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  • 4th July

    @bondsbw: that can't be right because it's not in alignment with observation, at all.

  • 4th July

    @bondsbw: Your assertions do no match the world we live in. You're ideas are not facts, your charts are not proof, they are distractions from the truth. We all know that a scientist's intent influences results, don't even pretend to be objective.

    Life is much harder for the middle class now than in the 1960's. I am witness. Who else?

  • Something punched hole in Russia

    , Proton2 wrote

    "Anna Kurchatova from the Sub-Arctic Scientific Research Centre, thinks the crater was formed by a mixture of water, salt and gas igniting an underground explosion, a result of global warming."


    Everything's about global warming for you. Step up, man.

  • Improving the development process at a small startup

    , spivonious wrote

    I think adopting a more structured development process will help. If time-boxed increments are working for you, why not try adopting Scrum? The team stays aware of progress and any problems that come up are addressed immediately. The work being done is prioritized based on business value instead of whatever the next dev wants to work on, and you produce release-quality code every 1-4 weeks.

    I agree with davewill that form code reviews probably won't help on such a small team, unless there are pretty bad communication issues.

    All Agile methodologies are meant to be fitted manually to your team.Scrum is that way too. You are not supposed to read a book and mandate the book's implementation of Scrum, you are supposed to fit the principles to your team, whether that means reducing Scrum to its most fundamental or to its most sophisticated levels.

    I have found that doing this works terrifically, even when it's reduced to stand-up meetings and a Scrum board with user stories and tasks being set by the team (pigs) with managers (chickens) as witnesses, (since it's bacon & eggs for breakfast and only one of the two has skin in the game.)

    Best luck to you and your team. Cheers!

  • 4th July

    , TexasToast wrote


    Harvard will give you financial aid. (unless you make more than 250k and have lots of assets) and the financial aid is usually all grants (no loans).    So don't think Harvard is too expensive, and if it is too expensive for you it means you have some wealth.   You obviously have never applied or looked at Ivy League schools and how they work.   They have billions of dollars and use this money to help applicants.

    Harvard first cleans out Daddy's coffers before offering financial aide. Harvard is too expensive since you've already stated that Daddy can afford to send all his children to college when he was broke after #1. You cannot have it both ways, my friend.

  • 4th July

    , bondsbw wrote


    You may have missed it in my reply to cbae, but what you see in the graph is a direct result of getting off the gold standard in 1971.  It has nothing to do with being "looted".

    That's nonsense. I've been awake and conscious longer than this period, are you witness too? Or merely a numbers jockey?

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  • 4th July

    , TexasToast wrote


    That shows poor planning.  The day that baby bro is born is the day you save and plan.   Buy the cheap Red White and Blue beer and not the Special Export.  Get a second job and get off the internet and stop watching TV.   The parents could take second mortgage to pay for baby brother.   If you cannot afford this then don't have kids.  This is called responsibility and is lacking now from past generations.

    By the way,  college costs more only because the government stuck there nose into it and started giving out secured loans.   Then the colleges saw this gravy train and kept jacking up prices since now extra money was available.     Same as Freddie and Fannie and house prices.   Another bad ending coming on this one too.  

    So plan not to go to Harvard after being accepted because it's too expensive?

    That's asinine as well. Why don't you admit the fact that since 1973, as evidenced by Cbae's graph, everyone has been LOOTED and the wealth is trickling upwards to the rich. Why can't you see that? 

  • 4th July

    , Proton2 wrote

    Too high of a minimum wage could cause this :


    Which isn't necessarily bad.

    Personally, I think there shouldn't be a minimum wage. Counter-intuitively many people would end up making more money as they realize the can negotiate their wage depending on how valuable they feel they are to the enterprise that is employing them, instead of just accepting the minimum wage.

    Now everyone has moxie to make demands on their employer, yeah, right.