Lewis, is that you?
People who think that programming is just a 9-5 job where you punch in, turn on your brain, do work, punch out, turn off your brain, are the bane of this industry.
No I'm not.
They'd be just as happy washing cars for 18 hours a day,
No, I would NOT.
and aren't necessarily interested in solving an annoying problem once and for all.
Yes, I am, but if it takes three 9-5 days instead of 2 9-9 days, so be it. I value my time away from work as much as (or more) than my time at work.
They're just interested in a job, any job, so long as it's doing rote work and getting paid an hourly wage.
No, wrong again.
No passion for technology
Well, since you asked
- Main application coded in VB 6.0 ("ported" from VB 3.0, so it uses NO "advanced" features of VB 6.0)
- Secondary and "tool" applications coded in C/C++ (but compiled with Visual Studio 6.0)
- Version control: MKS
- Bug Tracking: MKS
- SQA -- Only since 2010, and the product in its current form has basically been around since VB 1.0 (the original version was written in Pascal for an Apple ][!)
- Code reviews: no
- Coding standards: no
- Continuous Integration: WTF is that?
- Unit testing: HA!
The good news is, we're hiring!
The extra money you spend on a hybrid isn't returned in gas savings, say critics. Well, that may be true, especially when regular gasoline is averaging $2.77 a gallon this week. But as we often point out, most people don't buy hybrids for payback--they buy them to make a statement about wanting to drive green . Nevertheless, a Canadian study has now looked at the question of hybrid payback in a country whose gasoline is more expensive than ours (roughly $3.70 per gallon this week), with surprising results.
The British Columbia Automobile Association projected the fuel costs of 16 hybrids over five years against their purchase price and financing fees. In a study released in late July, only a single one of the 16 hybrids cost less to buy and run than its gasoline counterpart."
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The Knuth shall set you free...
"How much can parents protect their children from increasingly pervasive technology and the many bad things that can come from it? How much should they protect them?
Are the MySpaces and Comcasts and Earthlinks of the world completely blameless? As a parent, is it even possible to completely protect your children in this era?
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Given the nature of stand-up, where source material has to be broadcast from performer to audience, it often happens that one performer will hear another's bits and incorporate the funniest ones into his own act, without attribution. The perspectives of the comedians interviewed range from enlightened to downright hateful (hmm, sounds familiar).
Choice quote from TFA: "People take plagiarism so seriously in all other forms of media, whether it's music, newspapers, books
Editor: Change icon to Monty Python Stomping Foot"
Yes, I was watching Imus again this AM. One of his guests was Darrel Waltrip.
Darrel: "When they said Michael had a foreign substance in his fuel, I said well, Duh! its a foreign car!"
After a good giggle he went on to say that there was a foreign substance in the fuel, but they have not determined who did it. The jet fuel rumor is just silly because that would not help a gasoline engine at all.