because of all the idiots voting for 3rd parties
Sure, blame that whopping less than 5% of people that voted for someone other than the two record-breakingly unlikable candidates that were put up on offer. Clearly it's their fault.
you need both a public and a private position
is quite palatable and terse while still accurate. What she's really saying is that she thinks you can't tell the public the truth because it make them nervous, so the 'balance' of saying one thing in public then going in a back room and doing something else entirely is how the unsavory sausage of political success is made. Please explain how you can read that any differently?
It's the result of doing what other people want you to do
That's one way it happens. Another is by buying out your competitors and cornering the market, or paying your employees less. It's certainly not necessarily what other people want.
Religious institutions, as a rule, do so much more efficiently than the government.
That may be the funniest thing I've read in a good while. Efficiency isn't a rule or even a broad directive, and the lavish use of funds on ornate buildings in prime locations are obvious examples of this.
- Agile/scrum, anything related to it, inspired by it, or even remotely like it, and the mindset of managers who advocate it.
buzzwords, but there is some value in it
- "continuous integration"
probably a good idea if you don't hook it up to production
buzzword, but quite a bit of value in it. Why not have a repeatable build process across landscapes?
square peg but hey, why not. I don't see this ruining a business, the language has come a long way.
- giving every single person in the IT department the root server access
holy hell no.
- using microsoft "solutions"
some are good, some are not, but if you don't like anything they do you probably do it based on ideology.
You make a fair point, but I'd say 'simpler' is far more subjective than 'less', and less seems to be the right answer 95% of the time.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo. - Andy Finkel, computer guy