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Comment Re:Change Is Life (Score 1) 149

We decided to wait for VS2015 because 2010 was fine and we didn't find 2013 had enough to offer in terms of improvement for our dev team.

That actually surprises me a bit. For my team, VS2012 (and later, VS2013) were night-and-day performance improvements over VS2010.

I have been using VS2015 throughout the betas with mixed results, but the latest RC was OK, so I put RTM on my main dev machine. There have definitely been some hiccups - it takes longer to load our main product's solution, and it hasn't been as stable as VS2013 was. However, I have stuck with it because Roslyn and its integration with the IDE is a leap forward compared to the tooling in VS2013, especially when you start looking into analyzers. Such is the price of living on the edge, I suppose.

Comment Re:Seriously... (Score 1) 245

That's true for performance metrics in general: those in charge (management, administration, etc.) get a warm, fuzzy feeling that they get objective information about the performance of those under them, while the reality is usually that the metrics themselves are both easy to game and often detrimental to actual performance.

Comment Re:I'm surprised this made the front page (Score 1) 233

But both people and corporations are legal entities that can own property and be subject to contracts, liens, lawsuits, etc. It is silly to have two entire separate sets of laws, so it is reasonable to apply the same laws to both, unless the law specifically distinguishes between people and corporations (as some laws do, and some laws don't).

Except we already do have two separate sets of laws. For example, the duration of copyrights as owned an individual versus a corporation is different. This is especially true in the case of criminal law. Corporations cannot be imprisoned, and they are rarely (if ever) put to death (i.e., broken up). Most crimes which impose serious penalties for individuals are met with mere fines if anything when a corporation commits them. Instead, when a corporation does something bad, any potential punishment must usually be done via civil law (aka lawsuits).

Comment Re:Retards (Score 1) 141

Why do Yanks have to do every fucking single thing in their schools in a maximum privacy-invading way with overly convoluted use of technology?

Because the end goal is to make people acclimate to the idea that they do not and should not have privacy and that they should submit to authority. The free lunches are just a carrot to lead them around.

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