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Comment: Re: Agner Krarup Erlang - The telephone in 1909! (Score 1) 342

by Hecatonchires (#48192253) Attached to: An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

I saw this at a festival where you could buy tokens to have a shower. Unfortunately people stockpiled the tokens(buying enough for the weekend) which led to noone else being able to buy one until one had been used.

I guess I'm saying make sure your token is in sufficient quantities.

Comment: Adapt Quickly (Score 1) 182

by Hecatonchires (#41625503) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Often Do You Push To Production?

I find "Adapt Quickly" is a metaphor for "insufficiently tested" or "it worked on my machine"

If I had a dollar for every "tiny fix" that required hours of hacking in prod to resolve with the release team sitting around waiting for the wunderkind to figure it out, for it then to be reverted and done again the next weekend. So much better when properly tested with signoffs and accountability.

Comment: All sorts (Score 1) 448

by Hecatonchires (#37511114) Attached to: Accent Monitoring: Innovation Or Rights Violation?

In uni I had lecturers from China, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia among other places. I could understand them. The two hardest to understand were one lady who was extremely soft spoken. Had to sit in the front to hear her, even with a mic. The absolute hardest was a scottish guy. I had no idea what he was saying, even with a presentation up that he was speaking to. And english was his native language! All the foreign nationals put more effort into learning a second language than he did his first.

fortune: cpu time/usefulness ratio too high -- core dumped.

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