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How to deal with clients that only gives you huge flow of “how to do this”, but can't say “what and why” they need? [duplicate]

Sometimes I have clients that from start gives you huge flow of words about "how task should be done in details", like "you must use SQL Server here", "should do this in do-while-loop", "should make ...
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How advanced are author-recognition methods?

From a written text by an author if a computer program analyses the text, how much can a computer program tell today about the author of some (long enough to be statistically significant) texts? Can ...
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Penalization of under performing employees, how to avoid this? [closed]

My company's management wants to deduct from the salary of under performing employees. I'm a member of the Core Strategy committee and they want my opinion also. I believe that the throughput from an ...
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Are there any .NET based framework for working with English language? [closed]

I'm writing a web application in which I need to analyze words (now just in English, but maybe in future in any language). I tried to write a framework to do the job, but it soon proved to be ...
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How can one find software development work that involves directly the final end user?

I've worked in software development for 15 years and, while there have been signficant personal achievements and a lot of experience, I've always felt detached from the man/woman-on-the-street, the ...
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Optimal organizational structure for IT?

There are many approaches to how to structure a company's IT shop to better fit the needs of the core business. In my scenario, developing web and mobile access is central to the the needs of the ...
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Do you ever worry that you're more concerned with how something is built rather than what you are actually building?

As a programmer I have an inherent nagging annoyance at my tools, other peoples code, my code, the world in general. I always want to improve it. So I refactor, I stay on top of the latest techniques. ...