students can't learn Fortran ?
students can't learn Fortran ?
... what do they do to them at the university these days ? lobotomy ?
I know python is bad but not that bad
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I don't care about "from home" or "from office" as long as I work on the same code with more than one other person. Having insightful chats with other people around the watercooler did not happen unless we were already on the same team and had access to the same information, else there were NDA etc. and even when smoking outside in the rain/sleet each group found its own spot to shelter from the wind.
During the previous contract I had a long interval when I worked with people all over the world, most of them resentful that I stole a US job and it was not a good experience since there was no communication except the minimum to get the tickets progressed. Then I got a friendly trainee and basked in the certainty that there is a second pair of eyes looking at my code and telling me when I'm being stupid. Being in the office or not did not matter a bit.
... had to deal with $title, they were extensively documented, every minor version had its own page, every option named etc., but no story to tie them togeter, no clue about how to actually use in a real life scenario
got the paid help and got it working, turns out some concepts were called using two different terms, and some different concepts were called using the same term in different contexts
on top it off there was very little information about failures on the net, even on stackoverflow
opensource might not be perfect but at least I can read the source when I don't understand the docs
"limited to 500 pupils to guarantee he’d have time to provide sufficient support for everyone"
how about 25 if you want to have time to provide sufficient support for everyone, for a generous value of "sufficient"
I'd say 15 would be best, and that is based on my experience teaching evening classes, where I had in one group only 15 students and you actually could communicate with them, instead of talking _at them_ the way it happened with larger numbers.
"they demand a proof of your new address. This turns out to be closed loop."
was caught in this while livingin in London: can't rent officially without a bank account, can't get a bank account without an address, can't get paid without a bank account
I phoned HMRS and asked them to send my tax details to the new address which they did and this unlocked everything because I could use their letter as a proof of address, so I could make my contract official, get a bank account etc.
It would have worked as well if the employer had sent a letter to my address with the work contract but the HR person told me they wanted a proof of address too and they only sent it by email, which I printed then was treated like I was a potential criminal by the banks etc. until I got the HMRS letter.
all subjects are a must, unless you think you can sell anything without marketing and copywriters and graphic designers and talking heads that can actually talk and people who can explain how at least three generations in your prospective markets think and what not to say at informal gatherings if you want them to place orders etc.
The problem with education is not that it is under-financed, the problem is that on one hand it became so fractured and so abstract that most graduates can't see how to apply what they learned once they leave school, and on the other hand it stopped being about education or research and it became about publishing articles in "peer reviewed" journals and scoring points.
There was a time 20-30 years ago when even "gender studies" studied gender, as in look at what makes genders behave differently instead of preaching, and before 1900 one studied literature in order to be able to write well and be able to convey his point of view when he left school and went into business or into politics, and one studied math in order to know how to make things with that knowledge.
Why would Siemens use password protected Excel files written by a third party and how come that third party kept the copyright ? What were the terms under which they were using the files ? ... this story is very strange
that guy must be a future seeing genius if he wrote Excel files which survived from the early 2000s until now with only his logic bombs preventing them to work
were they right after an Office upgrade when the files stopped working ?
my guess is the guy had a check to see if the file was not copied, and the rest of the failures were due to upgrades of Excel, and they sued him to get the IP and be rid of him
most DRM software works like code bombs anyway, I guess when it comes to going to jail it matters more if you're Johnny Public or BigCorp Inc.
What if you're multiracial ? I'm so mixed-race I qualify to become the evil lord from all the racist conspiracy theories and if there were a "affirmative action" policy in my country I'd have been nominated be the lord of the universe.
What about us, no "mixed blood degenerates" category at IBM ?
"With ads in the equation, you get more clickbait headings, salacious articles, stupip gossip, and even lies, just to hike up those ad hits. The actual infromational value of content is secondary."
I was tolerant of adds until now, you managed to persuade me to install add blockers.
Hybrid seeds were used for about 100 years, a long time before DNA was even discovered
As per Mendel, if you plant seeds grown from hybrid seeds you'll get a proportion of each of the breeds used to make the hybrids, and some will even breed true, that is you'll get the original hybrid.
Yes, they won't have the original productivity, but then the inbred plants used to make the hybrid had a worse productivity than the hybrid anyway.
We're no longer using pure breeds because they are not as productive as a few of the hybrids they are used to produce, and even Monsanto/BASF/etc. propagate the pure breeds, else they won't be able to provide hybrid seed.
"once Amazon has destroyed their competitors the prices will surely rise"
... is strange how a lot of companies and individuals sell through Amazon to a market a lot larger than they had access to when they ran a brick and mortar store. In the same time the local resellers have the same stocks, products get in stock or out of stock simultaneously, and sell at almost the same prices too, which makes me think they buy from a single distributor.
Most of my Amazon purchases were from private shops and shipped on their own infrastructure, Amazon being only the point of access.
Yes, pretty sure Amazon gets info about what is in demand and what is not and what people regard as a good product. The traditional networks could have done the same but they bothered more with exclusivity contracts and gouging on prices now, not in a hypothetical future.
The scandal about Amazon taxes is about the taxes paid by the smaller shops, the governments in Europe would very much like to have Amazon deliver their "fair cut" directly regardless of what the small shop actually spends while supplying those products.
"but why that happens only in USofA ? maybe there is a problem..."
USofA still has a free press, you hear about it as soon as it happens.
Shootings and gunfights in the streets and murders etc. happen in other more respectable countries, but to find about them you have to scour archive.org, or to wait 10 years until they get mentioned in connection with something else, such as neonazis serially executing immigrants and such, or very public fire fights between biker gangs.
Taking my coat and going home ... this thread is "I-have-my-head-deep-in-sand"-fest.
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