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What Does Everyone Use For Task/Project Tracking?

vjmurphy Re:Nice big (428 comments)

We do this at work as well, as part of a Kanban system. Seems to work well.

more than 4 years ago
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Review: Champions Online

vjmurphy Re:My own review (203 comments)

To me, the game feels like City of Heroes 1.5: not a big change, really.

The costume choices for male characters seems much more expansive than those for female characters, unlike City of Heroes, which seems to have similar numbers of costumes for both sexes.

In City of Heroes, ranged attackers were usually balanced by having less defense/hitpoints. They could hit from afar, but depended on others for protection. In Champions Online, I've got a ranged character who is much better in a fight than an unarmed Martial Artist type. It's the equivalent of having Batman being outdone by Halo: it just isn't right. :)

more than 4 years ago
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Highly-Paid Developers As ScrumMasters?

vjmurphy Re:Velociraptors (434 comments)

"this poor implementation of Agile development is harmful to our velocity"

Just sprinkle with synergy and you'll be okay. But don't forget to execute!

more than 4 years ago
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11-Year-Old Graduates With Degree In Astrophysics

vjmurphy Yay, Community College! (648 comments)

"At a time when his peers are finishing 6th grade, this only child of a Taiwanese mother and an Israeli father is trying on a cap and gown preparing to graduate with a 4.0 from community college." The article continues with a quotation by the boy, hinting at his modesty, "I don't consider myself a genius because there are 6.5 billion people in this world and each one is smart in his or her own way and it is, after all, only community college."

Fixed that for him.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple To Face Challenge At WWDC

vjmurphy Heh... (264 comments)

"Palm, Google, Microsoft, Nokia and Research in Motion, maker of the BlackBerry, are all at varying stages of developing and introducing their own iPhone-like devices."

So Apple, as a newcomer to the industry, is now making others in the same space play catch up to them. Real competition is a good thing. Definitely Palm, MS, Nokia and RIM had more than enough time and expertise to make a iPhone like device before Apple did, yet they didn't. So now they get to play catch up. I hope they do create real iPhone killers, because it then puts Apple on the spot to improve.

more than 4 years ago
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Vintage Games

vjmurphy Quickly Back on The Shelf... (159 comments)

I picked this up at the book store, noticed nothing about Nethack, and decided it was one of those books in which the author just wanted to talk about old games he liked, history be damned. That's not a bad thing, but that's also not what the title would lead one to think.

more than 4 years ago
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Minor Damage Found On Space Shuttle

vjmurphy Re:So what happens.... (233 comments)

". if they launch Endeavour to rescue Atlantis, and Endeavour suffers damage at launch?"

Then you are obviously in a Michael Bay movie, where logic and physics are thrown out the door. Mayhem, shakycam and explosions usually follow.

more than 4 years ago
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FEMA Removes 9/11 Coloring Book For Children From Website

vjmurphy You can clearly see! (324 comments)

In those coloring book images, you can clearly see that the towers were rigged for demolition! See, I just drew in a team of CIA operatives with a TNT plunger! COVER UP! I call COVER UP!

more than 4 years ago
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Windows 7 Starter Edition — 3 Apps Only

vjmurphy Coming Soon! Xbox 360.... (695 comments)

The new Xbox-360 2000MP will only allow you to run games that cost 2000 Microsoft Points or less!

more than 4 years ago
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Khronos Launches Initiative For Standards-Based 3-D Web Content

vjmurphy VRML For the Win! (117 comments)

Man, I miss people asking for VRML galleries and stores. The same way I miss getting kicked in the head repeatedly.

about 5 years ago
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Could Fuller Take Trek Back To TV?

vjmurphy Trailer, Really? (444 comments)

"If J.J. Abrams' reboot is successful (and the latest trailer suggests it will be!)..."

Yes, because trailers are always the best source for determining a film's success. In fact, why bother releasing the movie, since its success is assured?

more than 5 years ago
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Amazon.com To Accept Game Trade-Ins

vjmurphy D'oh (242 comments)

"does Amazon joining the practice legitimize it?"

No, it was legitimate before Amazon joined in. I think you might mean "popularize" it, or something different.

more than 5 years ago
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The Finns Who Invented the Graphical Browser

vjmurphy Opera Was First! (148 comments)

Despite the company and browser not existing at the time, I can confidently say that Opera had all these features before Erwise. There will be naysayers, of course.

more than 5 years ago
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The Universe As Hologram

vjmurphy Holograms! (532 comments)

This just in, Red Dwarf's Rimmer and Voyager's doctor upset, complain of "hologram of a hologram" prejudice.

more than 5 years ago
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The Perils of Simplifying Risk To a Single Number

vjmurphy American Bandstand (286 comments)

If it works for Dick Clark, it works for me.

"I give Bank of America a 77, because of their assets and because I can really dance to it. "

more than 5 years ago
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Review of 'MacHeads' Documentary

vjmurphy Fence Burns (277 comments)

"MacHeads is a superb film that will give Apple haters a few cheap laughs, and Apple fans a few cheap thrills. But it'll entertain both equally, while educating everybody else."

Wow, that's such a fence-sitting position that it's probably hard on their butts. It's as if they don't want to offend anyone. "While World War II was indeed a deadly conflict, it gave the Allies a few cheap laughs, and the Axis a few cheap thrills, but it'll kill both equally." I think I can use this for my upcoming performance review...

more than 5 years ago
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The Best Keyboards For Every Occasion

vjmurphy Best Keyboard Gamepads (523 comments)

Their #1 best keyboard gamepad, the Logitech g13 gameboard, isn't even available as far as I know. I can't see how something no one can buy yet can beat something like the Nostromo n52.

more than 5 years ago
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10 Years of Baldur's Gate

vjmurphy Hamster Fun! (63 comments)

"Go for the eyes, Boo! Go for the eyes!"

more than 5 years ago
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Nanocar Wins Top Science Award

vjmurphy No Cup Holders? (175 comments)

No cup holders? Worthless. Even Nanites need somewhere to put their Nano-Dr Pepper.

more than 5 years ago

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