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comment Why are the sizes of programs so large?
I won't even bother to write this as an answer, since it will be down voted faster than you can read. The reason is that the quality of programmers just got worse today. A good developer automatically writes nearly optimal code. He might save ~10% of development time when writing non-optimal code, but he'll usually just refuse. A bad developer on the other hand will always write non-optimal code. He might be able to write marginally better code, but that will increase the time needed by two orders of magnitude. Just open any large project and actually look for yourself. And it's getting worse.
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answered Do some programmers know some secrets that we others don't?
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comment Why do companies tell me they want me as an in-house employee, not as a contractor?
Here (== Germany) the rule of thumb is: If you pay a contractor 40% more than a permanent employee he is still cheaper (on average, factoring in insurances, vacations, sickdays ... and getting rid of him when not needed.)
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answered Is it “normal” for people to not work?
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