I forgot about Maggie, she is indeed a perfect example of the species.
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Well they are the source of quotes like
"If you cut taxes on the poor they just spend it on food and shelter" and "When last did a poor person give you a job ?"
Basically - they think they are smarter than the real economists who came up with the theory. Economists who are generally horrified by the way republicans "apply" it.
"I'm afraid that's the fine print. "All other things being equal".
Yes. There is no sense in saying "All other things being equal"; that is the point that leads to the fact that it doesn't make any more sense to say "Boring" technologies tend to have a
"UNIX Administrators (notice I didn't say Linux) "
I did notice that, actually. I also noticed that you are either too lazy, too stupid, or too ashamed to log in as you say it
"Yeah it makes no sense. They have separate categories for Software Engineer, Programmer, and Software Developer."
You wouldn't say that if you were a software developer or a software engineer.
A Software Developer on the other hand knows how to do requirements gathering and analysis, create time lines and cost projections, recommend and implement solid Source Code Control mechanisms (In other words they use git in 2015)
Above that level of competence is the Software Engineer. They understand various development models (e.g. Waterfall, Iterative/Spiral, etc.) and paradigms (e.g. Structured, Object Oriented, Event Driven) , and patterns such as Idempotence, singletons, etc.).
* One other difference between a programmer and the Software Dev or Engineer is that the programmer thinks this is easy, and the latter two know that there can be a lot more involved than you might imagine
What constitutes a boring technology? Say I agree with you that COBOL is boring; will Johhny down the road agree with us, or will it fascinate him? Now, let's say that we all universally agree that COBOL is some boring ass technology (unless you rode the short bus to school, I think we can
OK. Now on to the actual reading of the article:
"Let's say every company gets about three innovation tokens"
"What counts as boring? That's a little tricky."
Yes, well that explains why you never actually even attempt to address the question so fundamental to the understanding of your entire theory then, I suppose, isn't it?
"Taking this reasoning to its reductio ad absurdum would mean picking Java, and then trying to implement a website without using anything else at all. And that would be crazy. You need some means to add things to your toolbox."
Can't you use old 'boring' technology in this case? Don't use Mongodb; use Mariadb/MySQL. Old; tried and true; as 'boring' as it gets by this guy's implied but never stated definition.
... and I just went back and read the subtitle under "Dan McKinley", to wit: Math, Programming, and Minority Reports." Sir, if you are reading this, I have no doubt you are far better a Mathematician than I, but you seem to have made the mistake of thinking that being good at Math and being able to write a few scripts has placed you in a position to pontificate poignantly on subject matter with which you have no actual grasp. Please leave the Software Engineering to the Software Engineers, and I promise not to try to write papers in Math journals. Thanks!
I have seen a few of those. Just highlight a relevant bit of text and search it on google. It's rare that a page will have exclusive information anymore.
Given the amount of malware served up by ad networks these days, I'd have to say better than they have now. I haven't really considered the question any further since that determination was all I needed to enable ad-blocking.
Let's just say it'll be up to them to make the case to me that they are now free and clear of malware. Since I have no actual desire to consume their content, the burden of proof will be quite high.
Consider, in the last court case the judge pretty much spelled the current regulatory changes as a winning move.
History suggests otherwise, especially in a market with significant barriers to entry.
What I find interesting is that an un-regulated market is indistinguishable from 100% regulatory capture. So those who oppose regulations are essentially proposing 100% regulatory capture in order to avoid regulatory capture.