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Comment Modern Software (Score 3, Insightful) 489

I'd extrapolate this to modern software in general. It seems acceptable now to leave things broken, unsupported and undocumented so that six months after purchase or download things no longer work and can't be fixed. I appreciate things become more complex over time but the number of boneheaded things I see on a day-to-day basis is extraordinary.

Oh. And get off my lawn...

Comment Those who something, something (Score 4, Insightful) 588

I think I speak for anyone who's read a history book when I say this is an absolutely awful idea. I know Twitter gets a lot of stick but well done them. If you're in favour of this then you're a fascist or you're an idiot. There's literally no middle ground. This is how it starts.

Comment Reporting (Score 1) 497

Seriously. I've worked in many departments for many different employers and seen many different reporting implementations. All of which have been different. All of which have been terrible. Layers and layers of impenetrable abstraction over some "generic" "engine". Every. Single. Fucking. Time. I swear it's the same person.

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