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Comment: Re:Nope... Nailed It (Score 1) 177

by AuMatar (#48435635) Attached to: It's Not Developers Slowing Things Down, It's the Process

Maybe you guys do, in which case it will probably work out fairly well. Most places use Agile for design and development- in fact Agilistas will claim that any time spent on design is wasted, and that one of the benefits of agile is not needing to do design, that a design will form as you go naturally. It tends to turn things into a major cluster fuck.

Comment: Re:Capitalism does not reward morality (Score 1) 194

by AuMatar (#48425527) Attached to: Is a Moral Compass a Hindrance Or a Help For Startups?

I've read many issues. 100% of it agrees with what I said above. They believe they have no duties or responsibilities to their fellow man or society, and they redefine the terms "freedom" and "rights" to be a tautology of what they believe in. From a logical standpoint they have no ground to stand on. From a moral viewpoint they are the most vile philosophy on the face of the earth, the entire point is to allow themselves to feel morally superior for throwing away all sense of empathy and care. And that's the kindest way I can think of to describe it.

Comment: Re:Wrong question. (Score 1) 194

by AuMatar (#48422117) Attached to: Is a Moral Compass a Hindrance Or a Help For Startups?

Very short sighted answer. I'm not willing to sacrifice my values. Am I willing to work for/with others who have other values? Of course.

I'm pro-choice. Not all my coworkers are. We work together just fine.

I believe in welfare. My boss is a hardcore republican. We work together fine.

Why? Because those morals don't apply to the job. Now to get closer to the mark:

I believe in minimal accumulation of only annonymized data for use in improving my project. Some of my coworkers want far broader reaching data retrieval. We comprimised somewhere in the middle. We're not using this data for anything I consider immoral or selling it off, but we're keeping more than I consider absolutely necessary. I'm ok with this, so long as there's certain things we don't track.

I work for/with people with vastly different morals all the time.

Even ignoring that, its possible to be in a situation where you can't/it's difficult to leave a job, or for there to be something you're slightly uncomfortable with but doesn't breach your morals to the point where you have to leave in a huff. The world isn't black and white. And that's of course assuming you actually know everything the company is doing (you don't) and understand all the implications and future uses.

Comment: Re:Capitalism does not reward morality (Score 3, Insightful) 194

by AuMatar (#48422049) Attached to: Is a Moral Compass a Hindrance Or a Help For Startups?

You misunderstand how libertarians use the word free. To them, freedom means being able to do whatever they want whenever they want in any way they want without any form of responsibility to anyone or anything. In other words they mean anarchy, and they're deluded enough to think they're all Ayn Randian supermen who will rise to the top in such an environment. Holding a rational debate or explaining anything to someone like that is a waste of time, it's like trying to convert the pope to Buddhism.

Comment: Re:Good luck with that. (Score 1) 558

by AuMatar (#48240357) Attached to: Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

2)There's a lot of card companies out there. Find one that doesn't charge fees. That's trivial.

4)I've had other experiences, with a hold far greater than the rental amount placed on a debit card. It was a major rental car company- Avis? Hertz?

5)CC debt is the first thing to go in bankruptcy. So if you're really in that position you want lots of it and no extra liens on the house.

6)That doesn't help you if they decide to flag your card and shut it down. It will take a few days to get the new one, and in the meantime you can't use the old one. That's assuming you're in the right place to even get it. Would have totally sucked to not have had a backup while on my 3 month trip to Europe. Or when they flagged my card right after I moved because I used it in the same hardware store twice in an hour. Never rely on one card.

Comment: Re:Good luck with that. (Score 1) 558

by AuMatar (#48237593) Attached to: Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

1)TO prove that you repay your debts. Car loans also help, but credit cards are the most easily acquired debt history.

3)No. Checking accounts earn interest. You can have a checking account with or without a debit card. Even if you have a credit card, you can put your money in a checking account. Having the card does not get you additional interest.

5)You can get home equity loans in the US as well. There's generally minimum loan amounts though (you can't use it for less than X amount), it puts a lien on your house, and you have to own a house. You also have to qualify. Its easier and better to have a credit card.

6)A credit card can be always on you (short of being mugged). A spouse or rich uncle, if you have one, may not be reachable.

Comment: Re:Good luck with that. (Score 4, Informative) 558

by AuMatar (#48236479) Attached to: Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

In several ways

1)Debit cards don't build credit history. This makes it hard to get a car or house loan at good rates.

2)Credit cards have 0% interest if you pay at the end of the month every month.

3)Debit cards do not earn you interest. If you have an interest checking account (rare, and usually such a low rate that its a joke, sub 1% in most cases), you earn that money regardless of if you have or use a debit card.

4)In the US, many purchases such as hotel, rental car, and gas put a hold on your account for more money than the actual charge. This hold goes away once the car is returned/hotel is checked out/a few days (for gas), but in the meantime that's additional money you can't access.

5)Emergencies/hard times. Sometimes shit happens. You may lose your job and run low on cash. You may have a series of car and house repairs. Its always a good idea to have an additional emergency fun you can call on for short term cash.

6)Your bank may put a hold on your debit card for suspicious activities. In that case, your card is useless. Having a backup is always a good idea. There's been several times this has saved my ass when traveling.

Comment: Re: How many really make $140k ? (Score 1) 198

by AuMatar (#48190507) Attached to: Developers, IT Still Racking Up (Mostly) High Salaries

First off, glassdoor isn't a representative set. Secondly, it counts salary only, not bonuses and equity that can be half of your take home. Third, it does averaging but doesn't drop out old days points- days points from 09 are horribly outdated, but included in their averages. Glassdoor is good for reviews, but it's salary numbers are junk.

Comment: Re: Application sandboxing (Score 4, Informative) 577

by AuMatar (#48042747) Attached to: Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

Android does sandbox apps. The default internal directory for each app can only be read/written by itself. Prior to version 4.2, the SD card was public and could be read/written by anyone. 4.2 and later, only parts of the SD cared are publicly readable and only parts are publicly writable.

In both cases before and after 4.2 uninstalling will remove the private directory. It will also remove any private directory on the SD card, so long as the app used the default location. Some apps don't, purposely, so their data will persist if reinstalled.

Comment: Re:Going Cable! (Score 1) 135

by AuMatar (#48031799) Attached to: FCC Rejects Blackout Rules

In the last few years I've gone to games and I've watched on TV. I'd never pay sticker price to go to a game again- TV is a MUCH better experience. No weather, no annoying asshole standing up in front of you, better food, better priced food and drink, instant replays, etc. If you're watching sports (rather than participating) its just better all around on TV. I'm more engaged at home.

Funnily enough, I'd rather go to a concert. That's an experience. Sports in person don't do it for me, even if I like the sport.

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