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Comment: It is you shalt not murder (Score 1) 361

by aepervius (#49152751) Attached to: Verizon Posts Message In Morse Code To Mock FCC's Net Neutrality Ruling
The old testament god was made as a conquest god. Our ancestor did not have as much knowledge as us , but they were not irrational. They made with what they had. So give them credit where credit is due : it would have made no sense to write myth about a god killing and ordering killing people right and left, including babies, and then pronounce "you shall not kill". No. The commandement is "you shalt not murder" thus preserving the artistic logic and integrity of the old testament, those were not murder, they were kills (the line is very thin and very blurry between both from this side of the moral evolution we underwent, but it is a huge difference for a desert iron age tribe). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T...

Comment: They are doing it wrong then (Score 1) 341

by aepervius (#49144669) Attached to: The Programmers Who Want To Get Rid of Software Estimates
"On the flip side we have so-called "agile" development teams who simply define a deliverable as whatever they've completed on delivery day. These developers rarely tell management until the 11th hour that what they're going to deliver is below spec. Agile development has its strengths, but this aspect is a giant weakness. The solution is not to eliminate schedules. It's to adapt them to changing conditions and be proactive about slippages."

The PO is supposed to be aware of this at least on the sprint level, and if necessary communicate with the client. Furthermore one of the tenet is that the team is responsible,m and responsibility is to warn that the spring goal may not be reached and draw consequence on it for next sprint goal (make them less big etc...). Which also means since you are delivering on the atomar level of a sprint, that it is known sprint after sprint how the evolution of the project is by the client. Now if you are speaking of telling on the 11th hour on a SPRINT level, well Yupi-doo. Compared to most project which tell goal will not be met at the 11th hour before delivery of the FULL project ?

Comment: Why is this insightful ? (Score 3, Insightful) 184

by aepervius (#49144647) Attached to: Facebook Puts Users On Suicide Watch
This is utter bullshit. Most people which seek suicide do not "do it without telling it". In fact many have along phase where you can detect symptoms (unfortunately most often hindsight) and call for help. This is not "i want to suicide" this is for example "life is so hard sometimes I want to end it all" or similar turn of phrases. And those persons use the communication way they most often use in their flife. It was letters a long time ago, sms, and whatnot, then facebook, suicide hotlines and maybe now twitter and others. The point is that it is relatively rare that somebody is 100% happy and then poof they suicide without warning (that happens, but usually it is more in the line of a illness diagnose without hope of cure or pain relief). The problem is that those warning can be very easily overlooked. That OP has no fucking clue whatsoever and should not be let near a suicide hotline ("attention seeker a bunch i tell you") or any other suicide prevention programs.

Comment: The free market does not solve everything (Score 3, Insightful) 243

by aepervius (#49132049) Attached to: The Peculiar Economics of Developing New Antibiotics
In fact the free market is most probably the culprit with overusage of antibiotic for cattle and chicken rising. In this case though, public research should be here the solution. Yes sometimes the free market is not the solution, but rather public pooled resource, call it socialist or whatnot. Just like you would not want to have fire service be private, sometimes some research area need to be public too.

Comment: distraction (Score 1) 253

by aepervius (#49125079) Attached to: The Case Against E-readers -- Why Digital Natives Prefer Reading On Paper
"Having the ability to touch any word on the screen and have definitions, translations, and wikipedia entries pop up as you read (which is great for many of the older books) is a fantastic benefit "

And thus bring up thousand more distraction to break your reading. In my experience (having tested both) it is far far better for comprehension and reading "wellness" to simply note on a side paper what you want to search later and leave it there until you are finished reading. Unless there is a word which stops you understanding completely (which should be quite rare for the average book) this works well.

Comment: Who cares ? (Score 1) 672

by aepervius (#49110067) Attached to: Bill Nye Disses "Regular" Software Writers' Science Knowledge
When people look toward him, it is about his assessment on science in the US, not about proper manner or how to handle day to day relationship. Anything beyond checking what he said is an ad hominem. He could be the greatest asshole of the world, but what we should judge is his claim and the merit thereof. Far too many people look at personality or behavior where it is not proper.

Comment: huge difference (Score 1) 438

by aepervius (#49104125) Attached to: How One Climate-Change Skeptic Has Profited From Corporate Interests
There is not many article on cholesterol in comparison, believe it or not biology is far far more complicated than climate science, because of the many additional factor both camp "cholesterol is bad for you" and c"cholesterol is good for you" can be bot right, due to the way the homeostasis in our body work and what happen when it does not, body requirement, confounding factors etc.... This is why you see often study contradicting each other in biology "coffee is good / bad for you". This is not about settled science , this is about having far far many factors coming in. In climate science on the other hand , the system are huge, but the number of factors or confounding factors is relatively small compared to a human. Think about it : you cannot simulate properly a human by slicing him in single voxel of meat and simulating the interaction between each other. You can do that with atmosphere to predict short term and evolution, and you can do that on a different level to predict long term evolution.

Comment: And even lower salary (Score 1) 438

by aepervius (#49104107) Attached to: How One Climate-Change Skeptic Has Profited From Corporate Interests
Many scientist I know of which are "only" post doc do not even get salary here , they get 1/2 or 1/3 salary as long as they have no real tenure / place. $1.2 million is a HUGE deal. Now we do HAVE an example of scientist paid off. And guess what ? It is on the skeptic side. It is funny to find so few climate skeptic "it is the sun/volcanoe/scientist are paid off" protesting that huge ethical breach.

Comment: Answer : no until they are in our face (Score 1) 576

As other poster pointed out : no because our detection system are mostly directed toward earth, and the few toward space cover not even a single % of sky at any time. But the reason why it is so is trivially simple : the energy requirement, and the distance make it an extremely improbable event, and why would we spend money for that ?

Comment: Contract survived estate (Score 1) 148

Contract did survived estate otherwise the right would have reversed at the death. If the contract is still valid, then the estate person are bound to it too when they inherited it. Yes you can be bound to contract you did not sign, once you *accept* them as estate.

Comment: Copyright ifnrigement has a DEFINITION (Score 2) 216

by aepervius (#49065697) Attached to: Valve Censoring Torrent References In Steam Chat

Copyright infringement is about the distribution of copyrighted material without the authorization of the original copyright holder. It has never been about posting instruction on how to get the file, which is what TPB is. The GP is correct : there is NO infringing file whatsoever, which is why the swedish prosecution tried to make up "an aiding" gambit, as no infringing file can be found on TPB server. As for traffic being majorly about copyrighted material or your pharmacy example, it is legally *irrelevant*, which is mostly why over the year TPB was not prosecuted successfully. You can legally tell people where to buy crack cocaine. That fall under free speech. Again, TPB is not the pharmacy selling the 1% crack, it is the street board telling you precise instruction on how to reach that pharmacy. Perfectly legal.

Stinginess with privileges is kindness in disguise. -- Guide to VAX/VMS Security, Sep. 1984

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