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If you have connections, you can land the job before it is advertised publicly; therefore the job won't be advertised publicly.

If you don't have connections, you can't land a job that isn't advertised publicly.

Publicly advertising a job is tedious.

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That makes sense. Considering the resources required to shortlist candidates and interview them, companies would any day prefer to avoid it. Is there any relevant data, how many such jobs may exist that are not 'advertised'?

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There is relevant data, but I don't know where it is, sorry.

I am under the impression that this sort of under-the-radar hiring occurs enough to be a significant cause of institutional racism in hiring. (If your existing employees are disproportionately white, and their friends and acquaintances are disproportionately white, then new employees who fill a position before it is publicly advertised will be disproportionately white; and this is without anyone being overtly or consciously racist, and without non-whites being discouraged in any way from applying.)

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If no one is being racist, then it's not racism.

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If you're disadvantaged because of your race, then it's racism.

It's important to be clear: the outcome is racist even when no individual is being racist. You can't be reductionist about this, you can't decompose the company into its individual employees and give any of them individually the blame for racist hiring outcomes. It's an emergent phenomenon: it is the company as a whole that is racist and the company as a whole that is at fault.

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This is politically-correct/Marxist protelariat/bourgeoisie nonsense. The human race is composed of individuals, not "classes" at war with one another.

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No, this is not about classes.

This is about organisations exhibiting qualities that none of the individuals who make up those organisations exhibit.

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What qualities? You have said that no one there acts in a racist way. No "person of color" who applies for a job is treated unfairly. Thus no racism occurs.

You can only imagine racism there if you see the races as "classes" (i.e. in the sense of Marxist class warfare) and feel that each class (not the individuals within it) has a right to a "share" of the company (i.e. a quota of jobs -- regardless of whether anyone in a particular class ever actually applied for a job and was treated unfairly). I know this is what the leftist professors in schools of "grievance studies" are peddling, but they have tenure requirements to meet. What's your excuse?

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Of course it makes a difference.

If I am paid annually in arrears, I must live off savings or credit for the first year. I pay off the loans and rebuild my savings at the end of the first year, but must dip into them again to get me through the second year. And so on.

And I run the risk that my employer goes bust just before paying my salary and I lose out on a year's wages (if paid monthly, I only risk a month's wages).

Meanwhile, if I'm paid annually in advance, this will surely cause my employer cashflow issues, leading them to only be able to afford paying a lower salary; but I can't effectively use a paid-annually income, because most of my expenses are monthly. And if/when I move jobs, I will probably have to repay salary.

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I am paid monthly in arrears. If I was paid annually in arrears, I would have cashflow issues, would have a greater need of short term loans, and would want a larger salary to compensate me for this.

Most of my expenses (credit card, utility bills, mortgage, ...) are monthly; annual and ad hoc expenses combined are less than this. So it makes sense for my salary to come in monthly as well.

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Re haptic feedback:

I'm forever feeling my phone vibrate in my pocket when it isn't vibrating... and still manage not to notice when it does vibrate.

Perhaps I would perceive the signal more accurately if it was on my wrist instead of my thigh.

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Until you start having the same phantom vibrations in your wrist as well.

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Personally, I find tv and radio ads extremely annoying. But everyone who's experienced it finds my habit of muting the tv during ad breaks to be very strange.

So I can easily believe that I am in a small minority on this.

On the other hand, I generally don't object to adverts in newspapers and magazines.

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For location-timezone, try http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tz_database

For country-currency, scrape Wikipedia?

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Adverts opening the App Store without permission.

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Windows/MS-DOS had file extensions (which it inherited from CP/M) before it had directories and directory separators.

Did CP/M and Unix independently come up with file extensions with a dot separator, or did they acquire it from the same source? I'm dimly aware of other operating systems that use(d) a different character (AS/400?), but it's outside my ken.

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I believe Microsoft's file extensions and the 8.3 naming scheme are descended from Digital's 6.3 naming in VMS, RT-11, etc. DEC even used a number of the same extensions: EXE, COM, OBJ. Not sure where they came from prior to that. I don't think IBM used file extensions like that in System/360, System/32, or anything prior to PC-DOS. From what I can tell, Burroughs and Univac didn't use them either.

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That depends on the website you want to create.

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Thanks for reply how about a e-commerce website

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1. Add an entry to ~/.ssh/config instead of adding a bash alias: it works with scp/sftp as well as ssh.

e.g.

  Host dev
  Port 22222
  IdentityFile ~/.ssh/icantreadwhatyourprivatekeyfilescalled
  User dev
  HostName dev.web3box.com
--- then ssh dev logs you into your dev box.

Read man ssh_config.

2. Why in the world are you running sudo? Even if you are logging in as root on the remote server, sudo only has an affect on the local machine.

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I guess you're right there. Will fix that.

Thanks for spotting this!

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