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Comment Re:Let them go. (Score 1) 1163

What I found especially amusing was the tea-tard messages claiming people would high-tail it to Canada if Obama got re-elected. Yeah, the country next door with single-payer health insurance, decent social security, more gun regulation, etc.

Go. Go to Canada.

-- BMO

Actually, don't come here. I'd prefer the people who wanted to hightail it because of Bush. Mexico is a lot closer, and warmer.

Comment Re:For "sloppy coding"? Definitely! (Score 1) 550

No, they don't.

Prove it. I'm basing this assumption on the fact that most people want to ensure they have food on their plates. Not doing your job ensures the opposite.

Because if they did, they are in a perfect position to enforce their rules: you just don't write down a single semicolon and the software doesn't run at all. It's up to the developer when exactly to write down said semicolon.

Whether or not you want to do the best you can at your job has no bearing on how much influence one has over the project they work on. It's variables such as tight deadlines, insufficient requirements, feature creep, incompetent management, power outages, sickness, turnover, etc. that can completely derail developers. Come back and argue your point when you figure out a way for developers to completely control all of these variables.

Comment Re:For "sloppy coding"? Definitely! (Score 1) 550

Except you fail to consider the fact that many managers expect unrealistic deadlines from developers, leaving them no choice but to take the quick and easy way out. I'd say that most developers want to create the best code they can, but contraints on timelines, requirements, and feature creep often work against this ideal situation. Do you really want to be sued because of an incompetent manager?

Comment Engineering Discipline (Score 4, Insightful) 550

If software development was an official engineering discipline that required P.Eng designation, then maybe this case would have more legs. Even then I'd be in disagreement. Otherwise, hell no, HELL NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! That is definitely one way to drive people away from a career in software development. This actually seems like a sneaky way for management to evade culpability if their product harms a customer/user.

Comment Re:Rear Ended (Score 1) 465

All automated vehicles would have to have some sort of human override on them. Considering that fact, it would be near impossible to rid the road of all idiots, therefore, it would make sense for the automated car to have some sort of collision avoidance algorithm for rear enders that also doesn't put other drivers or pedestrians at risk. Especially since an automated car has several times more visibility than the average human and wouldn't have to react to something in the corner of its "eye".

Comment Re:Holy funding, splatman! (Score 4, Insightful) 270

Add for realism- for some games, it's good. For most, out actively detracts from fun gameplay. Concentrate on it only if it's a key concept, otherwise ignore it

As a long time gamer I wholeheartedly agree. While we've seen an increase in graphics quality over time, we've seen very little movement in terms of innovative gameplay/controls/storylines/etc. Lately, it's only the indie games that I've seen that have implemented really original ideas. I love the idea of a console like this coming to market, it will give the big guys a run for their money.

Comment Re:One good reason... (Score 1) 793

As a general rule, I never use aspects of a programming language that I think are broken, antiquated or unfamiliar unless I become familiar with its use and I know exactly what I'm getting myself into with its usage. I say keep whatever features that already exist in a language for those that know how to use them. Don't fault the language for what some developers are incapable of doing right.

Programming languages are like tools, but too often we see people who feel the need to hammer in a screw.

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