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How 'DevOps' Is Killing the Developer

SpaghettiPattern Would agree but I don't (225 comments)

Would agree but I don't. Primarily, to design en develop systems well you should have a full view of all its influences across your organisation. A well designed system should intentionally consider all aspects well, against the business strategy.

Having worked for huge organisations, I must say systems are rarely designed well. Their influences across all disciplines are hardly ever fully considered. From one side I agree that one should avoid paralysis through analysis and that eventually some programming must commence. On the other hand, the badly designed systems come in large packs. As a consequence, putting stress and strain on the organisation and eventually affecting the bottom line.

A good op's input will inevitably be of great value to system designers, as the latter usually have no hands-on experience in the concepts they studied. Indeed, input from all affected disciplines is valuable. Until utopia (CMM level 5) is reached.

3 days ago
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Study: Video Gamer Aggression Result of Game Experience, Not Violent Content

SpaghettiPattern Super Mario Sunshine (179 comments)

Ever tried completing Super Mario Sunshine's Plinko's Pinball Machine the intended way?

Nuff said.

about two weeks ago
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Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

SpaghettiPattern Re:Moo (469 comments)

... wine connoisseurs ... are the masters of bullshit.

Let's discuss this over a bottle of Ripple.

(Don't know Ripple myself but it seems appropriate to illustrate your point. Fred Sanford ruled!)

about two weeks ago
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How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

SpaghettiPattern Re:Internet "merely" speeds processes up (1037 comments)

I stepped renounced my religion at the age of 8.

Nobody is qualified to deduce whether there is a god until they've developed a profound appreciation for the laws of physics, and their elegance. (In other words, even most Doctors of Theology aren't qualified.) And then, each individual should confront themselves with this question: did the laws of physics just write themselves, or does their sublime cleverness indicate that they were authored by some highly intelligent entity?

How was your knowledge of the laws of physics at age 8?

You sound much like a creationist. You want people to seriously consider entertaining narratives as a plausible truth. As if there were a higher, better power, that however can't be bothered to make itself unambiguously clear to us idiots. And then you hijack physics.

By the age of 8 I realized that I was jerked around by all religious people I met until then. And that, based on simple logic, god simply could not exist. I really gave it a very long thought and I resolved to dissociate from my catholic upbringing. No hard feelings towards the ones left behind but I simply wasn't to perform a U-turn.

about two weeks ago
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Why Are We Made of Matter?

SpaghettiPattern Speak for yourself! (393 comments)

Speak for yourself! I'm made of melancholic and caring disapproval.

about two weeks ago
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How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

SpaghettiPattern Re:Internet "merely" speeds processes up (1037 comments)

But what you can't argue is that evidence exists that there is no such thing as a god.

That would cover every subject that does not exist. The burden is in proving something, not in disproving. In other words, by default we will just assume that nothing exists, then we go out and find out about things, and then collect evidence that such thing exists.

Well put. I go one step further. Why should we at all entertain preposterous ideas that have no scientific base? All religious writings always seem to completely discard such an important detail as proof. In exchange, many excuses and concocted reasons as to why striving for a proof is "bad" for us, are poured over us.

about two weeks ago
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How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

SpaghettiPattern Internet "merely" speeds processes up (1037 comments)

Whatever you do, the Internet speeds up personal development processes as huge amounts of information is readily available. Without the Internet you would have come to the same conclusion but it would have taken just a bit longer. Internet can feed both limits of the scale, atheist and believer.

(I attribute my becoming an atheist to myself. I stepped renounced my religion at the age of 8. Simply deduced that there is no such thing as a god from observations and reasoning. That was in the early 70s. Internet would have merely sped the process up.)

about two weeks ago
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One Person Successfully Removed From US No-Fly List

SpaghettiPattern Shocked and saddened (286 comments)

Now even foreigners may have the law supporting them. The American Dream has definitively gone to the dogs.

about three weeks ago
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EU Project Aims To Switch Data Centers To Second Hand Car Batteries

SpaghettiPattern Why old? (87 comments)

Can someone explain why old car batteries are better suited than new ones? Is it perhaps that old car batteries just cannot produce the huge peak required to start the engine but that energy storage and extraction works fine at lower currents? And that therefore old batteries perform adequately at lower cost?

about a month ago
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Hungarian Law Says Photogs Must Ask Permission To Take Pictures

SpaghettiPattern Re: Hope this induces people (149 comments)

Yet you might have heard of Jeeves as in "Ask Jeeves" or ask.com. I'd recommend to transcend vindication and instead to cut to the chase. Wodehouse's books are readily available and Fry & Laurie (as in Dr. House) feature in a most brilliant TV adaptation of Wodehouse's work. In short: Jovial upper class gentleman with limited intellectual abilities happens to engage the most intelligent and diplomatic valet imaginable. The story always turns intricate but Jeeves always saves the day and Wooster remains jovial and kindhearted despite recurring"defeat".

about a month ago
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Hungarian Law Says Photogs Must Ask Permission To Take Pictures

SpaghettiPattern Re:Hope this induces people (149 comments)

A quote without attribution is plagiarism,

Indeed. And now you mentioned it, I fixed it.

