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12 Things Everyone Assumes Coders Can Do

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1. "Hack in" if you forget your password.

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That's what security questions are for!

2. Jailbreak any phone.

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We'd have to do it the same way you would: looking it up online first.

3. Spend a weekend and turn your app idea into a real thing.

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Well...maybe. But probably, it would take a lot longer than a weekend, and a lot of us don't code apps.

4. Build a computer.

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That's hardware. Not our domain.

5. Totally slay at all video games.

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"Coder" does not automatically equal "gamer."

6. Fix the Wi-Fi.

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We're on hold with customer service just like EVERYBODY else.

7. Teach you how to use that new program.

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No matter what it is. No matter which platform it's on. No matter if it's hyper-industry specific and you have no relevant experience.

8. Build your own artificial language.

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That's, like, a HUGE deal. Like, advanced degree years of study kind of deal. Legit computer SCIENCE.

9. Understand what you mean when you ask things like, "The old button changed — is that why the difference in email is?"

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We're coders, not mind readers.

10. Unsend that message where you hit "reply all."

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We're coders, not magicians.

11. Get rid of computer viruses...remotely.

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If we are sitting in front of the computer, maybe. MAYBE, MOM.

12. Do complex mental math at the drop of a hat.

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Well — sometimes we actually can.