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AndyDent-Touchgram · 4d ago

I'm 58

AndyDent-Touchgram · 5d ago

Hey, it's why I'm here. I'm also very heavily accountable to my wife as she sees the money going out the door.
I have a local digital business group I've been involved with for years, meet about 10 times/year and that's both a sounding board and (informal) accountability group.

If you're in Pioneer and not treating it seriously as an accountability group then why bother?

AndyDent-Touchgram · 9d ago

No, I don't see the point for me. The kinds of bugs I wrestle with are nothing to do with code complexity and its faster for me to read code than that kind of prose description.

AndyDent-Touchgram · 9d ago

My point was that most of the good parts of the explanation come from the code comments. If the code comments are removed, what does your AI say about that code?

AndyDent-Touchgram · 10d ago

Also, I've seen vastly more obscure code than that. Try a 3D CAD product that's evolved for 20 years and the original was in FORTRAN auto-converted to C++. It brought cppdepend to its knees.

AndyDent-Touchgram · 10d ago

I glanced at a couple of examples. How does it do on complex code if you don't have comments in there explaining what's happening?

It may work but your dense code example gives the impression it's cheating.

AndyDent-Touchgram · 13d ago

Just because someone else thinks that offering this service is worthwhile, doesn't imply Stripe should.

The other startups may be willing to take organisational risks that Stripe cannot.

Or, it just may be a lot of ongoing bureaucratic hassle which smaller companies think is worth as a marketing exercise but Stripe no longer need to bother with.

It is quite common for companies to drop minor product lines as they grow.

AndyDent-Touchgram · 13d ago

Do you have any ideas why Stripe does not form/support US LLC's for non-US residents/owners?

Just guessing, based on some of my research.

Pretty sure that the pass-through and notification requirements around LLCs are onerous for them, with little advantage.

There are similar good reasons why VCs won't back LLCs - US tax law is horribly complicated and if you fall foul of some of their gotcha stuff it's hard and expensive to fix.

As VC money won't go to LLC, that's a lot of the market for them so combination of pain and lower demand led to them simplifying it out of their offerings.

AndyDent-Touchgram · 13d ago

You may as well give away 10-20% of your company when it’s just an idea than when you have serious traction.

Oh seriously ???!

When was the last time anyone other than a deep SV insider could get funding on just an idea?

AndyDent-Touchgram · 21d ago

Legal protection is a very good point. I didn't clarify that my when you have to is certainly before you can put a product on the app store.