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Comment Costco (Score 1) 358

This is one of the reasons Costco is successful. You let them 'curate' by picking a subset of items they like and can get a good discount on. It's very well known to them that the paralysis mentioned leads to a more stressful shopping experience for shoppers, less selection => less stress. If you don't like that model, there are other stores eager to help.


Comment OPS5 (Score 1) 729

A rule based language. 1000's of productions can be waiting to fire by querying a database (lhs waits, fires, triggers rhs updates). In my mind, its a bit like a seeing a VHDL language meet a database wrt the parallelism that comes out from it.

Programs written in it don't look at all like programs you normally would write in the life of a typical coder.

Comment Re:Wtf? (Score 1) 453

Take the call. The world revolves around *you*. A sense of entitlement surrounds *you*. Ideally the call should be in a disparate language to the general meeting group. Lets assume English for the meeting, then the call would be in Hebrew, French, Farsi, Cantonese etc (esp languages where speakers naturally raise their tone when in heated conversation). Don't forget to speak loudly and quickly!, cell phones have notorious connection issues, make sure the other party hears *you*!. You are *important* your ideas and thoughts have a lot of merit that need to be conveyed one-way over the handset, everyone in the room realizes that and will make allowance for *you* because of the stature you present.

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