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Comment: Artificial and arbitrary to the extreme (Score 1) 515

by QuietLagoon (#49328467) Attached to: A Bechdel Test For Programmers?
So some CTO decides to take a visual arts litmus test which admittedly does not work, modify it in arbitrary ways, and then apply it to the software engineering field to determine whether or not a project will fail.

I have to agree with the previous poster who said, "Seriously, this is the dumbest thing ever. Just make the code work."

Comment: Not a diet, but a lifestyle change (Score 5, Insightful) 491

by QuietLagoon (#49327461) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds
If you "go on a diet" you are defeated before you even start.

If you want to lose weight, you have to go into the process with the goal of changing your lifestyle permanently, otherwise the weight will return when you finish the diet.

Go into the weight loss process with the right mindset - a permanent change of what and how you eat, along with any changes in your activity regimen.

The reason most people regain the wieght they lose on a diet is that they view a diet as something temporary, which it is.

Don't go on a diet (Hacker's Diet or otherwise), but do make a permanent change to your lifestyle.

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?