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Apple Pay Competitor CurrentC Breached

umghhh Re:CurrentC doesn't have competitors (249 comments)

You mean that Apple does not see any business benefit in selling customer data? I suppose you maybe true as considering its history the company prefers to use such data itself I suppose. So in some sense you have a point. I still consider the comment, that I was responding to, funny. Not because I dislike Apple in any special way but I dislike corporations. They may be necessary to support our wasteful way of life but I still dislike them all and trust them to do terrible things as long as the bosses think this brings them profit and they can get away with negative consequences if any.

yesterday
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Apple Pay Competitor CurrentC Breached

umghhh Re:It's Ironic... (249 comments)

forcing works better then superior solution, thank you

yesterday
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Hackers Breach White House Network

umghhh Re:Thanks Obama! (96 comments)

if TEH bomb is big enough, then it does not matter whether the order is in an understandable form or not.

yesterday
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Location of Spilled Oil From 2010 Deepwater Horizon Event Found

umghhh Re: No Worries (73 comments)

only two? All of them should be sacrificed!

yesterday
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Software Glitch Caused 911 Outage For 11 Million People

umghhh Re:Or you can do like before there were phones... (115 comments)

and they were dying like flies for millennia too. we have arranged and are paying for these services to help us out when need be. Some of those things that happen (fire or stroke) can kill or maim if not dealt with fast. This said it is indeed true that you need to accept that accidents happen also to such emergency centers. You can also expect that in this day and age such centers are handled in a way assuring redundancy. There many things that failed apparently. This is an occasion to improve. For some it is occasion to course and blame game (Putin would be a nice candidate to blame). For you this is just a statement of surprise why others are so shocked.

about a week ago
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Software Glitch Caused 911 Outage For 11 Million People

umghhh Re:Why 40 millions? (115 comments)

Sir you are damned naive. We have no money for shit like reason and qa. potentially shippable product will be shipped as soon as it compiles and sometimes even without fulfilling this requirement. Actually in a project I work for we reached release and discuss happily faults on a fault list while a customer on which our industrial application got installed for testing gave us another very short but not empty list with faults that it sees as a show stoppers. The lists do not overlap on any single point. Which of the lists would you start discussing at the release meeting? Yes bravo - the ones on the little problems list. I actually had some designers denying that the customer list existed, that the faults on the list existed and one stubborn guy claimed that the problems on the list have been fixed albeit question about how that was verified was left without answer. The funny thing is - 2 of these faults I have seen before even the preliminary software version our customer got was packaged. Now you say this is anecdotal and has no bearing on wider production practice - I dare to differ on that based on experience I had over last 10y.

I agree with you at least as far as to say that if need be such considerations have to be made at some point during development. Often enough they are not because people live their fantasy of craftsmanship or being an artisan doing some fancy stuff where hard rules of reality do not apply.

In other words: there are no requirements in the jungle. There is only you and your agile team in search of holy Grail of software development practice (BTW: I think agile manifesto is actually nicely organized set of principles of what is important but none of the agilists I worked for over the years, did actually read it).

about a week ago
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Software Glitch Caused 911 Outage For 11 Million People

umghhh Re:Why 40 millions? (115 comments)

this is OT but this and other SW faults of a kid are getting more and more common because we value working software over comprehensive documentation without understanding what the hell that means thus we do not have either.

about a week ago
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Software Glitch Caused 911 Outage For 11 Million People

umghhh Re:backup for 911 (115 comments)

so if there is no emergency calls what then? we all go suck your dick because we have to follow some rule that assumes emergency calls work? let us say that 30% of those 6k people that could not reach emergency number came to your dick for sucking you will be terribly sorry for expressing silly views on how the rules are superior to reality.

about a week ago
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Software Glitch Caused 911 Outage For 11 Million People

umghhh Re:backup for 911 (115 comments)

