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Comment Re:Is it professional to cheat your boss? (Score 1) 214

Over and over I see developers offering to write unmaintainable garbage, only to get in hot water in a year's time because productivity is in the toilet. It's not even fun the first time, but people keep on doing it. They should stop.

But, as was said in that interview, the problem is convincing the "Developer Managers". You end up competing with people who use the Bait and Switch technique: They claim they can produce code faster and cheaper than you, but really, it's unmaintainable. We need to convince our managers that by saying no, we're doing them a favor.

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Submission + - How Much Are Typos Costing You?

tieTYT writes: Domain Name Wire reports on a startup that, on behalf of large trademark owners, is shutting down typosquatting websites using an unprecedented degree of automation. DNW editor Andrew Allemann writes, "CitizenHawk's TypoSquasher tool crawls the web in search of typos of a company's brand name. Whenever it finds an infringing domain name TypoSquasher captures evidence including screenshots, whois information, and how the domain is being monetized. It then automates legal processes to get control of the domain, including sending cease & desist letters and contacting the company that helps monetize the domain (such as a domain parking company)." There is also a tool on the CitizenHawk home page that lets you explore typosquatting domains around your trademark. For instance, there are at least 6795 domain names that contain the word Microsoft or some clear mispelling of it.
The Internet

Submission + - Why are T1 lines still expensive?

badfrog writes: Over the last 10 years, DSL and cable modem has upped its speed (although in some instances only slightly) and dropped its price. However, the price of a T1 has stayed almost exactly the same. If you had asked me 10 years ago, I would have predicted any geek that wanted to would have fiber or their own T1 line to the house by now. What is with this sad state of affairs that a 'business class' 1.544Mbit connection is hundreds of dollars more than a 6Mbit cable connection? Is it a legitimate case that a high upload rate should increase cost so significantly?

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