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Short Answer Questions: Name and describe the five key phases of software development.

1. Denial
2. Bargaining
3. Anger
4. Depression
5. Acceptance
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If you're a fan of good television, you know Lucille Bluth from Arrested Development. If you're a fan of bad politics, you know Donald Trump. These two seem to have a lot in common.
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What separates humans from animals?

I dunno, but strike "sick dance moves" off the list...

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Just showed this video to the kids. They got a kick out of it. Also Google "moonwalking bird"
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$83M in punitive damages to a company that went after the wrong person for over a year

The $83M won't stand, but the collection agency is showing a tremendous lack of self-awareness:

In a regulatory filing on May 11, it said it believed “the verdict and magnitude of the award to be erroneous and intends to promptly request that the court set aside such an inappropriate award.”

The company added that, unless the verdict is reduced or overturned, “the verdict could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial condition and/or operations.”

sound familiar?

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A Jackson County jury has ordered a debt collection agency to cough up nearly $83 million to a woman it mistakenly pursued to collect a credit card debt of
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This is tremendously cool (and beautiful).  I hope Iceland implements it.
Choi + Shine, an architecture firm, has proposed modifying Iceland's existing power-transmission pylons to turn them into looming giants whose arms are poised to reflect their positions -- pylons a...
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Neil Gaiman made a rather good observation about the meaning of the phrase "political correctness" a few days ago, which you may have seen shared around. I think it's important, because complaints about political correctness invariably seem to boil down to feeling that one's own ability to express oneself is being limited by other people's unfair claims of being offended by what you're saying about them – which, at the end of the day, boils down to wanting to say something even though it offends people.

I have no objection (as my regular readers may have noticed) to offending people, but when I do it, I like to do it on purpose, and at great and detailed length.

Or put another way: If I say something not knowing that it'll offend someone, that's one thing. If they've already made it clear that what I'm saying is offensive, then if I say it anyway it's quite reasonable for anyone to assume that I'm saying it on purpose, and quite definitely mean to offend them. To claim that their claim of being offended is invalid is nonsense; anyone has the right to be offended by anything, and it's simply up to others to take that into account in their own behavior. Not randomly offending people for the sake of doing so would, in fact, be a good definition of "treating people with respect."

And yet, people refer to "political correctness" as though it were an imposition upon them, a creeping danger that we will all be forced to... well, given the context of the above, treat other people with respect, even if that means not saying the first thing that comes into our head. This would be why I treat complaints about "political correctness" with a certain degree of suspicion.

So +MattShizzle shared the output of a little browser extension to apply the Neil Gaiman Transform to everything online. The results say something rather interesting about how that phrase gets (mis)used in the press.

h/t +John Arrington Woodward for the link to the latter.
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Development Engineer
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  • ABB Ltd
    Development Engineer, 2011 - present
  • GridPoint
    Systems Engineer, 2010 - 2011
  • Virginia Transformer Corp.
    Development Engineer, 2008 - 2010
  • United Solar Ovonic
    R&D Intern, 2008 - 2008
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Christiansburg, VA - Blacksburg, VA - Houghton, MI - Livonia, MI
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  • Michigan Techological University
    B.S. Electrical Engineering, 2004 - 2008
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