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Comment: Re:USA in good company... (Score 1) 648

That might make you feel warm and fuzzy, but it's not actually true. US foreign policy is based on US interests.

Ron Paul took a lot of flak years back for saying that the US is responsible for creating a climate that allowed Al Qaida to strike on 9/11 2001, but he was absolutely on the money.

Media in the US, however, don't exactly report on what the US actually does. Just one of many parallels between the soviets and present day US (besides propaganda, this includes comprehensive spying on its own citizens, disappearing citizens and use of torture). This used to be something that would upset Americans.

Comment: Re:Right conclusion, wrong reasoning. (Score 1) 507

by the grace of R'hllor (#49696273) Attached to: Is Agile Development a Failing Concept?

Acceptance testing involves testing the newly built functionality in the entire system. A product owner should signal any integration issues. Test and review is also a bit broader than just testing the code in question; if a problem is spotted with adjacent functionality, fix it.

That said, full-on systems testing is lacking, and we don't do any regression checks at the moment. We'll get to regression sprints before long, with this project, I think.

Comment: Re:Right conclusion, wrong reasoning. (Score 1) 507

by the grace of R'hllor (#49691197) Attached to: Is Agile Development a Failing Concept?

My agile workflow involves development work until Dev Done, then I hang up a rest-and-review task. Once another developer has checked my work for functionality and improvements, it goes into acceptance. Once there, the Product Owner has to test it for functionality and accept it or reject it (if it doesn't conform to the specs). Only then is the task considered 'done' for the sprint. So five stages a task will go through.

How does that skimp on testing? It's leaps and bounds more useful testing than any waterfall project. Waterfall skips the test-and-review, and once you do get to testing, you're doing the entire system, meaning you miss huge chunks of it.

Comment: Re:Agile. (Score 5, Informative) 507

by the grace of R'hllor (#49690873) Attached to: Is Agile Development a Failing Concept?

The hell? My daily standup is 2-4 minutes. Restrospective takes 15-30 minutes, subsequent planning takes another 30-45. We do weekly sprints, so you're looking at an average worst-case of averaging 19 minutes a day. Boo-fucking-hoo.

If your standups take 2 hours, then screw that. Tell them what you did, what you're going to do, and what's blocking you. If someone wants to have a long discussion, sit back down and go to work, because the standup is apparently over. If anyone complains, tell them to take a course in scrum.

Comment: Re:Facebook isn't. But Slashdot is. (Score 2) 179

by the grace of R'hllor (#49644923) Attached to: Is Facebook Keeping You In a Political Bubble?

Unarmed lone black youths who viciously attack groups of armed police officers. In repeated situations. If you really think your police force is justified in executing unarmed young people. Liberal as Slashdot may be, this is a civil rights issue. If it does not get resolved, you *will* get lynching of cops, only it won't be unarmed lone black youths at that point.

Comment: Re:No, but your own choices are. (Score 2) 179

by the grace of R'hllor (#49644905) Attached to: Is Facebook Keeping You In a Political Bubble?

From what I read in American media, the liberal stance is "Too much income inequality is bad". ie, if enough people have too little to live on, because too much wealth accumulates to the wealthy, that's bad. You get revolutions that way, and no one wants that. Liberals tend to believe wealth gap is too large, and needs to be shrunk. Not obliterated in some communist's wet dream, but shrunk. The only straw man I see is what you just wrote about the liberal stance.

Disclaimer: I'm Dutch. Our liberals are our right-wingers, and our left-wingers are actual socialists, the Socialist Party.

Comment: Re:Crippling exploit in 3...2...1.... (Score 1) 299

by the grace of R'hllor (#49550861) Attached to: Tesla To Announce Battery-Based Energy Storage For Homes

By the battery controller he means the bit of electronics that actually controls the battery. If built correctly, it will not be able to harm the battery, regardless of the commands sent to it.

The control software telling the electronics to switch to battery power in the middle of the night, though, could happen.

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