Your software doesn't have issues with patrick.net. it just blocked you from seeing an image we all see. That's what that funny-pics-fun.com url was that was blocked. If it was very funny I would save a copy and repost it for you to see what you're missing.
It definitely isn't anything for you to worry about. Nothing you need to do on your end. IT just blocked you from seeing another website that this thread pointed to for an image.
I believe this is a real issue, but I question the conclusion.
Donald Trump, backed by such immigration stalwarts as Sen. Jeff Sessions, represents an existential threat to this abuse. If Trump is elected, immigration policy will be given a going over that it hasn’t had in decades.
THe number of computer science graduates in india and china is what it is. If they make H-1B visas harder for the big players to get, the market will find a way. Probably Facebook and others opening up or expanding software development operations in Asia.
I'm not defending the behavior. Just observing that it's another instance of globalization having it's inevitable impact.
How do you know? You are ignoring the countless incidents where no one got hurt.
I should have said (meant to say) some of the people, or too many of the people becoming police are not the people that should be. The point being that given the fact that it's a good paying job with good benefits, there should be aptitude tests before hiring (not that it's easy to test how people perform under life threatening pressure), and far better training.
The cost of training would be far less than the cost of reputation lost and law suits payed out to families of murdered civilians.
It seems to me it's often a simple incompetence issue of one kind or another. The people becoming police are not the people who should be.
Yes, once an incident happens there's the fraternal police behavior of defending each other, which aggravates the problem. But the real problem is training and even how they hire in the first place. I'm guessing too often they don't have procedures for determining whether a person is qualified to make those kind of decisions under pressure.
I'm not saying this is easy. But somehow too many people are getting through to those jobs that are maybe fine in day to day police work, but can't handle the more intense situations that come up. IT's supposed to be a slightly more risky work than other jobs. That's why they get a full pension after only working 30 years. But if they are going to shoot someone every time they see a .00001% chance of harm to themselves in a situation, then they are too big of a pussy for that kind of work.
I vote for a 100% meritocratic system and let the chips fall where they may.
Then it comes down to work habits more than aptitude. You really want us to be like Japan ? Whichever parents can get the most work out of their kids between the ages of 4 and 10 wins ? Also, I don't think it's well understood that how early you can acquire certain skills is not as well tied to later performance as people think (yes there is a correlation of course). I've seen Math students who are mediocre in 9th or 10th grade but who were winning Math contests (arithmetic) back in 5th or 6th grade.
I guess the genius kids that are little lazy, and don't want to work 40 hours a week outside of school will be out of luck.