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Submission + - Fostering a "just fix it" software development cul->

lscotte writes: During my career in software development I've encountered many different corporate cultures. A common one is what I like to call a "culture of blame". In blame cultures, everything revolves around finding someone else to blame. When a project is late, product managers blame developers. When there are bugs, developers blame QA. When tests fail, QA blames development. When there are production problems, operations blames developers. When QA can't get test environments to work, QA blames operations. When software is pushed before it's ready, developers blame product managers. It's all about plausible deniability and a "circle of blame".

A much more productive choice is what I call it the "just fix it" culture, and you can read what that means to me here

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Submission + - GPS threatened by LightSquared broadband-> 1 1

lscotte writes: LightSquared granted an FCC waiver that “will have a severe impact on the GPS band” and “will create a disastrous interference problem for GPS receiver operation to the point where GPS receivers will cease to operate (complete loss of fix) when in the vicinity of these transmitters.”
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Submission + - SPAM: DIY Microwave popcorn for CHEAP - the secret! 1 1

lscotte writes: Did you know that the popcorn kernel doesn't care how it gets hot? Yep, that's right. This is the big secret that the companies making microwave popcorn don't want you to know. You can make microwave popcorn for about 1/10th the cost — and it's healthier because you control what ingredients go into it.
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