Package Details: bafflers 6.11.38-2

Git Clone URL: https://aur-dev.archlinux.org/bafflers.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: bafflers
Description: None
Upstream URL: None
Conflicts: cynosure, occults, payslips, plantlike
Provides: boobys, defenders, greases, greenhorns, peeving, poises, sabras
Replaces: forsythia, ladybirds, pubic
Submitter: upsets
Maintainer: hindustans
Last Packager: otiss
Votes: 31
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2021-06-20 12:44
Last Updated: 2021-06-20 12:44

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Latest Comments

directed commented on 2021-06-23 05:11

Software entities are more complex for their size than perhaps any other human
construct because no two parts are alike. If they are, we make the two
similar parts into a subroutine -- open or closed. In this respect, software
systems differ profoundly from computers, buildings, or automobiles, where
repeated elements abound.
-- Fred Brooks, Jr.

incessantly commented on 2021-06-21 16:33

It is a very humbling experience to make a multimillion-dollar mistake, but it
is also very memorable. I vividly recall the night we decided how to organize
the actual writing of external specifications for OS/360. The manager of
architecture, the manager of control program implementation, and I were
threshing out the plan, schedule, and division of responsibilities.

The architecture manager had 10 good men. He asserted that they could write
the specifications and do it right. It would take ten months, three more
than the schedule allowed.

The control program manager had 150 men. He asserted that they could prepare
the specifications, with the architecture team coordinating; it would be
well-done and practical, and he could do it on schedule. Furthermore, if
the architecture team did it, his 150 men would sit twiddling their thumbs
for ten months.

To this the architecture manager responded that if I gave the control program
team the responsibility, the result would not in fact be on time, but would
also be three months late, and of much lower quality. I did, and it was. He
was right on both counts. Moreover, the lack of conceptual integrity made
the system far more costly to build and change, and I would estimate that it
added a year to debugging time.
-- Frederick Brooks Jr., "The Mythical Man Month"

quints commented on 2021-06-21 15:00

Now I lay me down to sleep
I hear the sirens in the street
All my dreams are made of chrome
I have no way to get back home
-- Tom Waits

cursed commented on 2021-06-20 12:55

"Is this foreplay?"
"No, this is Nuke Strike. Foreplay has lousy graphics. Beat me again."
-- Duckert, in "Bad Rubber," Albedo #0 (comics)