Think urban sprawl is bad now? Just wait until you can sleep or work while driving. 8 hour commutes would not be uncommon.
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No, Kirk. The game's not over. To the last I will grapple with thee.
- Matching buy and sell orders in an in memory book. Normally each symbol will have its own book.
- the database is written to after the transaction, multiple machines track the transaction, and log files are written too.
Agreed, In my view very few jobs should require University.
They way it is these days Post secondary education has established itself as the gateway to a better life.
If or when we get a Digital Driver it will change commutes forever, and for the worse. I can see people in camper like vans so they can sleep on the 10 hour commute, or not even go home during the week, just let the car drive all night and drop you off at work in the morning. The concept of home will be totally gone.
but he's grateful to have some sort of technical job at 70
I would say that having any job at 70 is an accomplishment. From my perspective I have not see age discrimination, I have worked side by side with developers that where 50+. In fact I'm still one of the young guys on my team and I'm in my late thirties.
What I have seen is experience discrimination. Guys who started on one platform in the 80's are out of luck these days. Also folks that stayed with a single company for too long. (IE 10+ years is way to long). Protip: Always work in one of the top 3 programming languages. Today that is C, Java, and Dot Net.
Forgive me if I sound biter. I was once like you. Here is my story and I hope it helps.
I have always been a fast learner, and have always been able to take on greater and greater responsibilities at companies. My employers have always loved me. But raises where always very hard to get (if ever) and I was always paid below what I knew I was worth.
The only way I was able to get what I wanted was to move to other companies, and eventually to contract development.
Ever since I watched Babylon 5 and have seen an entire series setup and resolve expectations over a number of seasons I thought that other shows would follow. I thought that Lost, and Battlestar would follow B5's example as they led me to believe. In the end I'm just left felling mad. I NEVER want to watch an episode of Lost or BSG again. It just feels like a lie.
Note to writers. You don't have to do the big mystery thing, you don't have to setup expectations of how its all going to end. Just do a simple episode by episode series (Like ST:TNG, DS9, and Voyager) it works fine, and I'm not left feeling mad.