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Jul
8
comment Is outsourcing (offshoring) disloyal?
Richard: Not at all. I don't mean to imply that. This isn't a question of intelligence, just surroundings - the conversations we have and listen to give us certain agreements (e.g. the agreement that paying for a resource = charity, or for Australians, the subconscious national agreement that nobody should tell us what to do). So to be more to the point, I don't know what discussions you've been participating in - I sincerely do not. But if I were you I'd uncollapse charity & hiring as if they are equal - they are not (was the person who hired you asking the same questions about you?)
Jul
8
comment Is outsourcing (offshoring) disloyal?
@Richard Still, the way you're talking about it is like hiring someone = donating to a charity or a world cause. Take a look at the language you've used: working locally, cleaning up, assistance to others, giving money to someone to do whatever they think is best to help (emphasis on that second half), insight into what is really happening (as if they must be cleaning up with that money). I don't know what you've been listening to that you have "paying for a resource" collapsed with "donating to a charity", but you really ought to get them distinguished from each other.
Jul
8
comment Is outsourcing (offshoring) disloyal?
@Richard This discussion has gotten out of perspective and context. The way you're talking, it's as if our discussion is about donating to charitable foundations, and I apologise if I caused it to go off in that direction by mentioning planting trees. We're talking about whether to outsource onshore or offshore. What they are DOING is giving you a product and paying their employees. That requires no particular physical location, and no particular insight, and if you want the insight, all you need to do is pick up the phone and talk to the company about what they're up to.
Jul
8
comment Is outsourcing (offshoring) disloyal?
@Richard That might apply to planting trees, but if you're transferring money, your effort and earnesty are the same either way, provided your motives remain the same.
Jul
8
comment Is outsourcing (offshoring) disloyal?
@Richard Why do you say that contributing locally is more effective than contributing elsewhere?
Jul
8
comment Is outsourcing (offshoring) disloyal?
Let's break this down: You're dividing problems into "at home" and "not at home" and clearly feel an obligation to contribute to the former. I find that a little absurd. If contributing to a human is contributing to a human, why do you feel that obligation to contribute "at home"?
Jul
7
comment What is the history behind the .NET platform's origins?
To add to Jerry: Microsoft's behaviour isn't quite that of one giant united organisation. It behaves more like multiple organisations that happen to operate under a common name.
Jul
1
comment Does a prose to code compiler exist?
Prose to code would still just be code. English is a language; if you use it to program, that's an English-based programming language. Unless you want the compiler to actually intelligently interpret human sentences, it'll be just like every other programming language, most especially COBOL, except taken one step closer to basic English.
Jul
1
revised Does anyone work 10 hours shifts as a developer?
Numbered reference is probably clearer
Jun
15
comment Sr. Dev made a database I disagree with. Advice sought
Refer to a post by name of the poster, not as "above". What happens if you get voted the top answer?
Jun
6
comment Am I Unit Testing or Integration Testing my Stored Procedures?
Why would it be an oxymoron?
May
29
comment Is it ok to not fully understand RB Trees?
@Clash It bothers me immensely that you say it's "cheating" to implement anything with guidance from an external source. The pseudocode exists for a reason - they eliminate the need to do it from memory. I completely agree with Winston: understanding and knowing from memory are two different mutually exclusive things. Memorising != understanding and understanding != memorising.
May
17
awarded  Good Answer
May
13
comment Introducing new topics to co-workers
@Snorbuckle Accept rate isn't relevant in Programmers.SE. See our meta thread.
Mar
10
revised Eliminating Magic Numbers: When is it time to say “No”?
You can make a point without an attention-grabbing H1
Mar
10
revised Eliminating Magic Numbers: When is it time to say “No”?
One of these variables no longer implies it should equal 3,600
Mar
10
suggested suggested edit on Eliminating Magic Numbers: When is it time to say “No”?
Mar
10
suggested suggested edit on Eliminating Magic Numbers: When is it time to say “No”?
Feb
18
comment Should I return from a function early or use an if statement?
Plus you don't keep adding indents if you get rid of the border cases at the beginning.
Feb
10
awarded  Citizen Patrol