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Comment Re:The propblem is bad accounting practices. (Score 1) 167

I worked as DevOps, I DevOps ... no idea what you are doing with DevOps ... that you claim such nonsense.

You worked as a sysadmin in an organization that did not understand DevOps and gave you a glorified job title. It's a shame, because DevOps was so promising, and it has been watered down so quickly.

See What is DevOps? written in 2010. I would also encourage you to check out some of the early Devopsdays videos.

Of course, as soon as the enterprise market got wind of it, they said "CI and CD sound really useful. We should have people who do that." Some hired consultants to teach them how to be devopsy and revamp their development and operations processes. Others hired people who knew puppet, chef, or cfengine, stuck them on a "devops team", and had them do some of the things associated with DevOps. But what they are doing is not "DevOps".

Comment Re:I guess I'm an outlier (Score 1) 167

In all my years developing apps, I only had one live bug and it was basically due to uploading the wrong version to production. Some of my apps are over 50k lines of code! Yet, I can't find anyone hiring a software engineer. Its rough to know your stuff, and hr to not be able to tell you know how to code properly.

Either your apps never had any serious use, they never met QA or any serious testing, you developed incredibly simple things (while somehow still bloating to 50k?), or you are lying so blatantly even HR can see it.

I do a lot of phone interviews/screenings. Your claim would be a giant red flag to me.

Comment Re:The propblem is bad accounting practices. (Score 1) 167

I am getting really sick of hearing this lately. DevOps is a development methodology, not an infrastructure operations role. DevOps is definitely not required for every organization (although it's way the hell better than having siloed teams and old-school sysadmins running ops).

Companies that call all Ops folks "DevOps" are usually clueless.

Comment Re: Good, then we can scrap that stupid f-35 (Score 1) 325

...the blind hate you're spewing is exactly the reason that we have people lined up behind the worst two candidates for president in recent memory (arguable, in the history of the republic).

Sure, but let's be completely open here, lest we fall victim to false equivalence.

Prior to Trump securing the nomination, Hillary Clinton may have been the worst candidate in the history of the Republic. But if every candidate for the next two centuries is worse than Hillary Clinton, they will all still likely be better than Donald Trump.

This is literally a choice between the second most disliked candidate in history and the candidate who makes her look warm and friendly.

Comment Re:I trust Russia MORE than I trust the DNC (Score 1) 548

I'm not agreeing with GP, buuuut...

...That's as stupid as painting Putin as a communist.

To be fair, Putin was a member of the party for 20 years.

“I was not, as you know, a party member by necessity,” [Putin] said. “I liked Communist and socialist ideas very much and I like them still.”

...Who's next? Bill Gates? Warren Buffet?

Buffet came first as a communist. I remember Republicans shouting that over the last 8 years.

Comment Re:The echoes of 1999/2000 are calling... (Score 1) 120

...The only differences this time are: ...
- This round of startups isn't going to leave behind goodies like thousands of miles of dark fiber, data centers full of equipment, etc.

I'm not so sure. AWS, GCP, and Azure have all been drastically expanding capacity.

Tons of great software has been written and open sourced.

We now have a ton of tech that makes previously difficult things very easy for a small team of developers to manage. There have to be some benefits in that.

Comment Re:And when do they start training their replaceme (Score 1) 239

I work on side projects in almost all my spare time because I don't have a programming job and I like programming. No job I have ever applied for has ever been interested in experience I gained on the side, they only want to know what I have done in a corporate setting.

I have asked nearly every candidate I have interviewed this question. And in my last two jobs, personal non-work experience with technology the companies were using featured prominently.

Recruiters don't know how to screen for this, and sometimes hiring managers are just looking for an experienced person to solve an immediate need, but good leads and managers are absolutely looking for passion and personal interests. I try to always have one inexperienced, smart, and passionate individual on my team. They learn a heck of a lot faster than people who "always wanted to try ___, but the company never used it..."

Comment Re:WHAT FUN (Score 1) 173

Who is "we"? Russia *IS* a representative democratic republic, Sparky. It's just as much a "democracy" as the US.

Not even the most brainwashed supporter could ever actually believe that. Russia is a democracy in name only. It isn't a constitutional democracy--the constitution says whatever Putin says it does. The US is highly flawed, but nobody is concerned that Obama is going to have Trump killed. Putin won't allow challengers, and we both know it.

Comment Re:Chain of custody? Forensics? Anyone? (Score 1) 742

Police are careful to control evidence, but that's not because failing to do so automatically excludes it, it's just because it opens an avenue for the defense to question it.

and because the police are generally required to have legally obtained their evidence. I'm sure you know that, but worth stating explicitly. The exclusionary rule is a bitch. Although it also probably would not save Clinton if this made it to trial.

Comment Re:Ugh.. (Score 1) 371

What the left really needs to re-think is the whole voting system, and pushing for eliminating the Electoral College and our current first-past-the-post voting system used in the national elections. The left is supposed to be the side that's all for making changes, so this is really their domain, but they've never pushed for this.

Heck, even the Republicans might be interested in fixing this problem now, since Trump has ruined their plans and split their party.

The left has and is. The Democratic Party, however, does not want to radically change the rules. Changing this would likely destroy both parties.

Unfortunately, changing the electoral system would have a lot of other consequences. Proportional representation under systems like ours shifts a lot of power to the executive branch.

I do happen to believe the US would be better off with PR, as the current system seems to disenfranchise and silence the sane people.

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