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Re: Earn yourself $3.70 per hour!

by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 10, 2003 at 14:54 UTC ( #225806=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Earn yourself $3.70 per hour!
in thread Top goal for 2003

I'm sorry you felt it best to remain an annonymous monk. If you want to argue something at least show your face.

Sigh. They never learn.

To write this code, to debug it and to maintain it would take 30mins per line.

Unless each line is a 150 character regex, this is a completely ridiculous estimate. Two lines an hour? You realize that's not even 50 lines/24hr day right? So you're saying a 100,000 line program would take you something like 6 years to complete, working 24hrs/day 7 days a week? That's flat out insane.

For our 300K person, 1.2% means donating 3.7K to charity.

No, for your 300k person, it means donating 5.5 Billion. Money is Money, period. If you don't have 5.5 Billion, well go make it. Striving for mediocrity and then saying you're more altruistic because you give away a higher percentage than a multi-billionaire, isn't very respectable (although it's still better than most).

Oh, and there's also the minor fact that code doesn't equal money. In the cases of very successful open source projects, they can benefit poorer countries, but they're not money, they're not food, they're not life-saving drugs. Don't forget this.

I am having a nice day. You do so to, Mr/Ms Anonymous.

Thank you. It's nice to see flamefests can still be civil :). I'm afraid I'll have to end this one though. Judging by the fundamental differences between fact(me) and opinion(everyone else ;) continuing it would take up far too much of my time. Feel free to keep the discussion going though, I'm sure somebody else will step in.

Have a nice day :)


Comment on Re: Earn yourself $3.70 per hour!
Re: Re: Earn yourself $3.70 per hour!
by shotgunefx (Parson) on Jan 10, 2003 at 18:18 UTC
    While it's great that it helps the people, I don't think it's as altruistic as you think. My opinion is that it's PR. Hell, the foundation came about right as the anti-trust came into full swing. To me, that's spin and it's in their own best interest. Sure it's mostly tax deductable too.

    The biggest thing about Gates that bothers me is that he is one of the few people on earth who could actually make a big difference and all he cares about is fiscal domination. Think about it, our goverment is unfortunately money driven. Well he has plenty of that. I don't think there's too much he wouldn't be able to accomplish.

    Whatever, I would think at some point you would just think... I've got enough, time for other things.
    This pretty much sums up my feelings.

    -Lee

    "To be civilized is to deny one's nature."
Re^2: Earn yourself $3.70 per hour!
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 28, 2008 at 07:56 UTC
    50 lines of code is a very reasonable estimate. anyone with any real experience who actually writes quality code (this obviously doesn't include you or microsoft) would know that although you can write 18000 lines of code in two weeks of coding, by the time you've debugged it, tested it reworked it a bit and documented it it has been another 6 weeks. That aint insane it's just fact buddy. in fact I found this thread because I was just calculating my total LOC and I am in general pretty productive at it. my average over 8 weeks was 45/hour.

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