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Comment: Re:Hahah (Score 1) 245

Don't be confused into thinking you are insightful just because a few morons modded you up.

There may well be issues at hand that you don't quite grasp. And by "may well", I mean "definately are"

Hell ... for all you know someone spiked his afternoon tea with LSD. Do you think you might want to take a step back in think again?

Comment: Re:Theft (Score 1) 170

You are technically correct that Microsoft most likely didn't steal actual code. However, Apple had pernission from Xerox PARC to use the GUI concept, and Microsoft subsequently used it without said permission. The bigger part of the controversy was that Gates lied to Jobs and claimed to be using Apple provided systems to make a better Word for Mac, when in fact he was using it to see how it work effectively stealing the overall concept, and in an especially unscrupulous fashion.

Comment: Re:EPA has exceeded safe limits, needs curbing (Score 2) 353

"I can tell you ahead of time corals have genes that switch on to handle heat and co2 and they have survived 7000 ppm CO2 in the past and that this is not affecting reefs which by some miracle are only dying near man where he pollutes; in the open ocean coral is fine."

Well, people have survived in terrorist captivity, but that doesn't mean that being in terrorist captivity is completely OK with me. It is about the quality of life of the Coral. I'm guessing you aren't about to start ingesting large amounts of it, but somehow you are fine with subjecting the poor innocent coral to it. For shame!

Comment: Re:Not likely (Score 1) 208

by Zero__Kelvin (#49582353) Attached to: IBM CIO Thinks Agile Development Might Save Company

" Not following Agile correctly is responsible for only a very small portion of that crap ..." - Sentenced clipped, but not to change context

Nice Tautology. If it works, you followed it correctly, and if it didn't work, you didn't follow it "correctly" (as if there is such a thing as following it correctly.)

Bravo !

Comment: Re:Agile - like everything else it is good and bad (Score 1) 208

by Zero__Kelvin (#49579973) Attached to: IBM CIO Thinks Agile Development Might Save Company

"The problem is when people skip design and jump strait into dev and assume a sky scrapper can be built with no real planning."

Bingo x 10. This is the problem in our industry, and it is woefully evident by simply polling the masses. Most people think that "Software Engineer" is a "snooty" way of saying "programmer." In other words, more than 80% of the peope "in the industry" are under-qualified or unqualified.

Comment: Re: Figures (Score 1) 368

by Zero__Kelvin (#49549239) Attached to: iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users
Actually, reading this, I see that I was wrong. For most people in the world it is true, but the years it would take you to learn how to use Windows 7 need to be taken into account, so you might be one of the few people on the planet for whom it is cheaper to keep using antiquated software on your antiquated hardware.

If it wasn't for Newton, we wouldn't have to eat bruised apples.

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