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Comment Re:inevitable (Score 1) 384

Getting somebody's password is far easier than breaking in to their house, has far less dire consequences, and can be done remotely (with even *lower* risk of consequences).

I'm certainly not arguing against being able to resell games you've purchased, I'm just trying to point out that there are some hurdles that would need to be overcome.

Comment Re:Don't need to be drunk to have this outcome (Score 1) 432

Somebody mod both of these guys up! Tunnel vision is tunnel vision - whether you're focused strictly on what you're coding and to hell with what it needs to do (or whomever needs to maintain it), or you're focused strictly on a process audit and to hell with what you're actually coding - you're not doing anybody any favors.

Comment Re:Why should we care? (Score 1) 432

Ah, but Facebook isn't a software company, it's a data company. They don't sell software, they sell eyeballs. When the product is the community you build, the software isn't very important. Look at an actual software or integration (hardware and software) business and I think you'll see a drastically different approach to software design. Where I am it's practically law that you don't open an editor until you have requirements and have worked out a preliminary architecture. The requirements will change and the architecture will adapt to those changes, but what's faster: Reverse engineering a pile of kludges or looking at a design and saying "Oh, we need to make this change here."

Comment Re:Brogramming??? (Score 1) 432

I can't malign beer as a "lubricant" of sorts to get creative juices flowing when I'm trying to solve a problem (or to loosen me up to tumble down a mountain when I'm pretending to snowboard). But when actually programming? Hell, if I try to program after just one beer I only want to take a nap.

All that said, I still really love beer.

Comment Re:Brogramming??? (Score 1) 432

I don't think it's the alternative. I spent the last thirty minutes trying to find a definition (from my phone, since I don't think the boss would like me browsing Urban Dictionary as much as he likes me browsing /.). The first four links were to a website purporting to have a definition but directing instead to a link saying "You need to install our mobile app to look at our stuff." Pretty sure it's a marketting ploy to distribute that mobile app, since the rest of the links were people saying "Oh, and don't even *ask* about scrogramming."

I'll file that under Stuff I Am Better For Not Knowing.

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