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Comment: Re:No thanks (Score 2) 242 242

Yep. I just left a job that paid me to learn Salesforce Apex programming "language" after two years because I knew if I didn't get out then, I may never be able to escape Apex - until, of course, Salesforce stops being the "in thing" and nobody is hiring for those positions anywhere any more.

Comment: The diving bell and the butterfly (Score 2) 552 552

You might want to check out the book "The diving bell and the butterfly" - it was actually written by a locked-in syndrome patient (who dictated the whole thing by blinking out letters). He was even worse off, since he had only one good eye.

Comment: The culture (Score 2) 116 116

Yeah, the "culture" is "hurry up and get it done so you can get on to the next thing because if something takes more than an hour to do it's not worth doing" and it exists in every single software development organization on planet Earth. Until these things actually start costing real money to people with real power, this will continue.

Comment: Although I agree... (Score 0) 264 264

Well, he's right, but unfortunately, the study of humanities in modern higher education has become a wasteland of anti-academic thinkers who viciously punish nonconformity and "ists" with an ax to grind and a debt to wring out of people whose ancestors they believe slighted their ancestors. He's describing what humanities ought to be rather than what they actually are.

Comment: Re:Am I the only one.. (Score 1) 158 158

> will produce code so bad they'll have to bring me in to fix it. That's not necessarily a great position to be in - you'll be six months behind schedule the minute you set foot in the door, and you'll spend half your time in meetings explaining why it's taking so long to fix "that one thing that went wrong". And God forbid you ever suggest a ground-up rewrite.

Comment: Re:Am I the only one.. (Score 1) 158 158

> The fewer who want to code, the better for the negotiating power and leverage of coders and technologists going into the future. ... which is exactly the point of the initiative. People who can code want too much money, and have outrageous demands like the right to go home and see their families from time to time. Remember you're dealing with people who, deep in their hearts, believe that there's a simple, cheap, instant on-demand solution to absolutely every single problem they can think of (after all, that's what they were taught at MBA school). If the programmers can't produce something RIGHT NOW for a marginal cost of $0.00, then the problem lies with the programmers themselves.

Comment: Re:No ideal solutions (Score 1) 314 314

And with that, the debate shuts down... this is the problem with any decentralized networking solution. If it's possible to get rid of the (insert objectionable content here), it's possible to use the exact same mechanism to get rid of the (insert government-disapproved content here). This is why a decentralized internet will never happen.

Comment: Re:Predicted EU response: (Score 1) 210 210

Blocking IP addresses wholesale? Use a proxy server.

Hmm... that depends on finding one that's willing to route your requests, and I doubt that those are cheap. Of course, if I was an LEA, I'd set up a "low cost proxy server for requesting illegal content" and start logging requests right now.

You will have many recoverable tape errors.

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