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Comment: Re: And I'm the feminist deity (Score 1) 434

Not everyone is a fit parent. Should we just abandon those kids? What about vaccination which has saved countless lives? Should we return to the good old days of whooping cough and tuberculosis epidemics? It's not a black and white "government bad" situation.

Comment: Re: Sorry MRAs (Score 1) 776

If women were committing suicide in record numbers or girls were falling behind boys would you be so dismissive? If one of your friends committed suicide despite having cis white hetero male privilege would you be such an arse? Do you lecture white homeless men on their privilege?

Comment: Re:Treaty Violations (Score 1) 103

by cyber-vandal (#49704231) Attached to: House Science Committee Approves Changes To Space Law

As soon as said company gives up all the benefits of being a corporation, a right granted by the power of the US government, then the US government will have no jurisdiction. Of course not being a corporation will make it very hard to operate, but who needs that damn government interference anyway.

Comment: Re: "Cashless" is meaningless (Score 1) 294

by cyber-vandal (#49704147) Attached to: The Solution To Argentina's Banking Problems Is To Go Cashless

The UK didn't spend extra money. We've been putting up with austerity measures and significant cuts for the last 5 years, and no doubt for the next 5 years as well since the narrative is that the effects of the global financial crisis on a country that is a major financial centre was completely the fault of the previous administration.

Comment: Re: No. (Score 1) 507

by cyber-vandal (#49695885) Attached to: Is Agile Development a Failing Concept?

The explicit purpose is NOT to point fingers. It is a short meeting to tell the rest of the team and the product owner what you're doing and if there's anything blocking your progress. Waterfall on the other hand has long meetings and as the project heads towards its inevitable failure those meetings become longer and more acrimonious. Waterfall only works if the users know exactly what they want, they are reasonable with timescales and the business never changes and we know how often that is the case. I've seen many a waterfall project fail because of vague requirements, ludicrously short timescales and users who kept changing their minds. With Agile those things can be managed far more effectively because issues come to light in the two week sprint instead of 9 months later when the user sees their first demo and says "That's not what I wanted".

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