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Comment Re:What? (Score 1) 126

That just strikes me as bad business.

I know it's common to "maximise the use of your money" and that a valuation can be based on some income to asset ratio which encourages debt, but when multi-million and billion dollar companies don't have actual cash to pay their staff they're doing it wrong.

Comment Re:TDD FDD (Score 1) 232

Having some experience with both FDD and TDD, I can attest that test driven culture where automated testing is fully integrated into the dev process pretty much addresses all three of your conditions.

Or combine them. I've seen amazing things happen when the developers are fearful of the testers.

Comment There's an app for that. (Score 1) 205

I guess we have to accept that we can't trust The Powers That Be to respect our right to privacy. Fortunately there are options.

I reckon more folks should be installing Open Whisper Systems RedPhone for encrypting their own calls.

Then there's always the Blackphone handset for more serious business too.

I supposed if you were really paranoid you could run RedPhone on your Blackphone...

Comment Re:Will most consumers care? (Score 1) 93

On another note, I want something that attaches to a barbell and tracks the speed of the bar and can automatically count my reps by interfacing to a strength tracker app on my phone. I know there is someone on this site that can do that.

Sounds like a good application for a Smart Watch, assuming it has accelerometers, heart rate monitor, etc. I know some folks don't like to train with a watch on, but if you did it could count reps tell you when to slow down, speed up, etc.

Comment Re:Seems it was only a few years ago... (Score 1) 170

Hard to beat the GB/$ deal with hard drives, but with 1 year warranties and a lot of DOA deliveries, plus quite a lot of drives which seem to die within the first year, I'm not super inclined to put my valuable files on them.

IMHO, the current way to go is big old spinning disks configured as RAID on a NAS for bulk storage, and SSD for PC/Laptop/etc drives. Your valuable files are safe enough and you get great OS performance without breaking the bank on big SSDs...

Fear is the greatest salesman. -- Robert Klein