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alpher
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### Possible to find freelance job in fintech for as low as $5/hour? This is a serious question, yet maybe desperate one too, so I just post it here without spending the time to look for the best 'forum category to post'. So if you have skills in C#/C++/AI computer vision and etc can you find a low paid project that can be started at least from "distance"/freelance (with option to relocate maybe). Places like upwork are horrible, these days they won't even let you sign up, I miss the days of rent-a-coder and odesk... Thanks! Paul Posts: 9477 Joined: July 20th, 2001, 3:28 pm ### Re: Possible to find freelance job in fintech for as low as$5/hour?

We moved the post to the correct forum. I hope your coding isn’t this lazy!

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### Re: Possible to find freelance job in fintech for as low as $5/hour? The best coders are lazy. Paul Posts: 9477 Joined: July 20th, 2001, 3:28 pm ### Re: Possible to find freelance job in fintech for as low as$5/hour?

Profound.

alpher
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### Re: Possible to find freelance job in fintech for as low as $5/hour? There is a quote by Bill Gates about hiring lazy people, but I'm not telling you what said quote is...because I'm lazy and because people who aren't lazy should google it...and when you google it you won't be pleasantly surprised (despite being a non-lazy person). katastrofa Posts: 8168 Joined: August 16th, 2007, 5:36 am Location: Alpha Centauri ### Re: Possible to find freelance job in fintech for as low as$5/hour?

Bill Gates once said that he would always "hire a lazy person to do a difficult job" at Microsoft. Why? "Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it."

Because I don't give a rat's arse what Gates says (the above is an obvious nonsense).

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### Re: Possible to find freelance job in fintech for as low as $5/hour? katastrofa Posts: 8168 Joined: August 16th, 2007, 5:36 am Location: Alpha Centauri ### Re: Possible to find freelance job in fintech for as low as$5/hour?

I guess you're right, because I'm even too stupid to understand the first sentence: "New research seems to prove the theory that brainy people spend more time lazing around than their active counterparts."

alpher
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### Re: Possible to find freelance job in fintech for as low as $5/hour? @katastrofa: He is literally carrying his sh*t around in a jar...but hey I bet the richest person(~5 years ago) in the world who also coded algo that wasn't improved for over 30 years also gives even less rats what you think about him. katastrofa Posts: 8168 Joined: August 16th, 2007, 5:36 am Location: Alpha Centauri ### Re: Possible to find freelance job in fintech for as low as$5/hour?

It's quite comforting that people don't waste time on optimising useless algorithms, isn't it. (Fascinating story about the jar.)

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### Re: Possible to find freelance job in fintech for as low as $5/hour? Profound. "Lazy" is a euphemism for unprofessional in this case (mostly, lack of decent documentation).. And of course, copy-and-paste mindset. Now, that is lazy. Think of Arianne-5 (the rocket). An engineer, a mathematician, and a computer programmer are driving down the road when the car they are in gets a flat tire. The engineer says that they should buy a new car. The mathematician says they should sell the old tire and buy a new one. The computer programmer says they should drive the car around the block and see if the tire fixes itself. Cuchulainn Posts: 59986 Joined: July 16th, 2004, 7:38 am Location: Amsterdam Contact: ### Re: Possible to find freelance job in fintech for as low as$5/hour?

There is a quote by Bill Gates about hiring lazy people, but I'm not telling you what said quote is...because I'm lazy and because people who aren't lazy should google it...and when you google it you won't be pleasantly surprised (despite being a non-lazy person).
I'm with kata. I wish people would stop quoting other people (exceptions Oscar W. and JJ and Charles Caleb Colton).

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### Re: Possible to find freelance job in fintech for as low as $5/hour? Never postpone anything to tomorrow that you can't delegate to someone today! katastrofa Posts: 8168 Joined: August 16th, 2007, 5:36 am Location: Alpha Centauri ### Re: Possible to find freelance job in fintech for as low as$5/hour?

There is a quote by Bill Gates about hiring lazy people, but I'm not telling you what said quote is...because I'm lazy and because people who aren't lazy should google it...and when you google it you won't be pleasantly surprised (despite being a non-lazy person).
I'm with kata. I wish people would stop quoting other people (exceptions Oscar W. and JJ and Charles Caleb Colton).
The only appropriate quote in this particular context (glass/rectal category) of which you'd approve must be then from "Teleny".

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### Re: Possible to find freelance job in fintech for as low as \$5/hour?

In my book, it is allowed -,and even encouraged
• Einstein repeatedly argued that there must be simplified explanations of nature, because God is not capricious or arbitrary. No such faith comforts the software engineer. Much of the complexity he must master is arbitrary complexity […] because they were designed by different people, rather than by God.