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Which made me immediately associate to all those software developers grabbing every new language feature (or whatever feature) searching frenetically for some place to use it. The important thing is not solving a given problem more easily thanks to the new thing. What is important is to find some - no matter which one - code piece where they can display their mastery of this new feature. Who cares about solving problems? Having a long list of tools and techniques that you master is far more impressing on your CV that a varied list of actual real world problems you have solved during your programming career.
Hmmm...the pipeline moves the oil, the oil ultimately becomes fuel for a vehicle. The vehicle is the human interface. For data, the bandwidth is a characteristic of the network and the network(s) moves the data which ultimately is used by a device, possibly used by a human but not always. I suppose the receiving device might be considered the vehicle.
Agreed that the analogy is flawed. I have a slow connection (5mbps), but frankly I've learned to live with it, I don't stream video (or at least not HD) at the same time I'm downloading anything, and frankly there isn't much I can't do--the data gets around despite my lack of bandwidth. I believe last time I checked with my ISP I could get 15mbps, but honestly I have a hard time justifying the monthly price difference (and one-time upgrade fee, which is ridiculous because they don't have anything to do on their end except change settings through software to make it happen).
This is not a discussion start point, that's a question.
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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The last year we have had an explosion of self-service checkout counters here in Norway. The only place where you see a line is in the manual counters, because most self-service lanes require you to pay by plastic. Even in those (few) self-service lanes where you can pay by cash, they require some proof-of-age if you want to buy beer. So for those of us who don't want our grocery (or beer) preferences to be tracked, so we don't want to pay by plastic, we'll have to accept waiting in line for the manual counters.
I actually got good enough at haggling that I was offered a job in an Arab shop in Jerusalem's Old City by a shop keeper. It's a lot of words and body language and knowing what something's worth (to you) - and often fun.
In a weird way, it's a better way to buy and sell: both buyer and seller were content with the prices if the deal goes through. How often do you buy (online/brick'n'mortor) and feel like you overpaid?