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Comment: Re:That one sideline says a lot ... (Score 1) 51

by jellomizer (#48184829) Attached to: 3-D Printed "Iron Man" Prosthetic Hands Now Available For Kids

Your right if I were European I would be outraged. A good portion of my earned money is being wasted on expensive equipment that the child will outgrow in a couple years.
Prosthetics are better spent for adults, as they can be kept longer, and they are mature enough to care for them. For kids the money should go to therapy to work around their issues.
I know people with stunted hands who have flawless penmanship and are able to prefrom most tasks inspite of their disability because they have been trained at an early age.
I know when we see a kid who is disabled we feel sad, but a prosthetic hand isn't the big helper people think they are.

Comment: Desktop is dying we need a good Workstation OS (Score 1, Interesting) 296

by jellomizer (#48168993) Attached to: OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

The issue I have with Windows 8, and OS X.10 is the fact that they are trying to make the OS into the next tablet/mobile OS.

Yes the Table/Mobile market is eating up the Desktop share. But this hybrid doesn't make things better. The need for your desktop PC/Mac is for more serious work. And we need a more serious OS for the job.
The new OS needs to be less worried about grandma or the kid who wants to go online. It needs to become a serious Work Station solution. This includes better task switching, and viewing job status. Control of the performance in real time. Data retrieval and backup, and presenting the data in a clean uncluttered manner.

Comment: Re:Agile is the answer to everything (Score 1) 132

by jellomizer (#48168265) Attached to: Mixing Agile With Waterfall For Code Quality

I try to mix both myself.
Agile has issues in terms of scale. It is great for small projects, works for Medium then as you get larger it begins to fall apart. As you have way too many sprints to choose, that things just do not coincide for a long time. Causing disjointed code segments.

Waterfall is too rigid where you have do this by then. Not accounting much for unforeseen issues, means you have to redo the plan, or if you find that things can be done in a different order is difficult to represent.

I find mixing the two together tends to work well. You waterfall your sets of Scrum clusters, and each sprint has a mini waterfall attached to it.

Comment: Re:What? (Score 4, Insightful) 104

by jellomizer (#48154721) Attached to: Microsoft Partners With Docker

[Buzzword] isn't niche. It is one of the core technologies for [Buzzword] which is designing application infrastructures where IT provides a platform for in-house and integrate [Buzzword] rather than providing [Buzzword] to departments. Many [Buzzword] systems are based on [Buzzward] particularly [Buzzward], [Buzzward], [Buzzward] its a big player for [Buzzward]...

Comment: Re:Just tell me (Score 2) 463

by jellomizer (#48148917) Attached to: Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

This is the problem with our news delivery system.
We get information in real time... However we rarely ever get quality information, and digging to get the quality information is very difficult.

So they are 2 people in the US known to be sick from this, there is a containment policy that is improving. There are 300,000,000 million people in the US.
Yes it is scary, because if you get it there is a high mortality rate, and it does spread fairly easily.
But it doesn't spread like the flu. And thousands of Americans die yearly from the Flu.

Comment: Re:My thoughts (Score 4, Interesting) 150

by jellomizer (#48148489) Attached to: If Your Cloud Vendor Goes Out of Business, Are You Ready?

Cloud offers a lot of real advantages over doing it all yourself.
1. Having resources when you need it. Lets say you have some seasonal tasks that needs extra horse power (Quarterly Reports, Christmas Rush, Back To School, Exam Time...) so you can request short term extra power to keep up. Without having all this extra equipment running nearly idle for 3/4 of the year.

2. Hardware upgrade, maintenance, backups... Keeping your hardware up to date is expensive, if you are keeping your old servers you will try to keep them for 6-8 years normally as to get the most out of them. However that means your servers are getting behind the times and are at risk of breaking. As well having to pay for redundant backup servers. Managing good data backup and storage policies. While might be easy for a couple of servers for larger demand it could become a huge waste of your time. The cloud company should be doing this maintenance. They get the advantage of dealing with a larger set.

But I don't like cloud for the sake of cloud. Adobe Cloud, Office 365 and most of your software that you really just want on your PC and not pay a monthly fee for. Sure cloud backup such as Google Drive but your device has adequate power to run these apps without a huge server farm in the background.

Comment: Re:Easy to say when not dealing with customers (Score 1) 240

by jellomizer (#48142223) Attached to: Fighting the Culture of 'Worse Is Better'

For the most part we get these compatibility issues from someone trying to make something the previous system wasn't designed to do well, so they did some hacks to get it to work.
When we wen't from DOS to Windows. The idea of a common drivers came into play. Before you needed to do assembly calls to support your devices.

Now the real trouble makers are the sales men who push the product as something to solve all your needs, while it was made to solve particular problems.

Comment: Re:Same old American Xenophobia (Score 1) 323

by jellomizer (#48142149) Attached to: How English Beat German As the Language of Science

A small but vocal group of whiners doesn't represent our full culture.
They will always be Xenophibic people, because we will always have problems and will need some one to blame. Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and Australia have this problem too.

If you are in a majority, having a growing minority group can feel threatening to any person. If the minority is willing to change to be part of us, then we take it as a complement.

The First Amendment law is counter to what most governments wan't as it makes their job more difficult. Being that the courts make sure it is in place and active is positive. Because it is a hindrance towards easy government it is too easy to sliding scale away from it.

Comment: Re:WWII proably didn't help much either (Score 1, Interesting) 323

by jellomizer (#48142045) Attached to: How English Beat German As the Language of Science

So you had the choose of optional Christianity vs. Mandatory Atheism.
Now the U.S. weren't any saints but our culture was separated by an ocean from the war and were able keep our ideals a little more in controlled and more willing to accept different people especially in the more urban areas.

Comment: Re:The sliding scale of activist groups. (Score 1) 367

No you wrong.
Some will be slaughtered when the get size, others will be saved for breeding.
Granted they won't live to old age, but they live longer on average with people feeding them, protecting them from predators and illness.
A properly raised animal should have only one bad day in its life.

Comment: Re:But that was not the same! (Score 3, Interesting) 622

by jellomizer (#48132227) Attached to: The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

Following societies unrealistic standards most of us too sexual for proper society. Most of us have our odd fetish and are turned on by some thing.
Sure taking pics and sending them on the internet isn't that good of an idea. However it shouldn't need to represent the overall character of the person. Unless say you want to expose to your boss and the general society things like your Google Searches, or your DNS logs, magazines, or surveillance camera of you taking a second glance at the one other person.

Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while.