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Comment: Re:Nothing new? (Score 1) 738

by DigitalAce9 (#39790549) Attached to: Software Engineering Is a Dead-End Career, Says Bloomberg
Hah! I appreciate the wisdom behind that statement. Companies that continue to think of their technical staff as an easily-replaced commodity eventually learn the error of their ways. The problem that I've seen lately is that if enough companies actually do this (treat engineering as a commodity) in a small community, an atmosphere is created where the top coders end up being high-priced hired guns that consult for a short period and generate all the "glory" code with the majority of good coders having to do all the finishing work (which is the majority of the work) -- and end up working for an ungrateful employer. A very sad state of affairs... one that I hope does not get broader adoption.

Comment: What's the fuss? (Score 2) 362

by DigitalAce9 (#39136679) Attached to: Why Tesla Cars Aren't Bricked By Failing Batteries
Why is everyone reacting like this is a new concept with vehicles? I bricked my '76 Plymouth Duster when it threw a piston rod through the sidewall of the engine one time. I nearly bricked a horse while walking him through a rocky-bottomed stream when he slipped. The motive force in any mode of transportation is susceptible to going down and effectively making you put wear on the soles of your shoes -- but the electric car will eventually be more reliable (far fewer moving parts and no need for hay/oats or brushing) and it will be far more ecologically sound (less need for oil derricks and belchy/gassy large animals). -- Ace

Inmates Escape As Guard Plays Plants Vs. Zombies 87

Posted by samzenpus
from the prioritizing-priorities dept.
dotarray writes "Everybody knows that there's a certain risk one takes when playing addictive, engrossing games can be trouble when you're meant to be doing something else. The prevalence of awesome games on the iPhone hasn't helped that risk. A Plants Vs. Zombies loving police officer has learned this the hard way after an escape."

Heuristics are bug ridden by definition. If they didn't have bugs, then they'd be algorithms.