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Comment: Re:Depends how you evaluate the curve (Score 1) 425

by websitebroke (#49620001) Attached to: The Programming Talent Myth
Comparing the professional musician market to the professional programming market seems dubious at best because the demand for those two services is radically different. Being a professional musician has always been about somehow standing out from the other millions of kids who want to be a star too. On the other hand, we're pretty much tripping over work to do in the programming world. If you can write code, and you don't absolutely suck, you will have work of some sort. It won't be rock star work, but it'll be an honest job that pays a comfortable living wage.

Comment: I wish this had been around a few years ago (Score 1) 148

by websitebroke (#49555109) Attached to: Random Generator Parodies Vapid Startup Websites
I used to do some web development for a company that primarily resold other peoples' software, and offered training on it. I got in some pretty epic arguments with this one sales guy that always said the website didn't "look like a startup website." I could see myself just sending him one of these and asking if that was what he was looking for.

Comment: Re:Never trust them again (Score 4, Informative) 127

by websitebroke (#49209923) Attached to: Lenovo Still Shipping Laptops With Superfish
I think what the OP is getting at is that if enough people don't trust Lenovo, and Lenovo goes under as a result, it would be a great lesson to the other manufacturers that putting this sort of crapware on their machines doesn't pay in the long run. It's not an unreasonable point of view, but I think you're right, because I think the Superfish debacle won't be enough to drive Lenovo out of business. All we have left is the carrot of being a potential future customer since the stick of beating down Lenovo won't be effective.

Comment: Re:Really need to post information about the act (Score 1) 56

by websitebroke (#49147029) Attached to: Patent Trolls On the Run But Not Vanquished Yet
The population of Wilmington is 70,851, and New Castle has 538,479 people total, including Wilmington. Harrison County has 65,631 people including Marshall. Wilmington has more people than the entire Harrison County. Yeah, Marshall is a very small city in a rural area. Maybe it's not Oklahoma rural, but compared to the east coast in general, it's pretty damn rural.

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