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Human Males Evolve At a Faster Pace Than Females

Channing Re:So from what I can gather... (454 comments)

also, IIRC sperm are responsible for genetic diversity. Sperm carry unique genetic payloads, eggs are just clones of the mother. Thats some serious creativity going on!

more than 4 years ago
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When Developers Work Late, Should the Manager Stay?

Channing how did we get here? (426 comments)

Apart from agreeing with other replies about supporting the team and staying our of their way, the manager should also be pondering how they got to this mess in the first place. Having to work late is a screw-up, somewhere. Sometimes its because of things outside of the team's control but most of the time it isn't. If it happens regularly then there is definitely a systemic problem with the process that needs to be sorted out.

more than 4 years ago
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No Museum Status For UK Home of Enigma Machine

Channing Slashdotters - buy bletchley a beer (101 comments)

Perhaps if everyone in the slashdot community donated the price of a beer to the cause it will give Bletchley the resources needed for it survive, and show the British Government that people care about it.

more than 5 years ago
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Young People Prefer "Sizzle Sounds" of MP3 Format

Channing Re:Like the phonograph.... The what? (743 comments)

The trouble comes when you get used to live performances with real instruments - then pretty much all of this technology sounds off.

more than 5 years ago
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More Than Coding Errors Behind Bad Software

Channing Time honoured waterfall model??? (726 comments)

There was never a time honoured waterfall model, I quote Winston Royce that wrote the following under the diagram of the standard waterfall process:

the implementation described above is risky and invites failure ⦠The testing phase which occurs at the end of the development cycle is the first event for which timing, storage, input/output transfers, etc., are experienced as distinguished from analyzed ⦠The required design changes are likely to be so disruptive that the software requirements upon which the design is based and which provides the rationale for everything are violated. Either the requirements must be modified, or a substantial change in the design is required. In effect the development process has returned to the origin and one can expect up to a l00-percent overrun in schedule and/or costs.

read craig lahman's overview of incremental and iterative methods to learn the real history.

more than 5 years ago
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How Do I Manage Seasoned Programmers?

Channing Keep the politics away from them (551 comments)

Do not allow politics (childish posturing by senior management) to force technical decisions on the team. Seasoned programmers don't suffer such nonsense and will leave - I've seen it on several teams.

more than 5 years ago
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How to Deal With an Aging Brain?

Channing Re:Testosterone (684 comments)

weights boosts testosterone considerably as well as having a lot of other benefits.

about 6 years ago

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