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Comment Re:Finally (Score 1) 361

Well.... you were arguing whether being rich was enough... your words. You have a confusing form of logic, buddy.

Right... as if

The OP was making a point about "weird guys ... get a product out the door". Someone missed the forest for the tree and perverted the point into "being rich".

You are defending reductionism.

Comment Re:Finally (Score 1) 361

If you were an apolitical entity betting on who'd become rich, you wouldn't factor in their IQ, or their academic performance.

We're talking about getting shit done and being successful. Why are you stuck on "being rich"?

Is Linus Torvalds yet another "Exception that proves the rule" that only rich people can be successful?
Would having 2 eyes be another such "Exception that proves the rule"?

As if you needed to have your own billion-dollars company to be successful. That's pretty warped and sad at the same time.

Comment Re:Finally (Score 2) 361

Seems to me lately only weird guys with personality disorders like Jobs, Musk, Bezos, and Zuckerberg can both raise the money [and push the right people just the right way to get a product out the door.]

I don't think it is their wierdness that made them succesful It is that they were BORN rich. They went from being very rich to being super rich. Being born rich is the key qualifier for success.

You dropped "get a product out the door" as if you believed being rich was enough. There's enough rich failures to show the opposite.

Comment Re:Coding achieves the "expand your mind" objectiv (Score 1) 328

Please go find any random middle aged person whose only exposure to foreign language was their 2 year requirement in high school and ask them how much Spanish, French, German, etc. they remember?

First, they learned different cultures and improved their understanding of the world. You have to think in Spanish to speak Spanish properly.

Second, they read more and learn new words. Maybe enough to know capitols are buildings, principals are people. Something programming will never solve.

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