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Comment Re:The usual 2 Windows10 questions: (Score 1) 34

1) Can I disable it?
2) Does it remove the spyware?

Microsoft, please get it: NOTHING ELSE matters to us concerning your Windows 10 updates.

1) I don't want to disable it. I want updates, especially when they are free and provide security and usability enhancements.
2) Define spyware. Telemetry is not spyware.

Comment Re:Agile! (Score 2) 34

When agile is done correctly you are right. But agile, like socialism, is always "perfect world" scenario stuff. All too often management wants you to release early and often and miss the "fail quickly" component.

Where I am now we're expected to release often with the same standard of QA we had with a traditional waterfall project management style. It just doesn't work, leads to higher stress, turn over and ultimately failure. Then you have the shops that want to apply agile to fucking everything from janitorial services to sales. This is the cookie cutter approach, or like my old boss used to say "Give the fuckers a hammer and suddenly everything looks like a nail"

I'm just not impressed with agile. The quality of development the last 5 or so years from every shop I've seen use it has fallen sharply.

Comment Re:Response to Walmart.com (Score 1) 167

I'm sure it has nothing to do with Walmart offering free 2-day shipping on orders greater than $35, no membership required.... Under $35, no worries, $5.99.

Walmart also has a reputation for shipping things out promptly unlike Amazon. Amazon is fine if you have prime, but if you choose free shipping, there are times you may wait a week for your item to even ship.

Bingo. Walmart also has the best customer service you will find.

Comment Re:An allegation has been made. (Score 1) 834

I'm expecting that whoever does this investigation is going to act in the shareholders' best interest, which among other things means not exposing the company to massive liabilities in court. If the investigation supports the allegations, then those responsible are going to get canned.

-jcr

Comment Re:Ummm, Apple won the smartphone war. (Score 0) 210

I hate that Apple is so dominant here. I really want to like and use Android but the truth is in the numbers. Every Android user I know at work is now going iPhone. The bugs, the slow updates, the lack of security, it's all broken them down. Apple has really nailed this and it shows in their profits.

Comment Re:How is this sexism? (Score 1) 834

So this guy is harassing someone as to have sex with her. How is this sexism? Apart from the word being similar that is? Did he claim she is a lesser person because she is a woman?

"I have a girlfriend who fucks other guys. I can't find a girl that will have me, since I'm your manager I'm going to hit on you and if you saw no there will be consequences, though I won't flat out say it. Oh and I can do this because I do not view you as an equal worth of respect"

There is your answer.

Comment Re:Evidence needed (Score 2, Insightful) 834

Considering that every scandal posted here during the last few years about sexism and harassment in the CS field turned out to be massively exaggerated at best and flat out fabricated at worst, I am going to ask for a little more evidence than personal statements in a blog.

Not to mention that SV is already a SJW-infested Marxist hellhole which reduces the probability for such stud-like behaviour considerably already. (Not it does not mean it cannot happen, just that it is less likely than it happening on a cattle ranch in Texas for example)

But is this "in the CS field"? It's a manager at a Taxi company that has an app. Other than the woman engineer, nothing about this is CS in any way.

Comment Re:This has to be a 4chan joke... (Score 1) 834

He was in an open relationship, he said, and his girlfriend was having an easy time finding new partners but he wasn't. He was trying to stay out of trouble at work, he said, but he couldn't help getting in trouble, because he was looking for women to have sex with. It was clear that he was trying to get me to have sex with him, and it was so clearly out of line that I immediately took screenshots of these chat messages and reported him to HR.

No fucking way. This has got to be some kind of alt-right/4chan/cuck joke parody, right? Woman convinces beta male to have "open relationship" so she can fuck alphas on the side, SHOCKING beta with no game can't score, harasses actually capable women and helps ruin otherwise successful company.

"Sluts and cucks ruin everything for everyone." This has to be a joke, right?

I know a company President who took the entire VP/C-Suite to a photo studio one day for a photo shoot. To make sure the pictures turned out great he also brought along 4 or 5 girls from the Customer Care department who flashed their tits at them while they got their pictures taken.

This same President hired half the girls for that department from Hooters where he often took people for business dinners. He was "in an open relationship" with his mail order bride. These people exist, they really do.

Comment An allegation has been made. (Score 5, Insightful) 834

And it appears that Uber is investigating said allegation. We don't have enough information to know whether it happened or not. That's what investigations are for.

After the Duke Lacross Lynching and the UVA rape hoax, I'm inclined to reserve judgement until an accusation becomes a lawsuit and is litigated.

-jcr

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