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Comment Software Development Processes (Score 1) 469

Michael Horn is woefully ignorant or lying. A big company like VW, especially a German company creating products with people's lives at stake, must have a software development process. I'd bet its more sophisticated than say your average game house. Probably very waterfall oriented with sign-offs along the way. The software engineers must have been implementing and testing against requirements. And those requirements must have been signed off by management. If that weren't true then VW should shutter its doors forever, because it would simply not be competent to produce people-movers with embedded software inside.

Comment Re:Very much so! (Score 1) 641

I for one much prefer good-ole printf and friends to std::iostream with its overloaded operators and finicky formatting manipulators. But in order to make such choices, you do have to learn the newfangled stuff to a certain level, in order to properly assess it.

Comment Now Be Very Careful (Score 4, Interesting) 81

Net neutrality provides justification for massive policing of the internet, because it calls for equal treatment of *lawful* content. By definition that means filtering for unlawful content. Wait until we find out what becomes designated as unlawful. The copyright crowd and authoritarians are gonna love it. Then we all get to apply for internet licenses... whee!

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