BaaS.