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Comment Re:Uber issue, not a tech issue (Score 4, Insightful) 262

Your anecdote isn't data. It's nice that you've worked for progressive companies and that you yourself are good about working with women, but it's absolutely a systemic issue. Story after story after story confirms it.

Rather, I think you and the companies you work for are outliers. Congratulations on that; I hope you keep your streak.

Comment Re:Two Solutions (Score 2) 266

"Premature optimisation is the root of all evil"

is an aphorism that is exactly trying to get across what you say at the end

"Don't assume, Profile!"

Basically, the guy that originally said it was trying to say you can't guess what the problems are going to be before you lay the code down. Write the code correctly, but don't try to tinker with your scheduling algorithm to make it provably optimal when it's going to be dwarfed by order-of-magnitude problems with the network code.

Comment Re: Morons are running the USA (Score 3) 648

21 just for materials.
theres also labor.
and the logistics of supporting all that labor (food, housing, water), along 1700 miles of inhospitable land, as well as logistic of getting hte materials there (rough, uneven, inaccessible terrain).

theres also the considerations that if made of concrete, depending on rate of consumption (ie how fast its built), it will consume between 80 and 160% of the entire US supply of cement during construction.

even the steel required for the rebar will consume a significant fraction of the nations steel supply, or china's since trump is so fond of sourcing from them.

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