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Gold, however, is a color. Just like seafoam green contains blue, so does gold - at least, once you introduce lighting changes. That's how you shade a color, add or subtract amounts of each color (gold is FFD700, defined by HTML standards). It's just one of those many thousands of colors that aren't anywhere near primary or secondary. Brick red, tangerine and slate blue are all like that yet are still considered colors.
they're just chucking the text they type through some heuristic analysis
Otherwise known as watching them, your pedantry notwithstanding.
IF managers listened to the developers.
True. To bifurcate: IF your devs listen to the manager. I've watched dev members sit around investing inordinate amounts of time on the more trivial parts of projects because they found them personally fascinating. Watched those same types provide sky high estimates specifically to have fuck off time.
We've all been there too.
It's only one sided in any given situation but overall, I'd have to say I've seen more screw off software people than managers.
No, this is a full sized maze that you walk through and have no idea how deep and complex it is.
I did estimates my entire career and I believe only once did I walk into such a situation. My response was, of course, "Don't know. Not enough information."
In all other instances, the client provided much more than just the doorway to the maze, so making estimates backed up with rationale wasn't all that difficult. Also, during the initial discussions, I made sure to inform them what kind of information I needed to *make* said estimates. Don't ever recall being called unreasonable.
I find myself correcting atheists as many times as I do religious people. Neither side is bereft of people spouting inane generalizations.
It's not a "witch hunt" when you have actual proof that the suspected activities are taking place.
Mann, meet hockey-stick graph, meet "fudge factor", meet media response to the exposure of same.