I'm Nate, currently living in Denver and working in IT for an SMB. Done a whole lot of helpdesk/customer service/bench tech stuff in the past, finally getting to flex the admin wings a bit and learning a lot. Looks like ML will be a great place to pick up some more!
Interests outside tech include bicycles, beer nerdery, and martial arts.
I read that article yesterday. Hopefully, if he's correct, the feds (or whatever secret police force) will kick his door in and get trigger happy. Cyber criminals should be hunted like the vermin they are.
While I agree punishment is due, outright murder but not so accurate firing range is not the best approach.
I took some interview courses from the county works project and they advised that this situation is common and to always be prepared. It's up to the interviewers to initiate a video call and they can spring it on you to see how you deal with the pressure. Remember that only part of the interview process is confirming your experience, which you've documented in your resume, and the rest is to see if they like you (testing your attitude, humor, and other behavior questions).
You should be testing yourself by reading up on interview STAR questions and responses (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Situation,_Task,_Action,_Result). Look up some of the standard questions and write down your answers. You can also help yourself by making an elevator speech (http://sfp.ucdavis.edu/files/163926.pdf) so you can start out the interviews with this simple speech. Don't memorize one, but have topics or points to cover, and get it in a process that allows you to repeat it effortlessly, though you need to be prepared to improvise.
I will read more about these reports, this is somethung i never knew that its paid to get on it.
If you ever look at a report, it's pretty obvious. They will do things like intentionally skip the best products in a category to make the second best product look like it is the best. Or they rename categories to make the category specific to the product in question. They use real statistics which makes their marketing powerful, but present them in a way that makes the products sound good.
It's inverse statistics. Instead of determining what matters and finding the products that are best at that thing, they start with a product and show you what it is best at.
My littlest one if you notice, has a sweater on. He will not go outside to do his business without it. He shivers in the cold.
That's my daughter with my cousin's dog. This is the house that we are staying at right now. The dog's name is Bianca.
Ahhh, I C.
My dogs' names left to right are Jersey, Zeus, and Pablo. Zeus keeps the other 2 in line. You can tell he is all business just by the look on his face. He's real good though. Dedicated to his mother like you wouldn't believe. She has a seizure 2 nights ago and I had to literally drag him off of her so I could tend to her.
You were lucky enough to move there in an interesting year. Boise saw record snowfall last week, and it is true that a city only plans for 'the norm'. When planning for the norm proves ineffective, only then will they invest in new plows. Every city has posted evacuation routes in case of emergencies. Those evacuation routes (often residential side-streets that are otherwise not often used) are always the first to be plowed. Then they move to main arteries, then busy residential arteries. In a bad storm, most other residential streets are ignored entirely.
I'm in Montana. Our past 5 winters have been some of the worst on record. The first one was a nightmare; nothing was plowed. The plows the city did have were being run 24 hours a day on shifts, they were breaking down, etc... the breaking point was that they couldn't keep up with clearing evac routes. Over the next few years, our city has gotten VERY good at plowing. We have some seriously behemoth machines. Plows travel in pairs so they can clear an entire street in one pass, they usually run from 9 PM to 6 AM to not interrupt traffic and only spot check during the day. You almost never see them and the streets are always clear. It's amazing how far they've come. This winter has been nuts so far. Shovel 12" off the drive, shovel 10" the next day, then the wind picks up and drifts, so you shovel another 12" of wind packed ice. Rinse repeat for 3 weeks. My brother has been running his 4-wheeler up and down streets charging people to clear driveways.
tl;dr: They're right. If Boise rarely sees over 4", it's hard to justify new equipment in the budget. Buy yourself a 4-wheeler with a plow and charge $50 to clear driveways. It'll pay for itself in a week.