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Comment: Re:Troll v Troll (Score 1) 184 184

The worst and the best. The comments usually point out the flaws in any article. Sometimes they supplement important facts that were left out. Just because you can't trust everything you read, doesn't mean you should give up on reading. It just means that you should be skeptical and DYODD.

Comment: Why not? (Score 2) 231 231

After you wade past the trolls, Disqus is already the best fact checker for any story out there. Obviously, you have to follow up with a search to confirm what you read in the comments, but that's where I usually find the most important (unreported) portion of most stories.

Same is true of slashdot. Which is why most of us don't even RTFA.

Comment: That Explains My First Notice (Score 1) 224 224

I always VPNed to Canda for torrenting until I got a notice for torrenting a show about pirates (ironically enough). Wasn't sure if it was the VPN provider cracking down or a Canada thing. Haven't had any issues after switching to another country.

I do wish the movie/TV industry would sell me the content in an acceptable format though. I haven't pirated music in many years. Not since I could get a decent quality, non-DRM MP3 for a reasonable price. Money is not the issue for me, so much as the video format.

Comment: Depends on the Language (Score 5, Interesting) 443 443

If the langugage is Java (or even Python to a lesser degree), then I haven't come across anything that even comes close to IntelliJ. It's code completion and introspection are so good, that I find I don't need to test as often. And I rarely find any issues when I do.

I also use Eclipse and Netbeans, and everything seems to take an extra step or two and that really adds up, over time. Netbeans is good for C++ though, so I muddle through with it.

Comment: Re:Around the block (Score 2) 429 429

Overengineered designs come from people who don't have the experience of having to maintain an older product. The kids out of college are smart and fun to work with, but between the overengineering and their difficulty in perceiving fads from the frameworks that will endure, I find I'd rather not work with them until they have a few more years under their belt.

Comment: It's the Latest "Cloud" (Score 5, Funny) 208 208

My senior managers recently discovered the agile process and have proceeded to school the development teams on it. They were so excited about how it will improve our company that I didn't have the heart to tell them that all the development groups have already been using it for years now.

Comment: No Point to 2nd Amendment if Ignoring the Others (Score 3, Insightful) 209 209

Republicans like to talk up the Constitution, which I'm a big fan of, but they really only care about a single amendment. And the only point of having that is to defend against the loss of the others. But what's the point of it? If they won't even vote to defend the others, they sure won't fight for them.

I've never been canoeing before, but I imagine there must be just a few simple heuristics you have to remember... Yes, don't fall out, and don't hit rocks.