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Comment: Whatever is measured is optimized. (Score 4, Insightful) 170

...when there really isn't a cause for immediate concern.

It all depends what one is concerned about. Is maximizing disk space down to the last possible byte important to you? Or is performance in accessing random data important to you? Or is wanting to keep artificial limits imposed by monitoring systems important to you?

Once you determine what is actually important to you, then you monitor for that parameter.

Whatever is measured is optimized.

Comment: I don't accept the premise (Score 2) 780

by QuietLagoon (#48198015) Attached to: NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

Back in the day, computer science was as legitimate a career path for women as medicine, law, or science....

I'd really like to seen some substantiation for this assertion, as it is so important for the validity of the other assertion that there has been a change since then.

Comment: "The Right Choice"? (Score 5, Insightful) 370

by QuietLagoon (#48180217) Attached to: Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

... Karjaluoto doesn't recall many such changes that we didn't later look upon as the right choice....

The opinion of whether or not it was the right choice is severely clouded by the fact that in the Apple environment, there is No Choice. The user Has To go along with what Apple decides is The Future.

Apple has built the walls so high around its empire, that few dare leave. Therefore, they must rationalize that whatever Apple decides for the future is The Right Choice.

After an instrument has been assembled, extra components will be found on the bench.