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Comment: Productivity (Score 5, Interesting) 375 375

You've somehow managed to originate two insanely useful pieces of software: Linux, and Git.

Do you think there's anything in your work habits, your approach to choosing projects, etc., that have helped you achieve that level of productivity? Or is it just the traditional combination of talent, effort, and luck?

Comment: I stopped trying to know all of C++ (Score 1) 342 342

I started playing with C++ when I when into college in 1991. At one point I probably would have qualified as more or less a C++ expert. Then, as the language grew more and more insanely complex with each revision, I stopped trying to keep up on the whole language.

Nowadays I'm content to just make sure I understand the subset I normally use, read up when I come across a part I don't use, and ignore the rest. For my own programming, at least, the language has simply become too complex to be worth mastering.

Comment: Re:To quote Elliot Spitzer (Score 1) 86 86

Since you started quoting, (as a Greek) i like to quote something a bit older: the (about 2 milleniums old) Latin "verba volant, scripta manent" - roughly translated by me to English as "spoken words fly, written words stay".

It's funny that you're a Greek repeating a Latin quote. Glad to see someone remembers who won in the Battle of Corinth!

Comment: Re:OK (Score 1) 166 166

So CS classes are critical for our future, while at the same time H1B's are replacing Americans (Disney) and the latest leak of TISA shows they may be simplifying the ability to bring in foreign workers.

You seem to have misunderstood. s/our future/stockholder returns/

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