Mastering Software Project Estimation
We discuss our systematic and multi-faceted approach to the fuzzy problem of software project estimation, and how we are able to build estimates that are accurate and reliable for our clients.
Poison Apple - Apple expands its extortion regime to Europe, where its DMA compliance efforts are laden with poison pills that will cost large developers millions in “Core Technology Fees” to host their apps in alternative app stores. More background.
Dominion Votes Hacked - J. Alex Halderman, a professor of Computer Science and Engineering, hacked a Dominion voting machine in front of a judge last Friday, using only a pen to change vote totals. Super duper secure, amirite? 🤨
Scrambled Jets, Unscrambled Texts - You might be under surveillance if: your flight gets a surprise military jet escort after you make a politically-incorrect joke in a private message. Just ask Aditya Verma, who faces a $120,000 fine after joking about the Taliban on Snapchat while flying to Spain.
Biden Overspends, Brags - “Biden” posted on X last week touting a $82M price tag to connect 16,000 rural locations to the internet - more than three times more expensive than the rescinded agreement between the FCC and Starlink to do the same. Elon’s mom is super mad about it.
Depth Data from Single Picture - TikTok has unveiled Depth Anything, a solution for generating high-quality depth data from a single image. The method has many advantages over current solutions, like LiDAR or stereo matching - proving Elon Musk right. The research.
OpenAI Bans Presidential Candidate Bot - A Super Pac supporting Biden-challenger Dean Phillips gets the boot from OpenAI after it used ChatGPT to make a robot-Phillips for its website. The robots want in on the 2024 election year, and OpenAI is watching.