Looks like no one has done any root cause analysis...
The proximate cause is that some poor chump turned off something that he or she shouldn't.
There are probably several root causes including inadequate training, supervision and planning.
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Hopefully you actually know Agile properly and are air-quoting "Agile" because you are referring to all the monkeys who use the term and other people's ignorance to excuse their incompetence.
If not, may I respectfully suggest that you learn what proper Agile is because it is very disciplined indeed when practiced properly...
Hmm... there's no need to go with all that complexity - apparently the US Army were experimenting with a 3D metal printing process using powdered metal and laser sintering back in the 90s to produce tank parts. There are already metal 3d printers that work in a range of metals up to and including stainless steel.
Oh my dear god.... Is that van still there? I last ate there over 10 years ago.
It was the highlight of my week as a junior geek in the basement of TV Centre supporting the ungodly pile of cr*p that was P4A to go there and have one of their mighty works of gustatory pleasure. The Bacon and Egg Roll was a joy but you haven't lived (and died) until you had one of their fully loaded burgers with bacon, egg, cheese, mushrooms, onions etc. etc. etc.
As I remember it all the guys that did the real work in the studios used to eat there, the carpenters, technicians, cameramen and so on. Always amusing to rock up in my shiny geek suit and shoes among the guys in jeans and t-shirts.
I came across rather an excellent article this morning that gives a slightly different view in reaction the the paper.
It makes for interesting reading as while it doesn't deny that there are limitations to NAND Flash Memory it does challenge some of the assumptions in the paper and asks some questions of the motivations of the authors.
I suppose that the IT angle may be that most of the historical IT project management techniques were derived from those developed for building projects and large scale engineering. Of course times have moved on with the introduction of RAD and then the Agile techniques which are more closely allied with motor manufacturing practices. The question I would ask is whether modern IT project management can really learn much from these projects?
I can assure you that there are plenty of IT Architects out there who have worked on successful systems at granularity above and beyond just large commercial organisations who are not part of the large consultancy gravy train.
We're usually the ones called in by large consultancies when they've completely screwed the pooch and need someone whose head is not full of corporate rubbish to dig them out of their hole. The first thing we do is tear up the consultancy rule book and do the job properly. Every now and then we get to do a project right from the beginning but the successful large scale projects never get reported.
After years of dealing with browser incompatibilities and the like I'd say that coding Java and .Net is far simpler.
I'd have thought that at least someone would have commented on the similarities between this article and some of Hani Suleiman's more mild outpourings on 'Open Sores' and anything else that ticks him off.
Paris - because she knows an angel dies every time someone uses a bad word.
I think that you've made an important point. There are two questions here and the 'ologists' investigating this don't understand the differences:
1/Do games/films/comic books etc. influence the forms of violence used? - Based on your experience the answer looks like 'Yes'.
2/Do games/films/comic books etc. cause the inclination to be violent in the first place? - Based on your experience the answer may well be 'No'.
Speaking as a Christian I have to remind you that historically the Christians were not any better. Look at the atrocities committed both against Muslims and other Christians during the Crusades (Acre anyone?). I'd also say that burning other Christians at the stakes as heretics because they didn't practice exactly the same form of Christianity was pretty bad too.
I am reminded of a discussion on the radio a few years ago that made the point that Islam is about 14 - 15 centuries old now - roughly equivalent in age to Christianity in the late middles ages where burning heretics, witch hunting and crusades were still pretty popular.
Yes I know that this is full on flamebait but I couldn't resist.
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