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Comment: Re:Can you say... (Score 1) 266

by buybuydandavis (#48599031) Attached to: Judge Rules Drug Maker Cannot Halt Sales of Alzheimer's Medicine

...overturned on Appeal?

I'm sorry, that's just an insane ruling. REQUIRING a company to manufacture a specific product???

Oh no, that's not crazy. The crazy thing that will never be allowed is for people to be free to purchase the drug from any producer in the world that wants to provide it. Freedom is just crazy talk.

Controlling companies benefitting from a legally protected market is entirely predictable.

Comment: Re:Nope... Nailed It (Score 1) 186

by buybuydandavis (#48439495) Attached to: It's Not Developers Slowing Things Down, It's the Process

Vague specs are bad. But.. there is little I hate more than when they go the other route and try to fill in all the techical details. I've received a lot of specs that already included things like database schema complete with really bad table implementations and duplicated data all over the place.

The worst is no specs but a halfway implementation that self contradictory. "Here, implement this." There's no way to fill in the blanks and make it work, but if you change anything, it's "But I gave you the implementation!".

Comment: Re:Nope... Nailed It (Score 1) 186

by buybuydandavis (#48439449) Attached to: It's Not Developers Slowing Things Down, It's the Process

Weird as it sounds, you might be able to count yourself lucky. At least this company described here is re-setting expectations in a drastic and somewhat realistic manner halfway through the quarterly debacle. Instead, the management could hold steady 75% of the way through, then squeeze the developers for 90 hour weeks for three months "because you all are behind, and we have to make good on commitments, even if late".

You people are so terribly healthy. They actually reset expectations *before* the deadline? Don't you know that all failures are *caused* by those who point them out?

In my experience the usual way is for everyone to pretend everything is on time, fire anyone who hints otherwise, then blame the contractors. Another possibility is the big wig Potemkin Demo, followed by a reorg where the frauds leave the group, and the peasants left behind are executed for "breaking the code".

Comment: Re:I bet Infosys and Tata are dancing in the stree (Score 3, Insightful) 186

And, given his dislike for America, he'll have two years to turn her into a 3rd-world country.

I've been calling us a banana republic for a few years now.

Spying on and harassing the press. Check.
Enemies lists. Check.
Spying on the mass of citizens. Check.
Payola to political cronies. Check.
Threatening opposition groups with legal action. Check.
Massive debt. Check.
Paying bills by firing up the printing presses. Check.
Indifference to the rule of law. Check.

Comment: get her a wifi repeater for the senior center (Score 1) 170

by buybuydandavis (#48258381) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Unlimited Data Plan For Seniors?

One time cost for you, with the senior center paying for the wifi service.

I've got the tmobile plan "unlimited" plan. It's not bad for unlimited data and browsing, but I don't think any wireless service with speed enough for quality video really gives unlimited bandwidth, at least in the US. Wireless and netflix really isn't economical for providers.

Comment: Re:Our PC society will be our demise! (Score 1) 193

Er, it happened in America too and you couldn't exactly describe them as socialist.

Yeah, our socialists prefer to be called Progressive. Used to be Liberal. They change their name every decade or so once people figure out what they really want.

Whenever people agree with me, I always think I must be wrong. - Oscar Wilde