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Comment: Re:Microsoft is adapting to a new role (Score 1) 188

Another thing that bothered me is that the documentation consists mostly of examples. However, if I read documentation I don't want a code fragment to copy-paste, I want to read the specification for a particular method. In particular, how it handles edge cases. That information was usually missing. Of course you can test the behavior, but there is no guarantee the next release will have the same behavior if the behavior was never documented. All in all, it didn't feel like a good platform for writing reliable applications.

As someone who works on API documentation (no, nothing to do with .NET, thank goodness), I really wish you would tell this to the marketing types at work who keep telling me, "Nobody wants... [*grimace*] specs. Just give them lots of examples to work from." And then smack them a couple of times.

Comment: Re:did you see that piece (Score 1) 539

by Zontar The Mindless (#48636875) Attached to: FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

What started gamergate was an ex-boyfriend with the maturity level of a 12-year-old who couldn't deal with the fact he'd picked the wrong woman to have a committed relationship with, and who thereupon decided he needed to whine to the whole world about it in mind-numbing detail, seeking to ruin her name in public and naming every other name he possibly could. Including names of other lovers who'd not done him any wrong and maybe didn't even know he existed. That fact he claimed that he was doing it to "protect others" just served to add a veneer of disingenuity (if he didn't really believe his own claim to this effect) or attention-seeking (if he did).

Sexual matters between consenting adults are and should remain private. Adults do not air such matters in public.

I tend to think if it'd been the other way round, and she'd named a slew of his other and/or former lovers, she'd have been dismissed as a jilted ex-girlfriend who couldn't keep such matters private as they should have been kept, and that would have been the end of it.

"No job too big; no fee too big!" -- Dr. Peter Venkman, "Ghost-busters"