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Comment: Re:This is supposed to be the *WAY* they do their (Score 2) 381

by sycodon (#47956991) Attached to: Emails Cast Unflattering Light On Internal Politics of Healthcare.gov Rollout

They have repaved the road in front of my subdivision 3 fucking times in the last ten years.

The water Department has torn up the street in front of my house twice trying to fix a water leak.

Every time there is a thunderstorm the power goes out.

Where is Augustus when you need him?

Comment: Re:This is supposed to be the *WAY* they do their (Score 1) 381

by sycodon (#47956975) Attached to: Emails Cast Unflattering Light On Internal Politics of Healthcare.gov Rollout

Government makes a mess of a program
Government make s a website that touts the success of that program.

Do you see where I'm going here?

After all the lies (go ahead...deny they told us lies) do you really have faith that the stuff they are telling you now is true?

Comment: Re:Business IT is Boring...and that's good. (Score 2) 271

by sycodon (#47950055) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Becoming a Complacent Software Developer?

Umm...80% or more of code running businesses today is not hosted on a webserver.

All the things he mentions, including the web, are a thin veneer of cool on a core of mundane.

Things like your paycheck, 401k, benefits, scheduling, purchasing, sales, repair, shipping, renting, inventory, routing, tracking, etc. etc. etc. are all done on fairly large computers running dull code like COBOL and even FORTRAN. They may have Web interfaces built with all these wizbang thingies, but the real work happens in legacy systems that are solid as a rock because they don't change technologies every three years to something cooler than what they have now.

Comment: Re:Garbage Disposal (Score 1) 165

The mistake we made (and continue to make) with Al-Qaeda is that we did treat them like murderers. We captured them, gave them lawyers, rights, etc. They should have been and should be exterminated on the spot. Pissing on the bodies optional.

Wars seldom end through peaceful negotiations. They end because one side completely and utterly destroys the other.

Comment: Overselling Bandwidth (Score 5, Interesting) 326

by sycodon (#47936597) Attached to: FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

I'd be happy if those fuckers just stopped overselling their bandwidth. I pay for the bandwidth but many times I get squat because everyone else is on the neighborhood cable loop. If the sell it, they need to be able to support it 24/7. This airline approach is bullshit.

You scratch my tape, and I'll scratch yours.

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