Is to lie. Tell them you are moving to a city which doesn't have comcast. So they can't do anything but disconnect you. Of course once Comcast is the only Cable company left you are screwed.
but I classified it as top secret.
To be hooked up to some device while we work to measure how likely we are to wind up at the top of the stack rank. It could be completely automated, if it determines you just wrote sucky code it generates a pink slip email and a robot carries you out the door. Instant better code!
I was constantly amazed at how clueless the executives were when talking about the company with people being laid off present: "We're excited about the future things are going to be great, everything is roses, etc". Like they were saying "getting rid of all of you is so awesome."
We don't need no stinking QA on that screensaver. What could possibly go wrong?
anyone there cares about customers.
... nothing. Rubber stamps are never wrong.
If people were really against his positions, why did he get elected? Probably because he ran against a hamster and they had no choices. I wish we could vote no.
The computer with a bug that was actually a fish is a new one to me. Imagine if debugging today was called fishing.
... we know better than people who devoted their lives and spent a decade being educated in a scientific discipline. We stayed in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
U2's have been flying for 50 years. I smell rotten fish. How does collision avoidance software not understand altitude?
and it's very hard. We had good success not in stopping a commercial cheat system directly, but identifying the cheaters correctly. Our game was small enough that by making the cheat developer work too much they eventually decided it wasn't worth the money they spent on development. Most big online game companies don't care enough to even bother doing anything, other than maybe buying some commercial product that's easily bypassed. They make enough money up front that pissing off some customers isn't important. The funny thing is that people spent more on the cheat product than on the game.
bragged that the ship was unsinkable and look how well that turned out. Of course the CEO is going to say that but that doesn't mean much.
If the data in question is protected by a foreign law from being disclosed to anyone, such as personal information protected by the EU, then if the company were to disclose this information to a third party such as the court, it would be in violation of that country's laws. Damn if you do and damned if you don't. Who do you want to piss off more? International law is highly complex and probably shouldn't be handled by judges at a local level. I would expect the state department would get involved, as it might cause all sorts of grief to the country.
as a guest on Computer Chronicles in 1987. He seemed like a genuine person, not at all affected by not being Bill. Good to see he finally gets better recognition even if it took so long.