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Comment: Re:Knowing when not to (Score 1) 342 342

I want my code to reflect my skills so I can work on bigger and better projects.

Wow, it sounds like your management is competent enough to identify skill levels and promote accordingly!? What's that like?

Well that is more my want. My management is better at dropping the hopeless cases as opposed to identifying the really good people.

Comment: Re:Knowing when not to (Score 2) 342 342

If you can't be replaced, then you can't be promoted. Do you really want to be maintaining the same program for the rest of your life? And do you want to have a reference that says 'no one can understand this guy's code' when you leave for the next job?

Or for people who don't care about being promoted above coder level... If you don't write good code that other people can work with, you will never be moved to new projects. If you want to live in maintenance mode that is one thing but personally I want my code to reflect my skills so I can work on bigger and better projects.

Comment: Re:I don't think it means what you think it means (Score 1) 277 277

All that really matters is windows doesn't turn into an always online programs. I wont buy any of those (except for a couple MMOs I like) because I still want to be able use my programs when my network is unavailable or not working fully.

Comment: Re:Trialware - not free (Score 1) 280 280

Then your understanding is wrong. As per Gabe Aul, you own it.

The "one year" thing is to push people into upgrading sooner rather than later. If you upgrade within the first year, Windows 10 is free for the life of the device (and that includes reinstalls; so long as you have a Microsoft account and your Windows user is connected to that account, you can reinstall on that device to your heart's content.

If you delay in upgrading past that one year mark, you need to go buy a copy.

Hopefully they release SP1 within that first year.

Comment: Re:Excellent. Now how about High Fructose Corn Syr (Score 1) 851 851

What pray tell is the problem with it? Obesity and diabetes? I drank 2 mountain dew 20 ounces a day for a while in college and still drink a pop at least every other day (never diet, artificial sweeteners give me a headache) yet my current BMI is 21 and my blood sugar is fine. In fact when I was drinking the most pop in college my BMI was more like 17.

What made me fatter (or some people would call less skinny) was chicken nuggets and milk shakes I ate after I graduated, soda had no impact on my weight.

Comment: Re:Mostly because our food is shit. (Score 1) 409 409

I eat US shit food. My wife cooks about four nights a week which provides leftovers, the rest of the week is typically fast food and most of my snacks are sugary packaged food. The result is I'm 5'9" and weight 145 pounds. Of course I lift weights and hit the exercise bike at least once a week (preferably two to three times), I walk the dog at least three or four days a week and try to jog to in from the parking lot to work rather than walking (with two laptops on my back). Maybe I just burn calories faster than the normal person but I think it is more about putting in the effort.


Comment: Re:Undergrad doesn't matter (Score 1) 306 306

The problem isn't necessarily the schools (though they could improve) but the perception a lot of people come away with. Tests in schools are a way for the school to measure your learning but too many students consider their grades to be an indication of what they actually learned. I went to a school that was very project heavy and while I did good on tests, what I learned was how to take a topic I'd never worked with and develop working programs in a short period of time. True I now realize I could have learned everything on my own (and am doing so after graduation) but a lot of companies like that graduate school education on my resume...

If a 6600 used paper tape instead of core memory, it would use up tape at about 30 miles/second. -- Grishman, Assembly Language Programming