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Comment: Re:Who is stopping him? (Score 1) 336

by znrt (#47519163) Attached to: 'Just Let Me Code!'

It's impossible to properly engineer a product when you don't even know what the product is in advance.

actually it is, if your agile allows for enough iterations and your stuff is testable and refactorable, you should have no problem. well, you'll have a lot if you get too much pressure or simply cut short on shedule.

agile is very good provided the goal is not completely clear and there is time. many problems are not in this category but are thrown into it regardless just because it's a lot easier not to spec, and let the scrummies figure it out later, and take responsibility. and because it has become a business mantra.

Comment: Re:Who is stopping him? (Score 1) 336

by znrt (#47519029) Attached to: 'Just Let Me Code!'

its more process than it really needs to be, and the quality is STILL NOT THERE

this nails it.

the fuzz about different languages, i don't see that. it's actually refreshing. and the problem with COBO^H^H^H^H java isn't the language, it's the illustrated monkey environment built around it. no wonder it's the industries' preferred platform.

You're the problem with the software industry

software industry broadly just sucks. because it's driven mostly by shortsighted greedy morons and perception is often more important than substance. that's unless you happen to be in very specific environments (and those typically don't last for long). the guy is right. and he being good or bad at coding doesn't change the situation so your rant is uncalled for.

Comment: Re:You're right... the Palestinians should (Score 1) 430

by znrt (#47510809) Attached to: MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

stop trying to occupy Israel, stop trying to steal Jewish land, stop trying to expell the Jews "into the sea" etc.The Arab and Muslim polulations of the world have 99% of the land in the middle east but they cannot have peaceful and successful societies without that little sliver of land that holds the one Holy site of the Jewish faith.

no wait a moment. we're talking about people dying here. let me first make it perfectly clear that i personally shit on your Holy site with capital letters. ok? IF you have anything to discuss rationaly then please keep your personal fantasies, against which i have absolutely nothing, for yourself. i can't possibly take you seriously if you put them in front of your argument. it means you have no valid argument (*) and you are just making a jerk of yourself.

I will develop some smattering of sympathy for the Palestinan civilians when they disassociate themselves from Hamas and Hezbollah and their stated goals to destroy Israel and kill all the Jews. I will develop more sympathy for them when they allow at least as much freedom

i don't think palestinians actually need your fucking sympathy. i guess they would be more than happy if you simply stopped robbing, expelling and killing them. thank you.

Comment: Re:Why is it always developers? (Score 2) 89

by znrt (#47510013) Attached to: Researchers Test Developer Biometrics To Predict Buggy Code

i hit 50 last sunday and been a developer since i can remember, and i still love my profession but the "guild" has changed an awful lot, from once being a peculiar bunch to the herd it mostly is today. most of my colleagues are much younger than me and ... what can i say ... they are often so brainwashed with corporate bullshit they break my heart almost daily. holy shit, they even blog about it! it's so depressing, it makes me wanna cry. :'(

sign'o'times, i guess. i can perfectly believe many of those sheep will cheerfully allow you to strap an eyetracker on them to check their nominal productivity.

Comment: Re: Here we go... (Score 1) 430

by znrt (#47509607) Attached to: MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

no apology required because there was no actual insult, as the term "antisemite" has long been rendered meaningless by the sheer abuse by israeli propaganda. calling you "antisemite" is the same as calling you "terrorist". you can't possibly feel insulted by that because media has shown that anyone can be called that without the slightest ground. next time any zionist stooge calls you "antisemite" just politely ask him to explain it with other words, because you don't know what "antisemitism" means, and even less so in the context of the current discussion.

it's a downside of language perversion: vocabulary erodes slowly away.

Comment: Re:Here we go... (Score 4, Insightful) 430

by znrt (#47505775) Attached to: MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

Extreme would be to drop a nuke on them. See? Isn't it fun using strawmen to argue your point.

may be i'm a bit picky, but i'd say robbing their land, expelling them, denying access to water and healthcare, imprisioning them indefinitely with no warrant, and killing them at will or bombing them with white phosphor is quite extreme.

