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I get new ideas by cleaning out old files.
That's rather indirect evidence. The title is a bit misleading if you ask me. It's an interesting fact, I agree, but the title needs work.
Anyway, I have better uses of my time than to waste another minute with you.
The legacy of Bell Labs kind of runs contrary to this idea, because they were not only paid to come up with ideas, but also told to come up with ideas that would be profitable.
And yet C and Unix came about because someone wanted to play games.
How much mail do you really send that you are still buying stamps?
Outside of a dozen or two holiday cards, maybe three or four pieces a year.
I realize lots of businesses still send things out usps, but they are probably printing their own postage at this point anyway and not using actual stamps.
I've yet to see a solution suitable for home users.
We knew what was going on when you ran your anti-IBM campaign, sometimes even positioning yourself as arguing on behalf of our community. It was a way to lend credence to IBM and MS arguments during the SCO issue. To state otherwise is deceptive, perhaps even self-deceptive.
Florian, you would not be devoting all of this text to explaining yourself if you didn't feel the need to paint your actions in a positive light. That comes from guilt, whether you admit it to yourself or not.
Go write your app, and if you actually get to make any money with it you can give thanks, because it will happen despite what you worked for previously. Keep a low profile otherwise because your credibility is well and truly blown and you can only make things worse. And maybe someday you can really move past this part of your life. But I am not holding out much hope.
Sometimes that works, but shops often dictate or encourage certain styles and practices that may hinder "personal productivity" practices so that the team can do maintenance.
And it's not just a matter of typing: there are screwy schedules, screwy deadlines, fickle requesters, etc. If you finish coding fast, they'll make you install software, fix Outlook, clean printers or whatnot.
Yes, it's a living, but typically one plateaus early salary-wise. Why not encourage women to be sys admins or high-end application trainers? Why focus on coding?
Is the goal to find more labor, or to help women?
It is a waste of precious resources to turn a woman into a computer programmer when she's a lot more valuable as a mother.
Ha ha! What a great satire of a shitheaded sexist troll you've done here. I especially like the bit about how any distraction, disruption or stress could cause a miscarriage. My doctor, a black belt in karate who trained up until her 8th month, would get a real belly laugh out of that. And my sensei, the EE, would surely get a chuckle out of the implication that she wasted her life by not being a baby machine. Keep polishing the satire and you could have a real career here.
(Assuming, of course, you're not serious. Because no one that stupid could survive.)
Who cares! Coding is on average a dead-end job with long hours. Why not talk about good long-term careers for women instead, rather than high burn-and-churn jobs? Coders happen to be demand right now, but we've seen bubbles before, and will probably see them again.
Here's a list of 62 volunteer-management packages. Some are web based. Some are free. Somewhere in there should be something that solves your problem.
The government has no right to a monopoly on any weapon.
However, my neighbor storing atomic weapons in his garage is a reasonable threat to my safety and so should be heavily regulated. If he can meet the same safety standards as the government (maybe some billionaire collector could do this), the state has no legitimate authority to have nukes of its own while denying him one. Or, ya know, maybe nukes are an inherent threat to people and no one, state or otherwise, U.S. or Iran, can have them. But "we can have them, you can't" is not a logically defensible argument.
My neighbor storing machine guns or a typical shooter's supply of ammo in his garage (again, subject to safe storage requirements, no storing a loaded machine gun pointed at my house) is no more a threat to my safety than him having the usual home hardware and chemicals in there. (
Even a tank is not threat -- and indeed, for just $1175 you can spend a day driving one around.)