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Comment: Agile Oxymoron (Score 3, Informative) 507

by Loconut1389 (#49691525) Attached to: Is Agile Development a Failing Concept?

I always find it funny for something named Agile and aimed at being responsive to needs that people are so "by the book" about it. I find it oxymoronic that there's "one true way" to do something called Agile.

Some employers are so by the book that they have to have a physical whiteboard with postits even though they also have to have jira and keep both those in sync. The purist agile says no remoting- face to face only, which I think is incorrect- I think "some kind of verbal or visual chat" is sufficient, but the key is communication beyond say hipchat and jira and email.

Some employers claim to be really purist about it and yet depart in significant ways. I think a lot of employers also use Agile as a way to squeeze long hours out of devs at the end of every sprint even though "purist" agile says 40 hour work week.

I generally like agile and it took a while for me to understand that MVP doesn't mean do the bare minimum for the sake of doing the bare minimum but with the idea you get it to the customer for feedback sooner and you iterate.

Comment: Re:Except they just turn the power off (Score 4, Informative) 288

usually they do everything they can to keep the power on including splicing into the power cables or pulling the socket from the wall and hooking it up to a phase locking UPS so they can take the computer still powered on. This is usually combined with a mouse wiggler to keep screensavers and sleep from kicking in.

Comment: Re:Beware Rust, Go, and D. (Score 1) 223

by Loconut1389 (#49410139) Attached to: Mono 4 Released, First Version To Adopt Microsoft Code

You can't say there is no reason for other languages, ASM and C still have their use in very lowlevel code. VHDL/Verilog are relevant to FPGAs which may or may not hold a very important part in the evolution of computers- dynamic chips that can become anything you want and implement a hardware parallelized version of a software algorithm.

While I agree C# and C++ will start to cover a large percentage of the spectrum, the others are not without purpose.

Comment: Re:Should be simple (Score 1) 92

by Loconut1389 (#49366355) Attached to: Arduino Dispute Reaches Out To Distributors

Use in commerce matters too.

From: http://www.uspto.gov/sites/def...

Is federal registration of my mark required?
No. In the United States, parties are not required to register their marks to obtain protectable rights.
You can establish “common law” rights in a mark based solely on use of the mark in commerce,
without a registration. However, owning a federal trademark registration on the Principal Register
provides a number of significant advantages over common law rights alone, including:
  A legal presumption of your ownership of the mark and your exclusive right to use the mark
nationwide on or in connection with the goods/services listed in the registration (whereas a
state registration only provides rights within the borders of that one state, and common law
rights exist only for the specific area where the mark is used);
  Public notice of your claim of ownership of the mark;
  Listing in the USPTO’s online databases;
10
UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
  The ability to record the U.S. registration with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service
to prevent importation of infringing foreign goods;
  The right to use the federal registration symbol “®
”;
  The ability to bring an action concerning the mark in federal court; and
  The use of the U.S. registration as a basis to obtain registration in foreign countries

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