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Comment Re:not the right tool! (Score 1) 145

They hit that point like Shenmue on the Dreamcast, the only way to be profitable is if everyone bought two copies...

They have hit market saturation. They've got the coke brand recognition, and to keep getting this insane VC funding they need to turn git into something everyone can and will use.

There simply isn't enough programmers to sustain them.

Comment Re:Where's the highly persistent part? (Score 1) 168

well rommon is a debugger, so if you own that, you can inject yourself into IOS. It's not like IOS images are signed, or encrypted... Not that it matters i guess, everyone has to decrypt to RAM at some point.

When you can't trust your hardware, you are basically fucked, but yeah IOS should be signed at least.

Comment Re:Alta Vista was not supposed to make money (Score 2) 172

yep, finally someone else remembers!

Just as Microsoft had their terraserver, but couldn't see a viable internet mapping application, Digital had their internet search, but couldn't see a business built around search.

Google exists because the competition didn't even know what they had.

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (7) Well, it's an excellent idea, but it would make the compilers too hard to write.