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Comment Re:The argument is stupid ... (Score 1) 319

people don't buy or use the crappiest code when given a choice.

People won't sign up to knowingly buy the crappiest code, but unless they are capable of measuring the quality of code, they will hire the cheapest developers, and be blissfully(?) ignorant. ( I assume most management is blissfully ignorant ) It seems to me that most companies think developers are interchangeable and of equivalent quality and capability. With that mindset, why wouldn't you simply hire the cheapest option.

Comment Re:If Cyanogen releases a stable build... (Score 1) 117

I wasn't planning on purchasing a tablet of any flavor until this opportunity presented itself. Like a lot of others my first thought was buy it now and wait for an Android port. However, I'm really enjoying WebOS so far. Its a much more enjoyable experience than Android 2.2 on my (relatively old) Motorolla Droid. I may still install Android 3+ at some point in the future, but it would take convincing now, rather than seeming like the obvious thing to do.

Comment Re:Wow... (Score 1) 614

It's hard to believe they couldn't have raised taxes to cover the difference. There have to be enough tax payers that have to pay for child care on one day a week now.. w/ how expensive child care is that money alone would have easily covered any extra taxes..

Comment Re:Might make it worse? (Score 1) 198

This seems like it would make for an interesting way to collect data from outside the reach of our instrumentation. Fire some information gathering tools up and latch onto an asteroid that will take a path that should return to earth after making an interesting voyage far away. When it returns, beam back all of the information it's collected over its trip. Guarantee funding for your project until the asteroid returns :)

Comment Reality Movies (Score 1) 339

So-called reality programming has taken over television, presumably due to the low cost of production, and the low standards required by viewers.
It seems like the studios will come up with a way of pumping out low production value reality content with a rapid release schedule.
Lower cost of production, more releases, more profit.

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, while, 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...

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