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Comment: Budget never reformed (Score -1) 53

by amightywind (#47792179) Attached to: NASA's Competition For Dollars
This is all because even though there was a deep recession NASA's budget was never reformed. Over the decades more and more non-core programs accreted. Obama didn't help by axing Project Contsellation, or declaring the central role of NASA one of muslim outreach. So here we are, with our center piece program dependent on Vladimir Putin! Way to go America! Is this where you really want to be?

Comment: Re:I wonder why they released these. (Score 5, Informative) 20

by CrankyFool (#47771941) Attached to: Netflix Open Sources Internal Threat Monitoring Tools

I work at Netflix (and manage a software development group).

The general approach to OSS can generally be summarized as "if it's not core product (algorithms, recommendations, etc), why haven't you open-sourced it yet?"

It's one of the (very many) nice parts of the job.

Comment: Re:Why is (Score 5, Interesting) 201

by CrankyFool (#47639699) Attached to: Netflix Now Works On Linux With HTML5 DRM Video Support In Chrome

He's really not. Right now, for example, he mostly works on a Chromebook. At least that's what he's usually on when I see him working in the kitchen*.

(I work at Netflix)

* Reed doesn't have an office / cubicle / set location, so he tends to work either in a common area or in a random conference room until you kick him out because you reserved the room

Comment: Re:This does pose the question: (Score 2) 195

by CrankyFool (#47619905) Attached to: Facebook Seeks Devs To Make Linux Network Stack As Good As FreeBSD's

Two comments:

1. Their internal motto was, in fact, "go fast and break stuff"; I know this first-hand because I talked with them about that at my interview back in February, where they mentioned that they've changed to "go fast and be bold" because, in fact, they were trying to lower incidents of availability hits;

2. 20+ years of tech industry experience here, and I was totally ready to be interviewed by some snot-nosed kid. What I got instead was an interview panel whose average tech industry tenure was around 17 years. I was, uniformly, impressed with the caliber of the people I met with there -- they verged from "pretty decent" in one case, to "pretty great" in all but two other cases, to "I'd take a $10K pay cut to work with this person" for the last two people. I was pretty surprised, and delighted.

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