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Comment loaded question (Score 2) 147

Are remote software teams more productive than what? Than local software teams? That is an impossible question to answer without knowing much more about the teams, isn't it?

OTOH as a person running a software business with different types of teams (I have local, I have remote teams) I can say that as long as there is somebody in the remote team capable of understanding the requirement at the business level and capable of managing the team there shouldn't be any reasons for the remote team to be less productive.

Unfortunately as all things in life this also is not as simple, it is very difficult to ensure that the remote team understands the business really well, so rather than trying to achieve the unachievable you have to give out requirements in short, easier to manage portions and you have to coordinate daily.

Comment Re:Ryan and Rand (Score 0) 380

I am fascinated by all this puke inducing collectivism and more importantly by the arms race between those, who want to steal and those who are stolen from. What is most fascinating is the mental acrobatics required not to see how the collectivist theft is destroying the economy and society, it is very much like the climate change denial, the same processes are at work I think.

Draconian budget cuts - what a fascinating turn of a phrase. Completely political, completely disregarding reality, the opposite of what the government Ilis actually doing, completely missingvthe point, but used as one of those proverbial dog whistles and used fairly successfully at that.

I am utterly fascinated to see what it will look like when the USA (or a large enough European state, or Japan) actually run out of cheap credit, it is a morbid type of curiosity in me, I know it is a train wreck that is very deadly and ugly, but I cannot take my eyes away, it is like a magnet, I want to see how the last century of collectivist policy of theft and destruction of individual freedoms at the hands of th e mob turns back against that very mob. The shitstorm is going to be epic! Fascinating

Comment Re:that's it. the end game. (Score 1) 380

Yeah, yeah, yeah, let's do that, let's just so that. I want to see all of these attempts at stealing from fully automated businesses, I have morbid type of curiosity, which makes me wonder and muse about all the ways that company owners will find and use to get around all this collectivist theft. It is always interesting to observe arms races, this is probably the ultimate arms race: those who want to steal vs those who produce. It is fascinating.

Comment Re:Whatever happened to at-will employment? (Score 5, Informative) 72

This is in Ontario Canada. This is most definitely not an "at-will" jurisdiction when it comes to employment.
The Ontario Labour Relations Act applies, along with common law. (The entitlements written down are not what applies -- it is what is "usual and customary" that applies in Ontario for severance compensation -- and that is *much* more generous than what is written in the legislation.)

Anyone subject to severance (of any kind) in Ontario should consult with a lawyer experienced with the practice of employment law in Ontario before signing anything.

Comment a quote (Score 0) 186

"A newly discovered essay by Winston Churchill shows that the British statesman gave a lot of thought to the existential question that has inspired years of scientific research and blockbuster movies: are we alone in the University?"

. Well, let me quote the guy:

What is adequacy? Adequacy is no standard at all.

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