There's more than one definition of "dull". Perhaps he doesn't mean "dull" as in "dullard" or a stupid person. Perhaps he means "dull" as in unexciting and uninteresting. Being boring and poorly social is true of some programmers, but it's true of some people in lots of useful professions.
There's an old saying about knowing what's more expensive in the long run. It's "penny wise, pound foolish". Paying this patent troll to go away this time is cheaper than a lawsuit. How much cheaper is the lawsuit, though, than setting a precedent of being pushed around by patent trolls and paying them off?
Perl 6 makes progress. It's slow, but it's fairly steady. There has never been a one-year gap in packages, let alone ten years. One of the compilers, Rakudo, is nearly feature complete and then just needs to be optimized. It has monthly releases.
I'm curious. How much time and money would using the goo.im updater save for work on other things?
I've been laid off on the spot, but generally they pay me for the next two weeks without requiring me to be there. That's pretty much better than notice and then requiring you to train others those last two weeks.
My mom volunteered for early retirement in lieu of being subject to the next round of layoffs at her long-time employer. In exchange her employer paid her insurance for six months before allowing COBRA to kick in and gave her one year's severance up front. Along with this, she walked away knowing she probably saved someone else's job because she was a top performer.
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Modern like OS/2 warp dock?
Sure, let play with words and say that politicizing the term works well just because we can play with it in two contexts. Well, then, charging him with having or building it -- that's an infringement on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Or are arms no longer military weapons of war? So he can only be tried for actually using it.
See? Words are fun, but when you make a loaded phrase do double duty you're actually doing everyone a disservice.
Perhaps you should write to your high school English teacher and ask about the term "loaded phrase" if you don't understand what calling nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons used to kill or injure tens of thousands of people "weapons of mass destruction" for decades and then adding this pressure cooker full of black powder that only killed 3 people in a tightly populated area means for the phrase.
This makes every explosive the US has ever dropped a "weapon of mass destruction" and means we maintain "weapon of mass destruction fields" between North and South Korea. I say they call it what it is: an explosive device, three murders, several attempted murders, criminal chaos/criminal mischief, assaults with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to murder, etc. There's no reason to go from calling just nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons WMD to making every air force pilot in the world a war criminal just to bust this guy.
Many customer record databases don't seem to allot more than ten characters to given name or surname, with some stopping at eight or nine which make even less sense. How many people are actually named "Christophe", "Stephani", "Angeliqu", "Elizabet", "Gwendol"? Not nearly as many as get mail that way. It's been an issue for a long time, and now you're expecting databases to be updated for gender changes?
Try telling a utility company sometime that you un-duplexed a building and you need service to the whole building under one address some time. They'll typically ask which address you want the bill delivered to and which one gets the service or something equally asinine.
You tell of a great school, but you don't name it. Surely the sage would not leave the willing novice to wander the desert?