I use Ubuntu as my main desktop, with a small Windows partition that I boot perhaps twice a year.
I was tasked with a fiber cabling project for a new upstream connection at a small ISP. I documented the requirements, placed a purchase order, interviewed contractors, recommended one of them and went ahead with the project. My boss was downsized during this process, and when I informed my new boss that the cabling was completed and that his signature was required in some document in order for the contractor to be paid, he said something along the lines of "did nobody tell you that the upstream connection will not use that kind of fiber?" I wanted to die at that moment, but the fact was that it wasn't my fault - it was a consequence of the massive layoffs, the resulting chaos, and the deficient flow of information.
TFS is wrong. We hold elections on Sundays in Argentina, not on weekdays. In less than 11 hours we will be voting with this horribly unsafe system that hasn't really been tested.
This is important for startups, tech or otherwise. You'll probably not see news about Spanish startups in the future because there won't be any, due to a exit tax similar to this one.
Here in Argentina, if you forget to make a payment, or if AFIP (our tax office) believes you under-withheld more than just a tiny bit, they might FREEZE ALL YOUR ASSETS countrywide without any warning, including your personal *and* business accounts, credit cards, etc. That is their way of letting you know that you forgot to make a payment - they treat you like you were a first-class criminal. Be grateful you live in a country where the government shows a little respect for its citizens.
You are lucky to live in a 1st world country. Here in Argentina, AFIP will never send you a cheque, even when they *know* you paid twice. In some cases, you can apply overpayments to future payments, in most cases you can't.
What you suggest COULD go well, but it smells like a nanny state to me - worse yet, in private hands.
They publish that content for a reason - they want me (or someone) to view it.
Perhaps that reflex exists because there are too many things in our computers calling for our attention and getting in the way of work, entertainment, education or whatever we bought the machines for.
A great workman doesn't work with inferior tools, and so he has no need to blame them.
A great workman know which tools are inferior. If someone says PHP is a great language and chooses it for a new project, either he doesn't have the talent to be a good programmer or he doesn't know any other language.
Too bad TFA doesn't mention this.
Net neutrality doesn't help them sell their very expensive hardware.
I thinks he means implement the simplest thing, let the outcome be determined by physics and invest the effort into better crash avoidance, friendlier UIs or more detailed logging so that this question can be answered with data from real crashes.
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