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Comment: Staged deployments and Agile (Score 1) 129

Have none of these places heard of replacing a system piece-by-piece? Or agile development? You don't take a decades old system and replace it in one step. You replace it piece-by-piece. That's not trivial to do, but these stories about "5-year project cancelled with absolutely nothing to show for it" are crazy.

Comment: Re:Pft (Score 1) 905

by MobyDisk (#47515733) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Have you ever listened to the audio chats of FPS co-op games when women are playing with men?

Have you ever listened to the audio chats of FPS co-op games when men are playing with men? I've heard straight guys who threatened to hunt down their male opponents so they could rape them and murder them just because they got their ass handed to them in a game. The usual response is to laugh, then shoot faster.

Comment: Stop copying hard drives too! (Score 4, Insightful) 150

by MobyDisk (#47499979) Attached to: New York Judge OKs Warrant To Search Entire Gmail Account

no more invasive than the long-established practice of granting a warrant to copy and search the entire contents of a hard drive

This "long-established practice" has always been a violation of the 4th amendment. The recent case where the US government used hard drive data from a *different* case is proof that they should not do this. They should never get the entire hard drive contents. A neutral 3rd-party should copy the drive, perform an appropriate search, then erase the copy. There's no reason for the government to indefinitely hold copies of data they should never have had in the first place.

Just imagine if they had a warrant to get your address book, but they kept a copy of every piece of paper in your entire home, just in case it became relevant later. There is no way that would be allowed. But the digital equivalent is somehow acceptable.

Comment: Re:Ah, yes--the UN Declaration of Human Rights (Score 1) 261

by MobyDisk (#47476871) Attached to: UN Report Finds NSA Mass Surveillance Likely Violated Human Rights

Thank you for quoting the text. I've never seen this before.

it says we are free from attacks to our reputation not that we are free from having our reputation harmed by ourselves and then reported by someone else.

If it said that then there might be more agreement. But that isn't what the words you quoted say. It has no such caveat. The only caveat at all is the word "arbitrary" which is a legislative weasel word. If it said "libelous" or "untrue" or something to that effect then it would not be debatable. It simply looks like it is poorly written, even if it is intended to mean what you say it is.

Comment: Jurisdiction: This is actually a great reply (Score 2) 382

by MobyDisk (#47458585) Attached to: White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

Obama gave the only reply he could. It essentially says "I don't control that, I can't help you. Sorry."

When your local state passes a bad law, don't cry to the federal government. Call your local representatives and fix the law yourself. It's easier to get local laws changed, and that is the appropriate level to do it.

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