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Comment Re:AKA "snowflake syndrome" (Score 1) 143

Let me guess, they were expected to be productive members of the team and not just the token minority, and that got to be too much for them, so they quit rather than be fired for incompetence.

Quoted for visiblity - thats not mere flamebait.

However, I wonder if the truth lies elsewhere: some people are smart enough to realize how badly the industry in general treats developers, and just pick a better line of work.

Comment Re:EE Degree (Score 1) 194

Yes, immutable objects are over-emphasized right now as the essence of good programming, from what I've seen. Still, it's nice to see recognition of the value of that style outside of functional programming. It's a shame none of the current mainstream languages have "const and not null" as the default for all declarations - I think the programming world with be a better place if you had to explicitly declare something either mutable or nullable.

Comment Re:EE Degree (Score 1) 194

Ever studied dynamic systems? The journey from Newton's first principles to the Hamiltonians and Lagrangians too a couple hundred years for a reason: the math of modeling the evolution of a stateful classical system is very distant from the math that describes that system in some elegant way. The connection between the two is non-obvious, to say the least.

State in programming is very straightforward, though I guess it's equally distant from the elegant mathematical systems of the lambda calculus and combinator logic.

Not to mention the fact that the best programming is only frugally stateful anyway.

That's certainly the current fad. The best programming is "whatever approach keeps things simple", which is never going to be the same tool for all jobs.
 

Comment Re:We scientists must improve our reliability. (Score 1) 267

How do you know?

We fucked up the ozone layer.

The first time we saw the ozone hole was the first time we looked, the first time we had the technology to see it. The truth is, we are just assuming that there ever was a time when the Ozone Hole didn't exist. It's just as likely the Ozone Hole exists because it always existed.

We've filled the ocean with plastic and oil.

Who's We, you got a mouse in your pocket?

Comment Re:Who paid for this study? (Score 1) 267

Chemicals that usually fall into the artificial color and preservative category which are usually again, man made and contribute no nutritional value.

So your sure that what preserves your food doesn't preserve you as well? I think Polar, and Grisly bears, Man-eating sharks, lions and tigers will be disappointed!

Comment Re:Market demand? (Score 1) 119

As Rei said: it is a solved problem, you build a road. This is a cheaper solution. That's what technology is after all, the ability to do things more efficiently.

Plus: who gets to decide what's "frivolous"? Certainly not you. Whatever people will pay the most for is the least frivolous, as there's no better objective measure of value.

Comment Re: Standards... (Score 1) 177

no, this is just part of the proof that car makers do not want EVs. Dealers do not want them. Car makers do not want them. And building an adapter to tesla does NOT harm their efforts on their own standards, any more than tesla building a chadmoe and j17772 hurt their standards.
In fact, because tesla DID build those, it was possible to buy a tesla and have full access to chargers all over so that you can move around the nation easily. OTOH, NO other EV has that claim . The bolt is the first none tesla that can drive all over.

Comment Re: Standards... (Score 1) 177

Musk has said MANY times that he is fine with others using tesla network. Of course, he expects them to pay.Only an idiot would think that Musk is going to give that away. BUT, Musk wanted others to jump on this and help extend it. In fact, at one time, he said that he was in discussions with a European company on just this.

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