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Comment: happy happy (Score 1) 275

by X10 (#47949671) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Becoming a Complacent Software Developer?

Next year, it'll be 35 years that I've been developing software. I have never been dissatisfied with my job. I have never felt lack of energy or lack of enthusiasm to develop new software. I work for customers, as a freelancer, I work on my own projects. And I change the area I work in every five years or so. I may be the oldest Android programmer in the world, but keeping up with state of the art technology keeps me alive. I don't feel old. Nor complacent.

So what's your point?

Comment: Re:they will defeat themselves (Score 1) 981

by X10 (#47931459) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

A society that doesn't allow math won't last long.

They do allow math. Just not for everyone. They keep children stupid, except the ones that work for them using and creating technology to keep them in power. The leaders of the group know that Islam - and religion in general - is bull shit, but - as in our countries - religion keeps people dumb and easy to manipulate. As Dostoevski wrote in his parable about the cardinal great-inquisitor.

Comment: Re:No emission (Score 1) 491

by X10 (#47874353) Attached to: To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

I am. I know that a power plant is a lot more efficient, but I don't think it's easier to make the plant cleaner than individual cars. If a power plant has an 80% or even 90% efficiency and a car has 30%, the power plant still emits a significant amount, compared to cars with combustion engines. From discussions, especially when politicians are involved, you could think that electrical cars are emission free. They are not.

Btw, the future of cars is synthetic gasoline created by solar panels, not electricity.

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