It's never Apple's problem. It's always "you're doing it wrong".
Bullshit. The single time I had a hardware issue with an iPhone (stuck sleep/wake button), I took it to the store, showed them the issue, had my SIM transferred to a new unit and was walking out the door 15 minutes later.
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I had more fun this weekend than I have in years! Patty and I attended this year’s World Science Fiction Convention in Kansas City.
Patty had said that she would be at my mom’s house in Belleville around one, and I got there a little before.
She got caught in constru
So, your basic excuse is
Everyone is doing it, so it is okay.
Cronyism is defacto standard, so keeping incompetent people is the price we are willing to pay to avoid it (never mind now you have career appointments for cronies)
Got it. Thanks for playing.
I once worked on a project, where the customer was quite clear about the requirements, and I created a system that fit the requirements perfectly, and probably better than intended. The problem was, they didn't like how it functioned, even though it did exactly what it was they asked for.
Basically I took a database TXT field that held a date, and converted it to a date field, so they could sort by date. But they didn't want a date field with MM/DD/YYYY (or variation of that format) they just wanted MM/YYYY and the extra DD part was
That person left the job, the person who took over the position loved the change, so I re-implemented it. Got paid 3 times for the job. Sometimes, people want change, but don't like it, and refuse to change, even when they want it.
OR, in our case, spend $150K on "Consultants" to review and document our department's recommendation and put it in a TPS Report that nobody reads. Basically duplicating what our Department recommended, because we are too stupid to know what we are talking about.
You can read some interesting anecdotes of how people get around people who have to add their $.02 worth to every decision, just to seem important.
I've seen this myself. The "Leaders" who can't make a decision. The ones I've seen, are trying to avoid responsibility for decisions, and passing those off to an "unknown" committee, they can't be held responsible for the bad decisions because
I call it the "Accountability avoidance decision making tree".
As for meetings, this is my view of most of them
'nobody working for the govrnment has any talent'
I am a libertarian. I would not say "nobody" (an absolute) has talent. That being said, you make a strong strawman argument!
I am convinced, that that there are enough incompetent or evil people in government that it makes it impossible to dodge all the raindrops. The problem with Government Employees that suck, that are incompetent, that are evil is that it is virtually impossible to rid them from the system. They exist, they remain, and everyone knows a few that cannot be fired.
The reason you outsource in Government is so you can terminate the incompetent by eliminating the whole staff. Everyone pays the price for the bad. And in that case, it appears that "nobody has talent" because in order to function, you have to fire everyone (absolute) just to rid yourself of those that shouldn't be there in the first place.
I don't know about the bank with my checking accounts, but it appears that the three for my credit cards are pretty well-designed, and inputs appear to be sanitized.
I have seen e-commerce sites with the problems you pointed out.
I've said all along that Trump is the best thing to happen to Hillary in this election.
That's fine if you only care about yourself. I have a friend (actually an ex-brother in law) who does have kids who shares your opinion.
Personally, I'd like to have the species continue, even though once the Earth dies a natural death by then (4 billion years from now), humans will be less like us than a bonobo.
Truth is free, but information costs.