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Comment: Re:Not news worthy (Score 2) 188

by Rogerborg (#43553167) Attached to: Electronic Arts Slashes Workforce

You don't "lay off" in order to recruit "new people". In many jurisdictions, you can't do that legally.

Not that EA has ever cared about silly little things like employment laws.

Incidentally, I work for a 10,000+ employ software company, and to my knowledge and belief, they have never "laid off" anyone, ever.

I'd better tell management that consistent year on year growth - and regularly heading up the best companies to work for lists - is "abnormal" and "unhealthy". They're doing it wrong!

Comment: All estimates are bullshit anyway, and here's why (Score 1) 297

by Rogerborg (#43530649) Attached to: Overconfidence: Why You Suck At Making Development Time Estimates

Because by the time anyone who could come up with accurate estimate is asked for their opinion, the product has already been sold and the contracts signed.

Prioritise the order of development and get on with it. It'll be done when it's done, you'll get paid or you won't. Wasting time producing imaginary numbers has never fulfilled a contract, ever.

Comment: Re:Bitcoin is simple, and complicated (Score 1) 398

by Rogerborg (#43311501) Attached to: Re: Bitcoin, I most strongly agree with the following:

The value is only what you can trade it for at the time when you're ready to deal.

National currencies are backed by the threat of force. Accept this, or else. Bitcoins are backed by a shared trust in their security.

When (not if) it becomes worthwhile for a mob to pay their crackers to perform a major bitcoin heist, it'll deflate faster than the Hindenburg. Make sure you predict that and cash out 5 minutes before the story breaks.

Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable. -- C.B. Luce