X was great for its time. But its time was when graphics hardware was slow and software was relatively undemanding. Times have changed, "we" want better software and have faster hardware, and now the bottleneck is X itself.
So not only is it stock hardware, but the software is meh. Time to pull it, KS.
I swear, they must do this because they have a moral imperative to remind everyone just how completely batshit insane they really are.
Do NOT Internet-enable the wheeled stabbing machine I am currently working on...
Cannonball? Golf ball? Really? FFS, it's a rock. Yes, it's an important find, but it's no artifact.
... but completely irrelevant when you can just hack the gun itself.
Aaaaand queue the bitching...
"Other" people's time? As far as I can tell, the only other person's time I'm wasting is yours. Want to go ballooning this weekend? We don't even need to bring fuel.
"... if the PHP programmer is better than you."
For every good-to-excellent PHP programmer there is a small army of mediocre-to-bad PHP programmers. You get chefs that deep-fry rubber boots, photographers that can't tell the lens from the viewfinder, and drivers that can't put a car in gear without breaking something.
But it also doesn't help when the programming language tells them that someone somewhere likes to eat overcooked footwear, or hands them a camera which is a featureless cube with two identical holes on either side, or takes away the gear shift and replaces it with a button labelled "Crash".
That depends entirely on which websites you visit.
Sure, but at least you get a chance to see what happened instead of having someone else unilaterally say "Open wide, here comes the news airplane!". Some is worse, but there's the possibility that some will be better.