Now seriously. For years already my landline is an IP device that does some fancy SIP messaging. It does not even have its power supply coming from the line - it is all coming from the power supply of a DLS modem. I am not even sure if I could get this old fashion phone line anywhere in Europe except maybe in UK but this is not Europe so it does not count. I recall there was some research (or exercise) on this last year (in Germany) where they found out that switch to fully digital communication of emergency services made their communication capabilities extend for maybe 10h or so in case of complete blackout. It used to be days - If memory serves well, then old digital telephony exchange had to have batteries for 2 days of service or so, but I am an old fart so maybe that is a result of my Alzheimer. Actually that is the trend in all other areas (alzheimer and short term abilities to sustain service under duress). We assume that the rest of the world stays online and is able to help. If disaster strikes province in which I live and all surrounding ones and quarantine is assumed - we will have no food in two days or so - thanx to JIT delivery. The same with fuel and water. VW had to stop production after a few days of stopped air traffic (Island vulcano with odd and lengthy name exploded at the wrong moment). UK gov had to call in army after 100 or 200 hauliers went on strike few years back - no fuel and JIT delivery of food etc. This has something to do with computers and interwebs indeed.

The problem like the one in TFA has become a big problem because you do not you have a dispatcher in your county and each county but one for 7 states so any small glitch that happens will cause significant misery. Redundancy has to be built in. Sadly everytime I hear redundancy I see all the L2 loops of the past.

about a week ago
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Software Glitch Caused 911 Outage For 11 Million People

umghhh Re:backup for 911 (115 comments)

if you had a gun as one proposed you could have shoot her which kinds of proves the point of rather having population all armed instead of spending money on 911 and some other commie crap.

about a week ago
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Software Glitch Caused 911 Outage For 11 Million People

umghhh Re: backup for 911 (115 comments)

but interwebs were designed to survive nuclear holocaust not some small emergency. If a nuclear holocaust occurs they will still be operating I am sure....

about a week ago
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Software Glitch Caused 911 Outage For 11 Million People

umghhh Re:backup for 911 (115 comments)

if you shoot a fire maniac before he manages to start the fire then a gun helps indeed. Not sure how that goes for delivering babies - shoot a man before he ejaculates? but you would have to know this in advance, hmm

about a week ago
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Safercar.gov Overwhelmed By Recall For Deadly Airbags

umghhh Re:Just call a dealer (120 comments)

you know some so you know'em all??? wow - great that it works for you.

If you do not have to cope with the problem in your head yourself then maybe you should not talk for those that do. Besides I do not have impression that passive-aggressive and asperger are mutually exclusive. Sitting in my mom's cellar can make anybody aggressive or passive-aggressive or whatever DSM authors think is diagnosable.

about a week ago
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Safercar.gov Overwhelmed By Recall For Deadly Airbags

umghhh Re:Slashdot Effect (120 comments)

this is a nerd's site so many here have some minor or not so minor mental problem that makes them wandering off the given path. That is part of it being interesting.

about a week ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

umghhh Re:Hoax (986 comments)

if he had any brains he would have become a lawyer as for politician or CEO you need have a huge psychotic problem to become successful.

about a week ago
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Canada Will Ship 800 Doses of Experimental Ebola Drug to WHO

umghhh Re:WHO owns the property rights? (102 comments)

In this world somebody will own it. It is better if a good government does (and everybody to use it) than some asshat with a team of scalp hunters dressed as lawyers would. Just shows what big pharma actually does for the money they get. Not much it seems.

about two weeks ago
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Canada Will Ship 800 Doses of Experimental Ebola Drug to WHO

umghhh Re:no, dammit! (102 comments)

I thought for a while this was a joke.....

about two weeks ago
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Researchers Scrambling To Build Ebola-Fighting Robots

umghhh Re:Vaccine + survivors (87 comments)

italian link - that must be a new low on /.

Other than that it seems to discuss quarantine and no it did not work back then.

about two weeks ago
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Researchers Scrambling To Build Ebola-Fighting Robots

umghhh Re:Vaccine + survivors (87 comments)

you mean the bodies are already in soupy form that makes further processing much easier. Interesting albeit slightly disgusting thought.

about two weeks ago

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Does piracy actually hurt music industry?

umghhh umghhh writes  |  about 4 years ago

umghhh (965931) writes "Well if you believe the article (and why would we not?) the figures on sales of CDs are really bad of late but the music industry in general makes a splash.
The question then may be: what are new sources of revenue and new business models (besides legal action against young and elderly) — well read the linked article if you want to know!
I suppose RIAA and other parasites do not realize their time is coming."

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