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Comment Re:Solution (Score 1) 651

Works for some stuff. theres talented people most places, plenty of idiots too. I'm in latin america, and was, as you put it. The double whammy. It takes a lot of work to coordinate properly with people spread across us, latin america, india, and god knows where else. it CAN be made work, but it aint easy, and it needs people dedicated to making it work. i.e. people whose job is to keep all teams in the same page. Otherwise you get a clustefuck of duplicated work, conflicting emails, and ping pong communication across several days. Can't say out setup was perfect, plenty of hopeless idiots in every shore, both on client employees and outsourced. No I'm no longer double whammy, just offshored. I think it's better. No overhead from the "two bosses, one pays me and evaluates me, the other on can fire me" situation, and more cash obviously. Is it actually cheaper? Hell if I know. All I can tell you is we did get some work done, and it's nice being able to say "offshore will take over from here" when it's late and there's a problem that needs working on.

Comment Re:Am I getting old? (Score 1) 462

After 40 years, only the best of the 70's has survived, or the "so bad it's funny" So that's what people remember, or in my case, heard of, since I wasn't alive on the 70's. I don't hear, hence never look into the random crap that was there. But there certainly is a lot of crap from the 80's and 90's at least, I just don't go out of my way to watch it, I look into the good stuff.

Comment Re:Supervise your own kid (Score 1) 561

True enough, it's hard. but it was your choice, you could have had no kids, had only one. you could've adopted a five year old. It was your (as in you and your wife's) choice. Just as it's the other poster's choice if he get's to old age without a family. Could just as easily die young, by choice or luck.

Comment Re:meetings ain't evil (Score 1) 145

I agree wholeheartedly. Being part of a group of highly skilled professionals hammering away at a problem, is usually a learning experience, exciting and very much worth while. The problem is most people think of meetings as hearing a pack of managers make unreasonable (sometime downright uneducated) comments/goals/whatever. Or having them ask every goddamned minute "what's the status" . Or just fulfilling their need for an audience at others expense. Depends on the place I guess, my current job I have a meeting a week. We catch up, discuss, what not. along the week we consult with email, phone or whatever. It works fine. My last job I spent 4 hours in meetings every day, plus whatever random one would be added by some smart ass. It was worthless. The most common comment from people with actual work to do was "what was the question?" because they were off doing their own thing, they hear their name they ask what's up. That's it. That and "I have another call, ping me if you need me back".

Comment Re:Malaysian Silliness (Score 2) 57

I think it's reasonable. I mean, if the guy really did screw up, a retraction is in order, at least the same size as the smear. The size is easy enough to figure out on, say a news paper. Just make a retraction the same size the screw up, in the same page so as to keep the same visibility (though that hardly ever happens.) It's arguable if 100 tweets is justified, but really, it's not like he's charged per tweet.

Comment Re:The cross-platform .NET? (Score 2, Informative) 286

it is compiled bytecode designed to run in a virtual machine, it does automatic garbage collection, and it appears to be the premier platform for MS development.

He's a troll. At most he can complain about you using byte code, MS calls it CIL Common intermediate language. They have their name for their VM too. But that's like saying "I'm not riding a vehicle, I'm riding a car".

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