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Comment Re:Outsourcing vs Inhouse (Score 1) 225

This, and the tendency for company leadership to feel outsourcing means they can offload all responsibility for project success.

Something I've seen firsthand is companies that are pathologically incapable of making important decisions internally, and that is why they bring in a consultancy. Consultants go around to the various stakeholders (who can't agree on anything), gather requirements from each, then make recommendations. Despite the fact that the recommendations are basically a micro-model of the stakeholders' existing points of view and the result is the same no-win scenario the company was facing to begin with, the recommendations are acted upon, either in whole or in part. When the result is the same mess that would have inevitably happened even before the consultancy was brought in, at least now it's the consultants' fault that their recommendations didn't work out. Managers can then stir up a big stink when it's time to renegotiate the contract, they win some petty, unimportant concessions from the consultancy, and it's time to rinse and repeat.

Comment Failed model (Score 1) 365

I dont think this car economy model constructors are aiming for will ever work.

They want to help you subsidize your own car payments by allowing you to "rent" your car through auto-driving capabilities.

But looking at how people disrespect other people propriety, there's no way in hell any sane person would allow total strangers to use their cars, unsupervised.

You'' go back to your car with mud on the seats, semen on the carpet, trash and dead hookers in the trunk.

My car is not your public transport. Dont try to find reasons and means to rise car prices under the pretence that it pays for itself.

Comment Re:Trust busting (Score 1) 256

It is far worse than AT&T bundling free phones with their service, and that got them split up into multiple companies.

If by AT&T you mean Ma Bell, then free phones? When did that ever happen? Under Ma Bell you leased your phone equipment from the phone company. Ma Bell got split up into multiple companies because it was a massive monopoly that maintained this and other predatory pricing practices.

Comment Re:Heu.. ???? (Score 1, Troll) 396

It is SO "systemd". More of the binary is better bullshit.

If you need a .Net runtime for your shell, you are f*cked.

Since every object type that you'd want to build for *nix systems already exists as Perl or Ruby code, that can be accessed through C-PAN or Git, I really don't see what problem this solves. The problem of how to force a .Net runtime on every machine in existence?

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