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Comment: Wrong salesdroids (Score 2) 159

by Jay Maynard (#48014283) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Software Issue Tracking Transparency - Good Or Bad?

If your salesdroids can't turn that openness and transparency into an advantage, you have the wrong salesdroids. Anything can be marketed as a competitive advantage.

Hell, they should be pushing to prospects that you don't let bugs slip through the cracks. You get bug reports and post them for all to see, and you can't just ignore them in such an environment. That makes your product more robust, not less.

Comment: Re:When you abolutely, positively need a gun now! (Score 3, Informative) 600

by Jay Maynard (#47901465) Attached to: High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

All what accidental deaths? The number is tiny - less than 100 a year. That number is also dropping monotonically every year, and has done so since the 1930s.

If you want to end kids' accidental deaths, get rid of bathtubs and swimming pools. They kill far more.

Comment: Re:But what about... (Score 2) 600

by Jay Maynard (#47901445) Attached to: High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Accidental use of guns causes fewer deaths than just about any other accident you can name. The number is small, and has been dropping monotonically since the 1930s.

Unauthorized use of guns is not going to be significantly impacted by something like this. There are far too many out there without it, and those will never be retrofitted.

If it's worth hacking on well, it's worth hacking on for money.

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