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Comment Re:Agile! (Score 1) 61

When agile is done correctly you are right. But agile, like socialism, is always "perfect world" scenario stuff.

To be fair Capitalism is also a "perfect world" scenario. You can paint it red (communism) or blue (capitalism), but what we have in reality is the very same modernized Feudalism.

No, capitalism is self correcting. Capitalism acknowledges flaws but allows for markets to fix them. Socialism does not, can not and will not do so. What you're talking about is crony capitalism which is a mix of capitalism and socialism where government picks winners and losers.

Comment SCAP (Score 1) 39

How is this fundamentally different than using SCAP or OVAL content to do a STIG check against a host and then apply remediations against findings? Other than it will hopefully allow "normal" users to understand what the problem is and what to do about it. But normal users probably aren't going to grab an open source security scanner and then follow the recommendations. They would then be abnormal users, by definition.

Comment Re:The usual 2 Windows10 questions: (Score 1) 61

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) 61

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:Cake or death (Score 1) 866

Not only that, but people complained about the manager after her and were told that it was his first offence. The "first offense" line was clearly being used to protect the manager no matter how many complaints were lodged against him.

That, plus all of the other red flags that her piece raised makes it obvious that Uber is NOT a good company to work for.

Comment Re:Ummm, Apple won the smartphone war. (Score 0) 213

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) 866

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) 866

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) 866

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 Re:All this talk about exobiology ... (Score 1) 106

Europa - another moon where the possibility of life exists - had a liquid water ocean agitated by radiation from and gravitational interactions with Jupiter. No, we likely wouldn't find plants using photosynthesis, but any life we find there would likely have evolved to make use of radiation/gravitational flux as an energy source instead of solar energy. Just because life evolved one way on Earth doesn't mean that's the only way for life to arise/evolve.

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