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Comment Re:Actually this is the problem (Score 3, Interesting) 263

It comes from a supreme court case in 1910 when a corporation decided to pay it's workers a decent living wage, and cut margins a bit to afford that.

There is no legal duty to maximize corporate profits and 'shareholder value'.

And what supreme court case are you talking about? Dodge v. Ford Motor Co?
That was a Michigan Supreme Court case, not a US Supreme Court case. And even that case really has nothing to do with shareholder value.

Comment Re:Why is javascript being pushed as generic? (Score 1) 141

I frickin hate javascript but I've been playing with TypeScript and it's palatable. I'm ready to use TypeScript and node for writing server code that'll I'll eventually run on a RPi or C.H.I.P.. I've been a Java developer for quite a while but Java isn't handy to use on these small embedded chips. TypeScript and node can give me a decent server platform that I could use everywhere, even at work maybe.

Comment Stop implementing new features (Score 1) 210

The author challenged the readers to make a single change that would have an immediate effect without writing a single line of code. I can only think of one... immediately stop implementing new features. That would keep the open/close ratio from getting much larger without any coding. But how to make the business case for doing so? My argument would be that the graph shows that their current systems are broken and worthless. The business can recover their investment in the current systems by taking the time to fix the open issues and removing broken functionally that's not needed.

Comment Re:Speechless (Score 0) 291

I don't think you should be insulted by this. All humans, not just women, are irrational and emotional. We prefer that our detergent come in orange boxes instead of green boxes. We're attracted to people with symmetrical faces. We'll buy that fake diamond if the seller tells us it'll make our life complete. It's just the way we are..

Comment Re:Way too many humanities majors (Score 2) 397

Art History != Art.

Yes, but I took mostly drawing, painting, printmaking and design classes, only two classes in art history.
My degree was in Art History because it required the fewest credits.

90% of the time my work was being "critiqued" I could give a completely ridiculous explanation and it would be more acceptable than a well thought-out answer from the analytical side of my mind.

Sure, but you have to learn to have a civil conversation with people that spout complete bullshit while critiquing your work.
I couldn't count the number of times I've had to listen to an engineer or manager barf up some complete crap while arguing their position.
There's no less bullshit in software 'engineering' than in Art :-).

Comment Re:Way too many humanities majors (Score 5, Interesting) 397

I have two degrees, one in Art History and one in Theoretical Physics.
I dropped Art in my junior year because it was TOO HARD.
Physics was way easier... read the book, take the test, done.
Art required creativity, research, brainstorming, craftsmanship, and a tough skin (because your work gets critiqued).
Today I'm a software engineer.
Everything useful I learned in college I learned in art class.

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