Maybe I'm dating myself here
Not like anyone else will...
Sorry, couldn't resist
I wish everyone would just move to soylentnews, much better editing over there.
Why? Are you so bored you have to come whine here if you have a better place? I don't get it.
Just my $0.02:
I've met all kinds: self-taught (for the most part what I am), university educated with varying levels of degree and anything in between. I've seen lots of people with high level degrees who were totally useless as soon as actual code was involved, but I've also met the other kind, highly intelligent people with degrees that at the same time were able and especially willing to use what they had to craft superb code.
If you want to learn to program and do actual work instead of just meditating about computing theory or fiddling with database concepts, you will. In the end, you must want to learn it, you must be interested, and you have to be a practical girl or boy, interested in getting into the thick of it and getting your hands 'dirty'.
IMHO, whether you get a degree or not has nothing to do with that.
Uber must be okay with what they're doing because hey, someone somewhere might have done something illegal. Maybe. Because hey, there's anecdotal evidence, probably.
Nice strawman you got there.
An engineer doesn't say "can't be done" (unless the laws of physics would be broken) - the real answer is "There are problems X, Y and Z that require research and development."
So, right now, we have a pipe dream. [...] Anyone who truly believes these can replace everything else is living in a fantasy world.
See the irony?
CRPG: Planescape: Torment
QFT. That game is just awesome incarnate.
Doom (it's classic, but it is hard to play these days after having gotten used to being able to look and move up and down)
Try one of these. You'll be surprised what you can get out of that old game