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Comment Re:This is what APIs / abstraction is for (Score 1) 233

Interfaces are foreign to a lot of developers in certain environments. Java moved strongly to this partially based on Spring and Dependency Injection. A lot of C# folks still don't like dependency injection or understand the need/use for interfaces. I don't use Ruby, Perl, Python or Node.js so I have no idea where there thinking is on interfaces.

Comment Replacing one questionable actor with multiple? (Score 5, Insightful) 183

I really can't see how this is going to make ICANN more responsive or more trustworthy. We'll just end up with a bunch of questionable actors pushing their own (more restrictive) agendas. Look at how Iceland and Japan have been trying to stack the International Whaling bodies or what happens when you put Saudi Arabia and China on Human Rights boards. Some NGOs are sock puppets for their governments or corporations. European governments aren't any more trustowrthy. They drank from the same data tap trough as the US government.

You may not like having a US agency be a key player but at least you only have one player to monitor/harass/attack. Now you will end up with a whole bunch of players from non-accountable organizations.

Comment Large companies need to upgrade. (Score 1) 155

This is actually good news. We finally have a security vulnerability card to play for reducing the number of browser versions we have to support in business apps. My team has been trying drop "older" browser support in our partner (B2B) applications. 25% are still on IE7/8/9. This really restricts our ability to deliver certain types of functionality. Maybe now our and our partner security teams will gain enough leverage to force an upgrade...

Comment When police standardize then others will follow (Score 1) 935

Change the law so that all LE officials use them. They represent the largest semi-trained pool of gunhandlers and are most at risk from firearm takeaways. They also have enough buying power to fund development and create a reasonable cost structure. The government has been pushing / legislating smart guns for years but always exempting law enforcement.

Comment Windows 10 Great on 5 but upgrade kills 1 (Score 2) 374

We have 6 machines. 4 of them upgraded no problem. One had a legacy bios / efi upgrade problem. Windows 10 is nice, an improvement over Windows 7. Everyone here really likes it.

The 6th machine on the other hand is a single partition machine that has gone from XP to 8.1 without a hitch. Windows 10 repartitions the disk and leaves it unusable (RAW) every time the upgrade runs. Auto upgrade there would wipe out the machine :-(

Comment Version Control as a Service: VisualStudio.com? (Score 1) 325

Pick something hosted that you don't have to manage. There are only a couple well supported systems.

I'm going to lose credibility with my peeps but....

VisualStudio.com is probably the easiest to spin up. We use it when we have to do a multi-company PoC or joint project. It comes with task management, scrum boards and other bits. You can set up your repositories as either TFS or as Git. They treat GIT as a first class citizen.

GIT is an expert's tool. There are several hosted repositories, GITHub , AWS Code Commit, BitBucket, the previously mentioned VisualStudio.com, etc..

Comment Cab and Uber service feel completely different (Score 1) 155

Most of the young people I know use Uber whenever possible. They know when the car is coming. They can check driver ratings and Uber responds to route abuse. DC cabs try and filter out where you are going to do their own route optimization. Uber just shows up when you call it.

We used it in San Francisco this year for the first time. It was a very nice experience. No meter antics. No complaining that the credit card machine was out of order. (I'm looking at you NYC cabs).

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