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Jamie Zawinski, one of the original Netscape developers.

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I've never done any type of film making. I suspect from my attempts at photography and writing (and my reading about them), that the first, most cost effective investment would be hiring a professional editor to put the final film together.

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I have seen that one discussed often enough on forums, I believe it is the "Apple Fanboy Android".

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"So what has gone wrong? Why aren’t agile techniques scaling? Takes no genius to diagnose that problem: agile, trying to scale up from the bottom, collides with the top-down-imposed conventional corporate habits of death marches, rigid hierarchy, and waterfall planning. And loses, because the imperatives behind all that sludge are wired too deep into the culture of most corporations to be displaced by mere productivity improvements, however dramatic. "

This is related to last week's discussion of scrum and its weaknesses, http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4510943

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You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.

- - Charles Beard

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That's the sort of thing that happens when semantics meets mathematics; Swizec screwed up his statement of the problem. Swizec and the people agreeing that the answer is yes are confusing the problem's literal statement with the common statement of similar problems.

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I am thoroughly confused as to what your point is. What is the problem with Swizec's wording in your view? Should s/he have written "Can you make room for more guests?". I agree that you could argue that right now there is no room free, and that the answer should be No because of that. However, given that you can easily make one room free by having every guest go to the next room, that just seems overly nit-picky to me, and like you are intentionally trying to miss the point.

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The difference is an infinite number of rooms can accommodate an infinite number of guests and still have room for one more. An infinite number of full rooms can accomodate no more guests. They're all full by definition.

That is, unless I am also thoroughly confused.

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>That is, unless I am also thoroughly confused.

You are, but that's OK; they call it a "veridical paradox" for a reason.

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The part that makes the assertion false is "...all of which are currently occupied." Moving n to n+1 only works when that restriction is lifted.

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No, because the people in n+1 simultaneously move to n+2. (and so on)

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The big problem with Jupiter is its particularly intense magnetic field and Van Allen radiation belt. It is going to be too dangerous to approach without a breakthrough in radiation shielding for a long time yet. On the other hand, once we get fusion, its containment is likely to be magnetic, which may be adaptable to shielding.

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From one of the featured comments:

>Yeah, if it were up to me, 10% of our time would be spent on training-- teaching, learning, research, etc. But the higher-ups will often veto that, because on paper, it looks like it takes them 10% longer to complete their projects. Never mind that well-trained people work better and faster-- that's difficult to measure.

Actually, the effects of training are very easy to measure, compared to most of the other stuff involved in management; the problem is that very few are willing to put in the time needed up-front before you can get anything to measure.

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I thought his discussion of the Linux Hater's Blog, http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=628 , was even better.

ADDED: Also the Linux Hater's Blog is still going if only intermittently, http://linuxhaters.blogspot.com/

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The really scary bit is that most people still support the police, and will probably continue to do so no matter what the police do.

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