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Comment: Re: I'll be dead (Score 3, Insightful) 182

by Radres (#49661963) Attached to: The Challenge of Web Hosting Once You're Dead

Maybe you're hosting your family's photo albums, or perhaps some writing you'd like to someday share with your grandkids? The web is so ephermal. It would be great if I had a more reliable means of leaving something to future generations of my family. Even printing stuff out doesn't always work either.

Comment: Re:Another type that is interesting... (Score 1) 717

by Radres (#46259693) Attached to: Your 60-Hour Work Week Is Not a Badge of Honor

The problem is that it's near impossible to say with certainty whether those issues created by that developer were unavoidable as part of doing the job. Many times bugs are the fallout from dysfunctions either in the team (poor requirements, planning) or in the technology (buggy, poorly-implemented abstractions that the developer is forced to build on top of). Of course it's reasonable to blame it all on the incompetence of the developer, but in some cases it genuinely isn't his fault despite his name being attached to the bug.

Comment: Re:Die already Blackberry (Score 1) 120

by Radres (#44911039) Attached to: BlackBerry Confirms 4,500 Job Cuts, Warns of $950 Million Loss

No, he's saying that we shouldn't be rooting for companies to fail. What does the world gain from a company like RIM failing to produce great, new products? BB may be obsolete tech, but I'm sure somewhere along the line someone could have done something to diversify RIM's portfolio to keep that company afloat.

Logic doesn't apply to the real world. -- Marvin Minsky