top It's Not Developers Slowing Things Down, It's the Process
Managers are supposed to manage the time of their charges. Document everything, if there is a ticket, document the ticket and every change to that ticket. If they keep changing/moving the target document every change. If you spend more time documenting the changes than actually doing the task, then you know you will never complete the task as whatever code you write will be obsolete before you even finish start to code. Documenting the changes requested is your best defense,
top Making Best Use of Data Center Space: Density Vs. Isolation
You should have your VM images on some storage system like a NetApp, this lets you transfer the entire VM to another blade if one fails. So you have two blade racks both connected to the NetApp with software set up to fail over all the VM's from a failed blade to a blade on the second blade rack. You would probably run all the blades active on 1/2 load where on failure you transfer to the alternate blade on the 2nd rack and go to a full load on that blade. This protects you from a rack failure as well as an individual blade failure. The router/hub on a blade server is a single point of failure which is why you need 2 racks.
top How Nigeria Stopped Ebola
The US health care system is a for profit medical system. This has resulted in a darwinian devolution of health care. The hospitals that care too much about treating patients and not their bottom line go out of business and fold. This leaves those that balance on the brink of bankruptcy and those who make a profit at the expense of patients who are uninsured or otherwise cannot pay for their medical services. Some keep their hospitals running by over billing those who are insured and those who can afford to pay, others do it by cutting back on training and equipment that is rarely used, like training for an infectious disease like Ebola or buying the equipment needed to prevent their own workers from being infected. The CDC sends out their protocols to all the hospitals, they cannot force the hospitals to buy the equipment, and train their staffs. Once the hospitals acknowledge they have received the protocols, not that they have implemented them, it seems the CDC marks them as being prepared for Ebola. Thus stands the current US preparedness for Ebola, a hodge podge of hospitals totally prepared and some totally without a clue, with protocols sitting in some filing cabinet somewhere.
top 3D-Printed Car Takes Its First Test Drive
I am interested in knowing if the design factors in the effect of using the 3D printed panels in the crumple zones.Will the 3D printed panels have the same effect as normal panels in an accident, in terms of energy absorption?
top Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet
SWA is negligent to their stockholders for not keeping up with the times. They should know all about twitter and the effects 1 annoyed passenger can have. It is a matter of training and putting procedures in place. The Gate attendant was in the right, and could have just made the point that she would be annoying the other priority passengers by giving him priority when he was not due it. SWA management completely mishandled it and blew it out of all proportion by stopping the flight and yanking the passengers thereby making a newsworthy story and giving themselves a very expensive case of bad publicity. It could have been handled by just a tweet explaining the policy and why putting him ahead of others would have been bad for other passengers. Then it would not have been a news story.
top Wyoming Is First State To Reject Science Standards Over Climate Change
What happens to the kids embroiled in this mess? What happens when Universities refuse to accept students who do not meet scientific standards?
top Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy
Not only is the president immune from prosecution given the Nixon example, but none of the bank managers, presidents or CEO's were ever jailed for causing the last financial disaster. That if nothing else proves that the US is an Oligarchy.
top TSA Missed Boston Bomber Because His Name Was Misspelled In a Database
That makes me curious about how they go about putting Chinese names in either the terrorist list or no fly lists. The Chinese name Chan, Chin, Tan, Chun etc... are all the same Chinese character for a last name on a Chinese passport.
top Google Glass: What's With All the Hate?
If this has a face recognition system app built into it. See your wife, it brings up anniversaries, birthdays etc.. See a congressman, it brings up a list of all the corporations/organizations that fund him and a list of his voting record. See a random stranger, bring up criminal records if any, etc..
about a year and a half ago
top Iain Banks: Extremely Ill With Cancer
Thanks for all the stories, you will be missed.
top NASA IG Paints Bleak Picture For Agency Projects
The reason NASA's budget is cannot be cut is Congress. Any time NASA wants to shut down obsolete projects or consolidate projects Congress steps in to stop them. NASA early on spread itself into as many Congressional districts as possible to gain the most political pull, now it has come back to bite them in a major way.
top Missouri Legislation Redefines Science, Pushes Intelligent Design
How about teach the Indian cosmology, Chinese creation, African tribal belief's in cosmology? Do they have to teach all of that now too?
top Missouri Legislation Redefines Science, Pushes Intelligent Design
Lawmakers are not scientists, do not understand it and have no idea what science is. These are the same people who would legislate PI. Then again the Republican party has proved throughout the last election that they have their own idea of truth or facts that have no bearing reality.
top Interviews: Ask James Randi About Investigating the Truth
What was your funniest encounter with the supernatural believer/perpetrator?
top Your iPhone Will Soon Detect Bad Breath
I can not see such a sensor being too useful. A built in carbon monoxide detector would be of more use to me.
top Study Finds Unvaccinated Students Putting Other Students At Risk
I would leave it up to the insurance companies, let the insurance companies charge extra or not pay for treatment of people who get sick from diseases they should have been vaccinated for.
top California Wants Genetically Modified Foods To Be Labelled
Yes, they should put the GM label on every food we eat that has been genetically modified from its original stock. Just label 100% of every produce in the super market as GM'ed since that is the case. Hmm, what about the GM'ed drugs that we are all taking now do we label those too?
top Journalist Arrested For Tweet Deported to Saudi Arabia
Now here is something for Anonymous to take up. A man being executed as there is no "Freedom of Speech" in that area of the world.
top Thanks to DRM, Some Ubisoft Games Won't Work Next Week
I can see them doing this and then finding out that their db is totally corrupt due to multiple data disk losses. Looking for their last backup tape to find them missing or that someone has spilled coffee all over them etc..
top Anne McCaffrey Passes Away At 85
She has had a full life doing what she loved. I loved her work, it is a legacy that will live on. The world is a sadder place without her. Thank you for the stories.
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