What I don't get is why no one looked up
A networked power switch. Plug a switch in to that that goes to the main network and the device and you can power it up and down at will
Or, was there a flurry of honking that was ignored? Sound does contain a lot of useful information.
>that the guy who is supposed to handle the roadblock isn't even at the meeting
That is a management problem.
>obviously that will make the user feel like what the fuck is he paying the developers for..
Only if your user is a fucking idiot. Don't worry, lots of users are. They imagine that you the developer can see right in to their head and make the software happen and get angry when you don't. I've seen a few 'agile-like' projects where the end user was brought in early and major changes to the way the work flow works on the interface was changed before it became a huge issue. The user realized what they originally wanted just didn't work smoothly.
I think we detected the Rambo in the group.
I would think that any software development type would probably fail if it has mindless low level managers, foolish high level managers, and poor abused slobs.
I'd suggest that Autodesk and its ilk crashes far more often than NASA software.
I'm assuming they are pretty sure that it is the fridge. It's not very hard to triangulate the position of a transmitter and then check it locally.
There is no legal liability if the owner stops using it once made aware. That's what the parent was saying.
>the advantages of doping are somewhat canceled out.
Not exactly. Players are also competing with the records of all the people that came before them, if they are doping they have a higher chance of beating the old records.
>Maybe if we changed the system so that we didn't reward the win at all cost mentality,
Nature is a system that favors the win at all costs.The winners (in wars) are the ones that write the history books. The winners in games are the ones the viewers. The winners in finance are the ones that make the most money. You are going to have a hard time changing the system because being the winner is what most people want.
Each of the product categories you listed above pretty much sucked one way or another before Apple came in and gave them a decent interface or better advertising. It was the product integration that made Apple successful. But that also shows your point, what budding product is out there not being marketed or developed for correctly? Apple will be in trouble if there is no where new to move in to. The other manufactures will catch up and start cutting there margins with similar products after a while.
I think it's two things related to the software.
1. As you say, there are software upgrades put out regularly, you're not stuck with security holes or old useless phones.
2. Even though the software and devices are upgraded, they stay almost exactly the same from revision to revision. There are new features, but the iphoneX+1 still works almost exactly the same as an iphoneX. That is the important part. People hated having to relearn the interface of their phone every time they got a new one. It's still an issue with Android phones that between models and manufactures there is enough of a difference that it can be confusing. Older phones were a joke when it came to that? Where is the address book? How do I add contacts to this one? Why did that change that? Ugh.
In Fedora 15, the big WTF was switching to a desktop environment that does not work well or consistently with remote viewing, which is a big issue for server use.
Really? I'm not in the habit of having any sort of GUI on Linux servers. When I encounter a GUI on a server I inherit, I judge the previous maintainer to be sloppy.
Perhaps it's a generational thing, perhaps I'm missing something. More than superfluous, I view GUIs as a waste of resource.
Whenever people agree with me, I always think I must be wrong. - Oscar Wilde