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Comment not sure about minorities, (Score 1) 232

but I know why most of the women in my area of expertise tend to leave the workforce....they get married and have kids. Its that simple.

This is with STEM, where if you leave regardless of gender it's going to be tough coming back because you are going to be out of date/rusty/lack of relevant experience/ ect. It's not easy to just jump back into the same programming job after 3-5 years of being out of the loop.

Not that most of the ones I know wanted to go back even after 3-5 years when the kids got old enough, some of the women I knew were pretty hard line workaholics too, but once they got the freedom of not having to work and being a mom, they completely switched attitudes and went all suzie homemaker and stay out of the market until the kids are graduated or in late high school.

For office jobs, this is why most women tend to gravitate towards jobs like sales, recruiters, accountants and office assistants, because they can pick up and go, there is literally no ramp up time for the technical skills required.

Comment aside from typical remarks I have one insight here (Score 1) 46

...if you have a government service that has so much eroded public support and trust to the point that no one believes anything they say about their own policies (even the potus)....then it might be time to restructure or close shop and start from scratch. There is some poison in that establishment that is going to take a wrecking ball to correct I think....

If it was so valuable to them, why was it hard to come up with some form of metric to prove its worth?

Comment Re:What's changed? (Score 1) 312

All the outrage smacks of getting caught in the act of globalisation...the funny thing is it's not just republicans and neo-cons that are dancing in the streets, I very much identified with what is now known as a libertarian...the left completely usurped the term liberal so I had to switch....

Believe me it will be a single term, he represents way too much polarization for "them" to let him win again, whatever facebook, mega corps or power brokers that are around in 2019 with vested interest in american interests...they won't let it him win a second time....they just wont. I bet you see the campaign start early too... probably as soon as the end of this year...

Comment Re:I believe it (Score 2) 96

I see stuff like that all the time as a full stack contractor, and some places just don't understand why the code needs to be refactored or completely canned and replaced.

That's also how bad code "infects" whole projects too, the worst offenders are oddly enough System admins and network engineers trying to rapidly prototype something it seems.

Here is how it goes down, after cobbling together some code they used google to assemble.....they call it good and put it into production ASAP because the fire is under their ass and they need to get everything up and running. Later (assuming the bullet was dodged an none the wiser), new coders come in and copy paste what the "senior developers" who are now managers did...and the issue propagates from there.

Comment Re:It's A Start (Score 1) 619

And it's no different on the code side. They remix the same crap every 5 years and call it something new, or resurrect something old. I went from php web apps to perl web apps to now python and c#.. frameworks, languages.....its all the same one idiom to rule them all paradigm, instead of just using the right tools for the right job...it's all the same shit...its like living in a world where you have 10 things and millions of terms for those 10 things...but its still just those 10 things....if that makes any sense >>

Comment Re:Can we use this device on Arrakis? (Score 1) 202

The flesh surrenders itself, he thought. Eternity takes back its own. Our bodies stirred these waters briefly, danced with a certain intoxication before the love of life and self, dealt with a few strange ideas, then submitted to the instruments of Time. What can we say of this? I occurred. I am not . . . yet, I occurred.

Paul Muad'Dib Atreides

Comment ironic... (Score 1) 140

because that's generally how anyone horrible at their job seems to get that position in the first place. They hide out or "follow the rules" long enough for someone to leave or there is simply no one else to fill the role.

In many of my anecdotes as a contractor, its seems the last people standing in a company (the primary shit stain of sales or the senior dickwad of software) are almost always the most worthless people that just new how to hide well....the good people bailed or were blamed and fired long before.

Comment Re:TANSTAAFL (Score 1) 168

I completely agree, the whole industry is horrible and has in many ways (whether intentionally or not) altered even society standards and customs to the detriment of everyone.

I would go so far to say that state surveillance/black ops stuff and the advertising industry share more or less the same code, methods, apps, tools and ethos...so what does that tell you?

Comment Re:May be good or bad news... (Score 1) 168

I originally thought the red account was supposed to be add free...but it's not. It's not too bad, but if you supplement youtube for tv like I do, it can get a little annoying....it's like hulu making you pay an extra 4 bucks on top of the 8 for ad free viewing.

I get it and understand everyone wants their due, and I personally would rather just cough up a few extra coin than watching any ads period. That said....it still irks me that they are now starting tiered pricing rather than just free and paid. Like now you have to pay for the extra special premium account to not have to deal with stupid ads.

Comment Re:unhappy about friends' vacations? (Score 1) 54

100% positive there is a correlation of those unhappy people being single vs non-single (even more so being childless and single vs families)...which is what facebook whoring seems mostly about.

I quite in 2010 and never looked back. To depressing if you're forever alone for a long period of time...even if you're happy for the people around you.

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