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Comment You don't find these (Score 1) 318 318

You create them. All examples I have ever seen or heard about working from home were following the same pattern:
- A guy works in his company
- He builds lots of trust with his manager, boss, whatever
- (optional) he wants to move to another place for whatever personal reasons
- He asks if remote work is possible
- If enough trust was built, it happens. - If he dedicates a room to it, without distractions, he has a proper internet connexion (good enough for reliable teleconferencing), it works.

Comment Re:PHP is great (Score 2) 281 281

Points cannot be compared between teams, you know. That's like agile 101. Even if you try to standardize the scale through teams, you cannot prove that these points are the same thing.
If you start measuring productivity with points, your developpers are going to game the system and change their scale to achieve your said productivy. Sometimes, it happens unconsciously.
If you say "it's too expensive" then, they are going to game the system to reduce points. In either case, you lose.
Story points are just a way to know how much team-decided stuff can be done in a week for that same team. Do not try to put more meaning into it.

And java versus PHP means nothing. What kind of projects? Web? What frameworks? Sure, PHP has lots of pitfals, but some Java frameworks and some JDK classes have numerous too. What about functional complexity?Does JAVA means backend for you and PHP is frontend for you?
Comparing apples and Oranges, you are down to this.

Comment Re:The scam was found out (Score 1) 422 422

Alright, so you have a friend that accepts to go through the whole wedding while drinking no booze, doing pretty nothing else than taking pictures and not enjoying the moment. Taking pictures instead of praying for ceremony, not dancing for the first dance (and many others), just pictures pictures and more pictures.
I would not wish that for any of the friends I would invite to my wedding... they are friends, not slaves.
Wedding photography is a real job, not an overly complicated one, but it requires dedication and a bit of a mental distance to your subjects. You can have a friend with the glass, the camera and wanting, sure, enjoy all the nice photos you'll miss cause your friend is not a machine.

Comment No Catan, please (Score 1) 382 382

If you want to go for fun tabletop games, forget this smoking pile of s*** that is Catan. It was nice 15y ago, now it's just clunky, random and too complicated at the same time.
So, if you want all fun and no brain, Munchkin, Dobble or Smash Up. If you got time on your hands (2 or 3 hours), Talisman is still pretty intense. If you want something brainier, but still fun, 7 Wonders is a quick learn and fun. Rab and his cardboard children features on RPS would be a good pointer for other cool tabletop games.
For console party games, Mario Kart, Rayman Raving Rabbids, good ole Super Bomberman 4 or 5, or even Street Fighter IV will do the trick.

Comment Re:Took the USB organization close to 20 years... (Score 1) 191 191

I had a look at his, and 100W is only possible when the 20V mode is activated. So yes, there will be a power delivery negotiation.
Still, I am quite skeptical towards this standard and the ability of cheap chinese devices (understand ubiquitously rebranded devices) to conform to it securely..

Comment Re:Mental stack overflow of the driver is more lik (Score 1) 664 664

Sorry to affect your american centrism, but it happened in France, too, and the case is quite documented (pardon my french). The police -which were contacted by the driver- had to make room for the car on the motorway, and to find a solution to slow the car down gracefully. In the end, nobody was hurt, but Toyota...
While I do agree that in the litigation-driven country that became the USA, most of these drivers must be full shit, and surfing on the "it's not me, it's the machine" wave, it looks like there is a real software defect.

Comment Re:Thank you, slashdot (Score 1) 103 103

39 usable megapixels will always be expensive. High end lenses are damn expensive, and if your lenses do not have the required resolution, you're better off using 16 megapixels. For $1000, glass included, you won't get more than 16 real megapixels. And if you do not believe me, have a look at http://www.dxomark.com/ .

Comment Thank you, slashdot (Score 2) 103 103

Thank you for bringing up such quality content. You know, 39 megapixel pictures are only usable if you have high end glass on your camera, which only rich camera enthusiasts can afford. That excludes forever smartphone cameras (yeah, even those whatever megapixels Nokias), security cameras, small digital cameras, which would actually render useless 99% of all cameras on earth for that usage. So you only need to have one of these rich guys take a picture of a crime scene, yeah, only that...

Comment Sleeping in a drawer (Score 1, Informative) 246 246

I bought this to use it as a lightweight server, found it highly underpowered, CPU and memory wise, and discovered that some software I needed was x86 only. So I left it gathering dust in a drawer. I have been tried finding a use for this thingy but could not. End of the story.
I end up using the t-shirt more than the pi itself.

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