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Comment Re:The cars can detect gestures. (Score 1) 236

You missed the point - people get pulled over, and not just for traffic issues. Not to mention that AI is far away from being a good driver, as Google causing a dozen accidents can attest to. Sure they followed the law, but not the reality.

And the "search for money" is politicians, not police. Put the blame on the source.

Comment both (Score 1) 154

First, "techies" is like calling a manager a "flunky". Insulting.

Second, this has to be a 2 way conversation. The #1 benefit of "Cloud" is cost scope control - you can't customize it so business has a hard line instead of pushing IT for endless enhancements. As for "can or can't", provide managers rough estimates and high level todo's as to what it'll take to get there. There is never "we can't", there's "it'll cost this much" which will make then choke and chose a wiser path.

Comment Re:There have been 4 "Silicon Valleys". (Score 3) 129

Silicon Valley has some rock stars but the average technical talent is exceeded many other places for a fraction of the price.
The power of Silicon Valley is in personal networking. Recruiting, changing jobs, dynamic flow. The exact opposite of non-compete contracts demanded so many other places.

Comment Re:Not surprising at all (Score 1) 67

People who get into programming for the money are the worst programmers. We don't need more warm bodies.

People that don't pursue a paycheck are destined to starve.

Face it - we have bills to pay. There's plenty of people intelligent enough for CS but they're not taking it because they are smart enough to realize that they have the intelligence and drive to get other jobs that pay much more. Stock analysts and traders, management, etc.

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