But it is/was quite clear from the sheer quality, the verbatim quote by which the author is readily retrievable and the trailing ... that the text never could have been mine. Also I sort of assumed everyone knew Wodehouse. Reading his work always is a cure against any sort of bad mood.

about a month ago
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Hungarian Law Says Photogs Must Ask Permission To Take Pictures

SpaghettiPattern Re:Hope this induces people (149 comments)

I hadn't the slightest objection to his spending his time planning massacres for the bourgeoisie...

Who would the bourgeoisie want to massacre? Are you sure you didn't mean "massacres of the bourgeoisie"?

Lookup the quote. I copied it verbatim as I wouldn't dare to hazard a guess at improving near perfection.

about a month ago
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Hungarian Law Says Photogs Must Ask Permission To Take Pictures

SpaghettiPattern Hope this induces people (149 comments)

Hope this induces people ... to get the hell out of my shot and let me take the picture with the background and just my wife in the foreground. Shush you inconsiderate bunch of fellow tourists. Walk that bit faster and show us snapshot takers you care.

Having said that, the idea is truly bizarre.

about a month ago
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Lies Programmers Tell Themselves

SpaghettiPattern Re:Terrible Article (452 comments)

None of these hard coded values will make it into production, we'll rewrite those entire sections and use property values and external variables to define them.

I cannot emphasize enough the need to code POC/fast prototype/ versions at a high standard. Because you won't get a second chance. The convincing prototype, almost by definition, is always good enough to base the final version on.

about a month ago
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Mozilla Is Investigating Why Dell Is Charging To Install Firefox

SpaghettiPattern A bargain (306 comments)

That sounds like a bargain. Provided they do a thorough job (e.g. by keeping Firefox updates coming, by ditching any other browsers, by keeping updates from installing other browsers.) How much money is the installation of Firefox worth to you? Question remains whether Dell's job is actually any good.

about a month and a half ago
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Rolls Royce Developing Drone Cargo Ships

SpaghettiPattern Planning sex drone (216 comments)

I for one am planning a sex drone. Initially it will enable me to entertain the SO not only better but I will also be able to consume more ads. Eventually I expect the SO to follow my example and the drones will have superhuman sex which occasionally we will witness in awe. But we will double our capacity to consume ads. I vaguely get the feeling this droning makes me a bit of a tactic coward. Ah well, it all is in the name of cheerful progress I guess.

about 2 months ago
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What Would You Do With the World's Most Powerful Laser?

SpaghettiPattern Write obscenities (143 comments)

Write obscenities. On the moon. Of course.

about 2 months ago
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Sinkhole Swallows 8 Vehicles Inside Bowling Green KY Corvette Museum

SpaghettiPattern Re:Vettes (97 comments)

Lambo is a super car. The Bugatti is a hyper car.

about 2 months ago
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Sinkhole Swallows 8 Vehicles Inside Bowling Green KY Corvette Museum

SpaghettiPattern Re: Vettes (97 comments)

What do you put in a museum? Anything younger than 30 years should be at a dealer. And you don't say "asshole", it's "aththhole". But then you signed quite aptly.

about 2 months ago
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Sinkhole Swallows 8 Vehicles Inside Bowling Green KY Corvette Museum

SpaghettiPattern Re: Vettes (97 comments)

Sure. But you wouldn't put a modern 'Vette in a museum, would you?

about 2 months ago

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50 office-speak phrases you love to hate

SpaghettiPattern SpaghettiPattern writes  |  more than 3 years ago

SpaghettiPattern (609814) writes "I wouldn't want to wrongside the /. demographic by don't letting them come to the party, so it's time to get all our ducks in a row and sprinkle some BBC magic onto my dear stakeholders. The BBC runs an article that goes forward in 360-degree thinking about the challenge posed by office-speak.
Oh, I can't stand this any longer so I'll move forward."

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