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Comment: Re:A couple of things (Score 1) 560

-Keep every e-mail.

This is a bacon saver right here. I would add
-get every verbal agreement acknowledged via email.
I can't count the number of times someone has agreed to do something then told me they never agreed to do it. With an email trail you may not get them to do what they promised but they can't stand there and deny they ever agreed to it. That can mean the difference between you or them when the hammer on a project falls. I learned this lesson by watching an incompetent engineer cost many of my peers their jobs by simply telling the manager the tech didn't do it the way he was instructed but instructions were gibberish and the techs had long since deleted them.

Comment: Missing Option (Score 1) 287

by ArhcAngel (#49718047) Attached to: The Auto Industry May Mimic the 1980s PC Industry

Automakers, though large and well-established, haven't put much effort into building the platform on which their cars run.

There's a reason for that. They're quite bad at it. That, and BlackBerry/QNX are quite good at it. Currently if you want Apple Car or Android Auto in your vehicle that vehicle will be running BlackBerry QNX Car as both platforms are simply plug-ins for QNX Car. BlackBerry needs to renegotiate its contracts such that they get credit just like Microsoft did with Sync so people know how pervasive BlackBerry actually is. Currently over 50% of the cars made worldwide run QNX Car. The problem is car makers choose what plug-ins to license for their vehicles and then customize the interface to their liking. That has led to some atrocious UI over the years but BlackBerry has sought to improve the situation with QNX Car 2.0 by providing more UI tools and widgets. Much of what Android Auto and Apple Car bring to the table have been possible for years. Car makers simply didn't see any need to add those features to their vehicles.

Comment: EDI? (Score 1) 200

by ArhcAngel (#49691199) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Is the Best Open Document Format?
Will this be for sharing information with 3rd parties? If your documents consist of a set of data you will need access to EDI (electronic data interchange) was designed to store the data in a standard format and be able to inject that data into any document format. It's not so helpful if you are just archiving word documents or emails. There are a number of companies that assist in converting your documents to EDI.

Comment: Re:Feminist bullshit (Score 1) 950

Being completely addicted to anything, no matter how harmless in moderation (games, porn, alcohol, other drugs) etc is generally considered to be a bad thing.

I'm addicted to breathing air and I also think I would die if I stopped eating...PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

While it might not be normal his conclusions are dubious. correlation != causation and all that.

Forty two.