May 24, 2012

What If Drivers were Hired Like Programmers?

Job title: Car driver

Job requirements: Professional skills in driving normal- and heavy-freight cars, buses and trucks, trolley buses, trams, subways, tractors, shovel diggers, contemporary light and heavy tanks currently in use by NATO countries.

  • Skills in rally and extreme driving are obligatory! 
  • Formula-1 driving experience is a plus. 
  • Knowledge and experience in repairing of piston and rotor/Wankel engines, automatic and manual transmissions, ignition systems, board computer, ABS, ABD, GPS and car-audio systems by world-known manufacturers - obligatory! 
  •  Experience with car-painting and tinsmith tasks is a plus. 
  •  The applicants must have certificates by BMW, General Motors and Bosch, but not older than two years. 

Compensation: $10-$15/hour, depends on the interview result.

Education requirements: Bachelor's Degree of Engineering.

Why The Next Version of OS X After Mountain Lion Wouldn’t Be Named After a Cat

Up until Mountain Lion (10.8), Mac OS X’s 'wild cat' code names kept on evolving from Cheetah to Puma, from Jaguar to Panther and then from Tiger to Leopard. Once OS X Lion hit, it seemed Apple had peaked, with no bigger lions to choose from, but then Cupertino managed to suprise everyone with Mountain Lion.
Now what? As the brilliant webcomic XKCD makes clear, not a lot of good cat names are left, once you count out code names that have already been tech products, like Lynx or Ocelot. Mac OS X Housecat? Please.
I’ll take Mac OS X Saber-Toothed Jungle Cat, though.
-John Brownlee 
via Cult of Mac