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Comment Re:Did they spin when they landed? (Score 1) 634

Both conventions have them, but DNC has a much larger percentage:

As of February 13, 2008 one analysis found that the 2008 Democratic National Convention would have 794 superdelegates. The exact number has changed several times because of events.

In the Republican Party, as in the Democratic Party, members of the party’s national committee automatically become delegates without being pledged to any candidate. In 2008, there are 123 members of the Republican National Committee among the total of 2,380 delegates to the 2008 Republican National Convention. There are three RNC delegates (the national committeeman, national committeewoman, and state party chair) for each state.


The entire "party" system seems silly to me. Both party's committees wield too much control. But like coin tosses, they both like their odds in a two-candidate primary election (vs waterfall/runoff/etc/etc that could better interpret the popular vote but allow many candidates to compete).

Comment Re: I feel like I'm missing something here... (Score 1) 140

It's only possible for the current registrar to renew the domain over EPP. However, .org domains auto renew at the registry, so the registrar must send an explicit DomainDelete command within the renewal grace period (about 30 days after expiration). Most likely if the registrant fails to renew within that period, they will sell/auction the domain instead of deleting it.

Comment Re: SAFe (Score 1) 210

Agree that a proper implementation of Agile - meaning a balanced approach where the product owner and business plan the backlog (thus supporting all user requests), and the dev team agrees on how much work they will do in a given sprint. Both sides must be empowered: the biz to prioritize items and developers to decide which of those will be completed in the next few weeks. Of course the team needs to give demos and have retrospectives, all with business support.

Agile done right implicitly solves the article's problem, but half-assed Agile sucks for everyone.

Comment Re:In other news... (Score 1) 200

Except MS Office requires different licenses for different versions. If the 2013 version included 2007 (supported by Crossover) that would be great, but if $giant-corp buys 2013 licenses, they definitely won't re-buy a 2007 license + crossover license just for the handful of Linux users.

My original point was hell freezing over when Microsoft releases Office for Linux - then the corporate purchase works on any OS: Windows, OSX, Linux.

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