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12:08 AM
@BobCross - Just don't call a Gunny "Ma'am", I'd suggest.
 
They tolerate me.
 
12:40 AM
Also, you won't see a lot of Gunnery Sergeants flying fighters.
 
1:36 AM
@Zaid Of this I have zero doubt. Your humility is only exceeded by your generosity...
@JPhi1618 It's not just bleeding-edge fighter jets. It's bleeding-edge topfuel dragsters too. Doctors told John Force a long time ago no more runs... seems when they broke into 4's for the old 1320 and 3's for the 1000 foot, drivers experience a small concussion on every run - the brain moves back so fast it causes cavitation in the meningial fluid, which the tiny bubbles erodes the surface of the brain.
While this seems bad, My Ford Powerstroke coolant has an additive to prevent this very thing. I just haven't figured out how to inject the additive into my spinal column without a lot of discomfort...
 
 
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12:07 PM
Seems apropos given recent discussions
 
1:02 PM
@DavidLively I have thought about learning how to do it, but that doesn't mean I'd be able to fly anything like that
 
1:46 PM
Dear recruiter, you have to be offering me something distinctly better than what I currently have. Just in case that wasn’t covered at recruiter school.
 
@BobCross seemingly it never is.. given the amount of excited calls I get from recruiters offering me the "opportunity" at an entry level role paying less than 50% of my last permanent job. They never seem to understand why I don't leap at the option of undoing all my career growth and giving up most of my income
 
“But the exciting start-up potential!” Potential for what? Watching tech bros learn basic project management skills? Again? That wasn’t fun the first few times.
 
@BobCross I think they mean the "potential" for them to earn yet more fees when the startup fails in 6 months and you have to get another job
 
Every now and then you get someone who’s all “right, exactly, we need a grownup. Can you be that grownup?” Well, not for that pay with that commute....
 
@BobCross I'm plagued by Java recruiters (not a Java guy), web (I'm a graphics programmer, consoles and PCs) and the Chinese manufacturers who want to connect on LinkedIn.
 
1:53 PM
I would freak everyone out in that role. “No more unpaid overtime. If you can’t get your work done in 40 hour work week, you’re fired. Go home and get some sleep. I need you to be awesome for eight hours per day.”
 
Then there's the "people you may know," which invariably suggests my ex-wife's current husband. I mean, sure, we work in the same (fairly small) industry segment, but... I just don't see that ending well.
My commute is 172 feet, and I get to play in my workshop while compiling. Doubt any recruiter is going to be able to beat that.
 
sad thing about .NET development-- by the time you've chosen your compilation break activity, it's done compiling
(except it's not really)
*compiles everything as .NET Native just so compiling takes longer
 
2:10 PM
@Ceshion nah.. you're just not working with big enough solutions one of our main solutions here takes ~18 mins to build
 
probably so, our biggest solution takes < 5 minutes
I'd love to be, but we're not primarily a code shop, we do OnBase
(I'm just the code person, so I do less OnBase)
 
we're not a code shop either really.. it's just the in house stuff. To be fair our solutions are a bit on the extreme side - just the backend services solution for our main site/webapp contains 173 projects!
 
@motosubatsu Sounds similar to us
Except some specialty software we produce everything on our own
 
2:33 PM
yeah a good portion of what we use/need is bespoke and that means we have quite a substantial in-house dev team (I say "we" but I'm a contractor so technically I'm not part of that!)
 
@SteveRacer Ha, that's awesome. Engineered super race drivers...
 
I keep saying, we've improved machines beyond our capabilities, now it's time to upgrade our capabilities
bio-engineering is too slow and there's not much possibility for retrofitting, so let's augment!
 
2:58 PM
@Ceshion I wonder what I would need as augmentation? Perhaps an IR image sensor
 
@Myself, I guess that depends on what work or hobbies you want to enhance.
 
@Myself well, as far as what we're even possibly capable of right now, it's true that most people wouldn't really /need/ much, but thinking forward I would think more in the way of brain augmentation, more and faster processing, more reliable memory, and so on
but I mean, thinking big picture, we're never going to get far in space with the bodies we have
if we ever plan on being spacefaring we'll need to have stronger... basically everything
and less reliance on things like breathing
it's true that humans right now can't survive the intense acceleration forces of theoretical, conventional interstellar travel in a reasonable time frame
but I don't doubt we could at least eventually build bodies that can
plus, increasing longevity would be both beneficial now and necessary then
much easier to replace a broken part than to grow a new human, you know?
and we can build in redundancy, diagnostics, all those fun things we do with our machines now
we wouldn't even need to keep the same form factor, we could have extra limbs, or integrate into larger machines, I really think that's what we need to be working toward as a species
which means we need to get over all this inane squabbling and work together
 
3:16 PM
@Ceshion Not augmentation, really, but I think being able to coax cells into regenerating whole parts would be an amazing advancement.
And some type of built in real-time diagnostics would be great, and I really don't think that's too far away.
The Apple Watch already has a sensitive enough heart monitor to find subtle problems.
 
@JPhi1618 well definitely, although unsurprisingly the technology to do either one is advancing constantly-- on the one side we have more and more advanced prosthetics, and on the other we have scientists figuring out how to grow entire new, genetically identical organs
I just see it as machines having fewer limits than biology
 
Of course the end result of advanced prosthetics, generating human tissue, and powerful computers is... The T800 Terminator...
 
only if we're not careful~
haha
 
Step 1 - find John Connor and start keeping a file on him now.
 
Step 2 - Find any projects named "Skynet" and shut them down STAT
 
3:24 PM
@JPhi1618 hasta la vista..baby!
 
@Ceshion I am so sorry, you are spending a lot of effort to write a really well thought text and I was busy fixing some stupid stored procedure..
 
haha, I've been jumping back and forth between typing and some sys admin type stuff, no worries
 
@Myself Thats the trouble with writing stuff online. Maybe no one sees it, and maybe it blows up and too many people see it.
 
@JPhi1618 I got you
I am hacking some sql thingies on the productivity server while I am going home in a few minutes. I know I should not do this..
 
fast forward to 6 hours later: okay so I fixed the thing that went wrong when I tried to do this fix for this other thing that was supposed to make this bit work faster
 
3:38 PM
@Ceshion About like that, yeah :)
 
 
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6:31 PM
@Ceshion I did that! The thing is processing the stuff more correctly here and the system is kind of doing... you know.
 
6:50 PM
So we got a new puppy. A Whippet. Really want to name her Devo.
 
 
3 hours later…
10:17 PM
It's always fun when I see activity on an ancient question that I actually answered. How in the world did I manage to contribute anything on that problem? That sounds super hard!
 

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