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neal rice
i'll never forget my programming teacher who was like a senior dev at IBM and decided he was done writing missile guidance software when he was telling us this he said "i just woke up one morning and it struck me that i was a murderer. so i quit."
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neal rice Oct 9
Replying to @flakealso
i don't remember what it was exactly that he said after that but he explained to us the value of considering the ethics of the software you're writing prior to writing it, and it was one of the most impactful things i ever learned in school, period
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neal rice Oct 9
Replying to @flakealso
the industry needed more teachers like him and it never got them
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neal rice Oct 9
Replying to @flakealso
there are some poignant stories downthread and you should read them
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the werewolf like Oct 9
Replying to @SkyeShark @flakealso
He just wants total recall except HE'S Cohaagen
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Flint Flint Oct 10
Replying to @SkyeShark @flakealso
Better than one that glorifies war on Earth I guess.
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Gabe Scelta Oct 9
I quit a programming job for the same reason. It was in medical insurance software, automating denial of coverage, and my exact words when I quit were, "this is going to kill a lot of people"
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spooky wombats Oct 9
Automating denial of coverage. Fucking hell.
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James ''come on 1 November!!!'' Dominguez Oct 9
My boyfriend is a GIS expert who has spent decades earning less than the median wage for his industry because most of the available work is in the military and fossil fuels, both of which he refuses to work for. He does mapping for a local city council instead.
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Texas Séamsaw Massacre Oct 9
God I think this is a pretty common thing. There’s a real split in my experience between geologists who will and won’t work for the oil industry. Wary of each other lmao
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