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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.

Comment: Re:I think mobile phones win next generation (Score 1, Insightful) 276

by Hecatonchires (#36889530) Attached to: PS3 "Strong Contender" To Overtake Xbox 360

Because people have limited budgets of time and money. If you're playing a game on your mobile, your console is probably gathering dust. If your new handset costs $200 and is going to be everywhere you are, are you going to spend another $300 on a console that stays in the living room?

The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance.