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 Casual Observer Posts: 21 Registered: 6/24/14
Re: 1.93 - Did anyone understand what Euclid had to say about number before John Gabriel?
Posted: Jul 7, 2014 1:09 AM

"John Gabriel" <thenewcalculus@gmail.com> wrote in message
> On Monday, 7 July 2014 06:34:24 UTC+2, Casual Observer wrote:
>> "John Gabriel" <thenewcalculus@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>> > On Monday, 7 July 2014 02:52:46 UTC+2, Casual Observer wrote:
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>> >> >On Sunday, July 6, 2014 7:55:52 AM UTC-4, John Gabriel wrote:
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>> >> >> A unit is the result of a ratio where the magnitudes are equal,
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>> >> >> This was a quantum leap in the development of number. From the
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>> >> >I think though that your language will need revision.
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>> >> I think his attitude will also need revision.
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>> > At my age, attitudes don't change easily. Heard that saying "A leopard
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>> > Think about what I say, not the attitude in which you perceive it has
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>> > said. That's the important thing. Chances we are going to meet for a
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>> > are close to zero, so you won't have to worry about my addertude. Get
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>> Why are you not paid top dollar any more John? Why are you not still
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>> in software enginering? Why did management decide not to retain your
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> I think you know the answer to that. :-)

No actually I was retained many times subject to minor adjustments when I
was younger.

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> Could it be that most organisations today don't care about how well you do
> a job, but rather how well you fit into the organisational culture?
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> Could it be that most software departments are run by incompetent
> nincompoops called managers, project and team leaders?

Well in that case I would have thought that someone of your intelect would
have started your own company by now.

At the height of my career I was earning um well enough to be comfortable
now.
But I don't feel a need to tell that to anyone else.

Why do you feel a need to tell the world that you were earning whatever you
were earning?

My skills are still whatever they were and I don't see a need to tell the
world what my skills were. Why do you?

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> I am sure you have read Ayn Rand if you are American. I am John Galt. At
> the height of my career I was earning over \$1000 per day. Most of you will
> never see that kind of money in 100 years.
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> My skills are still very much up to date and now I write software only
> when I need to.