<< I'm already 24. It's too late for me to learn new stuff from scratch, there's more and more people willing to work in an environment with constantly lowering entry barriers, and given that computers in general are a relatively new invention, I can't rely on older programmers dying from old age! What do I do?
<< But on the other hand, if I had picked web dev, that would mean I would have to constantly learn all the new frameworks and features of the constantly evolving field.
A C program written 5 years ago still looks perfectly fine today, and the same can't be said for web apps. Smartphones, tablets, AJAX, HTML5, responsive design, node.js -- it's all going so fast, I'm surprised web developers don't all go insane after a few years.
Well, this sucks.
My first great career education mistake was when I didn't pay attention to web development -- back when I was finishing school, I didn't expect the Internet to become so important. As a result, now I'm stuck coding C at crappy government jobs.
And, if the article at (https://hbr.org/2017/07/liberal-arts-in-the-data-age) is true, looks like my second mistake was ignoring the soft sciences.
Maybe from now on I should delegate all career-choice-making to someone else...
@ksmiles I also had a sort of commie phase in my first years of university thanks to a very commie dude who was in the same group as me, but these beliefs weakened as I found out he also believed in quite a number of pseudoscientific / conspiracy theories and relied on debunked studies.
<< It's like Russia decided to keep all the worst parts of Soviet authoritarian socialism (repression of liberties, censorship, corruption) and add all the worst parts of extreme laissez-faire capitalism (imperialist ambitions, dysfunctional welfare, oligarchy, even more corruption).
For everybody who thinks #Russia is still an "anti-imperialist" power, here's a recent piece of news.
A company headed by one of Putin's close friends is contracting Assad's regime to receive access to oil reserves in #Syria in exchange for hiring Russian private defense contractors to "liberate" it from terrorists (and presumably also moderate rebels). https://www.rtvi.com/news/726-%C2%ABpovar-putina%C2%BB-zainteresovalsya-razrabotkoy-neftegazovyih-mestorojdeniy-v-sirii
All these "NSA is responsible for hiding the exploit" takes would've been way more valid if the hacks didn't all take place after the leak.