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Second whole-class failure of Inverness College media exam
I would love to know how this happens. Do the teachers not understand what the exam boards want? Is there total incompetence on the part of the college?
Education  fail 
9 days ago by andrewducker
How economists rode maths to become our era’s astrologers
I remember reading an article where the author pointed out that the hallmark of good science was the discarding of failed theories.

And noting that economics never discards a theory.
history  economics  fail 
24 days ago by andrewducker
Photobucket Just Broke Billions of Photos Across the Web
I have no issue with them charging money for external hosting. But £300, on no notice, feels a tad mafia-like.
Amazon charges less than 10cents per GB for bandwidth. Photobucket will make a killing (if they can persuade anyone to sign up).
photos  web  fail  money  business 
6 weeks ago by andrewducker
It's reading posts like this that make me feel much more secure in my competence as a programmer
I remember a job interview where the interviewer handed me a page of printout from halfway through a program, and asked me to explain it.
I said "Well, this is a loop, and it's doing something with a 'salary' variable, and calculating tax in some way, but it's calling off to a function that's not on this page, so I'm not sure what. I'm sorry, I can't tell much more than that, what am I missing?"
And they said "You're the fourth person I've interviewed for this coding job, and the first one who wasn't lying about being able to program."
programming  fail  OhForFucksSake 
8 weeks ago by andrewducker
How to make your indie game as late as possible
I backed this game back in, ooh, October 2012. It's due in June 2013. So, any day now?
games  kickstarter  time  fail 
september 2016 by andrewducker
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