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Comment Re:So it appears . . . (Score 4, Informative) 185

Because of the highly successful Mars Rover missions, many people have forgotten (or don't know) that about 60% of all missions to Mars have failed.

Not only that, but this specific probe's landing was an experiment in preparation for a future mission in 2020. The main thrust (no pun intended) of the mission was to position the mothership which will be gathering most of the data. It's disappointing the probe failed, but the information gathered and the root cause analysis of the experiment should provide good data for the next mission.

Comment Re:Article Coming Soon: (Score 1) 537

"Bar in UK closes after patrons go to an establishment where they can use the cellphones like the adults that they are."

I carry a phone so that people can get ahold of me if necessary. If they can't reach me at your place, I'll go somewhere that they can.

That's good because you would never be invited to my place. I hate to break it to you, but you really aren't so important that anybody needs to contact you instantly.

Comment Re:This is true! (Score 1) 91

When I had Frontier for Internet they were unable to deliver more than 9Mbps up and it always failed when it rained. No reason at all for a cap when you cant deliver service to your customers.

Same here in CT. My service has cut out for 60 seconds or so, 10 times this morning already. They don't need to worry about caps when they just keep cutting off my connection mutliple times each day.

Comment Re:Argghh, split content (Score 2) 105

I hate that the content is getting split between all these providers. I do see my solution as a couple on months on one then cancel and switch to the next one. Just need to subscribe to each one once a year to accesses the latest season of whatever.

Of course they can come up with solutions to mess over frequent switchers.

Don't worry. In 5 years time these fragmented providers will merge into one or two mega companies and start charging cable company prices again. Amazoncast and Netfinity anyone?

Comment Re:There is a third option (Score 1) 186


A common issue with code reviews is that the engineer making the change presents the completed implementation and the design *at the same time*. The collaboration early on to ensure a good design or theory of operation really helps cut down on the pain of code reviews.

Then that's not a code review. Anywhere I worked as a developer, we had separate design reviews that took place prior to the code being written.

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