Why would he be saying this now?
I'm guessing this is a clear sign that Google are heading off into doing something with sharing medical records next.
Why would he be saying this now?
Most of the posts here are making arguments and suggesting actions that were exactly the same as the ones that generated loud complaints on Slashdot when it was about Microsoft using proprietary crap to lock out Linux/Open Source.
I don't like Microsoft at all, but supporting Google acting more like them is no answer either.
Are their releases really called CPUs?
If so, that is so amazingly stupid it appears actually designed to confuse.
If anyone can print a cannon, Cannon can.
That alone doesnt see to be even sightly effective enough.
We should also control access to grinding wheels, coz you know, they can be used to make knives that hurt people.
We should also control ownership of screwdrivers and all other tools, because they can be used to make WMDs that are used by terrorists.
I think you mean "Case in point", and I think you have cause and effect backwards.
Its not that they are fast programmers who happen to somehow also write good code when given a limited time; rather Its exactly because they take the time up front to write robust code that they can get games out fast with minimal bugs, due to the subsequent lack of hidden extra time costs that most managers dont understand so never account for, such as subsequent rework needed.
>> If you are smart enough to win such competitions, you are likely a quick study who can learn new skills rapidly.
But I would also guess, way more likely to be an arrogant dick who doesn't play well with others. Most business do not want 'stars', they just want compliant code monkeys that simply follow orders.
>> Don't you think a programmer who can churn out working code in a short span can do "properly engineered code" when the need arises?
Possibly but not usually, as it tends to be a polar opposite mindset.
Yeah you just exactly demonstrated the point I was badly trying to make, that not enough people emphasise or even realise how productive doing a thorough job is, rather than doing a superfcial one.
....all those competitions do is find the fastest programmers.
Fast usually means hacky. it definitely does not equal good, but unfortunately many managers dont understand that concept because they all subscribe to the "make it fit in my microsoft project plan" mindset.
Sadly, In this culture, poorly engineered and buggy software and the corresponding very costly rework have just become accepted as unavoidable even though its actually not.
Its actually much cheaper in real (but unfortunately largely hidden) costs to take the time to get it right before you deliver to the customer.
I'll take the programmer who loses these competitions because they took the time to do a robust job thanks.
The last thing you want to do is cover for him without letting your boss know that's where a percentage of your time is going, otherwise you will appear to be slow/unproductive on your own work.
Let your boss know how much effort you are putting into catching his mistakes.
It might not be a bad idea to make sure they know by letting a few of the bigger ones slip through, preferably timed to coincide with the time you take vacation and they will notice, so they actually feel the pain of you not being there to filter his crap.
How widespread is it for companies to actually be the creators of the virusses just to create fear/demand for their antivirus products? ( By creating a virus, I mean everything from naming of non-existent virusses right through to actually developing real virusses).
To all slashdot submitters: If you are going to post articles about amazing new tech please stop trying to gain interest by making it sound like you can buy it right now when its actually still in the wet dream phase.
>> The company's goal was to think about how 3D printers might look in 5 years,
âoeToday, people obviously use coins. They use bits of metal and bits of paper. "
Really? I doubt it. I for one hardly ever even carry cash. I always just use my debit card.
I honestly dont see the difference between this and a debit card as this system still uses a "broker" in the middle that knows the value of your account. other than this is more limited in its use (to $10).
Only If they came up with a way to eliminate the need for an account with the man in the middle then it would be a replacement for cash.