If you, falling into the "actually need it category," are the exception to the rule, then I don't see how your personal story fits in with the larger discussion about the value of electric vehicles.
Sadly, my impression in the average slashdotter has degenerated so much over the last decade that it didn't even occur to me that the OP wasn't being sarcastic.
Actually, emacs and gcc are pretty triumphant pieces of computer programming.
Sounds like D2. I played for hundreds of hours, farming the high end caves, and managed to build enough wealth on battle.net to trade for pretty awesome gear. But it was a long haul. Very fun, though.
Actually, unless I'm misunderstanding you, that's a key feature of D2 that D3 was missing. I remember collecting runes to build weapons that gave me all sorts of cool abilities from other classes.
Coffee. Splat. Monitor.
It's not that he doesn't know what the term "accident" means, it was more an incorrect understanding of its' meaning.
Wow, I'm dyslexic today. I read "how the economy fares AFTER their 4 or 8 years in office" as "how the economy fares AFTER 4 or 8 years from their office." My bad! I'll try to read more clearly next time. I really have heard quite a few people espouse the belief that I had incorrectly mistaken for your actual point.
Claiming that 4 or 8 years is the magic amount of time that all economic policy effects lag behind their enactments is every bit is flawed as direct correlation.
In truth, the economy *can* fluctuate wildly based on day to day activity. If Wall Street doesn't like who is in power, Wall Street will often respond immediately.
But I agree with your larger point; evaluating economic policy needs to be based upon sound economic analysis. Good luck getting that from our childish politicians and kneejerk media outlets
This comment is so wrong. When the AMT kicks in, your available deductions reduces dramatically. Virtually no deductions will move the needle for your effective tax rate at that point.
Rich people pay fewer taxes because they can stop taking salaries and pay 15% on capital gains. They can also hide money in places that aren't taxable.
Reading the summary, it's clear the problem is that people are confusing what it means to take an iterative approach to development.
Production code is production code, and they should never have stopped shipping production code. The amount of scrutiny/rigor applied to code shipped in an agile environment should not decrease vs. waterfall. You're just shipping smaller chunks a lot more frequently.
All this means test, test, test, the entire time.
Thanks for letting us know you watched An Inconvenient Truth.
Tolkein? Is that you?
Whups, lol, year fail.
I hear this fallacy a lot.
When I work from home, I'm still pairing up with another developer over skype/tmux, and I am super productive doing it.
It's 2012, there's no reason remote working should incur a penalty in collaboration.