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Re: FIVE years from now: can you predict the Software Landscape in anno 2023?

November 5th, 2019, 8:01 pm

That's a good point. I wish I had said that.
 
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Re: FIVE years from now: can you predict the Software Landscape in anno 2023?

November 5th, 2019, 8:52 pm

Check the term "Hawthorne effect". Not that I wouldn't mind an extra day off...
Is it like Taylor's Time and Motion? 
I doubt Microsoft works like that, software is more subtle..
You must be thinking of the Ballmer Peak: https://xkcd.com/323/

The experiments at GE’s Hawthorne Works, carried out in the spirit of Taylor, inadvertently led to a whole new branch of Organizational Behavior, if not to the field itself. In essence, they found that the effect on productivity of discussing the experiments on working conditions with the workers swamped the effect of changing the working conditions per se. Or something like that. It’s been a few decades since I last cracked an OB book.
 
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November 5th, 2019, 10:53 pm

Check the term "Hawthorne effect". Not that I wouldn't mind an extra day off...
Is it like Taylor's Time and Motion? 
I doubt Microsoft works like that, software is more subtle..
You must be thinking of the Ballmer Peak: https://xkcd.com/323/

The experiments at GE’s Hawthorne Works, carried out in the spirit of Taylor, inadvertently led to a whole new branch of Organizational Behavior, if not to the field itself. In essence, they found that the effect on productivity of discussing the experiments on working conditions with the workers swamped the effect of changing the working conditions per se. Or something like that. It’s been a few decades since I last cracked an OB book.
Not really. Microsoft developers are very good.
I'm ENTJ if that helps.
 
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December 9th, 2019, 9:58 pm

China tells government offices to remove all foreign computer equipment

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/09/china-tells-government-offices-to-remove-all-foreign-computer-equipment

The government directive is likely to be a blow to US multinational companies such as HP, Dell and Microsoft, and mirrors attempts by Washington to limit the use of Chinese technology, as the trade war between the countries turns into a tech cold war.
 
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Re: FIVE years from now: can you predict the Software Landscape in anno 2023?

December 10th, 2019, 12:27 am

Do they only have to remove the foreign software that they paid for?
 
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December 10th, 2019, 9:46 am

Do they only have to remove the foreign software that they paid for?
There the hardware and then there's layered software. Worst case scenario is to rewrite each application from scratch..
 
 
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January 5th, 2020, 12:10 pm

Based on the assumption that other countries are building/or have not already built the same software.
Most AI algorithms are public domain?

How can you enforce such a law?
 
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January 22nd, 2020, 11:05 am

Julia language looks interesting for computational applications
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_(programming_language)

Anyone here using it.
 
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April 6th, 2020, 7:02 pm

Connecticut has a backlog that could take five weeks to process because its computer system is also at least 40 years old, said Nancy Steffens, a spokeswoman for the state’s Labor Department.

Ms. Steffens said that Connecticut has had to resort to recruiting retirees who knew how to program in COBOL, a nearly extinct computer language. Connecticut and four other states are involved in a joint project meant to overhaul their systems but it will not be finished before next year, she said.
 
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Re: FIVE years from now: can you predict the Software Landscape in anno 2023?

April 6th, 2020, 7:06 pm

Cuch, can you make an app that mutes Death Rigby on Sky News?
 
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April 6th, 2020, 7:25 pm

Cuch, can you make an app that mutes Death Rigby on Sky News?
I saw your post on her and listened to her voice. Reminds me of the Braintree accent but it seems she's from Colchester. Back home we have Miriam O'Callaghan (BBC 2 Newsnight is not bad as well). Don't mention US stations.

Miriam has 8 kids!!! She's lovely!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIBA4-S67UM

And a fan of Tony Blair..
 
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May 9th, 2020, 2:15 pm

Alright then, I downloaded the revamped Imperial Covid C code, built the project and got it running in console mode (it uses GDI which I haven't used since 1992 ... it is deprecated big time and is impossible to find GDI drivers),

I will write up a precise and detailed report in the coming days (BTW I have written code  on projects large and small since 1972).

It is going to be a very rough ride; fasten seatbelts. BTW the Microsoft/Github code is still C running under Visual Studio. 

Even this new ported code is not fit for purpose
Even this new ported code is not fit for purpose

Watch this space.

Reminds me of the quote from Local Hero

“My parents were Hungarian immigrants. They took the name MacIntyre 'cause they thought it sounded more American!”
 
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Re: FIVE years from now: can you predict the Software Landscape in anno 2023?

May 21st, 2020, 6:38 pm

Someone wrote this

When will ignorant computer scientists just shut up and let people with domain expertise actually get on with solving the problems before us? A.I. is over-hyped. It has led to a truly giant misallocation of capital *away* from methods that are proven, that work, and are capable of further development while also being huge beneficiaries of cheap parallel supercomputing. The High Priests of A.I. are swimming naked and I don't like the look of their gear now that the tide is fully out.
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