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Comment Re:The usual 2 Windows10 questions: (Score 1) 74

Telemetry is not spyware.

I beg to differ. In fact, places that deal with HIPAA and PCI compliance rules have to be crazy-OCD about this sort of stuff. On paper, it would seem that the mandatory telemetry could easily violate these regulations, and Microsoft refuses to give assurance or proof otherwise.

Windows is racing Apple to see which can become wholly unsuitable in an enterprise environment first.

What a load of bullshit. I have hundreds of HIPAA and PCI systems in my enterprise and Windows 10 never even comes up in the discussions with the compliance people. Stop making shit up just to fucking hate on Windows 10.

Comment Re:Agile! (Score 1) 74

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 Re:The usual 2 Windows10 questions: (Score 0) 74

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 3, Interesting) 74

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:Ummm, Apple won the smartphone war. (Score 0) 224

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) 904

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) 904

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) 904

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:Market Forces Kill Coal (Score -1, Troll) 201

This demonstrates exactly how empty the campaign promises to bring back coal were. Nobody wants to burn coal when it's so much more expensive than everything else.

By market forces you mean the immense pressure Obama put on the industry, choking it under regulations while giving huge tax breaks to other energy producers? The "market" had nothing to do with this. This is the very definition of crony capitalism. All they did was offload the costs from the renewable companies and place them onto the tax payer.

If the market decided this I would be all for it but it just aint so.

Comment Re:C-Suite Attitudes (Score -1, Troll) 119

*no wrong... unlike we mere mortals who make typos

Don't worry. Perfect spelling is no longer a requirement at the Department of Education.

http://wqad.com/2017/02/12/education-department-misspells-tweet-corrects-error-with-another-typo/

God forbid anyone make a fucking typo on twitter right? Fuck off you petty little bitch

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