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Comment Re:The problem is poor developers... (Score 1) 495

I would love to work with you. I am also driven insane by a complete disregard for the NEED for regression/unit testing. I'm also uniquely irked when existing tests which I have written begin to fail and go ignored. I'm not sure if the failure is in the education system (I never formally learned about testing, it just seems obviously invaluable) I think the easiest thing to blame is too many business people in direct management roles who have no concept of software quality.

Comment Re:this (Score 1) 495

This sounds exactly like what a manager would say. I'm sure it varies from situation to situation, but I'm 200% confident that my group would be more productive long term if there was more time spent ensuring quality, and educating each other, up front.

Comment Re:Artist's Concept (Score 1) 38

I get that, which is why I said a "rendition" of the image. Maybe its just that they haven't ever processed the image into anything interesting by the time they issue a press release. Personally, I'd rather see a "real" image than an artist's rendering. I feel like an artist's rendering is what you show on cnn.com, while hubblesite.org, or nasa,gov might show the real thing...

Comment Cartridge games (Score 1) 535

Not that I would buy a game that does this, but it seems like a better alternative would be to recognize the 1st device the game was played on, and store _that_ in the single, unwipable save slot, then compare it with that with the device being played on. At least give the original buyer (player) the ability to replay on their original device...

Comment Cell phone companies want this? (Score 1) 196

Maybe I'm in the minority but I was surprised to see all of the posts thinking that the cellular providers would like this. I figured they would prefer to have as many people using (and paying for) their bandwidth as possible I wouldn't have been surprised to hear that the lobbyists were out in full force against this..

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