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Netflix: Non-'A' Players Unworthy of Jobs

Azure Flash I'm not worried. (397 comments)

What's there to be worried about? If you make wise decisions despite ambiguity, identify root causes, think strategically, smartly prioritize, perfectly understand others, speak and write in an articulate yet concise fashion, treat people with unfaltering respect no matter what, never lose your calm, accomplish amazing amounts of important work consistently, somehow focus on great results without thinking about how to do so, are fluent in meaningless buzzwords, learn rapidly and eagerly, know everything and can do everything, understand all about marketing, innovate, quickly find simple and cheap solutions to extremely hard and complex problems, take risks, make tough decisions, emit controversial opinions and criticize other people's bad behaviour without offending anyone or ever failing, inspire others, care deeply about your employer's success, [...], and you take time to help your colleagues and share information openly and proactively, then you'll have no problem.

Netflix have listed all of their criteria for being an A-player, you just have to follow that. What's so hard about that?

about 9 months ago

Company That Made the First 3D Printed Metal Gun Is Selling Them For $11,900

Azure Flash Now hold on (182 comments)

Solid Concepts, which last month revealed the first fully-functional, metal 3D gun

Hold on, I'm pretty sure guns existed long before this "Solid Concepts" company, and they were all 3D too. Granted, it's hard to tell if the gun is just hung on a wall, since you only perceive one side of it and it looks flat from a distance, but if you pick it up and rotate it around you'll see that it indeed occupies a volume.

about 9 months ago

Will You Even Notice the Impending Robot Uprising?

Azure Flash Re:most of us already manage the machines working (246 comments)

that's why you can buy it for 99

99 what? Problems but a bitch ain't one? Bottles of beer on the wall? Luftballons? Yard Touchdown?

about 9 months ago

Google's Dart Becomes ECMA's Dart

Azure Flash Re:OK, I'll bite (190 comments)

Having to add "programming language" to your search query hardly makes it ungoogleable

about 9 months ago

eBay CEO: Amazon Drones Are Fantasy

Azure Flash eBay Status (189 comments)

[ ] Not Told
[X] Told
[X] Just-in-told
[X] Retold Over Investment
[X] United Postold Service
[X] Return Marchandise Autoldization
[X] Jeff Betolds

about 9 months ago

Female Software Engineers May Be Even Scarcer Than We Thought

Azure Flash Fortunately, there's an alternative (445 comments)


They're supposed to be equally viable candidates, remember?

about 10 months ago

Valve To Demo Prototype VR Headset, "Steam to Support and Promote VR Games"

Azure Flash Re:Stop Messing Around Gabe.... (55 comments)

V = 22
R = 18
V - R = 6
Two letters in VR: 6 / 2 = 3

Half-Life 3 Confirmed

about 10 months ago

Scientists Invent Urine-Powered Robots

Azure Flash Assignment for Japan (123 comments)

Golden shower addicted gynoids. Get to it, Japan. You know you want to.

about 10 months ago

New Framework For Programming Unreliable Chips

Azure Flash Re:godzilla (128 comments)

Are you kidding? Properties with a beautiful view on the battlefield between Godzilla and Mega Godzilla would definitely be worth MILLIONS of yen

about a year ago

Android KitKat Released

Azure Flash Re:KitKat? (358 comments)

Well, shit, now I can feel inadequate for not owning a smartphone AND be hungry for chocolate all at once. Thanks a lot, consumerist marketing.

about a year ago

Android KitKat Released

Azure Flash KitKat? (358 comments)

Should we expect a lawsuit or do they have a licensing agreement with Nestlé? (It's very indicative of the time we live in that this is the first thought that came to my mind...)

about a year ago

Root of Maths Genius Sought

Azure Flash Re:"I feel?" (251 comments)

I think this TED Talk really nails what aspects of math most children are never shown and which the government is scared to implement in the curriculum. Some people do discover all of that, through books and/or mentors I suppose... I didn't, not in time anyway.

about a year ago

Root of Maths Genius Sought

Azure Flash Re:"I feel?" (251 comments)

The education system routinely takes people who might grow to enjoy maths, and obliterates that interest in math with repetitive, contrived, formulaic, drilled problems done with pen and paper, taking great care to avoid talking about where maths come from and what math aims to do. We aren't even teaching math, we're teaching arithmetics, the most boring and most easily automated part of math. It happened to me, I'm sure it happens to tons of people. Some probably grow convinced that they never could've liked math to begin with. Before math aptitude you must have math interest.

about a year ago

Microsoft Makes It Harder To Avoid Azure

Azure Flash Confirmed (164 comments)

I can confirm that I am now much more difficult to avoid.

about a year ago

Tesla CEO Elon Musk: Fuel Cells Are 'So Bull@%!#'

Azure Flash Filters (479 comments)

Don't worry if Elon has few filters, everyone else seem to have plenty of filters they are dying to lend him. I'm pretty sure Elon didn't walk up to a reporter and say "Fuel cells are bull at percent bang crunch"...

about 10 months ago

Most IT Workers Don't Have STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) Degrees

Azure Flash Failed Projects (655 comments)

And then they wonder why so many IT projects fail miserably. This is just the sad realization that employers hired too cheap and too greedily.

about a year ago

DNA Sequence Withheld From New Botulism Paper

Azure Flash Darn it (182 comments)

Here I was, all ready to synthesize botulism from its DNA sequences in my basement. What am I going to do with the million-dollar lab I bought on credit?

about a year ago

Full Screen Mario: Making the Case For Shorter Copyrights

Azure Flash The game is not an exact duplicate (361 comments)

Not even close. It handles like shit. Jumping is laggy, stopping is slippery, turning is sluggish. Tried in Firefox 24 and Chrome 30 (really? THIRTY? jesus)

about a year ago


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