As a non-techie, are we saying that UML can be used as a way of decomposing Samir's complex running ideas into something that the rest of the posters on this thread can understand. Maybe we can understand
Why the Sprint Start is the most effective racing strategy?
Why Smashing a mile at Ealing is the best form of recovery from injury
Just what effect does a bobble have?
For UML, you need to be able to draw them. We need a whiteboard!
Wow. What are the chances Ben. I would love for you to argue with my lecturer. This site may have been created using UML but it's hardly necessary is it. Do you really use it or are you just having a go? I really don't see the relevance it's like "did you have to use ink to come to that conclusion".
Yes, genuinely use it. A search of a well known professional networking site for my name will find you my professional profile, so you'll be able to see what I do and who for. If you want to pm me an email address I'd be happy to send you a real spec created using it for one of the biggest banks in the UK (which would have all the commercial labels removed for obvious reasons). When you're designing a large and complex system, UML is often the only decent way of decomposing requirements into technical specification that is technology agnostic. It also then can be given to development teams so they can understand the technical requirements of a system not just the functional. That spec above went to a 30 strong development team, along with a bunch of other documentation, for the implementation of the system.
Who the hell is gonner use UML in their life. Just desperate people trying to invent something that is of no use.
Catching up after three days of racing (Stafford Half, Midlands 12 stage) and this little gem stood out.
Samir, I get paid, oh, let's say, a not inconsiderable sum of money to use UML all day. Professional solution architect for a global consultancy firm. I use it to design everything from banking systems, to contracts management platforms, to social networks for farmers around the world. All of which systems earn their companies millions of pounds/dollars per year. Chances are, this site was spec'd out using UML, so without it, you wouldn't be spouting your cr*p for everyone to read.
Stick with the UML, it might be more likely to pay for you to run, than Team GB.
I'll be out at Silverstone on Sunday, so won't catch up with this till the evening, but in truth, this whole charade is making me a little sad.
There's countless runners out there, me included, who put in some serious amounts of training and racing effort, and yet will never come anywhere near Samir's already proven times.
Whilst I'd never want to see a fellow runner fail, I think it's incredible disrespectful for him to be doing what he's doing, messing around at the sharp end of a race, and potentially affecting other's races. I equally hold the Reading organiser's at fault, because he should not be there given the criteria.
Samir, ffs have some respect for other people, and start letting your results do the talking instead of your gob. You've got a natural talent, that much is obvious, so start being a little more grateful for it and exhibit the best marker of a true sportsman...