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If they're actually local and speak English well enough to be understood over a crummy cell phone connection, I'll keep in touch.

If not, I whack the Spam button.

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Really? I give location and context and the Why of the message. I make sure that every message is unique (unlike the code I changed in a certain once-prominent US firm's three-letter operating system) as well. I clearly know nothing and shouldn't be in the profession.

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really? i think you might be mistaking exception logging for quick debug lines, like when a certain line isn't being hit for some reason and you just want to quickly know if it does hit. you would clearly delete these quick messages before checking in. No need to get so dramatic ...

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Really. Identical error and debugging messages that might as well have all said "Foo!" across a 300,000+ LOC subsystem.

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"Great engineers do everything I do."

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Failing to list the #1 reason: Your VC could decide that they want their money back at any moment.

(#2 would be bad employees/decisions foisted on you by those handing you money)

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I like how he rode in a friend's care.

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Given that physicians average about US$225k, I'd say that this information is suspect.

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It's loads of fun, especially when you have dedicated chillers and sufficient power for everything. However, as you come to the realization that your C-level execs negotiated forever contracts for keeping data and servers spinning with no common outage windows, consolidation/virtualization becomes difficult and eventually the reality distortion field collapses and you're out on the streets with everyone blaming you for the failure, despite your ability to run modern services with stone knives and bearskins.

Plus, you don't have that all-important "Cloud" buzzword for them to throw around!

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Followed by Breadless Sandwiches of the Future?

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"Froth" as in lots of bubbles? One little bubble collapsing wouldn't necessarily blow out the rest, unlike a singular bubble.

Or "Froth" as in "frothing at the mouth" (from insanity and/or rabies)? Given the silliness, this is equally applicable.

From having worked on a trading system in the late 80s, I know that investors (and traders) at the retail level work at a gut level and would see market moves very shortly after news items would tick across on the Reuters feed. I would argue that this article is intended to be like spraying valium into the zeitgeist for the inevitable collapse. If they can grab mindshare with this "foam" concept, they may very well be able to isolate failed IPOs to companies (without real profit) in limited segments.

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She needs to analyze the sayings of Lord John Whorfin:

* History is-a made at night. * Character is what you are in the dark. * Laugh while you can, monkey-boy! * Home... home is where you wear your hat.

I'm sure it would be as illuminating as her other analyses.

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