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Comment: Re: Missing the point (Score 1) 130

It's absolutely true - depending on your location. In Cali, yes, you can have a successful career without an education. In the industrial Midwest, not so much. It's still possible, but lacking a degree really holds you back from big companies. And outside of startup friendly places like Austin and CA, big companies is where the jobs are.

Comment: Re: question: does IE support adblock and noscript (Score 2) 426

I don't understand why I as a web developer have any use for IE. I don't target the Ice Weasel or Maxthon browsers, I target the W3C standard. Why would I care about IE as a web developer? I'm seriously asking? What is MS's argument for devs here?

Comment: Re: Real people just don't like dealing with Hip (Score 1) 371

Sure, but the vast majority of engineers are never seen by anyone but their coworkers. If you feel it impacts your business you set a dress code. Under no circumstance is it productive or profitable to engage in passive aggressive disdain from people jealous of engineers in t shirts.

Comment: Re: Lots of technical decisions affect the busines (Score 1) 371

So one set of people is concerned with making good products that meet a client's needs while the other is concerned with moving numbers around on paper to pretend they are producing something of value. You can get rid of one of these groups of people and still have a successful profitable company. Guess which one?

Comment: Re: Business decisions (Score 2) 371

This happens just as often from the other side. Decision makers like to make decisions and they will do so regardless of how well they understand the problem. Instead they bring vague contradictory language to the engineers and expect them to sort out what the business ACTUALLY needs to make the decision maker look good. Managers are good at communicating their successes and often little else.

It's hard to think of you as the end result of millions of years of evolution.