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How 'DevOps' Is Killing the Developer

turbidostato Re:whine (207 comments)

"DevOps people don't necessarily have good understanding of the underlying issues of the production environment."

You should train them better, then.

Because the point of "devops" is exactly so they understand the underlying issues of the production environment.


New Service Lets You Hitch a Ride With Private Planes For Cost of Tank of Gas

turbidostato Re:Having a private pilots license (269 comments)

"my car's not going all that much slower than a Cessna."

A Cessna 172 cruise speed is 143 miles/hour. Remember kinetic energy formulae states it goes to the square of speed and you'll see that yes, you are going all that much slower than a Cessna (and that's cruise speed, if you are uncontrolably heading to the ground you'll probably go faster than that).

about two weeks ago

Why Are We Made of Matter?

turbidostato Re:Ah, antimatter (392 comments)

"I think what's really going on is we actually are anti-matter, and what WE see as anti-matter is the real matter."

You probably have a point after all.

After all, I don't think the problem is what kind of matter are we, that one of them should become majority it's obviously a must. The problem is why matter instead of antimatter... but if antimatter was the majority it automatically would become matter, wouldn't it?

about two weeks ago

oVirt 3.4 Means Management, VMs Can Live On the Same Machine

turbidostato Re:Still trying to wrap my head... (51 comments)

"At that point you want 'clean' VMs that follow the vendor spec exactly."

Except, of course, when the vendor insists that their software shouldn't be virtualized at all.

about three weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Moving From Tech Support To Development?

turbidostato Re:Why not? (133 comments)

"Certification counts for very little BTW, it'll be read on your CV, and then ignored"

Certifications will be read BY AN HR DRONE and, if not found, your CV ignored. You won't get to an interview unless:
a) It is a short company so CVs are triaged by technical staff themselves.
b) You know an insider so your CV bypasses HR.
c) Your CV has the proper buzzwords for HR to pass it to next level.

Note that having the certifications won't hurt on cases 'a' and 'b' but not having them will kill you in case 'c'. Now you need to look around you and ask yourself what's your proportion of 'a', 'b' and 'c' cases to see if it's worth for you the investment on time and money to get the certifications.

about three weeks ago

Facebook Introduces Hack: Statically Typed PHP

turbidostato Re:English? (230 comments)

"For pragmatic-minded people, PHP is an extremely productive language to work in. No compiling, or waiting for compiling, no object files to mess with or get out of sync, and still relatively good speed. "

You mean, like any other interpreted languages you could choose?

"The down-side has always been that the language also had many sloppy characteristics."

You mean, like those avoided by any other interpreted languages you could choose?

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?

turbidostato Re:Troll (451 comments)

Exactly my thoughts: he's a good technology teacher (so he says) but all he seems to know is using Microsoft products and lacks the push to even do a Google search and experiment a bit at home.

I'm sorry for his students.

about a month ago

Low-Protein Diet May Extend Lifespan

turbidostato Re:Tried it already. It kind of flopped. (459 comments)

"The story is about the health benefits of a vegetarian diet"

Hummm... nope.

It is about a low-protein diet, not a vegetarian one.

Try to be more attentive and think before you speak.

about a month and a half ago

Rolls Royce Developing Drone Cargo Ships

turbidostato Re:until someone hacks it (216 comments)

"The only way to make money is for the pirates to go and sell the contents of the containers"

Yeah... just like the only way for somebody stealing a famous work of art to make money is selling it.

Did you think about insurance companies willing to pay 10 millions for a cargo valued 150?

about 2 months ago

Netflix Blinks, Will Pay Comcast For Network Access

turbidostato Re:Internet access should be a socialized service (520 comments)

"No, plain old rule of law is where the same rules apply to everyone and has nothing to do with what type of economic system you use"

And therefore all and any economic system gets under the rule of the law -and thus controlled by it, as it happens with any other public affair.

about 2 months ago

Netflix Blinks, Will Pay Comcast For Network Access

turbidostato Re:Internet access should be a socialized service (520 comments)

"Fascism is government control of the economy while still allowing private ownership"

Sorry, that's not fascism. That's plain old rule of law.

