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Comment: Re:Quite the Opposite (Score 3) 264

by Maxwell (#49746439) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Career Advice For an Aging Perl Developer?
IF WE DON'T WANT TO MANAGE, WE SHOULD KEEP OUR SKILLS CURRENT SO WE DONT WIND UP IN THIS SITUATION

ftfy

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Comment: Re:Quite the Opposite (Score 1) 264

by Maxwell (#49746425) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Career Advice For an Aging Perl Developer?
This guys knows what you do: crappy requirements, incorrect documentation, impatient users, poor design decisions. What else does he need to know to manage a team of developers? The language changes, but the environment doesn't....

BTW: management IS a trade. You can get degrees in it and everything!

Comment: wirefree not quite the same as wireless (Score 1) 75

From their site: Guaranteed Safe – No electromagnetic fields are used. Zero risk of cancer.

Random Placement – Devices receive power at any position or orientation on a pad.

High Power – The technology can deliver up to 160 Watts

Power Diversity – High and low power devices can operate side-by-side on a pad

Bulk Charging – A pad will charge as many devices as will fit on its surface

High Efficiency – Efficiency is nearly 100%

Low Cost – The technology is inherently low-cost.

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This is toted as 'wire free' not through-the-air-gap wireless.

Could work, but phones with a rounded back (looks at g3 sadly) need not apply....

Comment: Re:Provides rules? (Score 0, Troll) 27

It sounds like you have failed to pick up on the obvious: Uber's business model is to break the rules, expose their mass stupidity and unfairness and then get the rules changed to benefit their customers. Why do it this way? Because the only way to change the rules is to break them thus getting the attention of the rule makers... You think the taxi lobby in would be willing to allow TNVS under any other circumstances?

Comment: Re:The problem with older developers... (Score 1) 429

by Maxwell (#49646249) Attached to: Why Companies Should Hire Older Developers
Keep the job you have now forever, because past 50 you will be a very tough hire. All professions have the odd person who wants to stay at entry level forever, but these people do not provide value to a hiring firm. If you are that accomplished as a developer you are more valuable to the organization in a more senior role where your knowledge can be shared and leveraged. And why would you call a meeting that wasn't real work? Good meetings are hard, it takes skill to get value from them. Maybe you don't like management because you aren't any good at it?

Comment: Re:The problem with older developers... (Score 1) 429

by Maxwell (#49646103) Attached to: Why Companies Should Hire Older Developers
just wondering why it is considered normal for a lawyer to stay in that profession their entire life (becoming a better lawyer in the process), or to remain a surgeon all their life, or an architect, but not for programmers

Because it is not normal....

Surgeons? Senior surgeons become department head, then chair, then chief, then move into hospital management. A 60yr old surgeon who is not board certified and at least head of the department he specializes in will bring questions about career motivation and skill set. A chief surgeon will do a handful of surgeries a week, a ton of supervising of residents and a lot of paperwork. They don't operate all day like younger surgeons do.

Lawyers become partners and do a lot less legal work and lot more managing the firm and consulting type work. Fifty year old trial lawyers get asked all the time why they are still doing trials, why haven't they made partner?

All professions have the odd person who wants to stay at entry level forever, but these people do not provide value to a hiring firm. If you are that accomplished as a developer/surgeon/lawyer you are more valuable to the organization in a more senior role where your knowledge can be shared and leveraged.

Comment: Re:It really sucks when the first post is wrong (Score 1) 112

by Maxwell (#49535919) Attached to: Google Launches Project Fi Mobile Phone Service
Maybe you should learn how to use a computer before posting? You see that little downward arrow thingy on the google site? That's called a Drop Down List. When you click the arrow, a list of options is presented. There is also a default option. In googles case the Default option is "3G, $30". But if you click that little arrow, you can pick other options! Amazing! And if you read the terms of the deal you will find they charge $1/100M of data. Being able to read is a huge win in modern society, I suggest you look into it.

Can you read this:

If you use no data, your bill is $20 for that month, and that month only.

If your use 400M of data, your bill is $24 for that month, and that month only.

If you use 1G of data, your bill is $30 or less for that month, and that month only.

If you use 2G of data, your bill is $40 or less for that month, and that month only.

If you use 3G of data, your bill is $50 or less for that month, and that month only.

this pattern continues indefinitely.

Only if you used between 2.9 and 3.09G of data would your bill be $50, and that would only be for that month.

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