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Comment: Re:We need more of this (Score 1) 275

by Pop69 (#47876147) Attached to: California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews
The amendment you mention says

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Can't see anything there that affects a private companies ability to include terms in a contract which would restrict your free speech, perhaps you could point it out to me ?

Comment: Re:No. It would not. (Score 1) 375

by Pop69 (#47731035) Attached to: Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?
Minor but important point.

They're not refitted at Faslane. When they were sited at Faslane the quid pro quo for hosting them was supposed to be that they would be refitted at Rosyth on the Forth.

Sadly Rosyth got screwed over in favour of refitting them at Devonport to try to prop up some marginal seats.

Comment: Re:UX FTW (Score 1) 199

by Pop69 (#47673351) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Should You Invest In Documentation, Or UX?
You seem to be a little confused.

"Working software [is valued] over comprehensive documentation"

You then go on to state that this means UX takes priority.

UX does not take priority, the ability of the software to perform its function takes priority. Pretty software that is easy to use but doesn't do what it's supposed to is useless software.

Comment: I've used the software (Score 2) 199

by Pop69 (#47672585) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Should You Invest In Documentation, Or UX?
I've used the software, it was OpenERP in its previous incarnation. I've ploughed my way through the developer and user documentation.

The documentation is abysmal, much of it is not updated between versions and can refer to settings, functions, etc that no longer exist. In some cases I've seen it refer to whole sections that no longer even exist like report design and outlook integration. There are numerous places where it refers to things that do not exist unless a specific module is installed but at not point does the documentation ever mention that the module should be installed.

On the developer side, there appears to be much that is broken by design rather than by error. For what is supposed to be a piece of critical business software, the inability to do something as basic as a bank reconciliation and print off an aged debt report out of the box is unbelievable.

Perhaps working on the core competencies of the software instead of diverging into including web site builder and CMS systems ? Your product can't do something as useful as calculating the cost price of a Bill of Materials assembly, so get the basics working and documented clearly before you do anything else.

Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?