Comment: Re:Nope (Score 2) 147

by znrt (#47494979) Attached to: Can the Multiverse Be Tested Scientifically?

shouldn't we really stop the whining between the scientific and religious factions?


look: if there are scientists (as you say) with blind faith in unprovable beliefs, then they're not being scientific but religious. in this case you are asking to stop the whining between religious factions, and that would be for them to decide. i guess they won't, not because they're religious but because they're factions. religion is ok if (and only if) one limits it's application strictly to oneself.

what these guys are speculating may seem weird but is the effort of theorizing possible explanations for concrete contradictions which need one, because there is a necessity to explain those to progress in our understanding of the world. it's work in progress, sometimes you do have to examine weird possibliities so you eventually find the right track.

classic religion, in contrast, assembles theories equally fantastic which are no necessary explanation for anything (last time i checked), and that makes sense because (most) religion actually doesn't seek to explain, but to people to live happily and stop asking.

if you then throw those "who don't want to know" into factions and confront them then yes, real shit starts to happen, and "whining" is the least concern.

Comment: Re:No public drug use (Score 4, Interesting) 472

by znrt (#47489017) Attached to: World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

Yes, I see a problem with pot cafes. Drug use is not OK

drug use IS OK. drug abuse is not.

I see a problem with views like yours which shift the blame on the substance, righteously ignoring the root problems which are social and educational. this view solves nothing, perpetuates the real problems and just supports the status in quo in keeping the prohibition circus going.

Comment: Re:barf (Score 1) 154

wolfenstein 3D ( is the only shooter where i have ever experienced that. consistently after playing about 30 mins, and my gf as well. it never happened with rott, quake, doom or any other shooter until now, and i've played quite a lot of them. based on this personal experience and comparing w3d to all others i would say framerate, turn speed and color saturation combined might be a relevant factor. i don't think it had anything to do with a contradiction of virtual and real states. don't really know about hmds, though, so that could be a different issue.

Comment: Re:The Internet is meant to be anonymous (Score 1) 237

by znrt (#47463391) Attached to: Pseudonyms Now Allowed On Google+

From my point of view, anonymity was the worst thing that happened to the Internet.

no. it was massification, sadly. it's a bitter irony and it doesn't look like universal access (duh) will make us globally smarter anytime soon as it should have done, and we thought it would do.

i've been on the "net" since even before internet, and never ever used my real name, anywhere, nor did most of the people i met. some did. i also never saw a reason to put my personal email address on usenet for everyone to collect. what for? i just shared it with people i wanted to exchange email with.

Comment: Re:Youtube Comments (Score 2) 237

by znrt (#47463099) Attached to: Pseudonyms Now Allowed On Google+

Unlike Facebook, in that there is intelligence. The way I explain it (someone said it before me), Facebook is for keeping track of people I care about, Google+ is for keeping track of ideas/issues/things I care about. The intersection is very small.

fb also throws random crap "you might care about" at you. the link is still the people (or "entities"), and the business model is still in these links. that's all what advertisers want: bunches of linked people.

the very reason for the sick name policy thing was to convince advertisers that g+'s bunches were of real people, unlike fb where more than half of them are fake, meaning they could offer a "more valuable" bunch of linked people than fb. that was the only real difference between fb and g+, besides a slicker ui. that they now have backed down means it didn't work out, i guess, son now there'll be no substantial difference between fb and g+ at all. different tribes or market segments, maybe.

it also means my g+ account is no longer banned, because naturally i told them straight away they could go fuck themselves the very moment they insisted in knowing better than me how i should be recognized on the net. lol, suckers.

Comment: Re:KeePass? (Score 2) 114

by znrt (#47450519) Attached to: Critical Vulnerabilities In Web-Based Password Managers Found

I'd be really curious to here there opinions on KeePass, which isn't web-based but certainly in the same category.

i've always had trouble with putting all my apples in the same basket, so i never touched things like keepass, kisskiss nor any other keyring. that there's folks doing that *OVER THE WEB* is staggering. if i weren't speechles right now i'd say they deserve being raped in their most intimate identity.

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