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Comment Re:Issue is more complicated (Score 1) 873

The problem starts at the top.

What I have seen: Someone submits a fix that does not quite work. Linus reverts the commit with a long diatribe on why the user is stupid for what he did. The end result is work was done, but nothing is produced. And, the developer likely gives up.

What could Linus have done instead:

* He could have modified the commit so that it does work.
* He could have sent the submitter ideas on how to fix the code.
* He could have opened an off-line dialogue discussing solutions to the problem.
* He could have had better test procedures so that the submitter would have know there was an error in his commit.
* He could have added a test case so that this commit error does not happen again.

Lots of productive things he could have done instead.

Comment Re:Unionize (Score 1) 348

What should be outlawed is quotas.

I saw an internal memo written by Jack Welch, CEO of General Electric, in which he rebuked his senior management on how few Indian programmers on visas who were being hired. He did not say H-1B workers he actually wrote he wanted Indian programmers. And, because of this failure he was instituting hiring quotas for the minimum number of Indian programmers to be hired.

Comment Re:My sister is a nurse (Score 4, Interesting) 232

I have had that problem. My doctor gave me a valid ICD diagnosis. My doctor prescribed me a standard drug for my condition. My insurance company says that my drug is not prescribed for my ICD diagnosis. They are OK with my drug being prescribed for some other ICD diagnosis codes.

Comment Re: My sister is a nurse (Score 2) 232

Republicans get blamed for an initiative of the World Health Organization that is being pushed by a Democrat administration. Meanwhile, congressional Republicans are trying to override Obama's decision to go ahead with ICD-10.

Facts don't seem to matter to Democrats.

"The urge to destroy is also a creative urge." -- Bakunin [ed. note - I would say: The urge to destroy may sometimes be a creative urge.]