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Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't programmers just highly intelligent people paid to play with lego?
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From:bsdcat
Date:August 15th, 2006 03:03 pm (UTC)
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Programmers are not necessarily highly intelligent, and legos never caused me quite this much stress...
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From:codesamurai
Date:August 16th, 2006 07:22 am (UTC)
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Real programmers should have a modicum amount of intelligence. And non-programmers need some intelligence to bluff their way through management (ie. Dilbert's Wally). I guess the qualifier highly is in question. Heh.

Legos should cause stress when you're being asked to build a big enough structure while under time presure. :P
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From:peruano
Date:August 15th, 2006 03:13 pm (UTC)

ha ha

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It can be... but not all the time. There are those special cases like:

- Dealing with non-technical managers.
- Maintaining legacy code written by non-technical people in a crappy language.
- Unrealistic time schedules.

and so on and so forth.
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From:feonixrift
Date:August 15th, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC)

Re: ha ha

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*blinks* Those are special cases? And here I thought it was all like that...
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From:ateeq
Date:August 15th, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC)

Re: ha ha

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The first two are special cases-- they are uncommon nowadays. Unrealistic scheduling on the other-hand... I don't know... that happens often, when others keep adding new features to a realistic schedule.

Of course, this could also mean that I am in a special circumstance, and the above cases mentioned are normal...
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From:ataxi
Date:August 15th, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)

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I only have to deal with case two, sort of. Except the code was written by technical people in a decent language. But it's still unpleasant to deal with.
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From:piehead
Date:August 15th, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC)
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You are wrong.

(Or possibly "your wrong.")
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From:spasmaton
Date:August 15th, 2006 04:33 pm (UTC)
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22:51...has someone been drinking? ;)

Though I'm working in CAD so you're not far off.
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From:adedov
Date:August 16th, 2006 03:31 am (UTC)
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Why not...

If it appears to be that game brings to employer a real profit in a planned period of time. If not, then those "highly intelligent people" can be fired because they were playing too bad :)
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From:nponeccop
Date:September 16th, 2006 02:10 pm (UTC)
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Do you mean to play with Lego Mindstorms? :)
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