To be fair, engineers created the first Instagram and cloud computing service, too.
The difference is not in the attitudes of the people that come here. The difference is in us. We used to let people stay and now we send them home after they get their education or their contract runs out. It's the dumbest possible move on our part. Once we have invested in educating or training someone productive we should encourage that person to stay, not send him or her home.
"The year was 2081 and everyone was finally equal."
- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
This is how I used to do it. Then I discovered that the concept is just too difficult for some people and those people will sometimes be on my team and everything will go awry.
So, we use spaces now.
I think this experience may be the source of the "flip" mentioned in TFS.
It's ok, I don't live there.
Iowa was getting nearly 30% of their power from wind energy two years ago, already.
I'm sorry. This is Slashdot so we'll be needing a car analogy.
Eating slowly helps with putting down the knife and fork while some of the calories are still on the plate.
Software update is software to call it to you when it calculates that you will not be able to make it to your destination.
I mean, as long as we're all speculating I may as well throw in my prognostication.
Slashdot. Seriously? The Post button is all but completely hidden and elements are randomly overlaying other elements. Sigs are on top of the reply links. "You may like to read links" overlay the "voting on submissions" text. Buttons appear and disappear as you hover over them. Everything just has a smashed-together feel.
Is it really so very, very hard to just leave things alone?
Interestingly, that is exactly the situation the article describes as ideal for hiring an agent: developers who want short-term contracts.
It goes on to say that a regular recruiter might be the best route for someone looking for a permanent position.
It's not 120 times. It's 120 orders of magnitude or 1,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000.
(the spaces are to get past the lameness filter)
Touché. I guess I wasn't clear. #define lets you change which symbol you use to enclose code blocks. But when you said your language should give you a choice, I thought you meant "a choice between using indentation and using block enclosing symbols."
Wait... You work in a language that gives you a choice of how to enclose code blocks? What language is that?