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I agree with what Richard said, the truth is often in the middle. I deal with a lot of companies that have a model that works\they think it works but they are often strangled by their software that either won't give them the flexibility they need, or it involves a lot of effort (manual or otherwise) to get the results they need. You can then come in, listen to their requirements and give them something that allows their model to really work as they want, and often that leads to "leap frogging" where a good flexible solution allows them to do even more than what they did previously opening up new ways of working.
As a developer there is no better feeling that being sat in a room of managers and have them say "This software can do that?" as they look at each other in amazement, thinking of the possibilities.
I always assumed that software was there to support the business model and the company
That sounds reasonable to me. Before there was software there were people, whose job it was to support the company and its current business model.
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If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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I know that when I was at Uni, one of the local Chinese takeaways was found to have a lot of belled collars in it's bin ... so I assume they taste like chicken.
I strongly advise against experimentation in this direction however.
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Today I received my formal offer letter for PhD in machine Learning.
The PhD is industry oriented and we'll also get placement at one of the partner industries for about 4 months at least once and above all, it's going to be fully funded for 4 years. This is the best gift I could have ever asked for my birthday.
Well, technically I still have a year to finish my masters degree but I don't think I'm gonna need it anymore. Ireland, I'm on my way.