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Comment: Re:Levels (Score 1) 142

by digitalPhant0m (#48919909) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Makes a Great Software Developer?

First level is to be able to get the computer to do what you want. If you can do that, you have a career as a programmer. .....
The next step is writing flexible software.

I would beg to differ on step two.

Step two would be understanding *why* the computer did what you wanted/
Most developers I have worked with do not understand how a computer actually works. It's a magical black box to them.

Comment: Re:Proud? (Score 1) 764

by digitalPhant0m (#48272247) Attached to: Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

I think many Gay people would disagree with you (Which would include all that I personally know).

Just as many people who are born predisposed/with depression would disagree with you.

You don't wake up one day and decide these things.
Just like you didn't decide to be straight.

If it's nature or nurture doesn't matter, either way it's not a decision.

Comment: Re:News for Nerds? (Score 1) 764

by digitalPhant0m (#48272105) Attached to: Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

But considering just how straight white male oriented the tech industry is, it's good to point out that occasionally we have other possibilities.

Tim Cook isn't a white male?

It truly won't be an issue when the tech industry is more aligned with the general population. We're not there yet.

Why would it need to be aligned to any population?

If I were a grave-digger or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment. -- Douglas Jerrold