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Comment: Re:Nope... Nailed It (Score 1) 179

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: I think I quit gaming. :P (Score 1) 222

by antdude (#48423125) Attached to: Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

For me, I pretty much quit video gaming. I think I got old, too BUSY, and burned out (no time and energy). I have been gaming since I was a callow ant since the late (19)70s start out with Atari 2600 and arcades. I noticed my gaming started fading after WoW came out. Once in a while, I'd play quick games like in Flash online. :D I still have Windows games (World in Conflict, SW:Battlefront, Cyrsis 1, Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath, etc.) to resume and finish (not sure if I will ever will though). :(

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.

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