In order to go from there to fascism you also need totalitarism, statism, autarky. utranationalism, militarism and, then, full entrenchment of corporations and state.

And no, "control of the national economy" is not the same as full planning of the means of production in accord to a national plan.

about 2 months ago

Your 60-Hour Work Week Is Not a Badge of Honor

turbidostato Re:How about 80? (717 comments)

"1 month later, the entire team was laid off except me and the documentation writer (all four devs and both full time QA people). We had a fixed deadline to ship to that customer [...] I don't think firing over 60% of the US workforce without transitioning knowledge was the brightest way to transition"

Unless you are the company owner, no, "we" didn't have a fixed deadline, your company, the one that laid off 60% of the employees, had a fixed deadline. And given the results, your are wrong: the way they managed the transition was brilliant because it was cheap and sucessful... thanks to a simpleton that was working 2.5x for free.

about 2 months ago

Under Armour/Lockheed Suit Blamed For US Skating Performance

turbidostato Re:Untested? (357 comments)

It is not as if it's very difficult to see what the times are for an athlete with or without this suit. If the suits were tested and found not to be at fault, the alternate is obvious: the athelete is at fail.

about 2 months ago

Target's Internal Security Team Warned Management

turbidostato Re:Every single company (236 comments)

"there are lots of things that could be done, that are low impact, that AREN'T done because it would require management to authorize it, and the people who understand it can't communicate the importance to management."

This management needs to be called for authorization for a reason. If that management doesn't understand what they need to manage and authorize, that's bad management per the book.

In fact, it's always bad management.

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You To Tell Your Client That His "Expert" Is an Idiot?

turbidostato Re:It's never happened to me (384 comments)

"Only the navel-gazing technocrati and engineers are so arrogant as to presume everyone else on the team is an idiot just because they don't "grok" the technical."

That's not usually the case. While I agree with the basic premise that one of best assets for a consultant is to be able to communicate with -and listen to, somebody out of her field, it's also true that the one that hires a technical expert on a field he himself is not a technical expert but still confronts the expertise of the consultant *is* an idiot.

about 2 months ago

Is Whitelisting the Answer To the Rise In Data Breaches?

turbidostato Re:"whitelisting" (195 comments)

"Yes, yes, tell me more about this novel concept, I have never heard of the term before"

Of course you didn't know about them before. You even missed the basic point that it is not a concept but a "technology". It is said right there, in the article!

I for one will immediately buy a score of units of this new technology!

about 2 months ago

Should Everybody Learn To Code?

turbidostato Re:clickbait (387 comments)

"learning to code does nothing by itself."

Of course not. That's why I presented (at least so I thought I did) programing as a tool to an end.

about 2 months ago

Should Everybody Learn To Code?

turbidostato Re:So very, very dumb. (387 comments)

Well, they would most probably want NOBODY to learn their secret ways, so their guilds retain their monopolies.

So, you see, not the same case.

about 2 months ago

Should Everybody Learn To Code?

turbidostato Re:Teach them to use, not code (387 comments)

"Most people will never need to look at any amount of code in their lives"

Absolutly wrong. Most of people will manage to go through their lives without touching a command prompt. But most first world people would save a lot of hours just with minimal programing abilities (shell level).

You think otherwise simply because you just don't foresee how many automatable actions you do along your day, from obvious things, like algorithmically renaming your computer-based photo collection, to not so obvious (to you) like a big percentage of what an office drone does along his day.

"What I mean by that is they come out of school knowing how to access the software they expect to need for their profession"

Which is a lost proposition but quite aligned to your "most people won't be exposed to code": lack of imagination. If there's anything true is that the software that they are expected to need for their profession when at school won't the the software they'll use when some years in the future are in their professions.

"explain the importance of updating software and drivers"

I've spent more than twenty years in the field and I still don't understand what the need to update software and drivers really is, can you explain, please? I, of course, understand the need to replace *faulty* software and drivers, mostly on Windows environment, but that's a different issue.

about 2 months ago


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