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Comment: Re:So any net savings (Score 2) 228

by chispito (#47630269) Attached to: What Do You Do When Your Mind-Numbing IT Job Should Be Automated?
The "Is it worth the time?" comic is illustrative, but I think it's built on false premise. I don't automate parts of my job (just) to save time, I do it because repetitive tasks, that I know can and should be automated, drive me insane. Even if there is no net time savings, I'd rather take the creative route.

Comment: From an Ops point of view (Score 1) 372

by chispito (#47518231) Attached to: 'Just Let Me Code!'
I have really come to love the creative exercise of scripting my job responsibilities on the operations side of things. I can keep it simple, or make it complex. I can adhere or not adhere to whatever style I wish. I make the cost-benefit analysis as to whether I'm going to write it or not. I can share it with my coworkers as soon as there is an obvious benefit, or keep it on the down-low if it is not yet ready for prime time.

I own my scripted 'products' and I reap the full benefits of them.

Comment: Re:Double standards (Score 1) 533

by chispito (#47469767) Attached to: Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

So it's ok for conservatives to not be open to liberal ideas but it's not ok for liberals to be cool with conservative ideas? Nice double standard you have there.

Okay, fine. Be a conservative and don't even talk about diversity. Or be a liberal and talk about diversity, but mean "people who look different but think the same." Pick your poison.

Comment: Re:They're not a corporation (Score 1) 223

by chispito (#47417679) Attached to: Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On

Until they incorporate they're not entitled to free speech or religious exemptions.

Non sequitur.

One is a case involving employer responsibilities for health care, in light of the religious views of the employers. The other is an article about individuals being surveiled for their religious views.

Comment: Re:Idiotic (Score 1) 200

by chispito (#47391473) Attached to: The View From Inside A Fireworks Show

Beyond all of that, this is about public perception. The complete tool who did this is practically begging to have members of the public pile onto the FAA's existing effort to, in practice, shut down this entire hobby and almost every attempt to put these tools to work in research and business. Gee, thanks.

More likely, members of the public will watch the video and think it's great and isn't it great that someone is able to do that. Relax.

Successful and fortunate crime is called virtue. - Seneca