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Comment: Police Services are a scam (Score 5, Interesting) 110

by HeavyDDuty (#39389549) Attached to: Canadian Police Recommend Online Spying Tax For Internet Bills
The police are an economical scam. With normal goods and services, supply and demand dictates spending. Well we here in Canada are experiencing the lowest crime rates since forever. Police know this and steadfastly refuse or make it nigh impossible to report or prosecute thieves and burglars (think break-ins) to skew crime statistics as best as possible It happened to me, a neighbour, and a grandmother. All separate incidents. So when have we EVER seen any significant cut to police services when demand (crime is at an all-time low)? Never. Frankly, what the police fail to realize is, if everything really went to plan, their reward for doing a excellent/perfect job would be a pink slip. Instead, we have them entrenching. And asking for more monies in new and trend setting ways. They have a budget. Now they want an ISP tax. Smells like MPAA and RIAA. This whole thing stinks. [sorry for ranting].

Comment: Gibberish. And you can quote Riker on that. (Score 1) 467

by HeavyDDuty (#39320031) Attached to: A Better Way To Program
Terrible ideas that would transform coding time to 98% on the oooh-aaah-slider and setup for endless runtime tests vs 2% of actual coding. This is worse than time wasted dealing with various Android incompatibilities! Inspirational software engineer gibberish! His approach: a different way is a better way. Sell it. Sell it. Uhm, ok. Let's see some real world exmples of software projects using more than javascript joke code. "It's the specs that Kosinski sent us. In my opinion, sir, they're gibberish."

Comment: Re:What about Google driverless car? (Score 4, Interesting) 603

by HeavyDDuty (#38430832) Attached to: Software Bug Caused Qantas Airbus A330 To Nose-Dive
nothing in software is ever free of bugs. just because it's a bug-fix doesn't preclude the possibility of the bug-fix itself (or its side effects) from introducing new bugs, or being an incomplete fix which just happens to pass whatever inadequate test was thrown at it.

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