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Comment: Re:Help me I'm a blindly trusting Millenial! (Score 4, Insightful) 92 92

Or require that the entity purchasing an asset out of bankruptcy also inherits the contracts binding that asset. If my landlord goes bankrupt I don't get to say "Woo! Free house!" and ignore the terms of my contract with the landlord, why should whoever takes over after the landlord not be bound by the terms of the contract either?

Comment: Re:plastic is for junk (Score 3, Insightful) 266 266

Have you ever had a LEGO brick turn squishy on you? Because that's what they're made of, ABS plastic.

It's a plenty tough enough material that I used it to manufacture parts for a geodesic dome for outdoor use as a greenhouse, and it held up fine. I also manufactured gears for a friends high end RC car after the manufacturer had gone out of business. Those gears see a lot of stress, and they held up fine.

ABS is a great material, and so is PLA.

Comment: Re:What do you mean by versioning? (Score 2) 210 210

you could not use a filesystem to safely store a database file

You can store the database file there, just don't let the power go out mid operation or make a copy of an active database's file(s) and expect it to work.

In other words, exactly like how it is now.

Comment: Re:time to cut full time down to 32-30 hours a wee (Score 1) 367 367

time to cut full time down to 32-30 hours a week with a longer team goal of say 20 hours

Companies: Sure thing, guys! Here, take a paycut of 60% to go with that! Oh, and we're going to have to have you come in for unpaid overtime, and if you thought you were going to work two jobs to make up the difference, you've got another think coming because we're going to randomly call you in after hours and rescramble the shifts every month.

Comment: Re:Capitalist logic (Score 1) 389 389

How many times do you want to get paid for serving the same stupid meals

Bad analogy.

The restaurant paid for the flour they used to make your pasta. Now the FIAA is coming after you because you enjoyed the pasta made from their flour but you did not pay them for the right to enjoy their flour. Never mind that you paid the guy who paid for the flour, you're a flour-stealing thief because they say so.

Comment: Re:Oh the irony (Score 3, Informative) 111 111

you mean like thinking HTTPS stops anyone from seeing the URL you just visited so they can view it for themselves?

... it does, unless you've got some spyware installed phoning home every URL you visit. Or chrome, but I repeat myself.

Thanks to SNI and IPv4 forcing everyone to host multiple sites on one address (but I repeat myself) SSL does now leak the hostname you are attempting to request during the handshake so the server can select a certificate.

When all else fails, read the instructions.