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Oh don't worry, we know how to kill people from space in fairly spectacular fashion. We've got this.
Well, to be fair the SR-71 flew at altitudes that considered their pilots 'Astronauts'. And also to be fair, we get attacked from space quite often by neutrons, rocks and various other matter. It's just not the sort of attacks that a conventional Army are very good at dealing with.
A reference which was not understood well when the Australian ISP Westnet were designing their branding:
You guys voted for the shittest president, lol.
There is a discussion over on HN about this, and there's likely a lot more to the story than just the redesign causing a drop in users:
These same people also want you to pay them thousands of dollars for consulting while getting design work done by someone for pennies on the dollar.
This is basically how most industries work though. Read: Literally any employer/employee relationship, from retail to civil engineering.
Personally I am a big fan of puppies
It's excellent for palming off work I can't be bothered doing. Just don't rely on it for anything mission-critical.
My thoughts: If you're buying a nine-dollar pair of headphones and are expecting a three-year lifespan, you're barking up the wrong consumer tree.
Arguing that this will improve the planet's sustainability and using what is effectively a disposable consumer item as an example is a bit off, in my eyes. If you were making the argument and using a refrigerator as an example, sure. But I don't know anyone who would buy the cheapest earbuds on amazon and expect long lifespans from it.
Now a further thought: This is an idea that will never be adopted for products in the low-end of the price brackets. The point I made above as the first reason for that, and as a further point this would be easy for retailers and consumers to abuse, which would detract from legitimate sellers.
Honestly though, from a high-level overview, you're trying to demand sustainability from new-age hyperconsumerism. Amazon in itself - a mass retailer - is against the concept of sustainability in general. Their modus operandi is to sell as much shit as possible. This does not go hand-in-hand with wanting to buy items as infrequently as possible.
I guess they wanted to see that I could do what I said I could before they paid for work visas and recruiters.
I do understand that. However I feel that a coding interview is a standard practice, but building a spec project for the company is just insidious.
Be nice. Or else.
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