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Jul
14
comment Learning the rules of chess
Teaching it to play is the easy part. Teaching it "the only winning move is not to play" is the hard part.
Mar
21
comment Is Software Testing Really Needed?
Even "God" could have used some testers (although I think he resolves all bugs as "by design") :P
Mar
11
comment Is taking a semester or year off from college a good idea?
The more time you take off from school, the harder it is to go back. Finish school as young as you can, life tends to get in the way more the older you get.
Mar
10
comment Contractor - Acceptable Payment Terms?
Urban Dictionary has some pretty good definitions for "Irregardless".
Feb
8
comment What have you learned from the bugs you helped discover and fix?
Dung Beatles are fairly interesting.
Dec
30
comment Why does Microsoft have such a bad reputation with the people involved in open source?
@JUST MY correct OPINION - Yes it is, but supporting more operating systems costs more money. If the cost of support goes up, the cost of the product goes up. Which means potential customers might pass you up to save a few bucks from your competition. At any rate this is still not MicroSoft's fault.
Dec
30
comment Why does Microsoft have such a bad reputation with the people involved in open source?
@JUST MY correct OPINION - That's not completely true, the PC maker still has to offer support which costs more if they have to support multiple operating systems. Though it is ultimately the consumers choice, if enough people requested a change it would make good business sense to make the change. The problem is as it stands now, it does not make good business sense to make the change. Most people don't care what OS is on the PC, they just want it to work.
Dec
29
comment Why does Microsoft have such a bad reputation with the people involved in open source?
@David - True, but in the end the PC makers still have the choice and make the final decision.
Dec
29
comment Why does Microsoft have such a bad reputation with the people involved in open source?
Windows being installed on new computers is not really something you can blame on Microsoft. The PC makers could choose to install other OS's or give you an option of what comes pre-installed, but is the demand for such a thing really worth the effort from a business stand point? Can you buy a MAC without Apple's OS installed?
Dec
17
comment How forgiving do you need to be on new employees?
Fale, a house or building in the Architecture of Samoa. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fale
Oct
28
comment A programmer should concentrate on at least how many languages?
What language rules them all?
Oct
22
comment Does giving a developer a slower development machine result in faster/more efficient code?
This is a bad analogy.