Profile overview for captbrogers.
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This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

14 submissions to Linux

14 submissions to SublimeText

13 submissions to Showerthoughts

7 submissions to Blender

6 submissions to drawabox

This user has so far shared a total of 44 links, started a total of 62 discussions and submitted a total of 1349 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 6920 and downvoted 293 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 3060 and downvoted 174 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

Alright, @highly_paid_orgy_pro, we caught you..., submitted: 6/29/2016 1:50:57 PM, 171 points (+176|-5)

Just wanted to share a little good news, submitted: 4/21/2016 4:38:13 AM, 125 points (+126|-1)

VLC-based non-linear video editor...from VideoLAN!, submitted: 4/11/2016 10:36:24 PM, 92 points (+93|-1)

The next time you hear, "No one uses Linux win a serious way", call them. Disney did with Moana, submitted: 9/8/2017 11:14:41 AM, 48 points (+49|-1)

Participation awards all around!, submitted: 11/30/2015 2:38:31 PM, 37 points (+38|-1)

5 lowest rated submissions:

Randi Harper Interview with Opensource.com, submitted: 7/2/2015 7:59:11 PM, -2 points (+2|-4)

[Enlightenment 19] Dual monitors, submitted: 7/2/2015 10:32:05 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

"Because terrorism" is the new Godwin's Law for any government agency that wants a backdoor for encryption., submitted: 7/9/2015 7:01:20 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Solicitation for ideas, submitted: 6/21/2015 10:54:57 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Plugin to help with paragraph alignment, submitted: 6/29/2015 4:49:19 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

RIP CyanogenMod submitted by EEE to technology

captbrogers 0 points 53 points (+53|-0) ago

Gee, Microsoft partners with Cyanogen last year and now they shut down. Didn't see that coming.

Kindergarten teacher bans boys from playing with Legos. submitted by skymod to tumblrinaction

captbrogers 0 points 51 points (+51|-0) ago

So if she thinks that society imposes the gender role of nurturing on women, why didn't she go into a STEM job instead of elementary school teacher where women dominate?

Agile, Unit tests and rapid release cycle is pure evil. submitted by roznak to programming

captbrogers 1 points 29 points (+30|-1) ago

Something I noticed about your post was that it offered zero alternatives to any of the problems you described. If all you want to do is rant, then ignore the rest of this comment because it won't be relevant.

Agile methodologies are really centered around one idea: figure out exactly what problem(s) you are trying to solve before you begin writing code. Yes, many people go nuts with the whole process to the point of creating jobs out of the concept. However, I've seen projects without it (and unit tests) fail horrendously. Some with those fail too, which means they don't seem to be the problem.

Unit tests are just having an objective way to test functionality. I've worked at places that fought against unit testing and invariably someone changes some core functionality because it was written terribly. It was written terribly because that's how the lead developer learned how to do things 10 years prior. Things break across the board, people get mad because the person who changed the code didn't test everything. If I spent the time to test every endpoint in an API more than half of my day would be consumed with testing. So of course I layer my voice with sarcasm when I say, "Gee, if only there were some way to AUTOMATE checking if this change broke things. You know? Like, it could TEST it all for us. Even go through each method, or UNIT, of the application. Golly, that would sure be helpful!"

After the angry looks come my way I just tell them this is the exact kind of problem unit testing is meant to prevent. You don't need absolute code coverage, but it can be highly effective to cover the core components. And tests failing are not a bad thing, pushing out code that broke the tests is. No one gets it right the first time, and if your developers are too afraid to do anything because it breaks a test then the problem is with the culture/environment.

As for rapid release, if it all works then there should be no problems when or how often a release comes. Again, all the things you are bringing up sound like people problems, not methodology problems.

3 lowest rated comments:

Teacher kicks student out of class for being Trump supporter submitted by CANCEL-CAT-FACTS to videos

captbrogers 4 points -4 points (+0|-4) ago

Ah yes, the "you came to a different conclusion and therefore couldn't possibly have observed the same thing I did" line of thinking. That's the way to start things off...

I watched the video, I heard others generalise what the teacher said, which I agree is a dumb thing to say. I am merely disagreeing with the student's responses after not being able to observe the initial exchange first hand. He would have more effective to interpret the data in question in front of everyone and make a point to say he supports Trump rather than just say, "You can't say that, I want an apology!". The kid could have completely demolished the teacher if he said something like, "Well yeah, your data clearly implies X but fails to account for A and B and it Also indicates based on C and D that it highly depends on extrapolations from a narrow set of results. But what do I know, I'm just a Trump supporter."

If the teach violated some ethics code, then yes the student should report him.

Teacher kicks student out of class for being Trump supporter submitted by CANCEL-CAT-FACTS to videos

captbrogers 5 points -2 points (+3|-5) ago

I can honestly say I don't get what the teacher did wrong, but that's mostly because it wasn't part of the video. The teacher is correct though, he does have the right to criticize anyone. Call him out on faulty logic (which it didn't sound like the case from "I'll apologize for it if you apologize for criticizing Donald Trump supporters" even though some data was vaguely referenced). But don't attempt to call him out with such a weak argument of generally criticizing Trump or his supporters.

If the kid has said that it is ignorant to assume a level of comprehension based on political affiliation, then I could see his point. He didn't say that, he wanted an apology because he was made to feel bad. Take on the teacher or other students by pointing out flawed logic and thinking. Stick to that and don't ask for apologies, it smacks of weak arguments and detracts from the core problem.

Flip it the other way. If this was someone saying you can't insult Clinton or her supporters we would all be laughing at them and pointing out how ridiculous they are. And them asking an apology would incite responses that they are just butthurt.

Preach it, brother submitted by SilverBanana to Childfree

captbrogers 5 points -2 points (+3|-5) ago

I get that it's meant to be humorous, just tossing in my two cents.

You are correct, but a partner can leave at any time. The same is not necessarily true for children. They love you unconditionally and there is something about their dependency on you that changes your views on life.