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Comment Re:Better idea: (Score 1) 564

Or that a skilled designer used common, non-unique internal design features for his creations that are related... Like Ikea furniture

Talking about design features, consider the same relative size of the sun and moon (the ring of fire during an eclipse). Crazy coincidence, planetary evolutionary or design feature?

Comment Pillar of the earth? Or fifth column? (Score 1) 134

... TV has taken over social interaction. Inside and outside the family. Time was when we interacted and learnt social mores and life skills from entities who could respond to us. TV cannot. While I am sure Ralph Nader and similar outliers exist, TV has become what human nature and the bandwidth/cable access monopolies always destined it to be... manipulative and shallow programming, beholden to advertising interests engorged by the unnatural hold it has over our life.

Bread and circuses. We got one, one more to go...

Comment Re:Eric Schultz (Score 0) 356

"I completely agree that that is a just and honorable way to act in accordance with the original author's probable intent. But it also amounts to you publicly announcing that you are committing copyright infringement. Without an explicit license you have absolutely ZERO legal right to do *anything* with anyone else's code. As such I hope you're not using such code for anything important."

Did I just commit copyright infringement?

Comment Two suggestions.... (Score 1) 524

You're just a bit too much a programmer, and a tad too sharp an entrepreneur.

Become somewhat more a manager and factor in some 'fat' -- both in the invoices you charge your customers, and in the time you allocate your contractors. Remember, crap happens. If it doesn't, and your contractors manage to deliver bug free code ahead of time, give them a 'performance' or 'quality' bonus (i.e. payment for the full time allocated). Do not chase profit maximisation like big shops do. They have adequate manpower buffers to beat you at your own game.

Alternatively, hire someone skilled --- but don't be cheap. Remember, if you chase cost reduction like the small shops, your employee obtains the hunger (he already has the skills) to beat you at your own game.

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