top Ask Slashdot: Development Requirements Change But Deadlines Do Not?
Keep a written record each time something unreasonable is requested.
After a few months (6?) show the documentation to the manager of whomever is making the requests.
Then crack open a beer and wait for your new middle manager to arrive.
Political or not, software project or not, someone in the management chain isn't doing their fucking job and you should not simply accept that.
about a year and a half ago
top USA Calling For the Extradition of Snowden
Actually, both programs abide by the 4th amendment.
Also, here's the 1979 supreme court case ruling that your phone records are not private: Smith v. Maryland ... (post-watergate era even!)
about a year and a half ago
top How To Add 5.5 Petabytes and Get Banned From Costco
Yeah, it's a cute story but I wouldn't trust them with my backup data.
These people didn't have a risk plan for their business that included hard drive shortages?
Their product isn't worth $10/mo ? (raising price)
Can you imagine an airline that doesn't factor in changes in fuel prices? Or a farm that doesn't have a plan for drought?
Bone for tuna!
top The Truth About Hiring "Rock Star" Developers
"Rock stars" - we called them divas in my company - are notoriously unmanageable
Smart people don't want to be managed by C-minus business majors.
Even worse would be managed by even an A-plus History/English/Psychology major.
Of which, corporate america is currently rife with.
top Ask Slashdot: What's Your Beef With Windows Phone?
Agreed. The designer in me goes nuts every time I see text artificially clipped on the right hand edge of the screen. It's just terrible;
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU.
I was starting to think I was the only person who thought that was an extremely poor design decision.
top Ask Slashdot: What Are Your Tips For Working From Home?
Head over to your local coworking establishment.
100% worth it.
top East Coast vs. West Coast In the Quest For Young Programming Talent
Maybe it's because you've got a bunch of C+ business majors running the show, continually fucking up simple projects.
And then on top of that, treating your software engineers like 2nd class citizens.
Fuck that noise. I left after 6 years and don't plan to ever go back.
top Hands-On Account of Amazon's Upcoming Color Kindle
Probably the only thing going for it is the price. Other than that, this seems... pointless.
If I can read in direct sunlight, in color, you can expect to see this device appearing on beaches everywhere.
I love my iPad but it never goes outside.
top Debt Deal Reached
I want what I want when I want it
Ironically enough, this is the quote under
Eric Cantor's yearbook photo. (he is the House Republican Majority Leader)
top The Internet Is Killing Local News, Says the FCC
How many times have you heard the 11 o'clock news "teaser" for an interesting story they wait until 11:28pm to put on the air?
Usually if you have your laptop, you can go to a news website and, boom, there is the story without waiting 28 minutes through commercials and a dozen local crime reports.
Local news needs to adapt. The "string you along so you keep watching commercials" passive-watching business model is gone for good.
top Apple Bans DUI Checkpoint Apps
I'll play along with your enumeration of Constitutional rights:
The 4th amendment states you cannot be searched without a warrant or probable cause.
The 5th amendment states that you cannot be forced to provide evidence to incriminate yourself.
Stopping people at random and forcing them to take a breathalyzer - without having observed them commit a crime or being informed from someone that they may have committed a crime - violates those two rights above. Clearly.
And then on top of that, at what point do you get to invoke your miranda rights? After you were forced to incriminate yourself or before? After you were forcibly searched or before? After you are taken into custody or before?
top Steve Ballmer's Head On the Block?
Dude. Every tablet I have seen from Microsoft, although a valiant effort, HAS A MOUSE CURSOR where you put your finger.
That demonstrates a complete, total, utter lack of understanding about how people want that form factor to operate.
Truly, if they just hide the fucking cursor and put 30-45 minutes into thinking about an operable main-GUI they could pull it off without much effort.
top Paul Allen Rips Bill Gates In Autobiography
Yeah, that, and the BASIC interpreter itself. Not a small thing.
top Newspaper Plagiarizes Blog, Taunts Real Author
Guess what, newspaper reporters can be jerks! They often dash off at warp speed with poor information, and see conspiracies and evils where they do not exist.
That's why they work at ... small local papers.
top Pepsi Moving To Bottles Made of Plant Material
Glass is heavier, which means that when you SHIP the product you will use more fuel. When you sale that up to billions and billions of bottles it is significant.
top Glen Beck Warns Viewers Not To Use Google
"[...] Are you comfortable with the government partnering covertly with media organizations, search engines, social networking, so they can bring change that the Washington elites have designed?
Didn't he just describe Fox News? That is what they do over at Fox News, is it not?
top Why Eric Schmidt Left As CEO of Google?
the place vital engineers wanted to work
Leave Google to go work on PHP spaghetti code? Puhleese.
Maybe people have left Google, but show us the numbers. I highly doubt they went to FACEBOOK.
top Senate Repeals 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
better off globally with smaller countries and more power given to local authorities
Yes, we call these "states". They each can have their own laws, too.
top Bank of America Cuts Off Wikileaks Transactions
Where is your evidence that the US Government pressured Bank of America to do anything?!
Are you kidding me? Seriously? The USG isn't even going to bring charges against Assange unless there is evidence of coercion and not simply an anonymous leak which is 100% protected free speech in this country.
top Which Language To Learn?
I've deliberately omitted
.NET -- I have no desire to do the Microsoft languages
To each his own, but may I ask what drove that decision? Love or hate Microsoft, but C# is pretty much the pinnacle of C-style programming languages.
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