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Comment Opinions are not facts (Score 1) 325

It's funny how having different opinions on various topics now sounds so outrageous to a lot of people. Maybe it is, in this world of media bubbles.

Different opinions is just fine. But behaving as if opinions have the same value as facts is silly. As long as this is being done by a small minority, there is no real problem. Now there is a government making decisions based on alternative facts. This is outrageous.

Comment Re: How much of that is entirely Microsoft's fault (Score 1) 524

Same here. It requires a special kind of stupid to associate "new" with "good" unconditionally.

It's actually quite a common kind of stupid called 'inexperienced'. Never experiencing the fallout of bad decisions, makes the hipsters try any idea, good or bad.

Comment Re: Conventional warfare is dead (Score 3, Insightful) 193

"The F-35 program has a proven track record of solving issues as they arise, and we're confident we'll continue to do so."

That's newspeak for "this program had an abnormal amount of bad problems."

Also good news that the total cost diminishes with time, 1 trillion to 0.4 trillion in two years time. By 2018 it will be for free.

Comment Re:China-based threat actors (Score 2) 93

Sometimes a driver simply isn't available for Linux, QNX, VxWorks or other embedded OSes.

That is actually the best argument to avoid such hardware. Rely on hardware that is open standards based, then you can reduce dependency on proprietary drivers

The reason they have to stay with XPe is because there probably aren't any drivers for Vista/Win7/Win8/Win8.1 So much for the benefit of reusing XP drivers

Comment Re:Hence why UEFI should be dismissed (Score 0) 100

Also, we should just get rid of the ignition keys for cars, since some of them can be hot wired. On an unrelated note, whereabouts is you car?

You fail to understand the problem, in a car YOU have the key, with UEFI, a great deal of organisations (MS, BIOS vendor, MB vendor, HW vendors like Dell/HP/Lenovo/...) have the key to your computer - we dislike the fact that as the rightfull owners of those computers, we seem to be the only ones NOT having a key.

If you want a car analogy, it is more like not having a "key" for the filler cap, wheel bolts, engine,... You can start, you can drive, but you can not replace parts, use other fuel supplier, do your own maintenance. There might even be restrictions on where you can drive to.

Comment Re:It is based on Linux.... (Score 1) 349

>An "agile" project cannot fail and cost Billions because it must always deliver runnable software with a maximum of a few weeks delay You're literally just saying that a project can't fail because it's supposed to succeed. There's many reasons agile projects can fail. If a team is unable to deliver a working release then the project has failed. Also, if the release works but doesn't incorporate the required functionality then the project has failed.

No he isn't. He is saying "not(p1 AND p2)" p1 is "an agile project can fail" and p2 is "an agile project can cost billions".

An agile projecr can fail in several ways:

  1. Calling it "agile" but not applying the basic principles. Then you'll fail in Waterfall mode
  2. Fail early, but not sinking huge budgets
  3. Fail later, delivering something in a workable state that can be the basis for other development...

Examples of "calling it agile" are: starting to do an analysis round of several man-years filling up a backlog with thousands of stories already estimated to help the development team; analysts that are not willing to validate the "working software" so that the team has to keep guessing for long periods of time;....

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