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Comment: Re:Don't Worry too much about it (Score 1) 467

by covertbadger (#29798815) Attached to: Is Working For the Gambling Industry a Black Mark?

Cryptologic, by any chance? Just curious. I agree with you, incidentally - I have significant experience working for a large, legal, and extremely successful betting operation, and our biggest problem with staff retention is the fact that investment banks keep poaching our developers.

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+ - The P.G. Wodehouse Method of Refactoring->

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covertbadger (513774) writes "Software quality tools can never completely replace the gut instinct of a developer — you might have massive test coverage, but that won't help with subjective measures such as code smells. With Wodehouse-style refactoring, we can now easily keep track of which code we are happy with, and which code we remain deeply suspicious of."
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Comment: Re:Riots set anti-globalization back in the U.S. (Score 1) 1102

by covertbadger (#16284505) Attached to: Globalization Decimating US I.T. Jobs
Yes, that's all very well and admirable, but

a) This subthread is about the general perception of the anti-globalisation movement, and the best indicator of general public thought is the mass media. It doesn't matter whether the info is 'right' or 'wrong'; if you are interested in what the man-on-the-street is thinking, the mass media is among the best places to find out.

b) Any movement, no matter how right it is or how much it resists evil, needs the public onside to be successful. If public opinion is that the anti-globalisation movement is a bunch of dirty hippies, then that is a big problem. Again, it's not about right or wrong. If you are right and 300 million Americans are wrong, you lose. That's the thing about democracy.

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