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Comment Re:Can't Take the Heat........? (Score 2) 714

Her own post says that they do need to be terse and blunt. As she said "I would prefer that the Linux kernel have more maintainers so that they wouldn’t have to be terse or blunt." they do not have the manpower to have the time to pussy foot around the whole PC nonsense.

It's about the same in startups you get a lot of things done because you dont worry about somebody feelings it's fsking work you get it done and done well, you mark the hacks that may come back and bite ya. Bigcorp is all about CYA and takes 10x the people to get the work often just as many actual workers and piles of people the manage them and or deal with the idiocy.

Comment Re:Why don't taxis just provide good service?! (Score 1) 130

As the GP said the fee was not that expensive. Vegas is a very easy city to get around as a tourist, your average casino has a line of taxi's waiting for fairs. Compare this to NYC it's a nightmare and post 9/11 most of the covered taxi areas are closed, they ignore street hails etc etc.

Price wise I've found uber around me to be more expensive than a town car for airport runs etc.

Comment Re:Labor cost to install remains the biggest issue (Score 5, Interesting) 180

Hint you have to use a certified (by the solar panel manufacture aka the last guys that touched it) to get the fed tax credits.

Like most federal tax credits incentives etc it's pork for a corp interest. All you should need is the signoff from the electrical inspector maybe have them do a quick power output test and sign some paperwork. Instead the value of that work gets marked up the same as the tax breaks.

Comment Re:Unionize (Score 5, Insightful) 348

Because union are sure to draw in the best and the brightest?

Unions have to figure out how to reward the top people you want working for you. So far the best they have come up with is those with the most time make the most etc. Till then it's just a way to force you to keep the underperformers.

Comment Re:You know what's wrong with the world? (Score 1) 162

Funny hammer away at the keyboard is the only useful sysadmins, bash, powershell etc is great for break and fix sorts of things. Most everything else youre banging away at puppet/chef etc etc etc. If you're banging/clicking away as a sysadmin outside of wtf break fix or a dev place space (to figure out what puppet etc needs to make it look like) in that last 5+ years you're probably doing it wrong.

Comment Re:Thaty's the wat to do it ... (Score 1) 256

I think that McD gets a lot of heat and serves more as a symbol than the primary cause. As a symbol, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, people who don't care about healthy diet eat there. Those who do care avoid it like the plague. However those two sets of folks are also doing a whole lot more than deciding whether they eat at McD or not. In France that anti-McD stigma may not be as severe, and as such McD might not cause such health problems.

Or we have incorrectly stereotyped one nation or the other in a good or poor light...

Comment Re:TFA, TFS (Score 2) 323

I assume they are blindly checking the referrer.

I think it's not a matter of blindly allowing, IIRC google explictly said they would block any site that does not actually give the user the content that appeared in the search results. So a lot of news sites had to allow google referalls or else not show up in results. Also experts exchange had to start showing their answers (amusingly they would have at the top of the page a redacted 'pay to reveal answer' or something, but right underneath the answer was in the clear because of the google thing.

Comment Re:COCOMO calculation and its drawbacks (Score 1) 146

I also wonder about how well the concept would scale up..... Very complex projects I've found have very little correlation between how costly it was to implement and the lines of code involved. I think this would be a case where the complexity of the task is not well represented by lines of code (lot's of code was created and eventually deleted that still represents work that would be likely to occur for an organization seeking to indepentently implement the same sort of stuff).

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