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Comment Re: Yes, but it won't happen any time soon (Score 1) 125

So if a few friends and I between us manage to set up a bakery cartel, you'll happily start paying us $30 a loaf because for you to expect anything less would be the same as if you expected a free ride? How about $40 a loaf, or even $50? You'll pay it?

Thanks! That's very encouraging, and I'll be sure to take that into consideration in my business plan.

Comment Re:Doing their part (Score 1) 85

Thank you for the fine example of something known as "false equivalence".

So if I get this right, India is making a huge income off of outsourcing, H1B, etc, working for American companies developing software and then having that income funneled back into their country,

It's not India the country or the Indian government getting rich. It's some Indian businessmen getting rich off gouging the workers they send overseas.

but they won't buy that software even at reduced educational rates? Good to see they're doing their part.

That's the government of an Indian state. Whose schools in all likelihood are not getting financed by the aforementioned businessmen.

What you're suggesting is akin to suggesting that the public schools in North Dakota naturally have more money than they know what to do with because Microsoft is an American company that makes lots of money, which is not really the case, is it?

Comment motivation (Score 1) 192

"Another manager threatened to beat an underperforming employee's head in with a baseball bat."

Now, that's what must be a highly motivating work environment :/

One must wonder how their hiring process works, i.e. letting such characters through the gates, since recent reports don't paint a pretty picture.

Comment still not nervous (Score 1) 338

"search through a massive database of code snippets and deliver working code in seconds"

Thing is, I'm in the business of writing code most of which you won't find in code databases. Also, in a sense, among those that create such algorithms that are behind those like the above mentioned. However, I'd be delighted if a day would come when I could shortly describe what I want and some synthesis engine could create the code for me, even if only partially. Especially the tedious mundane parts - however, most of those we don't re-write but re-use anyway. So no, I'm not really afraid about my job becoming obsolete.

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