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Comment: The State of Oregon has failed at many IT projects (Score 2) 150

by pigiron (#46787881) Attached to: Oracle Deflects Blame For Troubled Oregon Health Care Site

I've worked on several fiascoes that the State of Oregon has tried to build over the last 30 years and they always end up as fiascoes. Motor vehicles, child support system, a consolidated database of Oregon state welfare recipients. They all failed for one reason. Oregon State workers are a bunch of lazy, incompetent, featherbedding incompetents.

They take off on sick leave for days at a a time without even notifying their bosses. Are promoted based on minority or gender status instead of competence, sit at their desks all day doing nothing but go to meetings coffee breaks and lunch, and have such a strong union that they can't be fired no matter how bad they are.

I don't bother working for them any more as every big project turns to shit because the workers don't care. They are FAR, FAR worse than federal workers who at least know how to effectively hand off the real work to competent contractors. Oregon State employees can't even manage that trick.

Comment: Re:Please correct me! (Score 1) 163

by pigiron (#46648429) Attached to: Vint Cerf: CS Programs Must Change To Adapt To Internet of Things

Use of stored procedures should be enforced at all times. Nothing is worse than letting web hackers to attempt to use SQL. That they were stupid enough to use some overly complex klidge based in an old printer control codes is proof enough of they and their managements unsuitability for building systems.

Comment: Re:But why do we need the internet of things (Score 1) 163

by pigiron (#46648357) Attached to: Vint Cerf: CS Programs Must Change To Adapt To Internet of Things

None. and having your oven or stove turned on while you are not at home is downright dangerous.

I expect a wave of neo-Luddism to occur (at least as far as the internet is concerned) in response to these stupid idea that my alarm clock needs to be hooked into the internet. It may make adjusting clocks for daylight savings automatic (although this could be implemented with a ROM chip that included a future calendar although that could become obsolete if they change the dates yet again for daylight savings and is anyway not geared to individual jurisdictions that have unique or absent daylight savings calculations) but to be perfectly honest most folks on the heat when I am cold and turn it off when it gets warm enough.

Who wants a car that can be tracked by the insurance companies and authorities and also will have a heads up display with no spare parts and ability to be fixed in ten years time,

This brave new world of universal connectivity is going to be rejected by consumers who just want basic functionality at a cheap price.

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