So… Razer are fixing their installer. But Microsoft are not addressing the open window of an installer being used to hijack the system. I Mahoney quite a few naughty people will be stocking up on the “bad razer” items.
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Now that Trump is useless to Zuckerberg, ex-president is exiled from Facebook for two years, possibly indefinitely
Private businesses apparently cannot discriminate against people, or so the courts ruled regarding the bakers. So, why do social media private companies have the right to remove commentary that they do not like?
They dropped the “Covid came from the Chinese Lab” commentaries like they were hot. Now, they are all plausible and must be investigated.
Basically, social media needs to bake the cake that their users want to bake.
Guy who wrote women are 'soft, weak, cosseted, naive' lasted about a month at Apple until internal revolt
My two ideas are… raising the suicide rate, and that they must be a way of Hoovering loot out of companies while pretending they are are lean, efficient and absolutely necessary code. No proof or justification needed other than declaring it so. Oddly similar to the current “progressive” narrative where they are right and must be obeyed even if it means declaring gravity doesn’t exist, or that it’s inherently racist, because slaves… Newton.
They said it'd never happen, but here we are in the year of our Lord 2021 and Microsoft has its own OpenJDK flavour
Agile as a brick
Understand the problem domain. Understand the problem. Produce a design. Come up with a build plan, with tests and checks etc.
Nah, duck it, let’s code something, anything and see what happens. That’s agile.
Side note. The “agile crew” at work have burnt two months and produced nothing, while the designers are now looking at a successful product launch and follow on systems.
Digital trust-busting time? US lawmakers mull how to tame giga-corps Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook
Context knowledge is missing
You cannot write decent code if you do not understand the context. As in, the business, the workflow, what the code should actually do.
How many coders (or anyone involved with coding) ever have that type of knowledge?
Bugger all is the answer. So, this naturally leads to the result that all you get is an “Agile” serving of bad spaghetti.
Linux Foundation, IBM, Cisco and others back ‘Inclusive Naming Initiative’ to change nasty tech terms
The magic 500,000 jobs...
That are pretty much not going to be filled by Americans. Largely because they do know who they want, and it’s not Americans.
There’s also the collateral damage of this approach. Salaries offered are low (H1b targeted) so a lot of stupid HR think that that is the “going rate” for such a job. Add to that the ludicrous cost of living anywhere near the USA tech hubs, and you’re not going to get these jobs filled.
Developers renew push to get rid of objectionable code terms to make 'the world a tiny bit more welcoming'
Assange lawyer: Trump offered WikiLeaker a pardon in exchange for denying Russia hacked Democrats' email
ACLU sues America's border cops: Tell us everything about these secret search teams targeting travelers
This isn't Boeing to end well: Plane maker to scrap some physical cert tests, use computer simulations instead
Ever used VFEmail? No? Well, chances are you never will now: Hackers wipe servers, backups in 'catastrophic' attack
Blood spilled from another US high school shooting has yet to dry – and video games are already being blamed
Well, in the UK it's all about being stabbed.
At least 36 people have been fatally stabbed - and 62 overall killed - in London since the beginning of the year.
Met Police records show 37, 443 recorded knife offences and 6,694 recorded gun offences across the UK in the year up to September 2017.
In London, the problem was even more pronounced than the rest of the country, with 12,980 knife crimes taking place in the capital - 2,452 more than the equivalent year.
Four teenagers were stabbed to death in London on New Year's Eve alone, and 22 were killed in March - meaning the capital now has a higher murder rate than New York.
Re: There was no evidence they were primitive Jeremy Clarksons
Well, it depends. There is of course only one Clarkson. However, there is the witty one, the racist one, the violent one, and even more! Primitive though? Well, I'd have to say that is evidenced by his guest choices (presuming he had any choice).
Re: So if I understand this correctly...
Yes, I do have a problem with "Software Engineering." I am a victim of it every day. It is an odd coincidence that the car I use, the roads I use, the buildings I live and work in and most of the planes and boats I've had occasion to use have orders of magnitude less failures than I experience with the products of "Software Engineering."
I suspect it has to do with the rise of hacker culture, where getting things to work in a sometimes, somewhen manner is the height of "Software Engineering" practice in the modern world.
At this point in time I am wondering how long it is before some evil bastard decides to remote control my car because of frankly inadequate "Software Engineering."
Deja vu all over again
Same kind of shenanigans Microsoft pulled all those years before. Same type of "But Microsoft can do what they want", "But Apple/Google/Whoever does it, so it is ok" pap. Wrong is wrong, no matter how many people do it.
I do wonder whether corporate W10 systems will have their data hoovered into the cloud or not. I hardly think the likes of [Any/all large corporate] are going to be too orgasmic if said hoovering is going to happen. And if it's not going to happen to them, why the little guy/guyette/other?
It's almost as though Ballmer has risen from the dead...