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Comment: Re:Read the summary a couple times (Score 5, Funny) 465

Is that even English? Seems more like some dystopian futurespeak loosely based on a form of English which has been coopted by media and communications majors.

Not only is it English, it is British English from English Britain, the original and still the best English since 1066.

Accept no substitutes.

Comment: Re:Give the technical leads assistants. (Score 1) 312

by ErroneousBee (#46244075) Attached to: Good Engineering Managers Just "Don't Exist"

If your company has an adversarial internal structure, then clearly you need advocate (aka manager) to play the politics.

If that's the company structure, then you are stuck with political decisions being made without reference to the engineering reality. That's how you get big failures like RBS and the continual cycle of outsourcing->collapse->insourcing.

Comment: Re:Government funds for clean ups? (Score 4, Interesting) 113

Because there is no reward for good behaviour.

In BP's case, they made a decision to fund the cleanup and compensate people and businesses. And every fraud and shyster crawled out of the woodwork and started demanding compensation. They get no credit for putting their hands up, while US companies Transocean and Haliburton were busy hiding behind lawyers and shredding the evidence and getting away with it.

Comment: Re:Scorpion and the Frog (Score 1) 565

by ErroneousBee (#40411815) Attached to: Microsoft's Surface Caught Windows OEMs By Surprise

I doubt it is in Mocrosoft's interest to kill the ecosystem. It will leave every MS dependant hardware or software vendor looking for a transition strategy to Apple/Linux/Nintendo/Sony/Android. I guess many will already have woken up and decided "No more purposefully buggy DSDT tables, no more half-hearted Linux support", though I guess Asus and Adobe will snooze a while longer.

You know, Callahan's is a peaceable bar, but if you ask that dog what his favorite formatter is, and he says "roff! roff!", well, I'll just have to...