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World's Biggest 'Agile' Software Project Close To Failure

chicago_scott As George Shultz would say... (349 comments)

There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people... Religion, Politics, and Agile.

about a year ago
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Court: 4th Amendment Applies At Border, Password Protected Files Not Suspicious

chicago_scott Re: It's still smart to look clean... (194 comments)

No offense, but it's hard to take security and privacy advice from someone who would go voluntarily go through a "naked scanner".

about a year ago
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How a Chinese Hacker Tried To Blackmail Me

chicago_scott Re:Words mean things (146 comments)

Exactly. Blackmail is a crime not a hack.

about a year and a half ago
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How a Chinese Hacker Tried To Blackmail Me

chicago_scott Words mean things (146 comments)

That's a criminal, not a hacker.

about a year and a half ago
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Is Microsoft's Price Model For the Surface Justifiable?

chicago_scott Re:MS is not even in the game... yet (417 comments)

"I have often heard this and I just can't figure out where this whole "Visual Studio is the best IDE ever" stuff comes from or if people are serious when they say it."

It comes from me. And I'm serious.

about 2 years ago
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Is Microsoft's Price Model For the Surface Justifiable?

chicago_scott Re:MS is not even in the game... yet (417 comments)

And now Google has just announced an Android event on the exact same day as the Nokia Lumia/Windows Phone 8 release. Google knows who's *not* in charge.

Apple, care to give MS the finger too and move your iPad Mini release date up by a few days?

Google 'opens the playground' for an Android event October 29th
http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/17/google-android-nexus-event-october-29th/

about 2 years ago
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Is Microsoft's Price Model For the Surface Justifiable?

chicago_scott Re:MS is not even in the game... yet (417 comments)

I meant Microsoft developer.

I'm surprised you didn't also write: "Ah ha! iPHone? You sure? There was never a product named iPHone. It's iPhone. Besides, 'H' is ASCII 72 and 'h' is ASCII 104. That's a full difference of 32 decimals. I hereby declare your entire entire post to be invalid and I challenge you to a duel!"

about 2 years ago
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Is Microsoft's Price Model For the Surface Justifiable?

chicago_scott MS is not even in the game... yet (417 comments)

Microsoft is acting like they number one in the mobile market, but the fact is they're not even in the game yet or even a player in the sub-mobile markets and they're making some huge mistakes. I've been a .NET developer for 16 years and I'm seriously pulling for them, but the last 6 months have been full of Microsoft making ridiculous decisions. I almost think that Google and Apple paid top executives at Microsoft to screw up this Windows Phone 8 launch as badly as humanly possible.

Microsoft refuses to release the beta or alpha of the Windows Phone 8 SDK to developers unless they pay a $99 fee and even then the SDK is released on a lottery basis. Come on, seriously? MS needs people to write software for for WP8 NOW, not later. So at the very least if they're going to act like they're relevant and charge developers $99 for the privilege to write software for their currently-non-existant device with 0% market share they should at least give those developers the SDK... which leads to my next complaint:

$99 to develop for a device with 0% market share? Microsoft, are you joking? You should be begging developers to write software for WP8 and maybe een giving them a full copy of VS 2012, bot charging them $99. Big mistake.

The Nokia Lumia 900 is a heavy brick. Cool specs and everything, but it's a brick.

And lastly...

Nokia gave AT&T exclusive rights to provide cellular service to the Lumia 900. Is this a joke? Every other mobile maker is going away from exclusivity. Maybe MS could get away with this is WP8 and the Lumia 900 were some world-changing revolutionary device, but come on. WP8 is cool, it's got some great stuff, but it's not anywhere near the same as when Apple released the iPHone in 1997 and gave AT&T exclusivity.

Microsoft has some great stuff going for it: an awesome Visual Studio IDE that blows away XCode and Eclipse and they have a huge foothold in the business market. Tons of businesses have invested heavily is MS infrastructure and developer talent and would be much more likely to do mobile dev projects if Microsoft could get their mobile strategy even 1/2 right.

But as a developer with a passion for mobile dev I'm obviously pretty discouraged about their mobile strategy in the immediate future right now.

about 2 years ago
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School Regrets Swapping Laptops For iPads

chicago_scott Re:Forget about editing just old Word and PP (504 comments)

All current tablets and smartphones are made for consuming, not creating. That's the purpose of these devices. The IT staff for this school system should have known that.

about 2 years ago
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One Company's Week-Long Interview Process

chicago_scott If push came to shove (362 comments)

I'd work free for three weeks to avoid having to live in Florida.

about 2 years ago
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Is Your Neighbor a Democrat? There's an App For That

chicago_scott One more nail (550 comments)

Yet another way Democrats and Republicans have devised to drive voters to register (and vote) as independents. Let's hope this trend keeps up!

about 2 years ago
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Twitter Boots Critic of NBC For Tweeting Exec's Email Address

chicago_scott Looking for some real news (104 comments)

I just read this story on CNN.com and got pretty discouraged. So, I came to Slashdot to read something interesting and see that this is on the main page.

Time to turn off the computer and turn on the stereo.

about 2 years ago
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New Analyst Report Calls Agile a Scam, Says It's An Easy Out For Lazy Devs

chicago_scott I've heard the legends (491 comments)

Some people say that Agile is awesome when fully implemented, but I've never seen that done. Or met anyone that seen that done. It's kind of like Big Foot.

about 2 years ago
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Does RIM's "Huge Loss" Signal Wider Handset Market Deterioration?

chicago_scott Re:So... (278 comments)

Thanks

more than 2 years ago
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Does RIM's "Huge Loss" Signal Wider Handset Market Deterioration?

chicago_scott Re:So... (278 comments)

It would be nice to get a source every once in a while when people start throwing out numbers and "facts"

more than 2 years ago
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RIAA Goes After CNET For Media-Conversion Software

chicago_scott Thanks (257 comments)

Thanks MPAA, I hadn't heard of this software, so I just grabbed a copy. Works great!

Posting it to my server now.

more than 2 years ago
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Belief In Hell Predicts a Country's Crime Rates Better Than Other Factors

chicago_scott Re:One acknowledges the existence of the other (471 comments)

This big difference between what you and I are are saying is that humans, people and money are all physical things. Good, evil, Heaven, Hell, God and the Devil are all ideas and beliefs.

more than 2 years ago
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Belief In Hell Predicts a Country's Crime Rates Better Than Other Factors

chicago_scott Re:One acknowledges the existence of the other (471 comments)

Exactly, there are no neutral actions. I left out the word "morally" since it's very definition is the distinction between "good" and "evil".

more than 2 years ago
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Belief In Hell Predicts a Country's Crime Rates Better Than Other Factors

chicago_scott Re:One acknowledges the existence of the other (471 comments)

I don't believe in either concept, but It just seems illogical that there can be a significantly larger amount of people that believe in "Heaven" than believe in "Hell" or vice-versa.

But then again, people are weird.

more than 2 years ago

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chicago_scott chicago_scott writes  |  more than 9 years ago

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