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Comment: Re:WTF? (Score 1) 216

I agree with nearly all of your comment, but I take issue with the North Korean bit, particularly the statement "aren't a nice government." That is a tremendous understatement and an injustice to the human rights travesty that is North Korea. I _hate_ Sony and have little tolerance for this sort of governmental overreach, if this helps the plight of the average North Korean it would give me pause.

Comment: Re:Waste of time and money (Score 1) 251

by dwpro (#48324989) Attached to: Undersized Grouper Case Lands In Supreme Court

Whoever knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record, document, or tangible object with the intent to impede, obstruct, or influence the investigation or proper administration of any matter...

I think this falls squarely in the conceal/cover up arena when said evidence is tossed into the ocean.

Comment: Re:You need enough rope to hang yourself (Score 1) 217

by dwpro (#48318971) Attached to: The Effect of Programming Language On Software Quality

people who use dynamic languages often find after a while that simple type errors actually happen to be quite a rare occurrence unless you're a total pig

Hah! Yeah right. I guess it's just the "pig" programmers who can't remember to mentally evaluate the type of each variable at each and every operation in code while they work. What sloths they must be.

Comment: Re:There's a clue shortage (Score 1) 574

by dwpro (#48309177) Attached to: The Great IT Hiring He-Said / She-Said
I agree that 3 vs 5 years of experience in something used primarily if not exclusively 40hrs a week would probably not merit a great deal of additional value, and diminishing returns from there. However, it seems quite the norm to claim years of experience for things we use partially or intermittently quite generously. Never do I find years of experience in products listed to add up to the total of years they've been in the industry on a resume.

Comment: Re:There's a clue shortage (Score 1) 574

by dwpro (#48308513) Attached to: The Great IT Hiring He-Said / She-Said
You're right in theory, but in this industry it's rare to do only one thing, and 40% more time of exposure to a product probably means you're more intimate with both this product and other related products/scenarios. I have about a decade in the industry now doing roughly similar things, the 10 year version of me is leaps and bounds above the 5 year me in terms of value. It's easy to see in interviews who has been in the trenches and who has not, and x number of years is often an indicator.

Comment: Re:Redistribution of wealth is theft (Score 1) 739

by dwpro (#48277667) Attached to: Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare
You wouldn't have to work so hard if you bothered to use all the services provided to you for free. If you didn't have to build your own roads, educate your own workforce, inspect your own food, maintain your own currency, etc. You could afford some the awesome luxuries afforded by "wealth redistribution" and your bootstraps wouldn't be so worn from all the pulling.

Comment: Re:Git Is Not The Be All End All (Score 1) 245

by dwpro (#48193921) Attached to: Help ESR Stamp Out CVS and SVN In Our Lifetime

A single point of failure is a big problem.

Obviously, that's why you back it up and have fail-over if that's necessary. A single source of truth is a big plus, as is being able to use that single source of truth for code migrations to environments, history for audits, etc.

The second biggest advantage is that backups are completely free.

Nothing in this world is free. Using developer machines for backup isn't an optimal (or, IMO tenable) solution if you're serious about business continuity.

Comment: Re:Hm. (Score 1) 789

by dwpro (#47815303) Attached to: Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling
McCain is 78 years old, and while Biden may have some awkward moments he's nowhere near as honest to goodness ignorant as Palin was. Nothing was manufactured about how little she knew about relevant issues. I just went and reviewed some of the transcripts of her early painful. Regardless, the republicans running a disconnected financier in '12 while the US was still recovering from a devastating financial crisis was brain dead.

...there can be no public or private virtue unless the foundation of action is the practice of truth. - George Jacob Holyoake