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Comment Re:Absence of a test suite (Score 2) 641

Oh hell, I'd rather have none than some I've seen.

Worst case was being flown in to summarize a system's functionality (don't know why, but staff was terminated en-mass) only to find the documentation was photocopy pages in boxes. That's it; no folders, no color coding or anything, just loose sheets. Top that with many of the copies being so faded as to require literally fifteen minutes or so each to figure out what things were. After a week and being shown the state of things, they decided to scrap and rewrite.

OK, I do know why the staff was shown the door.

Comment Re:Solution in extensions (Score 1) 778

I come from a time before "the web" and the Internet WAS applications. ... The folly is assuming that web pages have to be applications.

You don't see the contradiction in pining for the good old days where the Internet WAS the folly you abhor?

we still had search engines. We had email. We had message systems"

And they were crap. I was there. They were crap.

So the argument in favor of making javascript mandatory is so that people who click 'like' buttons won't be inconvenienced by a slower "web experience"? "

Who are you to complain? Your argument is javascript should disappear because some coders do stupid things you don't like with it.

Comment Re:Useless (Score 2) 104

You can see this in the video. The subjects' heads and stomachs start glowing more brightly as the person dons the piece. The really buff guy's heat shifts to his face and arms almost immediately. So you have your program look for a shorter block with a beacon shining above it.

If facial detection programs that clip the hair off first aren't already out there, my guess is they're close at hand so I don't think the greasy twirls will do much for long.

The handbag gadget seemed functional though.

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