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Comment: Re:"Just let me build a bridge!" (Score 1) 367

by Rakarra (#47526533) Attached to: 'Just Let Me Code!'

I would be perfectly happy to be either the architect or the construction worker in a project, but (for projects larger than a sawhorse) those two people SHOULDN'T be the same person. I that sense I sometime would also like to scream "Just let me Code!" instead of dragging me into all sorts of management meetings where people just sit around going "Say, wouldn't a bridge be nice?" First decide THAT you want a bridge, then decide WHERE you want a bridge, only then come to me to be the architect and get someone else to code, or get an architect that then gets me to code

Boy, I don't know how many times I've seen horrible times come around because those with the most technical expertise were not involved in the design/decision making. Specs that make no sense, hardware and software choices that are unmaintainable in the long run, platform choices that the team doesn't have any experience with. Those sorts of meetings may not be that interesting most of the time, but it's better to be involved in the design, because saying "but I just wanted to code" won't make it any more fun to try to implement bad decisions.

Comment: Re:I Have a Friend Who Is a Top-Shelf Cabinetmaker (Score 1) 367

by Rakarra (#47524951) Attached to: 'Just Let Me Code!'

However, their stuff ain't cheap. A Mercedes S-class will usually cost more than 5 Toyotas. It will probably last as long as 3 or 4. The Mercedes-Benz company is a pipsqueak, compared to Toyota.

Damn! So if I get a Mercedes-Benz S-class, it will run just fine for 45-60 years? Maybe I -should- go with that for my next car, then.

Comment: Re:Mac OS X Yosemite (Score 1) 161

by Rakarra (#47524581) Attached to: Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

National parks aren't corporations, and national parks and operating systems on computers aren't the least bit related so you're not going to have a trademark collision.

National parks aren't corporations, though a corporation can and do run the services in a national park.

In the case of Yosemite, its services are supplied by the Delaware North corporation, who also oversee Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon.

Comment: Re:call them (Score 1) 348

by Rakarra (#47518145) Attached to: Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

Netflix is one of the few companies I actually use where I feel like they do care about making the customer happy, and they will keep features they don't necessarily like that the home user has come to depend on.

See: the fall-out from spinning off the streaming services, multi-user profiles on one paid account, etc.

Comment: Re:It gets worse... (Score 1) 667

by Rakarra (#47503399) Attached to: Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

That goes both ways, though, doesn't it? I don't think anybody has convincingly made any argument about what the separatists, much less Russia, has to gain from this tragic event.

Most people who point the finger at the separatists aren't saying they took down a civilian air liner intentionally. They don't have "anything to gain" from this because the results weren't their intention.

They did have something to gain from shooting down a Ukrainian military plane, though.

I took a fish head to the movies and I didn't have to pay. -- Fish Heads, Saturday Night Live, 1977.