Re: Compunding the irony
32 posts • joined 18 Mar 2010
I think the downvotes are coming because you read an entire article about Jenkins, a popular CI tool, and rather than acknowledge a gap in your own expertise and move on you decided to go to the effort of making a Victor Meldrew-style rant forum post. Two, in fact. The article was hardly controversial.
Of course, I've hardly helped by getting irritated by it. And I'm not even a Java developer, or a user of Jenkins. I just prefer my angry rants to be better targeted.
That used to be the case, yes...
Since 4.0, every release has replaced the previous version upon installation. This may be why they're still on the 4.x version numbering, as they always install to the 4.0 folder. For this reason no breaking changes are allowed.
When I first started researching Kubernetes, I immediately came across the online interactive tutorial, which is a very useful hands-on introduction. Straight away I had a positive impression of the project and understood what it was for.
It just seems that, despite the buzzword-filled nature of the sector, they understood that you need people at the coal face using your product and that's why they have done well.
When the trolling starts to sound strained I have to downvote.
However, I do like the mocking of the view that there's an "elite" that are simultaneously unemployable layabouts while also starting all the most successful companies and running the media.
The only bit you missed was the shadowy group who somehow co-ordinate the billionaires, hippies, dole scrounging single mums, actors, pop stars, refugees and muslims.
Sorry, but this is wrong. The United States has a much higher population density than Norway and Sweden, with much bigger cities than either. While the rural US may be too distributed, the situation in the metropolitan areas is entirely due to choice.
I saw a presentation several months ago that said that performance on Red Hat was slightly below Windows in most or their automated tests, although it beat Windows in at least a couple. This was prior to optimisation, so the speaker thought that it may well be faster in general on Red Hat by the time of release.
I'd wait for some independent benchmarking before making any decisions however.
This happened to me yesterday, but is indicative of the messed-up Google experience right now:
Google something from widget on phone homescreen.
Click link to BBC article in list provided by Google app.
Article appears, but with bbc.co.uk in weird in-page header. Looks dodgy.
A "more info" link tells me that the page has been somehow improved by AMP. Sounds dodgy.
As I'm suspicious, click "View in Chrome" to see if it looks different outside the Google App, in a real browser.
In Chrome, realise that the address bar is still a Google URL. So to proceed with this, I have to trust the in-page HTML header that states "bbc.co.uk". Something no-one should ever start doing, as it undermines decades of user education that only the address bar can be trusted.
TL;DR: AMP is training users to be phished and should be destroyed with fire.
You describe two perfectly reasonable practices as if they are some horrendous fraud.
Firstly: fiat currency. The horror! A society agree to exchange tokens as a representation of value. That's how a huge, complex civilisation works. Yes, the fact that the government can just print more is potentially a very real problem. It is also potentially a solution to other problems as well. Like everything governments do, the people should hold them to account.
Secondly: fractional reserve banking. The horror! This is just how banks work. If you have excess money, but are too busy to directly invest it, you lend it to the bank by placing it in an account. They in turn lend it out to people or businesses who need it. Interest gets paid along the way. The fact that the money gets repeatedly lent out each time it hits a bank account means that it's being utilised fully. Yes, the numbers on screens are far in excess of the actual cash. Yes, it's a huge trust exercise, and if everyone withdrew their cash the banks would go bust. Sometimes that happens.
Society is a huge network of people all trusting each other not to screw everything up. That's how it has always been. That's why we should be nice to each other and try to get along, for all our sakes.
I'll bite anyway.
This is a UK-based web site - we had no "guy" in the race. The article is reporting verifiable facts: that Thiel has tried and failed to get Silicon Valley support for the incoming President. It is well known that Trump is unpopular in California, so is not surprising, but it is genuinely of interest to a tech audience.
Who cares? If you think that Trump cannot affect the tech industry (positively or negatively), then perhaps no-one should. Perhaps the office of POTUS is impotent, just bread and circuses to keep ordinary Americans distracted. That would be sad (but would explain a lot).
Remember Longhorn? The project that got restarted after 4 years of development and eventually became Vista? Its first iteration used the CLR extensively for OS features, but it just didn't work well enough. Some pieces (WPF) got released separately, but MS won't make the same mistake again.
It's hard to say whether the new cross-platform (hardware platforms) strategy will work. I don't see the demand for Windows on phones and tablets, at all.
His point is that cloud game-delivery systems should be able to cope with an automatic system restart. All the alternatives, such as Steam, do. It's not as if he pulled the plug - Windows initiated the restart and the Windows App Store was installing the game. This will happen (a lot).
As for disk space - all installers should check for disk space before running. App stores should be even more user-friendly.
This isn't the early 90s. Expecting meaningful feedback and for installers to just work is a reasonable expectation, especially when using an app store.
Remember that back in 2001 the Labour government sold their offices to a Bermuda-based company, which they have leased back ever since.
When your entire department is dependant on (legally) tax-avoiding arrangements, it's hard to take a moral stance against it.
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