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'Automating' comes from the roots 'auto-' meaning 'self-', and 'mating', meaning 'screwing'.
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jmoodie
2146 days ago
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I got to be pretty decent at spotting this curve while at UMB, and then avoiding it. But there is no doubt about its existence.
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2151 days ago
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Jadepearl
2140 days ago
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True, true, true.
USA! USA! USA!
Skotte
2145 days ago
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"Automation" is in my job title.
Rochester, Earth
danatnr
2147 days ago
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Yes.
Ohio
yashimii
2149 days ago
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oh so true
linny
2149 days ago
it's really true.
claysmith
2150 days ago
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This is my weakness. I'll gladly write a script or macro to accomplish a repetitive task even though doing the task by hand would take half the time. Coincidently, this is why I use Vim, because it reduces the distance between manual and macro editing. Of course, it took me weeks to set up and learn to use Vim. That's time I'll likely never recoup.
Escondido, CA
devicenull
2151 days ago
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Too often true...
RTP, NC
lrwrp
2151 days ago
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So painfully true.
??, NC
Satri
2151 days ago
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Ah.. The things you own end up owning you...
Montreal, Canada
bsag
2151 days ago
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Horribly true. Been there, done that.
satadru
2151 days ago
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The multi-axial solution is to delegate your yak-shave. Alternately optimize using the "has somebody automated/done this in a good enough fashion" algorithm.
New York, NY
stefanetal
2151 days ago
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How the boss views most projects. And how I view his project proposals...
Northern Virginia
adamgurri
2151 days ago
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Yup
New York, NY
steingart
2151 days ago
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sigh, yes.
Princeton, NJ
JayM
2151 days ago
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Ha. :) For some folks this is definitely true!
Atlanta, GA
tomazed
2151 days ago
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Best definition of automating!
taglia
2151 days ago
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Best definition of automation I have ever seen...
Singapore
Jaryth000
2151 days ago
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Related comic: http://xkcd.com/1205/
Canada
amijangos
2151 days ago
My thought exactly, you have a threshold of how much time to invest
oliverzip
2152 days ago
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Explaining the productivity paradox.
Sydney, Balmain, Hornsby.
traggett
2152 days ago
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Title text: 'Automating' comes from the roots 'auto' meaning 'self-', and 'mating' meaning 'screwing'.
Hong Kong