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Comment: Passion isn't important (Score 2) 460

by Uruk (#36092412) Attached to: Is Process Killing the Software Industry?

Passion isn't important. Cost and risk are important. The processes are put in place to (attempt) to minimize cost and risk associated with software development. Experience teaches us that cost and risk are very high when building software.

When it's your money paying for the development effort, feel free to structure it so that you can chase your passion.

I sympathize with the idea that this kind of bureaucracy can suck the life out of developers, but guys, this is work. If it were that fun, they wouldn't have to pay you to do it.

Media

+ - Man extradited to US from AUS over copyright

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bricko writes "How did this get this far....Hew Griffiths, a 44-year-old Australian, has been extradited to the U.S. to face criminal copyright charges. Griffiths was the leader of a group named "Drink Or Die," which (again, according to the article) "cracked copy-protected software and media products and distributed them free of cost." http://volokh.com/archives/archive_2007_05_06-2007 _05_12.shtml#1178810434 Copyright is not an extraditable offense...is it, plus he did not do this in the US? http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2007/05/06/11783 90140855.html"
Space

+ - NASA to discuss Hubble Ring Of Dark Matter finding

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mknewman (557587) writes "NASA will hold a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on May 15 to discuss the strongest evidence to date that dark matter exists. This evidence was found in a ghostly ring of dark matter in the cluster CL0024+17, discovered using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The ring is the first detection of dark matter with a unique structure different from the distribution of both the galaxies and the hot gas in the cluster. The discovery will be featured in the June 20 issue of the Astrophysical Journal. http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2007/may/HQ_M07051 a_HST_Dark_Matter_update.html"

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