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Comment: Re:A Lot of Software Defies Easy Explanation (Score 1) 244

by Ash-Fox (#49696349) Attached to: RTFM? How To Write a Manual Worth Reading

A UI is part of the system architecture, and architecture fundamentals do need to be defined early in development

I am inclined to agree and disagree. I have been on one Agile project that had significant UI redesigns (a mostly mock application). This was done as part of R&D to understand what was an optimal UI as the client had difficulty knowing what they really wanted. From this, requirements were fully fleshed out with the client. Documentation tended to be written post fleshing out of documentations at the end of a development cycle (where it would go into two detatched iterative processes for manual testing and documentation writing).

Agile is definitely not "making stuff up as you go along".

But Agile methodology can certainly be used to figuring things out and rapidly delivering mock applications that can then be developed into more solid fleshed out requirements.

Comment: Re:A Lot of Software Defies Easy Explanation (Score 1) 244

by Ash-Fox (#49696331) Attached to: RTFM? How To Write a Manual Worth Reading

Fuck you, Agilisita.

You do realize there are development methodologies this is incompatible prior and post creation of Agile, right?

What that means for a technical writer is that if you UXtards are still fucking with six UX designs in 12 colors, I'd much rather let the screenshots get out of date for a couple of weeks while you fuck around with the UX, than to spend every fucking day taking 100 screenshots that will be obsolete by tomorrow's standup.

I only ever had one project doing that (constant UI redesigns) and that was while the product was still going through significant R&D work before it would ever reach real world users. Nobody was expecting user documentation to be produced for that stage.

You give me a shippable product, I give you docs.

Funny you should complain about Agile then, considering the ethos behind it is to deliver something frequently. Personally, as someone whom has done documentation, I found Agile easier to work with, small changes to documentation for each cycle, rather than blatant complete rewriting of documentation that has to be rushed for each release due to significant changes which often don't quite match the documentation that was written against original requirements since the original requirements were insufficient / badly architected / didn't take certain things into account.

Comment: Re:sudo bash (Score 1) 300

by Ash-Fox (#49618927) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Received Well By Linux Community

It's not "bad practice", each method has its advantages and disadvantages.

I agree to using "su -" or "sudo -i" independently. But together? There is no genuine advantage, just the disadvantage of being wasteful (allocating pointless excess ttys, redirects), potentially prevented from even working (when either su or sudo have been hardened to prevent use to ensure use of the other).

Since you stated there are advantages. What exactly is the advantage of using 'sudo su -' over "sudo -i" or "su -" ?

People need to stop misusing the word "proper" when what they really mean is "way to do it in my opinion".

I wanted to use the term "idiotic", but I felt it was a bit harsh. What I've stated is fact, not an opinion.

Comment: Re:Systemd and Gnome3 == no thanks (Score 1) 300

by Ash-Fox (#49618911) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Received Well By Linux Community

What exactly is bad about sudo su -?

You're making use of two completely separate applications that are intended for privilege escalation, which is not only silly but wasteful. It's possible on some systems that su and sudo have different setups (usually su is completely disabled on 'secured' systems) and so you may not even be able to bring up the shell you had intended to begin with.

If you want to use 'su', use it in it's proper form and use 'su -', if you want to use 'sudo' use it in it's proper form and use 'sudo -i'. Using both is just ridiculous.

Comment: Re:Hostile environments (Score 1) 634

by Ash-Fox (#49576523) Attached to: How To Increase the Number of Female Engineers

No. If you only do and never talk

Discussions are something I like doing in reality. It's why I'm on Slashdot.

However, the people where I use such responses generally don't want to have a discussion, they don't want to have their views challenged and they don't like it when I start pointing out they're using ad hominem, equivocation, red herrings, correlation proves causation or even affirming the consequent. They expect me to agree with them and they expect me to take up the issues for them because they complained when they could solve it themselves. Just to clarify, I'm not referring to people who the sort to avoid conflict because of their personality in this particular case.

you will never understand what other people think.

I guess my psychology classes were a waste then.

Comment: Re:No autoplay complaint? (Score 1) 99

by Ash-Fox (#49575669) Attached to: Kerbal Space Program 1.0 Released After 4 Years of Development

It's a game

Indeed, and I don't like playing games that look like shit.

That's a pathetic reason not to play something.

I am not paying for something that looks like shit, nor do I want to play something that looks like shit.

I don't get why people like you think the fact I don't want to do something I don't like is some how owed because you've got lower standards.

Comment: Re:Don't be mean to Lennart (Score 3, Insightful) 177

by Ash-Fox (#49575505) Attached to: When Enthusiasm For Free Software Turns Ugly

It also doesn't mean anything. I've seen SJWs blames in the comments on almost everything including quite diametrically opposite things.

I've heard the same thing about rape, rape has been used to explain things like farts, sitting, listening to music, I guess that means 'rape' has no particular meaning any more when the follow the same logic.

So, I'd like to challenge anyone actually using the phrase to actually define what it means in a way that isn't a catch-all of "crap I hate on the internet".

I think Urban Dictionary has already a good definition.

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary saftey deserve neither liberty not saftey." -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759

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