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Comment: Re:Just do it (Score 1) 293 293

From my experience, the kind of person who's going to "go out, get a beefy machine, install vSphere 5.1 on it, and do quite a few things with it," will always prove to be more useful when the _next_ big thing comes around. But then, I don't have much use for people who need to be told what to do.

Comment: Re:Don't Bother (Score 1) 147 147

Having been in a similar situation, I can confirm that this is sage advice. Unless you're paid per line of code, being forced to slow down a little and think is a great thing. On the flipside, you'll find that you can get very proficient with typing one-handed very quickly. You won't be at 100%, but you just might impress a few folks.

Comment: One size doesn't fit all. (Score 1) 432 432

We've all heard most of the advice here. I've seen cases where either side of the argument is correct; it ultimately comes down to the culture of your organization. For my part, when I was younger and my goal was to be taken more seriously, I found that overdressing for my part was useful. These days, I have to underdress so people won't find me so aloof and intimidating. In your situation, I'd probably keep the geek-cred. I've seen it handy for attracting and retaining talent.

Comment: Re:am i missing something? (Score 1) 511 511

The solution will be in tools that provide the appearance of higher production values without costing so much as these bloated dev and content creation teams. Speech synthesis with proper inflection, graphics tools that enable faster creation; THESE will bring production costs in line.

Comment: Re:No proof yet... (Score 1) 1056 1056

Sadly, he's not a troll. What he's referring to is the new batch of what has suddenly become 'autism spectrum disorders'; seems to be the disease-du-jour especially amongst the self-diagnosing crowd. The point is that labeling children with mild difficulties as 'autistic', specifically difficulties that are really more social issues than legitimate medical problems, does not in fact indicate an autism epidemic.

Comment: Re:Its not that hard (Score 1) 191 191

Seems to me that what this indicates is that the information passed into the eyes is slapped into several different parts of the brain, and used in different ways. So, instead of a single image that is altogether processed by our conscious mind, we have different parts of the brain using this information to determine objects to avoid, reactions of other things around us, and so on. And why should this be a surprise? Consider that basic obstacle avoidance is a feature of extremely simple organisms based on very limited input; it seems plausible that this mechanism would remain separate, and a new mechanism would pop up to handle 'details' that did not require an immediate reaction. Oh, yes, I Am Not A Neurologist, sorry!

Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.

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