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Comment: Re:No elaboration? Is it a cubesat? (Score 2) 81

by jcfandino (#48960259) Attached to: State Television Says Iran Launches New Satellite Into Space
Here: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2015/02/iran-launches-observation-satellite-2012-150202134514005.html
Some quotes:

The Fajr (Dawn) satellite was successfully placed 450km above Earth on Monday

The satellite was locally made, said the official IRNA news agency, as was its launcher

Fajr satellite, weighing 52kg would be able to take accurate pictures from space.

the 21-metre and 26 tonne launcher, named Safir-Fajr, shows "the ability of Iran to build satellite launchers".

Comment: Re:Agile is supposed to fix these things (Score 1) 186

by jcfandino (#48436847) Attached to: It's Not Developers Slowing Things Down, It's the Process
You're attacking the problem by over engineering the solution.
That's usually a bad idea, against the KISS principle and the "do the least amount of work to complete the feature" rule.
If the BAs were right, you'd end up with bunch of complex unnecessary code to test and maintain and you'd be running against the schedule for no reason.

Comment: Re:How hard is it to recognize a stoplight? (Score 1) 287

by jcfandino (#48210077) Attached to: Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?

I think the real goal would be to have all vehicles self-drive; then they can be coordinated to interlace at intersections, removing the need for stop lights and saving a ton of fuel!

However there are people that don't have cars and need to walk. Will the car overlords consider allowing us mere pedestrians to cross the street?

Civilization, as we know it, will end sometime this evening. See SYSNOTE tomorrow for more information.

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