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North Sea oil giant - do not risk the UK's 'engineering legacy' - BBC News
The whole sector is important, worth £27bn to the British economy. Malcolm Webb, the former chief executive of Oil and Gas UK, described it as a "core component of the UK's engineering and manufacturing base" which "enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence and innovation honed over 40 years at the cutting edge of exploration and production". And it is for that reason that it is worth listening when Mr Keiller says that - despite the rapid fall in the oil price - the North Sea is still a vital part of the UK's manufacturing future. "We have a fantastic engineering skills base here in the UK," Mr Keiller said. "It creates high quality job opportunities that can be exported to many different countries around the world. I have people in Aberdeen designing the most sophisticated sub-sea oil and gas developments for deep water offshore for South America and Africa and elsewhere. "These high quality jobs can exist way beyond the life of the North Sea." [...] sector still employs 400k
UK  STEM  industrial  policy  Oil  price  Aberdeen  OPEC  renewable  energy  green  energy  engineering  engineer  Smart  Grid  professional  education  vocational  education 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Paul Ford: What is Code? | Bloomberg
http://www.charlierose.com/watch/60575121 - We conclude with Bloomberg Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel and writer and programmer Paul Ford. // https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conspiracies_against_the_laity // '~ Coding experience can be vapour if you are away from the window not practicing fo ~+12 months.'
Programming  programmers  Year  of  Code  engineer  engineering  STEM  Software  Development  Software  Is  Eating  The  World  complexity 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
NOVA | The Great Math Mystery - PBS - YouTube
Is mathematics our physical world because it can only be describes in mathematics? Physics and its fundamental constants [#] (ie speed of light, sound, gravity, ...). Is mathematics the essence of the universe? // Lesson for Engineering & Programming min 48:30 :: "Engineers live in the domain of the approximate. We are fundamentally interested in the practical. So, frequently we make approximations. We cut corners. We omit terms and equations to get things that are simple enough to suit our purposes and meet our needs. [...] For us engineers we don't get paid to do things right. We get paid to do things just right enough." *Adam Steltzner, NASA (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Science  mathematics  Fibonacci  Pi  STEM  Universe  Albert  Einstein  Pythagoras  Nature  Golden  Ratio  Programming  scaling  scale  engineer  engineering  programmers  NASA 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Startups: Wagniskapital - Deutschland scheut das Risiko - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Manchmal rappt Horowitz seinen Rat an Jungunternehmer und formuliert seine Management-Tipps mit Hilfe von Songtexten bekannter HipHop-Künstler. Wenn Gründer mehr Mut beweisen sollen, bedient er sich etwa bei Ice Cube und rät: "If you are scared motherfucker, go to church." Die Lobby von Andreessen Horowitz in einem eleganten Flachbau am Rande von Menlo Park ist dekoriert mit Originalaufnahmen von Atombombentests. Das alles wirkt manchmal etwas brachial. Aber trifft man Horowitz in seinem Büro, erlebt man einen sehr freundlichen Mann in Pulli, Jeans und Turnschuhen, der während des ganzen Gesprächs nicht einmal die Stimme hebt. [...] Dann spricht er lange und ausführlich über Regulierung und Arbeitsmarktgesetze in Deutschland. Dass es drei Monate dauere, ein Unternehmen zu gründen. Dass, wenn es nicht gut läuft, kaum eine andere Möglichkeit bleibe, als "gleich ganz zuzumachen", weil nicht schnell und einfach Personal abgebaut werden könne. Dass es an Unternehmergeist mangele. ...
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
The Secret Shame of an Unacquired Techie -- Daily Intelligencer
[via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7559540 ] She was the only female at her company, a designer who had been with the start-up from the beginning and had overseen its design and marketing, yet had gotten left out when the company was sold to Google for its workers, in what's known as an acqui-hire. "I feel like my world just ended," she wrote. The thread quickly became the talk of Silicon Valley. It was seeming proof that even within the happy-go-lucky world of tech start-ups, there are winners and losers, and more often than not, the losers in situations like these are the designers, who are more likely to be female than their engineer counterparts, and whose "soft" skills are seen as less valuable than coding chops. [The] start-up decided to sell itself to Google as a last resort, after failing to find traction in the market. [FOR G IT IS A public nightmare!]
acqui-hire  acquihire  start-up  Google  creativity  Design  gender  gap  gender  politics  gender  asymmetry  Kevin  Rose  HR  PR  public  relations  acquisition  engineer  developer  unintended  consequences  unknown  unknowns  gender  inequality  income  inequality  inequality  Technology  UI  UX  implosion  hubris  stereotype  entrepreneurship  entrepreneur  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  feminism  feminist  victim  victim  role  opfer  rolle  psychology  social  science  social  status  western  society  society  gender  disparity  gender  equality  gender  discrimination  gender  Silicon  Valley  web  development  ageism  Supply  and  Demand  Demand  and  Supply  human  resources  compensation  skill  skills 
april 2014 by asterisk2a
Tesla and SpaceX: Elon Musk's industrial empire HD - YouTube
Tony Stark of our time. self described: engineer fist. - same w Apple: about engineering and design (UI, UX). ### meaningful, sizeable impact on people and or world. ## 2008 he was on the brink of loosing it all; a divorce, personal tragedy. as well as financially. and company wise Tesla Motors and SpaceX (Jeff Besoz and Richard Branson have Space programs as well) were on the brink too. If I remember well, TechCrunch wrote that he had problems at times financing his monthly personal expenses, something along this line. == http://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-tesla-spacex-near-fail-2013-11 + http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/elon-musks-secret-plan-for-electric-car-dominance-is-right-on-schedule "Tesla Motors has been playing the long game since the very beginning." + http://www.cbs.com/shows/60_minutes/video/FPlRN1JlcxSMF7rDGmzuCSWXXrR_kvAO/tesla-and-spacex-elon-musk-s-industrial-empire/
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april 2014 by asterisk2a

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