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Comment: Why can Greece destroy the global economy? (Score 2) 322 322

by plopez (#50011933) Attached to: Greek Financial Crisis Is an Opportunity For Bitcoin

I keep asking this question and no one seems to have a good answer. How can an economy as small as Greece's; or for that matter Italy's and Spain's; send global markets and economies as big as Germany and the US into a tailspin? There is somethings very wrong with our financial and economic policies. All this tight binding of economies and fifnacial systems seems to be a recipe for disaster.

Comment: Luckily no one died (Score 0) 266 266

by plopez (#50001597) Attached to: Drone Diverts Firefighting Planes, Incurring $10,000 Cost

A mid-air collision or some one on the ground who gets killed by the fire would have been manslaughter. Drone owners are idiots. News channels with helicopters ask permission and coordinate, and the Forest Service does so as they are mandated to respect freedom of the press. We need to license drones just like we do light aircraft and require training. Get rid of the idiots.

Comment: How are they getting their metrics? (Score 1) 122 122

by plopez (#50000335) Attached to: Mob Programming: When Is 5 Heads Really Better Than 1 (or 2)?

Really. Did they do a controlled study? How did they factor in the complexity of the problem domain, the experience of their developers, the efficiency of their tools etc.? Or is this just another buzz word compliant"'it worked for me marketing gimmick? Does it scale based on project and team size? What about global projects where the team may be in Europe, N. America, and Asia? How did they control for those factors?

Sorry, it sounds like crap to me.

Comment: Uber != car sharing (Score 5, Insightful) 176 176

by plopez (#49998823) Attached to: After Protest, France Cracks Down On Uber

They are a global taxi service with centralized command and control. A taxi service which does not want to be treated as a taxi service. The only difference is they use a smart phone app as a dispatcher.

They lie about what they are and elicit sympathy for the 'little guy' to rip off the little guy. I will use the independents instead, thank you.

Comment: Re:No, just no. (Score 1) 89 89

by plopez (#49996959) Attached to: Put Your Enterprise Financial Data In the Cloud? Sure, Why Not

"How is putting data in a high end professionally managed data center running a high end professional managed infrastructure system a security risk over what most companies are doing with their data"

How do you know any of that is true? How many people review the data center they are migrating to? How many people vette the employees in the cloud center? There is no incentive for the vendor to do any of that, it just reduces profitability. And the IT management can just say, "It is a professional Fortune {500 | 50} company they *must* be good". But trust me, the incompetence I have seen in Fortune 500 companies has been astounding.

Chemist who falls in acid will be tripping for weeks.